Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are essentially siblings with the same parent company and identical powertrains which is why this mileage test is interesting.
This video captures a mileage test of the diesel variants of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in real-world conditions. These two products dominate the mid-size SUV segment of our market heavily. The monthly sales of the Creta and Seltos highlight the market share that these have, leaving little room for products like the MG Astor, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq. Let us check out the fuel consumption comparison of the two SUVs in similar driving conditions and distances.
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Creta vs Seltos Diesel Mileage Test
The YouTuber deploys the tank-to-tank method wherein both the SUVs have their diesel tanks filled to the brim. They show it on the camera that the fuel is visible around the rim of both vehicles’ fuel tanks. Thereafter, they set the trip meter to 0 and commence the journey. They drive side-by-side in similar traffic conditions for about 81.2 km. As seen in the video, the traffic on the road is moderate and moving although not at a very high speed. There is constant start/stop which requires frequent braking and acceleration. These could easily be described as what most people experience on a daily basis.
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After completing about 81 km, they both drive to a petrol pump. They fill the tanks of their SUVs to the exact same level as they had done at the beginning of this test. This is where the most interesting observation was made. Both the SUVs needed exactly 3.82 litres of diesel to fill up the tank. The accuracy of the fuel consumption of the two SUVs was impeccable even though they have the exact same powertrain. However, we have to mention here that there were 4 people in the Creta and only 2 people in Seltos.
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Both these SUVs come with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit that produces 115 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque, a diesel engine is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that also produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque and an exciting 1.4-litre turbo-petrol T-GDI engine that produces 143 PS and 242 Nm and comes with a 7-speed DCT. The 6-speed manual CVT automatic transmission options are available as well.