By now it has become a well-known fact that Renault India, the Indian subsidiary of the famous French car marque, is about to launch the highly anticipated Captur SUV. The new Renault Captur India launch should take place sometime next month. It will be costlier than the Duster and will end up rivaling models like the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500. Of the two, it will be the Korean SUV that will become the biggest adversary to the new Renault SUV. Hence, we have decided to compare the two models here to give you a fair idea of how these two small SUVs stack up against each other. So check out our Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta price, specs, mileage, features and dimensions comparison.
The biggest reason these two will become such big enemies will be not only because of their price tags but also because of their specifications, dimensions, and even features. The two are closely matched in most aspects. As you can make out from our comparison here, there’s definitely a lot going for either of these.
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Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta Price
|Models||Minimum Price (ex-showroom)||Maximum Price (ex-showroom)|
|Renault Captur||12 Lakh||15 Lakh|
|Hyundai Creta||8.92 Lakh||14 Lakh|
The Captur will find itself slotted above the Duster in its manufacturer’s product portfolio. We expect a starting price of around Rs 11 lakh. The top-end model could cost somewhere around Rs 15 lakh. On the other hand, the new Creta enjoys much lower prices, at least for the entry-level models. Prices of this Korean crossover start at Rs 8.92 lakh and go all the way to Rs 14 lakh. Prices of the Diesel model start around the Rs 10 lakh mark. Hence, as you would have already made out, it will be the mid-level and the high-level trims of the Creta that will rival the Captur.
While the Captur will demand a higher starting price, it might still be able to leave a good impression on most new car buyers by offering a fresher design, more features, and an overall more premium feel.
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Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta Specifications
|Specs||Renault Captur||Hyundai Creta|
|Engine||1.5-litre H4K Petrol; 1.5-litre K9K Diesel||1.6-litre Petrol; 1.4-litre Diesel; 1.6-litre Diesel|
|Power||105 BHP; 108 BHP||121 BHP; 89 BHP; 126 BHP|
|Torque||142 Nm; 245 Nm||151 Nm; 220 Nm; 260 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, 6-speed MT||6 Speed Manual; 6 Speed Automatic|
In terms of specifications, the Creta will enjoy an upper hand, at least on the paper. While the Korean SUV offers as many as three engine options, the new French SUV offers 2 motors. For the Captur, the engines come from the Duster, which means even the specs remain largely the same. As for the Creta, it offers two Diesel and one Petrol engine. If you compare only the petrol engines, the Creta enjoys a clear advantage. Its 1.6-litre engine offers more power and torque than the 1.5-litre engine of the Captur. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre Diesel engine of the Kaptur, nay, the Captur, is more powerful than the 1.4-litre Diesel engine of the Hyundai SUV here. However, the latter’s 1.6-litre Diesel engine reigns supreme.
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Transmission options for the Renault model here include a 5-speed MT and CVT for the petrol, and a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AMT for the Diesel. On the other hand, the Creta offers a 6-speed Manual and a 6 cog Automatic Transmission on all models.
Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta Mileage
|Model||Renault Captur||Hyundai Creta|
|Petrol Mileage||15 KMPL||15.3 KMPL|
|Diesel Mileage||20 KMPL||21.4 KMPL|
As the motors for the new Renault SUV here come from the Duster, we have a fair idea of its mileage. We expect the maximum average mileage from the petrol model to be roughly 15 KMPL and from the Diesel, model to be around 20 KMPL. In comparison, the 1.6-litre Petrol variant of the Hyundai SUV here returns a claimed mileage of 15.3 KMPL. The 1.4-litre Diesel offers up to 21.4 KMPL. Honestly, the real world mileage figures will be almost the same. Hence, there is no clear winner of the fuel economy comparison.
Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta Dimensions
|Dimensions||Renault Captur||Hyundai Creta|
|Length||4,333 mm||4,270 mm|
|Width||1,813 mm||1,780 mm|
|Height||1,613 mm||1,630 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,674 mm||2,590 mm|
As is clearly evident from the comparison table above, the Captur is larger than the Creta. That said, the Creta is actually slightly taller and even offers 13-litres of additional boot space. But overall, it is the Captur that triumphs if you compare the dimensions of these two models.
Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta Features
|Features||Renault Captur||Hyundai Creta|
|Auto Projector Headlamps||Yes||Yes|
|Multi-function Steering Wheel||Yes||Yes|
|Electric Folding ORVMs||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Push Button Start||Yes||Yes|
|Foldable Rear Seat||Yes||Yes|
Both the SUVs here will offer a lot many features, at least on the top-end trims. The Captur will offer a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment unit that offers Satellite Navigation and Bluetooth. The Captur will also offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with other premium bits like a multi-function steering wheel and leather upholstery. Other highlights will include keyless entry with start/stop button, automatic climate control, auto headlamps, rear wash/wipe, and electric folding rear view mirrors.
Even the Creta will offer all of these features on the top-end trims. Both the cars offer a flexible seating arrangement through 60:40 split and folding rear seats. However, none of the cars here offer a sunroof. While not a deal breaker, Indian car buyers seem to have warmed up to the idea of having this feature. While of questionable practicality in a hot country like others, sunroofs do enhance the aesthetics a fair bit.
Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta Safety Features
|Safety Features||Renault Duster||Hyundai Creta|
|Dual Front Airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Disc Brakes on All 4 Wheels||No||No|
|ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors||Yes||Yes|
|Reverse Parking Camera||Yes||Yes|
|Reverse Parking Sensors||Yes||Yes|
If you compare the safety features of both the SUVs here, it can be easily seen that both the models offer essentials like ABS with EBD and dual front airbags. Both the cars also get seat belts with pre-tensioners. However, none of the models here get disc brakes on all four wheels. Also, another feature that none of the cars offer is a full quote of at least six airbags.
Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta Exterior & Interior Comparison
Well, both these models qualify to be called small SUVs and are strict five-seaters. However, there’s still a lot of difference in the way they look. While the Creta gets typically Korean looks with really flamboyant styling elements, the Captur is all about sleekness and European flair. Both these models have a daunting stance. However, thanks to larger dimensions, the Captur enjoys more street presence. Both the models come with extra styling bits like stylish alloys, DRLs, and roof-rails. Also, both the cars offer dual-tone paint options. However, like we said, in spite of all the similarities, they look really different from each other.
The same can be said for the interior. While the Captur offers cleaner surfaces and clean look, the Creta’s cabin looks more flamboyant. Both the SUVs will offer similar levels of equipment. Hence, there will be little to compare when it comes features being offered. Both the SUVs are strict five-seaters. However, owing to larger dimensions, the Captur will offer slightly more cabin space. That said, the Creta gets to enjoy a slightly larger boot space (387-litres vs 400-litres).
Overall, it’s a matter of personal choice, really. Both the SUVs look handsome and have a high street presence. You can go for the Captur if you’re looking for something sleek and easy on the eye. The Creta is all about flamboyance. So, what do you think of our Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta comparison? Do you want us to compare any other parameter? Let us know by penning your thoughts in the comments section below.
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