In this post, we shall do a thorough comparison of the specs, features and prices of Mahindra XUV700 and Hyundai Creta. The XUV700 is the latest edition to the mid-size SUV segment, while the Creta is the segment leader for the longest time. Now, the question arises, should you go for the tried and tested Hyundai Creta or opt for the latest edition of Mahindra’s XUV family? You will get the answer at the end of this post regarding which one suits you better. So, let us start with our Mahindra XUV700 vs Hyundai Creta comparison.
Mahindra XUV700 vs Hyundai Creta – Specs Comparison
When it comes to the specs of Hyundai Creta, there is hardly anyone who has more engine and transmission options. The Creta comes with the options of a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.4-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine. The transmission options are as varied as the engines. There are options of manual, CVT, iMT and DCT gearboxes. The table below arranges all the options in a nutshell.
|Mahindra XUV700||Hyundai Creta|
|Engine||2.0L Turbo Petrol;|
2.2L Turbo Diesel
1.4L GDi Turbo-petrol;
Automatic / CVT / DCT
|Power||200 PS (P) / 155 PS (D) / 185 PS (D)||115 PS (P) / 140 PS (GDi) / 115 PS (D)|
|Torque||380 Nm / 360 Nm / 420-450 Nm||144 Nm / 242 Nm / 250 Nm|
The Mahindra XUV700 also comes with both, petrol and diesel powertrain options. The petrol engine is Mahindra’s own, top-of-the-line 2.0-litre direction injection turbo petrol mStallion engine. The diesel is the tried and tested 2.2 mHawk unit. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual and an automatic. There might be the option of a 4×4 version later on when the complete specifications are announced.
The prices of the Mahindra XUV700 in the 5-seat configuration are announced and the 7-seat variants are awaited. That makes it a worthy competitor to Creta, which is the leader in its class.
|Prices (in lakh)||Mahindra XUV700||Variant||Hyundai Creta|
|MX Petrol||11.99||E Petrol||10.16|
|AX3 Petrol||13.99||SX (O) Turbo Petrol||17.87|
|AX5 Petrol||14.99||E Diesel||10.63|
|MX Diesel||12.49||SX (O) Diesel AT||17.78|
Hyundai Creta comes with a plethora of variants with varied features and powertrains. Here we have considered the base and the top trims only. Clearly, the XUV700 comes across as a winner of this section of our Mahindra XUV700 vs Hyundai Creta comparison
The Mahindra XUV700 has a ton of features, even in this 5-seat version. This includes things like a Panoramic Sunroof, AdrenoX Connected Car Tech System, Smartphone, Bluetooth Connectivity, Wireless Charging, 10.25-inch Dual Touchscreen Infotainment and Instrument Cluster, Alexa Virtual Assistant, 360-degree Camera, Sony 3D Surround Sound System, Auto Booster Headlights, Air Purifier, Smart Door Handles and much more.
The Hyundai Creta has always been a feature-packed SUV. It has features like a 10.25-inch Digital Infotainment System with all the modern connectivity like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Advanced Blue Link Connected Car Tech, a 7-inch Digital infotainment System for Driver’s information, Wireless Phone Charging, Driver Centric Console with Automatic Climate Control, Ventilated Front Seats, Steering Mounted Audio Controls with Voice Recognition, Panoramic Sunroof, BOSE Premium Sound System and more.
There is no denying that this is one of the toughest challenges to choose between these two extremely competent mid-size SUVs. The deciding factor could well be your preference. If you want a bigger and newer SUV in the market with all the modern features and road presence, while saving some bucks on the way, the Mahindra XUV700 might well be the one for you. On the other hand, if you are enamoured by the bells and whistles and popularity of the Creta, then there are no reasons not to go for it either.