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

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

Lets do the math and compare the maintenance cost, depreciation/resale, running/fuel cost, prices, dimensions, engine specs and features of the new Honda City V variant with the Hyundai Creta S to decide which car offers better value for money and which one you should buy.

 

New Honda City V vs Hyundai Creta S

New Honda City V vs Hyundai Creta S - Price Comparison

The 5th gen Honda City V costs Rs. 10.90 lakh while the Hyundai Creta S costs Rs. 11.72 lakh (ex-showroom). The price difference between these two cars is Rs. 82,100 tipping in favour of the City as it’s cheaper.

New City V vs Creta S

PRICE COMPARISON

New City V Petrol MT

Difference

Creta S Petrol MT

Rs. 10,89,900

Rs. 82,100

Rs. 11,72,000

New City V vs Creta S - 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 S:

  • Std Safety Features
  • Projector Headlamps
  • Day/Night IRVM
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Central Locking
  • Fog Lamps
  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
  • Rear Defogger
  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
  • Rear Parking Camera
  • Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

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

Unique Safety Features

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

Unique Safety Features

New City V

Creta S

Side Airbags

Driver Rear View Monitor

Electronic Stability Control

Rear Wiper & Washer

Vehicle Stability Management

 

Hill Start Assist

 

Rear Parking Camera

 

ISOFIX

 

Traction Control

 

New City V vs Creta S - 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 S have the following functional features in common:

  • USB Charger
  • Front Armrest
  • Follow-me-home Headlamps
  • Auto AC w/ Rear AC Vents
  • Height Adjustable Driver Seat
  • Front & Rear Power Outlet
  • Adjustable Front Headrests
  • Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop
  • Integrated Rear Headrests
  • Cruise control
  • Front & Rear Power Windows
  • Tilt Steering
  • Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

Unique Functional Features

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

Unique Functional Features

New City V

Creta S

Rear Power Outlet

Cooled Glovebox

Electrically Foldable ORVMs

Sunglass Holder

Rear Armrest

Auto Headlamps

Telescopic Steering

Rear Door Sunshade Curtain

Connected-car Tech & Alexa Features

 

New City V vs Creta S - Entertainment Features Comparison

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

Common Entertainment Features

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

  • Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Steering-mounted Audio Controls
  • Voice Recognition
  • Front & Rear Speakers

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

Unique Entertainment Features

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

Unique Entertainment Features

5th-Gen City V

Creta S

-

Front Tweeters

 

Arkamys Sound Mood

New City V vs Creta S - Style Features Comparison

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

Common Style Features

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

  • LED DRLs
  • Shark Fin Antenna
  • Body-coloured Bumpers & Door Handles
  • Body-coloured ORVMs w. Turn Indicators
  • Fabric Seats
  • LED Taillamps

Unique Style Features

The 2020 City V and Creta S offer the following unique style features:

Unique Style Features

New City V

Creta S

Alloy Wheels

16-inch Style Wheel Covers

5th-Gen City V vs Creta S - Dimension Comparison

The 5th-gen 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 S also has a much better ground clearance and wider tyres on bigger wheels than the New 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 big items 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 a stronger road presence than the new City.

New City V vs Creta S

DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

 

City V

Creta S

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 S - 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 S. 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.

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

CITY V vs CRETA S  | 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 S - 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.

New City V vs Creta S

ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

City V

Creta S

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

5th-Gen City V vs Creta S - 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’s routine maintenance costs much less (source: Hyundai India - based on previous-gen Creta).

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. Note that, we’re using claimed mileage figures but in real driving, it’ll vary based on driving conditions, driving style and how well you maintain your vehicle.

NEW CITY V vs CRETA S | QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

 

CITY 5th Gen

CRETA

WINNER

Periodic Maintenance (5 years)

Rs 25,000

Rs 18,516

Creta

Depreciation Rate (Affects 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. 7.25 lakh for the 2020 City V and Rs. 6.81 lakh for the Creta S.

The City has a lower cost of ownership after factoring in the maintenance, fuel cost and depreciation/resale price after 5 years of ownership.

CITY V vs CRETA S | TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

CITY V

DIFFERENCE

CRETA S

1.5 V

Rs 7.05 Lakh

Rs 64,000

Rs 7.69 Lakh

1.5 S

Verdict Of 5th-Gen 2020 City V vs Creta S - Which Car Should You Buy?

Between the Creta S and City V petrol, you should buy the City V as it has Rs. 2.0 lakh advantage over the Creta S because of lower upfront cost, more features and lesser depreciation.

The new Honda City V is about Rs. 82,000 cheaper than the Creta S petrol MT. Yet, it offers Rs. 55,000 worth of extra features and Rs. 64,000 lower cost of ownership. Concluding this comparison is easier than comparing Creta EX and City V where the Creta had the advantage of lower upfront cost.

New City V vs Creta S

VERDICT

 

COST

WINNER

Features Difference

Rs 55,000

City V

TCO Difference

Rs 64,000

City V

Price Difference

Rs. 82,100

City V

Total

Rs. 2.01 lakh

City V

Winner

New CITY V

The City V has Rs. 2.0 lakh advantage over the Creta S.

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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