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    2021 Hyundai Creta Diesel Variants Explained - Which One to Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Tuesday, May 11 2021

    V3Cars reviews all the diesel variants of the 2021 Hyundai Creta to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Creta gets powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that gets paired with manual and automatic transmission options.

     

    2021 Hyundai Creta

    What Are The Prices of 2021 Hyundai Creta Diesel? 

    The Creta diesel version’s entry-level E variant is priced at around Rs 10.31 lakh. This is only around Rs 30,000 more expensive than its corresponding E petrol variant. Apart from the base E variant, the rest of the variants with the 1.5 diesel engine are around Rs 1 lakh costlier than their petrol counterparts. 

    It is worth noting that the Creta diesel-manual powertrain is available in the SX Optional variant, while it is not available with the 1.5 petrol-manual powertrain option. 

    You can check out all the pricing details of the 2021 Hyundai Creta diesel and its price difference with the corresponding petrol variants in the table below: 

    HYUNDAI CRETA | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | APR 2021

    Variant

    1.5 Petrol

    Difference

    Diesel

     

    MANUAL

    E

    Rs 9,99,990

    Rs 31,410

    Rs 10,31,400

    EX

    Rs 10,82,800

    Rs 95,000

    Rs 11,77,800

    S

    Rs 12,05,800

    Rs 1,00,000

    Rs 13,05,800

    SX

    Rs 13,79,800

    Rs 1,00,000

    Rs 14,79,800

    SX(O)

    --

     

    Rs 16,07,800

     

    AUTOMATIC

    SX

    Rs 15,27,800

    Rs 1,00,000

    Rs 16,27,800

    SX(O)

    Rs 16,48,800

    Rs 1,00,000

    Rs 17,48,800


    What Are The Engine Specifications of Hyundai Creta Diesel?

    The Creta diesel version gets packed with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is capable of generating 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. In this segment, apart from the Creta, only the Seltos is available with a diesel engine option, and both the cars get powered by the same engine. This diesel engine gets paired with both manual and automatic transmissions options. With the manual transmission the Creta’s claimed fuel efficiency is around 3kmpl more than with the automatic transmission. 

    The 1.5L diesel engine specification details of the 2021 Hyundai Creta are listed in the following table: 

    2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Creta

    Seltos

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Capacity

    1493 cc

    1493 cc

    Maximum Power

    115PS@4000rpm

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    250Nm@1500-2750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6MT

    6MT

    Manual Claimed FE

    21.4kmpl

    21kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6AT

    6AT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    18.5kmpl

    18kmpl


    What Are The Dimensions of Hyundai Creta?

    The Creta is a C-segment SUV, and its length is more than the 4m mark. In terms of length, width and height, the Creta is smaller than the Seltos. However, the Creta and Seltos share the same wheelbase length, boot space as well as ground clearance. Similar to the Seltos, Creta also offers the bigger 17-inch wheels option. 

    You can check the dimension details of the 2021 Hyundai Creta along with the comparison with its rivals, in the following table:

    CRETA vs RIVALS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Creta

    Seltos

    Kicks

    Duster

    S-Cross

    Length

    4300mm

    4315mm

    4384mm

    4360mm

    4300mm

    Width

    1790mm

    1800mm

    1813mm

    1822mm

    1785mm

    Height

    1635mm

    1645mm

    1669mm

    1695mm

    1595mm

    Wheelbase

    2610mm

    2610mm

    2673mm

    2673mm

    2600mm

    Boot Space

    433-lt

    433-lt

    400-lt

    475-lt

    353-lt

    Ground Clearance

    190mm*

    190mm*

    210mm

    205mm

    180mm*

    Fuel Tank

    50-lt

    50-lt

    50-lt

    50-lt

    48-lt

    Tyre Size (base)

    205/65 R16

    205/65 R16

    215/65 R16

    215/65 R16

    215/60R16

    Tyre Size (top)

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

    215/60 R17

    215/65 R16

    215/60R16

    *unofficial

    Hyundai Creta - Variant-wise Features

    What Are The Features of Hyundai Creta E Diesel Variant?

    The base Creta E diesel variant is priced at around Rs 10.31 lakh. 

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Vento - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Creta E variant offers all the basic safety features, apart from which it gets added safety features like projector headlamps, day-night IRVM, speed-sensing auto door lock and impact-sensing auto door unlock. 

    You can view all the safety related features of the 2021 Hyundai Creta E base variant in the table below:

    CRETA E | FEATURES

    Safety

    Std Safety Features

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Day & Night IRVM

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Halogen Projector Headlamps


    Some of the key functional features of the base variant include: front & rear power windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt steering, rear AC vents, height-adjustable driver seat and front armrest. 

    Apart from body-coloured door handles, ORVMs and bumpers, there are also full wheel covers and flat-bottom steering wheel that form this variant’s key style related features. 

    You can see all the functional and style related features of the 2021 Hyundai Creta E variant in the following table: 

    CRETA E | FEATURES

    Functional

    Style

    Remote Central Locking

    Front Power Outlet

    Body-colored Bumpers

    Roof Antenna

    Front & Rear Power Windows

    Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

    Body Coloured Door Handles

    Black-Greige Interior

    Rear AC Vents

    Gear Shift Indicator

    Roof End Spoiler

    Flat-bottom Steering Wheel

    Tilt Steering

    Luggage Lamp

    LED Positioning Lamps

    16-inch Wheels

    Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Body Coloured ORVM w/ Side Indicators

    Black Front Grille

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Adjustable Front Headrests

       

    Front Armrest w/ Storage

         


    The base E variant misses some of the must-have features such as an audio system with steering mounted audio controls, adjustable rear headrests, rear parking camera, rear wiper and defogger. If you are looking for an entry-level variant only, whether you should choose the Creta’s E variant or the EX variant, we’ll discuss this after looking into the latter’s feature details.

    What Are The Features of Hyundai Creta EX Diesel Variant?

    The Creta EX variant is almost Rs 1.5 lakh costlier than the E variant. 

    CRETA DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

    E MT

    DIFFERENCE

    EX MT

    Rs 10,31,400

    Rs 1,46,400

    Rs 11,77,800


    For this additional premium, the EX variant offers a handful of extra features, such as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and steering-mounted audio controls, front USB charger, sunglass holder, tyre pressure monitoring system and shark-fin antenna. 

    The following table lists all the additional features that the 2021 Hyundai Creta EX variant offers over the base E variant: 

    CRETA EX | FEATURES OVER E

    Safety & Functional

    Entertainment

    Functional & Style

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    8-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment system

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Shark-fin Antenna

    Front USB Charger

    4 speakers w/ Front Tweeters

    Steering Mounted  Controls

    Silver Front & Rear Skid Plates

    Sunglass Holder

    USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

    Voice Recognition

    Silver Side Sill Garnish

     

    Arkamys Sound Mood

       
           


    For the mentioned additional features of the EX variant, its incremental cost of Rs 1.5 lakh is too high. We would not recommend buying the EX variant, as it’s incremental cost is expensive. Nevertheless, we would not recommend the E variant either, as given its price, it lacks a number of basic features.

    What Are The Features of Hyundai Creta S Diesel Variant? 

    The Creta S variant is Rs 1.23 lakh costlier than the EX variant.

    CRETA DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX MT

    DIFFERENCE

    S MT

    Rs 11,77,800

    Rs 1,28,000

    Rs 13,05,800


    For this additional premium, the S variant adds-in a range of features.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Skoda Rapid - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    This variant’s key additional safety features include rear parking camera, driver rear view monitor, fog lamps, rear defogger, rear wiper and washer. 

    Some of the important functional and style related features of the S variant are: automatic headlamps, auto AC, smart key with push-button start/stop, cruise control, rear window sunshade, roof rails and sporty steel wheels. 

    You can check out all the additional features of the 2021 Hyundai Creta S variant over the EX variant, in the table below:

    CRETA S | FEATURES OVER EX

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Parking Camera

    Auto Headlamps

    Rear Parcel Tray

    R16 Styled Wheels

    Driver Rear View Monitor

    Auto AC

    Rear USB Charger

    LED Tail Lamps

    Front Fog Lamps

    Smart Key w/ Push Button Start/Stop

    Driver Seat Back Pocket

    Silver Roof Rails

    Rear Defogger

    Cruise Control

    Cooled Glovebox

    Chrome Front Grille

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Rear Window Sunshade

     

    Metal Inside Door Handles

           


    According to our internal data, the S variant’s added features do not justify its price increment. However, whatever features are expected in a car at this price point, those are mostly offered by the Creta S variant. Nevertheless, the S variant still has some missing features, the most notable of which include adjustable rear headrests, electronic stability control and hill start assist. 

    In case you do not wish to spend anymore over the S variant’s asking price, then you can consider this variant, compromising a bit on the value aspect.

    What Are The Features of Hyundai Creta SX Diesel Variant?

    The Creta SX variant costs Rs 1.74 lakh more than the S variant. For this additional premium, this variant offers a whole host of added safety, entertainment, functional as well as style related features, but apart from the safety ones, most others are feel-good features.

    CRETA DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

    S MT

    DIFFERENCE

    SX MT

    Rs 13,05,800

    Rs 1,74,000

    Rs 14,79,800


    In terms of added safety features, the SX variant’s key offerings include
    - rear disc brakes, electronic stability control, hill start assist and LED headlamps. 

    When entertainment related features are concerned, the variant adds-in a bigger 10.25 inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. 

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Toyota Yaris - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The added key functional features of this variant include - auto-folding ORVMs, rear armrest, rear headrest cushion, wireless charger and 60:40 split rear seat with 2-step recline, meaning , the backrest of the rear seat is angle adjustable. This variant’s additional functional features are primarily rear seat focused. 

    As far as the cosmetic or styling features are concerned, this variant adds quite a handful including - 17-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, chrome outside door handles, leather-wrapped steering wheel and panoramic sunroof. 

    The 2021 Hyundai Creta SX variant adds some more added features apart from the once mentioned above, over the S variant. We can view them all in the following table: 

    CRETA SX | FEATURES OVER S

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Disc Brakes

    10.25-Inch Touchscreen

    Auto Folding ORVM

    R17 Alloy Wheels

    Electronic Stability Control

    BlueLink Integrated Smartwatch App

    Rear Center Armrest w/ Cup Holders

    Crescent Glow LED DRL

    Hill Start Assist

     

    Rear Seat Headrest Cushion

    Chrome Outside Door Handles

    ISOFIX

     

    2-Step Reclining Rear Seat

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

    Burglar Alarm

     

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Panoramic Sunroof

    LED Headlamps

     

    Wireless Charger

    Ambient Lighting

       

    Driver Side Auto Up-Down Power Window

    Metallic Front Door Scuff Plates

       

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

    LED Cabin Lamps

       

    Connected-car Tech

     
       

    Puddle Lamps w/ Welcome Function

     
           


    According to us, the Creta SX variant with all its additional features, offers the best value over its lower variants. The SX variant is also a complete package when all types of features are concerned. So, we would highly recommend choosing the Creta SX variant. We think that the one key missing feature in this variant is auto-dimming IRVM.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    From the SX variant onwards, the Creta lineup also offers the option of an  automatic transmission.

    The SX variant with automatic transmission is Rs 1.48 lakh costlier over its manual counterpart. 

    CRETA DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

    SX MT

    DIFFERENCE

    SX AT

    Rs 14,79,800

    Rs 1,48,000

    Rs 16,27,800


    Apart from the automatic transmission, this variant also offers a few additional features such as - electric parking brake, drive and traction modes, air purifier and paddle shifters. 

    You can check the additional features of the 2021 Hyundai Creta SX diesel automatic variant in the table below:

    CRETA SX AUTOMATIC | FEATURES OVER SX MANUAL

    Safety

    Functional

    Electric Parking Brake

    Air Purifier

    Auto Hold

    Drive & Traction Modes

     

    Paddle Shifters

       


    For the automatic gear shifts and the mentioned additional features, the  incremental cost of Rs 1.48 lakh is almost justified. 

    What Are The Features of Hyundai Creta SX (O) Diesel Variant?

    In the Creta SX(O) diesel variant is Rs 1.30 lakh costlier than the SX variant. 

    CRETA DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

     

    SX

    DIFFERENCE

    SX(O)

    MANUAL

    Rs 14,79,800

    Rs 1,28,000

    Rs 16,07,800

    DIFFERENCE

    Rs 1,48,000

     

    Rs 1,41,800

    AUTOMATIC

    Rs 16,27,800

    Rs 1,21,000

    Rs 17,48,800


    For the additional price, the SX(O) variant adds-in some safety, functional as well as style-related features over the SX variant. 

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    Some of the key additional features of this variant include - Side & Curtain Airbags, Auto-dimming IRVM, Bose Sound System, 8-inch Digital Instrument Cluster, Ventilated Front Seats, Powered Driver Seat and Leather Seat Upholstery. The variant also gets machined alloy wheels, but the wheel size remains 17-inch. With the manual transmission, this variant adds features like electric parking brake and air purifier as well.

    The following table offers you a look at all the additional features of the 2021 Hyundai Creta SX (O) variant over the SX variant:

    CRETA SX(O) | FEATURES OVER SX

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Side & Curtain Airbags

    Bose Sound System with 8 Speakers

    Ventilated Front Seats

    R17 Machined Alloys

    Auto-dimming IRVM

     

    8-way Powered Driver Seat

    Leather Upholstery

    Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

     

    Air Purifier (MT)

    Leather on Door Armrest

    Lane Change Indicator Flash Adjustment

     

    Remote Engine Start (MT)

    Rear Door Metallic Scuff Plates

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)

       

    8-Inch Digital Instrument Cluster

    Electric Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold (MT)

         
           


    The SX(O) variant is a sensible choice over the SX variant, given its added safety and feel-good features. This variant is also a sensible choice in terms of value. 

    Hyundai Creta Diesel Variants - Which One To Buy?

    Now, it’s time to sum up all the variant-wise recommendations for the 2021 Hyundai Creta diesel. If you wish to buy the Hyundai Creta diesel with the manual transmission, then we suggest that you settle for the SX variant. The SX variant is reasonably priced and is suitably packed with a good mix of must-have and feel-good features. Over the SX, the SX(O) variant is a good choice for its added safety features, and it’s also reasonably priced.

    Also Read - 2020 Hyundai Creta vs Tata Harrier - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    If you wish to choose only an affordable variant of the Creta, then we would recommend the S variant. Although you will compromise a bit on value with this variant, you’ll get most of the must-have features in it. We cannot recommend the base E variant, as it lacks basic must-have features, while the EX variant is not a sensible choice in terms of both value and features.

    The following table offers you a brief look at our variant-wise recommendations for the 2021 Hyundai Creta diesel:

    CRETA DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price (ex-showroom)

    Recommendation

    MANUAL

    E

    Rank 2

    Rs 10,31,400

    Lacks basic equipment for the price

    EX

    Rank 4

    Rs 11,77,800

    Lacks some basic features, expensive upgrade

    S

    Rank 5

    Rs 13,05,800

    Expensive upgrade, but offers a good mix of features

    SX

    Rank 3

    Rs 14,79,800

    Top recommended

    SX(O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 16,07,800

    Worth upgrading

    AUTOMATIC

    SX

    Rank 2

    Rs 16,27,800

    Top recommended

    SX(O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 17,48,800

    Worth upgrading


    In case of the Creta diesel automatic powertrain option, there are only 2 variants to choose from - the SX and SX(O). You can go ahead and choose any of these 2 variants, as both offer good features and are sensibly priced. Simply choose the one that suits your personal budget and features requirement. 

    What Are The Colour Options of Hyundai Creta? 

    The Hyundai Creta diesel is available for sale in 7 monotone exterior colour options : Silver, Black, White, Grey, Red, Blue and Orange. 

    We think that the Creta looks best in the Black colour option. Let us know, which exterior colour option of the Creta you like the best in the comment section.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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