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Hyundai Creta Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Hyundai Creta 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.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

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

HYUNDAI CRETA PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (SEP 2022)

Variants

Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

E Manual

Rs. 10,44,000

Rs. 47,200

Rs. 10,91,200

EX Manual

Rs. 11,37,600

Rs. 91,000

Rs. 12,28,600

S Manual

Rs. 12,60,600

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 13,56,600

S Plus Knight Manual

Rs. 13,51,200

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 14,47,200

S Plus Knight DT Manual

Rs. 13,51,200

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 14,47,200

SX Executive Trim Manual

Rs. 13,59,300

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 14,55,300

SX Manual

Rs. 14,38,100

Rs. 1,05,000

Rs. 15,43,100

SX (O) Automatic

Rs. 17,07,100

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 18,03,100

SX (O) Knight Automatic

Rs. 17,22,000

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 18,18,000

SX (O) Knight DT Automatic

Rs. 17,22,000

Rs. 96,000

Rs. 18,18,000

For the Hyundai Creta diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 47,200 and Rs. 1.05 lakh more than the petrol.

With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price of the Creta diesel is Rs. 96,000 higher than the petrol.

Hyundai Creta Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - September 2022

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 (SEP 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 96.76

Rs. 7.1

Rs. 89.66

Manual Mileage

15.76kmpl

5.59kmpl

21.35kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 6.14

Rs. 1.94

Rs. 4.2

Automatic Mileage

16.76kmpl

1.7kmpl

18.46kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 5.77

Rs. 0.92

Rs. 4.86

At the current fuel prices, the Hyundai Creta petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.94 more than the Hyundai Creta diesel manual for every kilometre you drive.

With the automatic, the Hyundai Creta diesel will save you Rs. 0.92 compared to the petrol automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Hyundai Creta Diesel

HYUNDAI CRETA PETROL VS DIESEL
KM TO RECOVER (SEP 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

E Manual

24,329km

EX Manual

46,906km

S Manual

49,483km

S Plus Knight Manual

49,483km

S Plus Knight DT Manual

49,483km

SX Executive Trim Manual

49,483km

SX Manual

54,122km

SX (O) Automatic

1,04,771km

SX (O) Knight Automatic

1,04,771km

SX (O) Knight DT Automatic

1,04,771km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 24,329 to 54,122km with the Hyundai Creta diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Creta petrol.

With the automatic, you’ll have to drive at least 1.05 lakh km to justify buying the Creta diesel over the petrol automatic.

Should You Buy Hyundai Creta Petrol Or Diesel?

We’ll need to break down this recommendation into 3 parts:

  • Creta Base Variant: If you’re considering the base model of the Hyundai Creta and intend to cover 50,000km or more, then the Creta diesel is a good option. It has a nominal price premium and a very small km-to-breakeven figure of under 25,000km.
  • Creta Manual: If you’re buying the Creta diesel manual, then you’ll have to drive the car for about 50,000km to 55,000km to recover the higher cost you paid for the diesel engine over the petrol model.  So, it makes financial sense to buy the diesel variant if you intend to cover about 1 lakh kilometres.
  • Creta Automatic: Creta diesel automatic buyers have a bigger km-to-breakeven figure of more than 1.0 lakh kilometres. The reason behind this large figure is the lower mileage figure of the Creta diesel automatic. The torque converter type of automatic is quite inefficient, especially in stop-and-go traffic. Meanwhile, the CVT automatic of the Creta petrol performs efficiently in all conditions. Given the 6-figure km-to-breakeven number of the Creta diesel automatic, we’ll suggest this option only to those who are planning to drive the car for 1.5 lakh kilometres.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

5 Comments

  1. A A Ravi Kumar says:
    March 09 2022 22:01:14

    CRETA SX Automatic is the best buy, keeping in view the city traffic conditions. However, mileage differs from city to city. I get a mileage of 7-8.5 in city driving and 10-11 in highway driving. If the road conditions are good then prefer Verna over Creta. If the road condition is bad with lot of poth holes then any SUV is ok. But i am for Hyundai only.

  2. M MD ABDUL KADIR JILANI says:
    April 11 2022 15:25:02

    My monthly driving of car is 1000 km to 1200 km. Now I plan to buy a new creta. Which creta will be better for me diesel or petrol version ?

  3. S Sunil says:
    May 13 2022 10:11:09

    You should buy petrol one

  4. V Vishal Thakral says:
    August 02 2022 22:10:57

    Planning to buy creta sx optional 2021 with 10000 kms already driven. At what price it is advisable to buy?

  5. K Kamal says:
    September 23 2022 10:27:47

    What should be the price for creta sx petrol automatic 2019 with 10000km. done ?

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