Hyundai Tucson vs Creta — Key Differences

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Hyundai has launched its new SUV, the Tucson in India and will be slotted between the popular Creta and the bigger Santa Fe SUV. Of course, both the SUVs belong to different segments; however, if you are looking to understand what Hyundai Tucson can offer apart from the Creta, here is the comparative analysis to help you decide.


Hyundai has maintained its Fluidic Sculpture design language in both the Tucson and the Creta. The Creta in comparison to the Tucson's design is straight lined and features sharper lines. While the Tucson is curvier compared to the Creta exterior design.

The front profile of the Tucson and the Creta feature Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille is edged by the sleek headlamps with projector units and LED DRLs. On the whole, the Tucson feels a lot more aggressive than the Creta in its stance.

On the dimension front, the Tucson is 206mm longer, 69mm wider, 16mm taller and 80mm longer in wheelbase. This obviously suggests that the Tucson is comfortable in the second row for three passengers. Even the legroom is better than the Creta.

Inside the Tucson and the Creta, both the SUVs get an elegant and functional dashboard layout. The AC vents are vertically placed which is centrally flanked by the audio, video and navigation (AVN) system which is also the display for the parking camera.

The upholstery in the Creta cabin is seen with the dual tone them, the Tucson is more of a beige and black theme.

Engine Specifications, Gearbox & Mileage

Hyundai has powered the Tucson with 2.0-litre engine for both the petrol and the diesel models. The mills develop 153bhp and 183bhp respectively. Torque peaks at 192Nm for the petrol variant and a massive 400Nm for the diesel unit.

The gearbox duty is done by the 6-speed automatic or the 6-speed manual. The automatic gearbox features ECO and Sport mode for performance, while the manual features ‘Flex Steer' which is three different drive modes depending on the road conditions.

As for the Hyundai Creta, it is powered by 1.6-litre engine on both the diesel and the petrol model. There is also the 1.4-litre diesel variant. While the 1.6-litre petrol mill produces 212bhp, the diesel 1.6-litre churns out 126bhp. On the torque front, the petrol produces 151Nm and 260Nm from the diesel unit.

The smaller 1.4-litre mill comes only in the diesel format churning out 89bhp and 220Nm of torque. All the engines come with the choice of either the 6-speed automatic or manual gearbox, though the 1.4-litre diesel engine is offered with only the 6-speed manual gearbox.

On the fuel efficiency side, the Tucson specs for the petrol manual gearbox (MT) 13.03km/l and the automatic (AT) returns a mileage of 12.92km/l. As for the diesel units, the MT returns of mileage of 18.42km/l and the AT with 16.38km/l.

As for the Hyundai Creta, the 1.4-litre diesel MT mill churns out 21.38km/l, 1.6-litre MT engine returns a mileage of 19.67km/l, while the 1.6-litre AT provides a mileage of 17km/l. The petrol engine of 1.6-litre MT 15.29km/l and 17km/l for the AT.


On the features front, the Hyundai Tucson is loaded with features such as the electric tailgate, electronic parking brake, auto air conditioning, 8-way power adjustable driver seat, automatic headlamps, escort or the guide me home headlamps, among others.

The Hyundai Tucson features the 8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with navigation which supports, Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 6-speaker layout.

As for the Hyundai Creta, it features, follow-me headlamps, auto air conditioning, electric tailgate release, height adjustable driver seat, among others.

The Creta music system is offered with 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supported by Bluetooth, USB, AUX-in, iPod and MP3 player. The base variant of the 1.6-litre petrol and the 1.4-litre diesel mills does not feature the 7-inch touchscreen navigation but gets the touchscreen with audio.


Hyundai has equipped the Tucson with six airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Downhill Brake Control, Brake Assist, Front and Rear parking sensors, also is the Reverse Parking Camera with Steering Adaptive Guidelines, and a lot more.

As for the Hyundai Creta, it has been equipped with six airbags as well, ABS with EBD, ESC, VSM, HAC, Parking is assisted by Rear Parking Sensors with Rear Camera, among others.


Hyundai Tucson:



  • Nu 2.0 6-Speed Manual Base Rs 18.99 Lakh
  • Nu 2.0 6-Speed Automatic GL Rs 21.79 Lakh



R 2.0 6-Speed Manual Base Rs 21.59 Lakh
R 2.0 6-Speed Automatic GL Rs 23.48 Lakh
R 2.0 6-Speed Automatic GLS Rs 24.99 Lakh

Hyundai Creta


  • 1.6L Dual VTVT 6-Speed Manual E Rs 9.22 Lakh
  • 1.6L Dual VTVT 6-Speed Manual E+ Rs 10 Lakh
  • 1.6L Dual VTVT 6-Speed Manual SX+ Rs 11.91 Lakh
  • 1.6L Dual VTVT 6-Speed Manual SX+ (Spl Edition) Rs 12.29 Lakh
  • 1.6L Dual VTVT 6-Speed Automatic SX+ Rs 12.94 Lakh


  • 1.4L CRDi 6-Speed Manual E Rs 10.05 Lakh
  • 1.4L CRDi 6-Speed Manual S Rs 11.28 Lakh
  • 1.4L CRDi 6-Speed Manual S+ Rs 12.18 Lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual SX Rs 12.44 Lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual SX+ Rs 13.44 Lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Automatic S+ Rs 13.64 Lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual SX+ (Spl Edition) Rs 13.82 Lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual SX (O) Rs 14.50 Lakh
  • 1.6L CRDi VGT 6-Speed Automatic SX+ Rs 14.58 Lakh
* All prices are ex-showroom (Delhi)



If you are looking for bigger, powerful and feature filled SUV, the Hyundai Tucson should be your choice. The pricing between the two SUV is wide and that should not hamper your choices. However, if you are looking for an SUV in the price range of Rs 16 lakh to Rs 17 lakh, then the top-of-the-line variant of the Creta should be your choice.

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Story first published: Monday, November 14, 2016, 16:55 [IST]
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