New Honda City V vs Hyundai Creta EX Petrol MT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

New Honda City V vs Hyundai Creta EX Petrol MT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

Lets compare the prices, dimensions, engine specs and features of the New Honda City V variant with the Hyundai Creta EX to decide which car offers better value for money and which one you should buy.

New Honda City V vs Hyundai Creta EX

New Honda City V vs Hyundai Creta EX - Price Comparison

The New Honda City V costs Rs. 10.90 lakh while the Hyundai Creta EX costs Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The price difference between these two cars is Rs. 90,900.

New City V vs Creta EX PRICE COMPARISON

New City V Petrol MT

Difference

Creta EX Petrol MT

Rs. 10,89,900

Rs. 90,900

Rs. 9,99,000

New City V vs Creta EX - Safety Features Comparison

Let’s first go through the common safety features available in these two cars.

Common Safety Features

Heres the list of common safety features available in the City V and Creta EX:

New City V vs Creta EX

COMMON SAFETY FEATURES

Std Safety Features

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Day/Night IRVM

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

Central Locking

Projector Headlamps

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Unique Safety Features

With the common features out of the way, let’s now compare what unique features the City V and Creta EX bring to the table.

Unique Safety Features

City V

Creta EX

Side Airbags

-

Electronic Stability Control

 

Vehicle Stability Management

 

Hill Start Assist

 

Rear Parking Camera

 

Front Fog Lamps

 

Rear Defogger

 

ISOFIX

 

Traction Control

 

New Honda City V vs Creta EX - Functional Features Comparison

Lets first get the common functional features between these two cars out of the way.

Common Functional Features

The City V and Creta EX have the following functional features in common:

New City V vs Creta EX

COMMON FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

USB Charger

Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Rear AC Vents

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Tilt Steering

Adjustable Front Headrests

Front Armrest

Integrated Rear Headrests

Front Power Outlet

Front & Rear Power Windows

 

Unique Functional Features

The City V and Creta EX offer the following unique functional features:

Unique Functional Features

City V

Creta EX

Rear Power Outlet

Cooled Glovebox

Smart Key w/ Push-Button Start/Stop

Sunglass Holder

Auto AC

 

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

 

Cruise Control

 

Rear Armrest

 

Telescopic Steering

 

Connected-car Tech & Alexa Features

 

New City V vs Creta EX - Entertainment Features Comparison

Lets first list out the common entertainment features of these two cars.

Common Entertainment Features

The City V and Creta EX have the following entertainment features in common:

New City V vs Creta EX

COMMON ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES

8-inch Touchscreen

Front & Rear Speakers

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth

Voice Recognition

Steering-mounted Audio Controls

Unique Entertainment Features

The City V and Creta EX offer the following unique entertainment features:

Unique Entertainment Features

City V

Creta EX

-

Front Tweeters

 -

Arkamys Sound Mood

New City V vs Creta EX - Style Features Comparison

First, well go through the common style features of these two cars.

Common Style Features

The City V and Creta EX have the following style features in common:

New City V vs Creta EX

COMMON STYLE FEATURES

LED DRLs

Shark Fin Antenna

Body-coloured Bumpers & Door Handles

Body-coloured ORVMs w. Turn Indicators

Fabric Seats

 

Unique Style Features

The City V and Creta EX offer the following unique style features:

Unique Style Features

City V

Creta EX

LED Taillamps

16-inch Steel Wheels w/ Covers

16-inch Alloy Wheels

 

New City V 5th Gen vs Creta EX - Feature Advantage

Considering the additional unique features, the V variant of the new 5th gen Honda City has an advantage of about Rs. 1.25 lakh over the Hyundai Creta EX variant. Let’s proceed with dimensions, engine performance, running cost, maintenance and depreciation to figure out if the Creta can cover this price gap or not.

Honda City V vs Creta EX - Dimension Comparison

The new Honda City is long. There are no two ways about it. It’s one of the rare cars that’s so big, that it justifies being part of a higher segment. The Creta makes up for its shorter length with a slightly wider and a much taller body. The Creta EX also has a much better ground clearance and wider tyres on bigger wheels than the City V.

While the City has a larger boot, the Creta’s hatch-like design allows you to fold the rear seats and carry larger cargo. The City’s 3-box design makes it impossible to carry stuff like a refrigerator or a large washing machine.

In terms of dimensions, the Creta’s larger dimensions, bigger tyres and higher ground clearance give it an upper hand over the City.

Also Read - Detailed Analysis: New Honda City V vs Hyundai Creta S Petrol MT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

New City V vs Creta EX

DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

 

City V

Creta EX

Length

4549mm

4300mm

Width

1748mm

1790mm

Height

1489mm

1635mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2610mm

Boot Space

506-lt

433-lt

Ground Clearance

165mm*

190mm*

Fuel Tank

40-lt

50-lt

Tyre Size (Min)

185/60 R15

205/65 R16

New City V vs Creta EX - Qualitative Analysis (Safety, Style, Warranty)

The City has a better safety rating (5-star ASEAN test) and it also has 2 extra airbags than the Creta EX. But in terms of the service network and dimensions, the Creta wins as it’s bigger and has a wider service network. Both the cars have a similar standard warranty and there’s no way to objectively give one car the advantage in build quality. Therefore, we can’t hand the award to either of the two cars in these two aspects.

CITY vs CRETA  | QUALITATIVE ADVANTAGES

 

CITY 5th Gen

CRETA

WINNER

Safety

5 star (ASEAN NCAP), gets more safety features

-

City

Service Network

 

Wider

Creta


Body Type / Design

More boot space w/ 5 passengers

Better ground clearance, wider & taller

Creta

Warranty

3 yrs /unlimited km

3 years / Unlimited km

None

Quality

Buyer’s Discretion

Buyer’s Discretion

NA

New City V vs Creta EX - Engine Specs Comparison

The City has a more powerful engine than the Creta and 1Nm better torque rating too. But, in the real world driving, we rarely drive beyond 6000rpm. So, we instead need to focus on the torque-to-weight ratios of these two cars.

In that regard, the Creta’s heavier weight gives the City a notable advantage. The Honda City is also more fuel-efficient because of more aerodynamic design and lighter kerb weight.

Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Honda City 5th Gen Diesel Is Most Value For Money?

New City V vs Creta EX

ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

City V

Creta EX

Displacement

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Cylinder

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1498cc

1497cc

Max Power

121PS @ 6600rpm

115PS @ 6300rpm

Power:Weight

104.94PS/t

93.49PS/t

Peak Torque

145Nm @ 4300rpm

144Nm @ 4500rpm

Torque:Weight

125.76Nm/t

117.07Nm/t

Transmission

6-speed

6-speed

Mileage

17.8kmpl

16.8kmpl

New City V vs Creta EX - Quantitative Analysis (Maintenance, Depreciation, Fuel Cost)

The new Honda City’s estimated routine service cost for 5 years will come out to be Rs. 25,000 (source: Honda India). The Creta costs much less to maintain (source: Hyundai India).

Both of these cars have a high residual value in their respective segments. Therefore, our estimates suggest that they’ll have a comparable impact from depreciation with the City enjoying a slight edge because of 1% lower depreciation.

In terms of fuel cost, Honda City’s better mileage figure helps it a bit as it costs Rs. 2.25 lakh to run 50,000km compared to Rs. 2.38 lakh for the Creta.

Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Honda City 5th Gen Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

NEW CITY vs CRETA | QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

 

CITY 5th Gen

CRETA

WINNER

Periodic Maintenance (5 years)

Rs 25,000

Rs 18,516

Creta

Depreciation Rate (Resale)

42%

43%

City

Fuel Cost (50,000km @ Rs. 80/L)

Rs 2.25 Lakh

Rs 2.38 Lakh

City

The total cost of ownership for these two cars comes down to Rs. 7.05 lakh for the City V and Rs. 6.81 lakh for the Creta EX.

The Creta EX has a lower cost of ownership after factoring in the maintenance, fuel cost and depreciation.

CITY vs CRETA | TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

CITY

DIFFERENCE

CRETA

1.5 V

Rs 7.05 Lakh

Rs 24,000

Rs 6.81 Lakh

1.5 EX

Verdict Of New City V vs Creta EX - Which Car Should You Buy?

The new Honda City V is about Rs. 91,000 more expensive than the Creta EX petrol MT. But it offers about Rs. 1.25 lakh worth of additional features. Beyond that, the Creta EX manages to offer a lower cost of ownership. This lower TCO for Creta EX is because of its lower maintenance cost and lower upfront cost. All things considered, the City V manages to deliver Rs. 1.01 lakh worth of additional value (Rs. 1.25 lakh - Rs. 24,000) despite being Rs. 91,000 more expensive. So, even if the Honda City V ends up costing almost Rs. 1.9 lakh more than the Creta EX in on-road price, it’s still worth buying the City V.

Because of the City V’s Rs. 10+ lakh ex-showroom price, it may have a much higher on-road price than Rs. 90,000 in most states.

New City V vs CRETA EX

VERDICT

 

COST

WINNER

Features Difference

Rs 1,25,000

City V

TCO Difference

Rs 24,000

Creta EX

Price Difference

Rs. 90,900

Creta EX

Total

Rs. 1.91 lakh

City V

Winner

New CITY V

Even if the on-road price of City is up to Rs. 1.9 lakh more than Creta EX. If the price difference is more than that, then you can go with Creta

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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