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.
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.
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
1.5L Turbo Diesel
Fuel Price Delhi
Manual Cost Per km
Automatic Cost Per 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.
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.