Hyundai Tucson vs Creta [COMPARISON!]


The Hyundai Tucson will go on sale in India very soon. With the Tucson, Hyundai aims to plug the gap between the Creta and the Santa Fe SUVs. It will come 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.

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Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Price Comparison in India


(estimated ex-showroom Delhi price)


(official ex-showroom Delhi Price)

Price Range Rs. 18-23 lakh Rs. 9.22-14.57 lakh

As we mentioned earlier, the Tucson will be positioned between the Creta and the Santa Fe. Which means pricing will fall in the 18 to 23 lakhs range. Spec for spec, there will be a difference of around 9-10 lakhs between the Creta and Tucson.

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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 seater. We expect the Tucson to get additional features such as ventilated seats, dual zone climate control, etc.

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Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Specifications Comparison

Tucson Creta
Displacement 2.0 L Petrol/2.0 L Diesel 1.6 L Petrol/1.4 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel
Power 150 bhp/136 bhp 122 bhp/89 bhp/126 bhp
Torque 196 Nm/373 Nm 154 Nm/224 Nm/265 Nm
Efficiency 13-15 KMPL/17-18 KMPL (estimated claimed mileage) 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

According to sources, Hyundai Tucson will get 2.0 L Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel engines. However, Hyundai is yet to confirm the engine lineup. Both engines will feature both automatic and manual transmission options. The Tucson could even end up sharing engines with the new Elantra sedan. In that case, it will get a smaller 1.6 L Diesel, which is the same one that powers the Verna and Creta. 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.

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Also See – Hyundai Creta Review

Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Mileage Comparison

  Tucson (estimated claimed mileage) Creta
Petrol 13-15 KMPL 15.29 KMPL
Diesel 17-18 KMPL 21.38 kMPL/19.67 KMPL

Hyundai Tucson vs Creta Features Comparison

Like most Hyundai products, the new Tucson will also be a feature rich offering. It will get features like 8 way electric adjust for the driver’s seat, sunroof, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, etc. Top-end variants will feature 6 airbags, hill start assist, ventilated seats. For its segment, the Creta’s top end trims come across as very feature rich offerings. Quite simple, the extra money you have to shell out for the Tucson gets you extra features.

Tucson Creta
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
Audio System Touchscreen Touchscreen
Airbags 2 or 6 2 or 6
ABS Yes Yes
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Automatic Climate Control: Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Tucson vs Creta – Dimensions

  Tucson Creta
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 17 inch Alloys 16 inch alloys
Boot Space 488 L 405 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 62 L 55 litres

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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. We’re not expecting 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 17 lakhs then opting for the top of the line Creta over the base model Tucson might make more sense.

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  • 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 will be more expensive than the Creta, it will have a longer list of features.
  • Specifications – We’re not sure which engines will power the Tucson, but it will definitely get both petrol and diesel engine options.
  • Price – Spec for spec, we expect a difference of about 9-10 lakhs between the Creta and the Tucson.

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