Hyundai Creta Normal Petrol Vs Diesel Mileage Running Cost Which Is Better

Hyundai Creta Normal Petrol Vs Diesel Mileage Running Cost Which Is Better

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Hyundai Creta 1.5L normal petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Creta and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Creta will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

 

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Hyundai Creta 1.5L Normal Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Hyundai Creta 1.5L petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Creta diesel over the Creta normal petrol.

HYUNDAI CRETA PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI SEPTEMBER 2021

Variants

1.5L Normal Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

E Manual

Rs. 10,16,000

Rs. 47,100

Rs. 10,63,100

EX Manual

Rs. 11,12,500

Rs. 91,000

Rs. 12,03,500

S Manual

Rs. 12,35,500

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 13,31,500

SX Manual

Rs. 14,13,000

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 15,09,000

SX Automatic

Rs. 15,61,000

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 16,57,000

SX (O) Automatic

Rs. 16,82,000

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 17,78,000

 

For the Hyundai Creta diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 47,100 and Rs. 96,000 more than the 1.5L petrol. With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price of the Creta diesel is Rs. 96,000 higher than the normal petrol CVT.

Hyundai Creta 1.5L Normal Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - September 2021

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

Hyundai Creta Cost Per KM (September 2021)

 

1.5L Normal Petrol

Difference

1.5L Turbo Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 102

Rs. 12

Rs. 90

Manual Mileage

16.8kmpl

4.55kmpl

21.35kmpl

Manual Cost Per km

Rs. 6.07/km

Rs. 1.86/km

Rs. 4.22/km

Automatic Mileage

16.9kmpl

1.56kmpl

18.46kmpl

Automatic Cost Per km

Rs. 6.04/km

Rs. 1.16/km

Rs. 4.88/km

 

At the current fuel prices, the Hyundai Creta 1.5L petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.86 more than the Hyundai Creta diesel manual for every kilometer you drive. With the automatic, the Hyundai Creta diesel will save you Rs.1.16 compared to the normal petrol CVT automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Hyundai Creta Diesel

Hyundai Creta Normal Petrol Vs Diesel

KM to Recover (September 2021)

Variants

KM to Recover

E Manual

25,378km

EX Manual

49,031km

S Manual

51,725km

SX Manual

51,725km

SX Automatic

82,752km

SX (O) Automatic

82,752km

 

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 25,378 to 51,725km with the Hyundai Creta diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Creta 1.5L petrol. With the automatic, you’ll have to drive at least 82,752km to justify buying the Creta diesel over the petrol automatic.

Should You Buy Hyundai Creta Normal Petrol Or Diesel?

With the Creta diesel manual, the KM to breakeven is fairly low, especially with the E variant. You only need to drive the car for about 25,000km to recover the higher cost of the diesel variant. However, for a variant with a decent set of features, you will have to drive for about 50,000km to breakeven.

It’s still reasonable compared to the Creta automatic, where you’ll have to drive more than 80,000km to recover the higher upfront cost. This higher difference is not because of the lower mileage of the Creta 1.5L petrol CVT automatic. It’s because of the inefficient torque-converter automatic used with the diesel engine. A torque converter automatic uses fluid coupling, which is very inefficient while driving in stop-and-go city traffic.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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