Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster – Fuel Mileage Wars!

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So the Hyundai Creta SUV is about to be launched, and many authorized dealerships have already started taking ‘unofficial’ bookings of the much anticipated model. Regulars here would know that Hyundai India recently previewed the upcoming vehicle to a bunch of publications, and we even got to sample their new product on a specially developed test track at their Chennai facility. In all likelihood, the Creta will be aimed squarely at the very popular Renault Duster. Of course, the pricing would be a key to the Creta’s success, but given that Hyundai India has always made it a point to price its products aggressively, we really don’t see much reason for Hyundai fanatics and prospective buyers to worry. Even in terms of engine performance, equipment level and space, the Creta can pretty much give the Duster a run for its money. With all bases covered, there’s only one thing a prospective buyer would be worried for – kitna deti hai? While Hyundai India is yet to announce the efficiency figures for the Creta, we’ve tried to present a fair analysis of Hyundai Creta mileage in this post here.

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[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Hyundai Creta First Drive Review[/box]

Is Hyundai Creta more fuel efficient than the Renault Duster?

[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Hyundai Creta vs Rivals: Duster, EcoSport, Scorpio, S-Cross[/box]

Hyundai India is yet to reveal the ARAI-certified figures for the Creta, but it has by now become well known that the upcoming compact SUV shares its engines with the Verna sedan. For the Venra, the Creta’s 1.4- and 1.6-litre oil burners churn out 24.8 km/l and 20.33 km/l respectively. Even the auto variant is pretty fuel efficient, with an ARAI-certified figure of 21.05 km/l. The Creta, which is underpinned by the i20’s platform, shouldn’t be much heavier than the Verna. Also, Hyundai has re-tuned the 1.6-litre oil burner for the Creta, and chances are that the manufacturer would have optimized the engine’s fuel efficiency. True, we can’t have our final word on the car’s fuel efficiency until the official figures are out, but there are high chances of the Creta becoming the most fuel efficient SUV in its price-segment. For the record, the Renault Duster, which is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel motor, has an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of 19.87 km/l for the 85 PS variant, and 19.07 km/l for the 110 PS model.

[box type=”shadow” ]Also See- Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross[/box]

Specification

Powering the Duster is the tried and tested 1.5-litre K9K turbocharged diesel engine that is available in two power tunes – 85 PS and 110 PS. The Creta, on the other hand, will be available with 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel motors. Compared to the Duster, the Creta 1.6 D will enjoy a higher power output of 128 PS. Even the smaller, 1.4-litre variant of the Creta is pretty sure to have more power than the entry-level Duster’s power output of 85 PS. Both the engine variants of the Creta get 6-speed manual transmissions. Additionally, the 1.6-diesel also gets a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In comparison, the Duster 85 PS comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox while the 110 PS variant comes with a 6-speed gearbox. There’s no option of an auto transmission for the Duster. However, the Duster can be bought with a 4wd system, which is something that is conspicuous by its absence on the Creta.

[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Hyundai Creta SUV Pre-Launch Report[/box]

Price

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In all probability, prices of the Creta will start at INR 8 lakhs, which would mean that the upcoming Hyundai small SUV won’t hold a significant price advantage over the Duster. However, given that Hyundai offers more in terms of features, build quality, engine performance, and after-sales service experience, the Creta might end up looking like a better value for money product.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. The statement that the Hyundai 1.4 Crdi churns out a mileage of 24.8 Km/ l is completely wrong . I own an i20 sports model and it doesn’t give more than 18 km even on a highway drive. In the city this further drops to a level of 11kms per litre . Several complaints to the dealers on this issue has never resulted in any improvement .

    So 24.8 Is never to be believed . And for a vehicle that is bigger than the i20 this should further drop down .

    I AM NOT CONVINCED AT ALL THAT THE CRETA WILL BE MORE FUEL EFFICIENT THAN THE DUSTER .

  2. I agree with you. I fail to understand why the actual mileage is far lower than the mileage at test conditions. This has happened with my Eon Magna-Petrol, which gives me a mileage lower than 15 even on highways, whereas Hyundai claims 21. Whereas my Diesel D’Zire gives me a terrific mileage in excess of 21km on highway and 18 on an average.

  3. The new duster both AWD and 2WD have the eco mode which promises to boost the fuel efficiency of the engine by about 10%. ARAI of duster may be less compared to that of creta but definitely the on road situation with hyundai cars largely differs from their ARAI claims. So unless we have an exhaustive review of its performance, we cannot just rule it as the winner here.

  4. can some customer who owns creta share the milage in city and highway. I know it will v 2 early to record bt it will improve. I have booked creta but still confuse b/w duster(85) and creta (1.4) in diseal engine. 😉 😉
    Your inputs needed

  5. My creta 1.6 SX+ gave around 12-13 kmpl in city after driving it for around 1200 kms,checked it twice. i am hoping after first service it goes upto 14-15 kmpl in city.

  6. hi.. I own a Hyundai Verna diesel 2007 model and even now in 2015 I get a mileage of around 20 kmpl on the highways.. with 90% A/C running.

    City fuel economy of 14-16 kmpl..

    To my calculation, I have achieved 23 kmpl doing the speed of 110-120 without A/c running..

    The top speed I have pushed the car is 185 kmph!

    I know few people who complain about Verna’s mileage, but I am far more than happy as not many vehicles come close to the fuel efficiency of a Hyundai car.

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