The Hyundai Tucson has gone on sale in India. With the Tucson, Hyundai aims to plug the gap between the Creta and the Santa Fe SUVs. It comes with both petrol and diesel engine options with prices starting below the 20 lakh mark. In this post, we will compare it with the Hyundai Creta to find out just how different it is from its sibling. Please note that these are not direct rivals in any way. Read our Hyundai Tucson vs Creta comparison of price, specifications, features for more.
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Price Comparison in India
|Model||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)||Model||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|2.0 Petrol MT||Rs .18.99 lakh||1.6 Base Petrol MT||Rs 9.17 lakhs|
|2.0 Petrol GL AT||Rs. 21.79 lakh||1.6 E+ Petrol MT||Rs 9.99 lakhs|
|2.0 Diesel MT||Rs. 21.59 lakh||1.6 SX+ Petrol MT||Rs 11.85 lakhs|
|2.0 Diesel GL AT||Rs. 23.48 lakh||1.6 Petrol SX+ AT||Rs 12.88 lakhs|
|2.0 Diesel GLS AT||Rs. 24.99 lakh||1.4 Base Diesel MT||Rs. 10.00 lakhs|
|1.4 S Diesel MT||Rs 11.21 lakhs|
|1.4 S+ Diesel MT||Rs 12.12 lakhs|
|1.6 SX Diesel MT||Rs 12.38 lakhs|
|1.6 SX+ Diesel MT||Rs 13.36 lakhs|
|1.6 S+ Diesel AT||Rs 13.56 lakhs|
|1.6 SX (O) Diesel MT||Rs 14.44 lakhs|
|1.6 SX+ Diesel AT||Rs 14.51 lakhs|
As we mentioned earlier, the Tucson has been positioned between the Creta and the Santa Fe. Which means pricing falls in the 18.99 to 24.99 lakhs range. Spec for spec, there is a difference of around 9-10 lakhs between the Creta and Tucson.
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta – Exterior Design
The design of the Hyundai Tucson follows the manufacturer’s Fluidic Design language, as does that of the Creta. However, in comparison, the Creta features straighter lines. The Tucson features a curvier design. Both SUVs bear some resemblance to their elder sibling, the Santa Fe. Up front, both SUVs feature Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille flanked by sleek headlamps with projector units and LED DRLs. Top end variants of the Tucson will feature LED tail lamps. Overall, the Tucson is bigger and we feel it looks more aggressive than the Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta – Interior Comparison
In typical Hyundai fashion, both cars get a very elegant and functional dashboard layout. Vertical AC vents flank a centrally located touchscreen AVN that also doubles up as the display for the reverse parking camera. The steering wheels of both cars feature silver accents. While the Creta’s cabin utilises a light and dark colour scheme, the Tucson is likely to get an all black cabin. Both SUVs are strict 5 seaters. Tucson gets additional features such as dual zone climate control, 10-way electric adjust for the driver seat, driving modes, etc.
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Specifications Comparison
|Displacement||2.0 L Petrol/2.0 L Diesel||1.6 L Petrol/1.4 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel|
|Power||154 bhp/194 bhp||122 bhp/89 bhp/126 bhp|
|Torque||192 Nm/400 Nm||154 Nm/224 Nm/265 Nm|
|Efficiency||12.95-13.03 KMPL/16.38-18.42 KMPL||15.29 kpl/21.38 kpl/19.67 kpl|
|Transmission||6-speed MT or 6-speed AT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT||6-speed MT or 6-speed AT/6-speed MT/6-speed MT or 6-speed AT|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||4476 x 1849 x 1646 mm||4270 x 1780 x 1630 mm|
Hyundai Tucson gets 2.0 L Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel engines. Both engines feature both automatic and manual transmission options. This 2.0 L petrol powering the Tucson is shared with the new Elantra sedan. In the case of the Creta, buyers get three engine choices. There is one 1.6 L petrol on offer with automatic and manual transmission options. And two diesel engine options in the form of a 1.4 L and a 1.6 L. While the 1.4 L Creta is only available with a manual transmission, the other one can be had with either a 6-speed auto or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Also See – Hyundai Creta Review
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Mileage Comparison
|Petrol||12.95 KMPL/13.03 KMPL||15.29 KMPL|
|Diesel||16.38 KMPL/18.42 KMPL||21.38 kMPL/19.67 KMPL|
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Features Comparison
Like most Hyundai products, the new Tucson is also a feature rich offering. It gets features like 10 way electric adjust for the driver’s seat, LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, etc. Other features include 6 airbags, hill start assist, auto shut tail gate. For its segment, the Creta’s top end trims come across as very feature rich offerings. Quite simply, the extra money you have to shell out for the Tucson gets you extra features.
|Air Conditioner Type||Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)||Yes (4)|
|Central Locking||Yes (keyless entry and go)||Yes (keyless entry and go)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Audio and Telephone||Audio and Telephone|
|Airbags||6||2 or 6|
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta – Dimensions
|Length||4476 mm||4270 mm|
|Width||1849 mm||1780 mm|
|Height||1646 mm||1630 mm|
|Wheelbase||2670 mm||2590 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1400-1600 kg (estimated)||-NA-|
|Wheel Type and Size||18 inch Alloys||16 inch alloys|
|Boot Space||488 L||405 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L||55 litres|
Hyundai Tucson vs Creta – Verdict
The extra money you shell out for the Tucson gets you a bigger car with more features and more powerful engines. There aren’t any overlap in prices, so there shouldn’t be much confusion in the minds of buyers. If you are looking for an SUV within a budget of around 19 lakhs then opting for the top of the line Creta over the base model Tucson might make more sense.
- Design – The design of both SUVs follows Hyundai’s current design language. Both the Creta and Tucson are good looking SUVs in their own right.
- Features – Quite obviously, since the Tucson is more expensive than the Creta, it has a longer list of features.
- Specifications – Both SUVs get petrol and diesel engine options with a choice of manual and automatic transmissions.
- Price – Spec for spec, there is a difference of about 9-10 lakhs between the Creta and the Tucson.
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