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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Sep 02 2020

    Let's 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

    Here's 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

    Let's 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

    Let's 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, we'll 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 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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