This is a comparison between the latest upcoming mid-size SUV (Honda Elevate) in the segment with the segment leader (Hyundai Creta).
We have created a detailed specs, dimensions and features comparison between the upcoming Honda Elevate vs the segment leader Hyundai Creta. Honda has finally decided to join the long list of carmakers in the mid-size SUV segment with the Elevate SUV which made its global debut in India just a few weeks ago. In fact, the official bookings are open but the SUV has not been launched yet. Nevertheless, Honda showcased its features at a premiere. On the other hand, Creta is a household name for years now. It continues to stay at the top in terms of sales in this lucrative, competitive and popular mid-size SUV segment of the market.
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Honda Elevate vs Hyundai Creta Price Comparison
The Elevate marks Honda’s return to the mainstream SUV market following the discontinuation of the Mobilio-based BR-V. With the new model now available, Honda aims to strengthen its market presence. The Honda Elevate is currently offered at an introductory starting price ranging from INR 10,99,900 to INR 15,99,900. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Creta is available in a price range of Rs Rs.10.87 – 19.20 Lakh (ex-showroom). However, it’s important to mention here that unlike the Elevate, which is available in a single engine variant, the Creta is on sale in three engine variants – 2 petrol and 1 diesel.
|Honda Elevate||Hyundai Creta|
|Minimum price||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 10.87 lakh|
|Maximum price||Rs 15.99 lakh||Rs 19.20 lakh|
Honda Elevate vs Hyundai Creta Specs Comparison
The Elevate has been introduced in a petrol-only version, directly competing with the Hyundai Creta. As expected, it shares its engine with the City, boasting a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, DOHC iVTEC mill capable of delivering a maximum power of 121 hp and a peak torque of 145 Nm. Buyers can choose between a 6-speed manual and a 7-step CVT for transmission options. In the future, there is a possibility of a Hybrid version and even a full-electric version being introduced for the Elevate model. Also, it shares most of its mechanical components with the City sedan. The prices will be revealed only at the launch.
The Hyundai Creta offers a variety of powertrain choices to cater to different preferences. These options consist of a 115 PS / 144 Nm 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 115 PS / 250 Nm diesel engine, and a 140 PS / 242 Nm 1.4-litre direct-injection turbo petrol GDi engine. Depending on the variant, you can opt for a 6-speed manual, CVT, or DCT automatic gearbox. The prices for the Hyundai Creta range from Rs 10.87 lakh to Rs 19.20 lakh, ex-showroom. With the facelift model, the 1.4-litre would be replaced by the 1.5-litre turbo petrol which is present in the Hyundai Verna and the new Kia Seltos.
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|Specs||Honda Elevate||Hyundai Creta|
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol; 1.5-litre Atkinson hybrid petrol||1.5-litre petrol; 1.5-litre diesel; 1.4-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||121 hp (P)/ 109 hp (Hybrid)||115 hp (P) / 115 hp (D) / 140 hp (P)|
|Torque||145 Nm (P)/ 253 Nm (Hybrid)||144 Nm (P) / 250 Nm (D) / 242 Nm (P)|
|Transmission||6-speed MT / CVT / e:CVT||6-speed MT / CVT / DCT/iMT|
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Honda Elevate vs Hyundai Creta Features Comparison
The Honda Elevate’s equipment lineup closely mirrors that of the City. It incorporates a 7-inch digital instrument cluster alongside a 10.25-inch infotainment unit. Notable highlights include an electric sunroof, and the top model comes equipped with 6 airbags for enhanced safety. The SUV also offers seamless support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, in addition to compatibility with Alexa, WatchOS, and Google. Furthermore, the Honda Elevate boasts advanced features such as a 360-degree camera system, voice commands, electrically adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), and a Day/Night Inside Rear View Mirror. Moreover, the vehicle includes an array of passive and active safety features, including 6 airbags for the top-spec model, ABS with EBD, Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control, and ADAS (Honda Sensing tech).
The Hyundai Creta boasts an extensive array of features that are sure to impress. Stepping inside, you are greeted by two interior colour schemes to choose from; the Sporty All black interiors with Orange inserts or the Modern and sophisticated Black & Greige Interiors. The feature list is truly comprehensive, starting with a 10.25-inch Digital Infotainment System that offers modern connectivity options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Advanced Blue Link Connected Car Tech further enhances the connectivity experience. Additionally, there is a 7-inch Digital Infotainment System dedicated to providing important information for the driver.
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Other notable features include Wireless Phone Charging for added convenience, a Driver Centric Console with Automatic Climate Control, Ventilated Front Seats for added comfort, and Steering Mounted Audio Controls with Voice Recognition for ease of use. The Creta also offers a Panoramic Sunroof, a BOSE Premium Sound System for an enhanced audio experience, Rear Window Sunshade for added privacy, Soothing Blue Ambient Lighting, and a Leather-wrapped D-Cut Steering Wheel, among other features. The Hyundai Creta truly leaves no stone unturned when it comes to offering a feature-rich and enjoyable driving experience.
Honda has revealed the mileage figures of the Elevate recently. The manual trim offers a fuel economy of 15.31 km/l while the CVT automatic will churn out a better 16.92 km/l. On the other hand, Hyundai Creta offers an impressive mileage of 16.80 km/l with the petrol automatic and 18 km/l with the diesel automatic mill.
|Mileage||Honda Elevate||Hyundai Creta (P)||Hyundai Creta (D)|
|Manual||15.31 km/l||16.76 km/l||21.35 km/l|
|Automatic||16.92 km/l||16.80 km/l||18 km/l|
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The Hyundai Creta is 4,300 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,635 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. Moreover, it has a decent-sized boot of 433 litres. On the other hand, the Elevate measures 4,312 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, and 1,650 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,650 mm. The new compact SUV also offers a decent boot space of 458 litres and has a ground clearance of 190 mm.
|Parameter||Honda Elevate||Hyundai Creta|
|Length||4,312 mm||4,300 mm|
|Width||1,790 mm||1,790 mm|
|Height||1,650 mm||1,635 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,650 mm||2,610 mm|
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What We Think
Now, both these SUVs are quite well-rounded in terms of exterior styling, interior features, cabin layout and powertrain options. However, it must be mentioned that the Creta has a slight advantage in terms of being the only one which comes with a diesel engine. Moreover, it also has a lot of convenience features to keep the passengers pampered. Ultimately, we will have to wait until the prices of the Elevate are out. In any case, one can’t go wrong with either of these capable SUVs.