Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos: Specifications, Features, Price Comparison

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Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos

The Hyundai Creta has had a recent facelift, making the technical and feature differences between it and its cousin, the Kia Seltos, extremely slim.

Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos: The second-generation Hyundai Creta, which has undergone significant improvements over its predecessor, recently went Launched by Hyundai. Creta’s direct competitor and its family member Kia Seltos also had a thorough mid-cycle makeover a few months ago. Let us analyze the results of these two Korean Cars competing with one another.

Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos: Dimensions

Both Creta and Seltos are unique and elegant in their most recent incarnations, particularly the new Creta, whose design is much more appealing this time. Both SUVs share the same base and have extremely comparable dimensions. The Seltos is longer and wider than the Creta, while the latter is slightly taller than the former. Both have the exact same wheelbase of 2610mm.

Furthermore, the top-spec X-Line variants of the Kia Seltos gets a larger 18-inch wheel, while the top-spec SX(O) trim of the 2017 Hyundai Creta receives smaller 17-inch alloy wheels.

DimensionsKia SeltosHyundai Creta
Length (mm)43654330
Width (mm)18001790
Height (mm)16451635
Wheelbase (mm)26102310
Dimensions of Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos
Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos: Features

In terms of features, the most recent Creta and Seltos versions are jam-packed. Automatic LED headlights, connected LED DRLs with LED headlights, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment, 10.25-inch fully digital display, wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car tech, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, 8-speaker Bose audio system, and much more are among the standard features.

The top-spec X-Line trim level of the Seltos gets a head-up display over the new Creta. In terms of safety, the Creta and Seltos come standard with 6 airbags, an electronic stability program, front and rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX seat mounts. Higher-end models of both SUVs get a tire pressure monitoring system, a blind spot view monitor, and Level 2 ADAS suites with advanced safety features including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane change warning, and more.

Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos: Engine Specifications

The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos have the same engine options, with identical power and torque outputs. These include a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-liter diesel engine, and a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine. However, the gearbox selections are slightly different.

The diesel engine in the Seltos has a 6-speed iMT and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions, while the Creta has a 6-speed torque converter and a standard manual transmission. The Creta’s turbo petrol engine is only available with a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission, but the Seltos has the option of a 6-speed iMT. Both cars have the same transmission options in a 1.5-litre NA petrol engine.

Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos

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Powertrain specs1.5-litre turbo-petrol1.5-litre NA petrol1.5-litre diesel
Power 158 bhp114 bhp114 bhp
Torque253 Nm144 Nm250 Nm 
Transmission Options6-speed iMT (only Seltos) / 7-speed DCT6-speed MT / CVT6-speed iMT (only Seltos) / 6-speed MT
(only Creta) / 6-speed AT
Engine Specifications of Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos

The fuel efficiency numbers that both vehicles offer represent another minor difference.

Variant2024 Hyundai CretaKia Seltos
1.5-litre Petrol MT17.4 kmpl17 kmpl
1.5-litre Petrol CVT17.7 kmpl17.7 kmpl
1.5-litre Turbo-petrol iMT NA17.7 kmpl
1.5-litre Turbo-petrol DCT18.4 kmpl17.9 kmpl
1.5-litre Diesel MT21.8 kmpl20.7 kmpl (iMT)
1.5-litre Diesel AT19.1 kmpl19.1 kmpl
The fuel efficiency of Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos: Price

 Kia Seltos2024 Hyundai Creta (introductory)
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 10.89 lakh to Rs 20.30 lakhRs 11 lakh to Rs 20.15 lakh
Price of Hyundai Creta Vs. Kia Seltos

Although the Kia Seltos starts off at a somewhat lower price than the Hyundai Creta, the top-spec trim costs more. Having said that, these are the initial Creta costs; they will change in a few months.

FAQ

General

  1. Which is better, the Hyundai Creta or the Kia Seltos? There is no definitive answer to this question as both SUVs have their own strengths and weaknesses. It ultimately depends on your individual needs and preferences.
  2. What are the key differences between the Creta and Seltos? The main differences are in terms of design, features, engine options, and price. The Seltos is slightly larger and has a few unique features like the head-up display. The Creta offers a wider range of engine options and transmissions, but starts at a slightly higher price.
  3. Which SUV is more fuel-efficient? The fuel efficiency of both SUVs is very similar, with minor differences between variants.

Dimensions & Design

  1. Which SUV is bigger, the Creta or Seltos? The Kia Seltos is slightly longer and wider than the Hyundai Creta, but the Creta has a little more headroom.
  2. Which SUV has a better design? This is subjective and depends on personal taste. Both SUVs have undergone recent facelifts and offer a stylish design.

Features

  1. Which SUV has more features? Both SUVs are loaded with features, but the Kia Seltos gets a head-up display in the top-spec variant which is not available in the Creta.
  2. Do they both have sunroofs? Yes, both the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos offer a panoramic sunroof in their higher-end variants.
  3. Are they safe SUVs? Both SUVs come with a good set of safety features including airbags, ABS, and electronic stability control. Higher-end models also offer advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Engine & Performance

  1. Which engine option is the most powerful? Both SUVs offer similar engine options with the 1.5L turbo-petrol being the most powerful.
  2. Which SUV offers the best automatic transmission? The Hyundai Creta’s 7-speed DCT is considered smoother compared to the Kia Seltos’ 6-speed torque converter automatic in the 1.5L petrol option.

Price & Availability

  1. Which SUV is more affordable? The Kia Seltos starts at a slightly lower price than the Hyundai Creta. However, the Creta offers a wider range of variants, some of which can be more affordable than the Seltos.
  2. Are there any discounts available on these SUVs? It is always best to check with dealerships for any ongoing offers or discounts on both the Creta and Seltos.

Additional questions

  1. Which SUV has a better service network? Both Hyundai and Kia have a wide service network in India.
  2. Is it worth waiting for the new Creta before buying the Seltos? This depends on your individual needs and preferences. If you need a car immediately, the Seltos is a good option. If you can wait a few months, the new Creta might offer some additional features or updates.
  3. Are there any other SUVs I should consider in this segment? Yes, there are other popular options in the compact SUV segment like the Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Hyryder. It is recommended to research and test drive these options as well before making a final decision.

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