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    Which Variant Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Is The Best Value For Money?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Mar 19 2020

    2020 Hyundai Creta prices are out and deliveries have begun. Which variant are you planning to buy? Let us help you pick the most value for money variant of the 2020 Hyundai Creta petrol.

     

    2020 Hyundai Creta

    What Are The Prices Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol?

    The 2020 Hyundai Creta petrol variants start at Rs. 10.0 lakh for the EX trim and prices go up to Rs. 17.2 lakh for the SX (O) variant with the turbo petrol engine and dual-clutch automatic transmission.

    The normal petrol engine with a manual transmission is available in 3 variants: EX, S and SX. The automatic transmission is available with the 1.5-litre petrol engine in SX and SX (O) variants. The 1.35-litre turbo petrol engine with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is also available in the SX and SX (O) variants.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA | INTRODUCTORY PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | MAR. 2020

     

    E

    EX

    S

    SX

    SX (O)

    1.5L PETROL MT

    -

    Rs. 9,99,000

    Rs. 11,72,000

    Rs. 13,46,000

    -

    1.5L PETROL IVT

    -

    -

    -

    Rs. 14,94,000

    Rs. 16,15,000

    1.35L PETROL DCT

    -

    -

    -

    Rs. 16,16,000

    Rs. 17,20,000

    1.5L DIESEL MT

    Rs. 9,99,000

    Rs. 11,49,000

    Rs. 12,77,000

    Rs. 14,51,000

    Rs. 15,79,000

    1.5L DIESEL AT

    -

    -

    -

    Rs. 15,99,000

    Rs. 17,20,000

     

    What Are The Dimensions Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol?

    The 2020 Hyundai Creta is almost as long, wide and tall as the Kia Seltos. So, if you’ve seen the Kia Seltos on the road, expect the 2020 Creta to look just as big. The boot space is exactly as big as the Kia Seltos. And, since it’s based on the Seltos’ platform, the wheelbase measures exactly the same at 433 litres. However, both the cars are smaller in every possible way than the 2020 Renault Duster BS6. But the Duster is starting to look old now that it has been on sale for almost a decade with the same design and silhouette.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS vs RENAULT DUSTER

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Renault Duster

    Length

    4300mm

    4315mm

    4360mm

    Width

    1790mm

    1800mm

    1822mm

    Height

    1635mm

    1645mm

    1695mm

    Wheelbase

    2610mm

    2610mm

    2673mm

    Boot Space

    433-lt

    433-lt

    475-lt

    Ground Clearance

    -

    -

    205mm

    Fuel Tank

    50-lt

    50-lt

    50-lt

    Tyre Size (max)

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

    215/65 R16

     

    What Are The Petrol Engines Specs Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol?

    The 2020 Hyundai Creta is available with 2 petrol engines - a 1.5-litre normal and a 1.35-litre turbo. The engine options are exactly the same as the Kia Seltos. The normal petrol engine is good for a respectable 115PS of power and 144Nm of torque, which comes at 4500rpm. It’s available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission. It returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.8kmpl with the manual transmission and 16.9kmpl with the automatic.

    Hyundai Creta

    This engine is a fair bit more powerful than the Duster’s but has only a hair better torque and that too at 500rpm higher in the rev range. The Duster BS6, though, is only available with a 5-speed manual and there’s no automatic transmission available. A turbo petrol engine and a CVT automatic transmission are expected to be available with the Duster in coming months.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS vs RENAULT DUSTER

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    2020 Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Renault Duster

    Engine Type

    Normal Petrol

    Normal Petrol

    Normal Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    Cylinders

    4

    4

    4

    Power

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    Torque

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-Speed

    6-Speed

    5-Speed

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    CVT

    -

    Claimed FE

    16.8kmpl & 16.9kmpl

    16.5kmpl & 16.8kmpl

    14.26kmpl


    The 1.35-litre turbo petrol engine of the Creta makes 140PS of power - 25PS more than the bigger engine - and at 300 fewer RPMs compared to the normal petrol engine. More importantly, it makes a meaty 242Nm of torque, which is available from as low as 1500rpm and stays put till 3200rpm offering significantly stronger bottom and mid-range performance without having to rev its guts out.

    Hyundai Creta

    This engine is available in the Kia Seltos with a 6-speed manual as well as a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. In the Creta, the 6-speed manual transmission is not available. It’s also a bit better on the petrol mileage and promises 16.8kmpl as per ARAI tests.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS

    TURBO PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Hyundai Creta

    Kia Seltos

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.35-litre

    1.35-litre

    Cylinders

    4

    4

    Power

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    Torque

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    -

    6-Speed

    Automatic Transmission

    7-Speed DCT

    7-Speed DCT

    Claimed FE

    16.8kmpl

    16.5kmpl

     

    Is EX Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Worth Buying?

    Unlike with the diesel engine, the Creta petrol is not available in E variant. Instead, you get the EX variant, which costs Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It gets enough functional, safety and entertainment features to cover the basics. Notable functional features of the EX variant are:

    • Remote central locking
    • All power windows
    • Rear AC vents
    • Power outside mirrors
    • Front armrest
    • Cooled glovebox
    • Sunglass holder

    On the style front, it gets:

    • Body-coloured bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors
    • Shark-fin antenna
    • Split 2-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel
    • LED position lamps
    • 16-inch steel wheels
    • Black front grille
    • Faux skid plates
    • Rear roof spoiler

     

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL | EX VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 9,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Functional

    Style

    Keyless Entry w/ Foldable Key

    Front Power Outlet

    Body-coloured Bumpers

    Shark Fin Antenna

    Front & Rear Power Windows

    Front USB Charger

    Body Coloured Door Handles

    Black-Greige Interior

    Rear AC Vents

    Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

    Body Coloured ORVM w/ Side Indicators

    Flat-bottom Steering

    Tilt Steering

    Gear Shift Indicator

    LED Positioning Lamps

    16-inch Wheels

    Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

    Cooled Glovebox

    Front & Rear Silver Skid Plate

    Black Front Grille

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Luggage Lamp

    Roof End Spoiler

     -

    Front Armrest w/ Storage

    Sunglass Holder

     -  -

    Adjustable Front Headrests

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

     -

     

    The safety kit of the Creta includes:

    • 2 front airbags
    • ABS
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • day/night inside mirror
    • Central locking
    • Halogen projector headlamps

    Entertainment features are as follows:

    • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment
    • 4-speakers
    • Smartphone connectivity
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • USB/Bluetooth

     

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL | EX VARIANT FEATURES

    RS.  9,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Dual Front Airbags

    Day & Night IRVM

    8-Inch Touchscreen Audio system

    ABS w/ EBD

    Central Locking

    4 speakers w/ Front Tweeters

    Rear Parking Sensors 

    Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Pretensioners

    USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

    Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Reminder

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    High Speed Alert

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Steering Mounted  Controls

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Halogen Projector Headlamps


    This variant has all the basic must-have features covered and a few more, which you would not have expected at this price just a few years ago. This is a great starting point if you’re looking to buy the 2020 Creta and are on a tight budget.

    Is S Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Worth Buying?

    The S variant of the 2020 Hyundai Creta costs Rs. 11.72 lakh. Compared to the EX variant, the S is Rs. 1.73 lakh more expensive. For the added sum, you get:

    • Front fog lamps
    • Live rear monitor
    • Reversing camera
    • Rear defogger
    • Rear washer and wiper
    • Automatic headlamps
    • Automatic AC
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
    • Cruise control
    • Rear window sunshade
    • Rear parcel tray
    • Rear USB charger
    • Stylish wheel covers (which look like alloys)
    • LED tail lamps
    • Roof rails
    • Chrome grille
    • Metal inside door handles

    This variant offers a lot of functional features and a few style features as well. This could be a great buy for someone who values functional features more than style and is on a budget. But considering the huge price gap between the EX and S variant, it’s safe to say that it’s grossly overpriced and we can’t recommend it.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL | S VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA EX

    Rs. 11,72,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Front Fog Lamps

    Automatic Headlamps

    Stylish Wheel Covers

    Driver Rear View Monitor

    Automatic AC

    LED Tail Lamps

    Rear Parking Camera w/ Guidelines

    Smart Key w/ Push Button Start

    Metal Inside Door Handles

    Rear Defogger

    Cruise Control

    Chrome Grille

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Rear Window Sunshade

    Silver Roof Rails

     -

    Rear Parcel Tray

     -

    Rear USB Charger

    Driver Seat Back Pocket

     

    Is SX Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Worth Buying?

    The SX variant is another Rs. 1.74 lakh dearer than the S variant. It costs Rs. 13.46 lakh (ex-showroom). Notable additions for that price hike include:

    • Rear disc brakes
    • Electronic stability control
    • Hill start assist
    • Security alarm
    • LED headlamps
    • Puddle lamps
    • Bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen
    • Bluelink technology (Read more about it here: 2020 Hyundai Creta Bluelink Technology Features Explained)
    • Auto-folding outside mirrors
    • Rear armrest
    • Headrest cushion
    • Reclining rear seat
    • Wireless phone charger
    • LED inside lamps
    • Adjustable rear headrests
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • LED DRLs
    • Chrome door handles
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Ambient lighting

    The SX variant not justifies the premium over the S variant, it also picks up the slack left by the S variant and makes up for the price gap between the EX and SX trims. This is the most value for money variant in the 2020 Creta petrol lineup. This is also the only variant, which is available with every possible engine and transmission combination offered with the Creta.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL | SX VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA S

    Rs. 13,46,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Disc Brakes

    10.25-Inch HD Infotainment with BlueLink

    Driver Side Auto Up-Down Power Window

    R17 Alloy Wheels

    Electronic Stability Control

    BlueLink Integrated Smartwatch App

    Rear Center Armrest w/ Cup Holders

    LED DRLs

    Hill Start Assist

    Advanced BlueLink

    Rear Seat Headrest Cushion

    Chrome Outside Door Handles

    Child Seat Anchor

     -

    2-Step Rear Reclining Seat

    Leather-wrapped Steering

    Puddle Lamps with Welcome Function

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Metallic Door Scuff Plates

    Burglar Alarm

    Smartphone Wireless Charger

    Ambient Lighting

    LED Headlamps

    Auto Folding ORVM

    Panoramic Sunroof

     -

    LED Map & Reading Lamps

     -

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

     

    Is SX Automatic Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Worth Buying?

    The Creta SX 1.5 petrol is also available with the automatic transmission for an added premium of Rs. 1.48 lakh over the SX manual. The SX automatic retails for Rs. 14.94 lakh.

    In addition to the automatic transmission, it also offers:

    • Electronic parking brake
    • Traction control modes
    • Air purifier
    • Drive modes
    • Paddle shifter (to manually choose a higher or lower ratio on the transmission)

    The additional features over the SX manual cover the price gap nicely and make it worth buying if you want the Creta with a petrol engine and an automatic transmission.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL CVT  SX VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA 1.5 PETROL MANUAL SX

    Rs. 14,94,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Electric Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold

    Drive Mode Select

    Air Purifier

    Paddle Shifters

    Traction Control Modes

     

    Is SX Turbo Automatic Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Worth Buying?

    If you’re not satisfied with the performance of the SX automatic, you can also go for the SX turbo automatic. It adds a few horses, a lot of bottom-end torque and a quick-shifting 7-speed dual-clutch automatic for a premium of Rs. 1.22 lakh over the SX CVT. Its ex-showroom price is Rs. 16.16 lakh.

    Hyundai Creta

    Besides the performance, it gets mostly cosmetic upgrades to announce that this is the most powerful Creta. Features include mostly black accents with contrasting elements in the cabin and on the body, metallic pedals, grey alloy wheels and black dual-tone roof. For the performance-hungry among you, this is a good option but note that dual-clutch automatic transmissions don’t have a track record for proven long-term reliability.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.35L AUTOMATIC SX VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA 1.5 PETROL CVT SX VARIANT

    Rs. 16,16,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Style (Exterior)

    Style (Interior)

    Body Colour Outside Door Handles (instead of chrome)

    Front & Rear Skid Plate in Matt Black

    All-Black Interiors w/ Orange Color Pack

    TGS Gaitor boot w/ Contrast Stitching

    Optional Dual Tone Exterior with Glossy Black C-Pillar

    Integrated Roof Rails in Matt Black

    Orange Accent around AC Vents

    Leather Wrapped Steering w/ Contrast Stitching

    R17 Grey Alloys

    Dark Chrome Grille

    Sports Pedal

    Twin Tip Exhaust

    Black Side Sill Garnish

     

    Is SX (O) Automatic Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Worth Buying?

    At Rs. 16.15 lakh, the SX (O) variant with normal petrol automatic is Rs. 1.21 lakh more expensive than the SX automatic. This variant adds a few safety, functional and style features for a luxurious experience. The list includes:

    • 4 extra airbags
    • Auto-dimming inside mirror
    • Premium tyre-pressure monitoring system
    • 8-speaker Bose music system
    • 8-inch full-colour instrument console
    • Ventilated front seats
    • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat with memory
    • 17-inch machined alloy wheels
    • Leather seats

    For the luxurious touches and added safety, we leave it up to you to decide if you want to upgrade to this variant. But note that, this variant doesn’t offer similar value-for-money as the SX variant.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL CVT | SX (O) VARIANT

    Rs. 16,15,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Bose Sound System with 8 Speakers

    8-Inch Cluster w/ Digital Display

    R17 Diamond Cut Alloys

    Auto-dimming IRVM

     -

    Ventilated Front Seats

    Leather Upholstery

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    8-way Powered Driver Seat

    Leather on Door Armrest

    Lane Change Indicator Flash Adjustment

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)

     -

     

    Is SX (O) Turbo Automatic Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Worth Buying?

    Compared to the SX turbo automatic, the SX (O) turbo automatic is Rs. 1.04 lakh more expensive at Rs. 17.2 lakh. The price gap here is lesser than between the SX CVT and SX (O) CVT. So, SX (O) turbo automatic is an even better deal than the SX (O) automatic.

    Hyundai Creta Interior

    It gets the same cosmetic features as the SX turbo to differentiate itself. It also gets the same functional features as the SX (O) CVT automatic. It’s worth upgrading over the SX turbo automatic if you find these features useful but the SX turbo remains our top pick with this engine for the value if offers.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.35L TURBO PETROL DCT SX (O) VARIANT | FEATURES OVER SX VARIANT

    Rs. 16,16,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Bose Sound System with 8 Speakers

    8-Inch Cluster w/ Digital Display

    Leather Upholstery

    Auto-dimming IRVM

     -

    Ventilated Front Seats

    Leather on Door Armrest

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

    8-way Powered Driver Seat

    Lane Change Indicator Flash Adjustment

     -

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)

     

    Verdict - Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Is The Best Value?

    Let’s tackle this question for each engine and transmission combination starting with the manual transmission. The EX is a fantastic starting point for the value it offers. The S variant is a good option considering its features but it’s a terrible value proposition. The SX variant is our top pick for the upmarket experience it offers for the asking price.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL | MANUAL VARIANTS

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | MAR. 2020

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    EX

    Rs. 9,99,000

    Suitable for budget buyers

    S

    Rs. 11,72,000

    Not Recommended

    SX

    Rs. 13,46,000

    Top Recommended


    If you want the automatic transmission, the SX variant again wins our recommendation easily. The SX (O) is slightly expensive but still worth considering if you want those features.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L PETROL | AUTOMATIC VARIANTS

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | MAR. 2020

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    SX

    Rs. 14,94,000

    Top Recommended

    SX (O)

    Rs. 16,15,000

    Slightly expensive upgrade


    If you are looking for more performance, then the SX turbo once again is an easy recommendation for offering good value for money. The SX (O) is worth upgrading but know that it’s not as good of a value package as the SX.

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.35L TURBO PETROL | AUTOMATIC VARIANTS

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | MAR. 2020

    Variant

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    SX

    Rs. 16,16,000

    Top Recommended

    SX (O)

    Rs. 17,20,000

    Worth upgrading

     

    What Are The 2020 Hyundai Creta Petrol Colour Options?

    The 2020 Hyundai Creta is available in 7 colour options:

    • Silver
    • White
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Orange
    • Black
    • Grey

    The turbo petrol engine is available with the following colour options:

    • White with black roof
    • Orange with black roof
    • Green

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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