Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Hyundai Creta: A Worth Battle

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The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross was a very anticipated launch for the company as well as for many customers. Maruti, in fact, had to rework its sales strategy to sell its premium cars in India since the brand was pictured in a different way.

Hyundai on the other hand entered this segment with a compact SUVthe Creta. This newly launched model managed to receive 10,000 bookings before the launch itself and also made it to the top 10 selling utility vehicle list.

So when these two are compared, which will prove to be a better buy? The segment leader at the moment is the vehicle that began this whole competition—the Ford EcoSport!

Let's take a detailed look at what these two vehicles have to offer and where your money fetches better value.


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross:
The S-Cross is priced between INR 8.34 lakh to INR 13.74 lakh.

Hyundai Creta:
The Creta's pricing starts from INR 8.59 lakh and the top of the line costs INR 13.60 lakh.

Both prices are ex-showroom Delhi.


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross:
The S-Coss is built from ground up based on a new platform. It resembles the SX4 when viewed from the front, but is well designed overall. The design shows how much effort Maruti has put in to give the S-Cross an upmarket feel.

Hyundai Creta:
Hyundai Creta is based on Hyundai's next generation and evolved Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 (FS2.0) Design philosophy. Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 Design philosophy carries forward the highly acclaimed Fluidic design theme in a more refined manner lending a modern and premium touch.


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross:
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross comes loaded with features such as Cruise control, Rain-sensing wipers, HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlamps with auto function, Smartplay infotainment system with reverse parking camera and a push button start/stop option.

Hyundai Creta:
The Creta features Audio Video Navigation system (AVN), a 5-inch touchscreen audio system, Smart key with Push button start, steering mounted controls, 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, projector headlamps and LED positioning lamps.

Engine And Specifications:

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross:
The S-Cross is available with a choice of two diesel engines only: 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine that produces 89 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The second diesel is a 1.6-litre DDiS engine that produces 118 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. This engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Hyundai Creta:
The Creta is available with three engine options. The first is a 1.6 Dual VTVT petrol engine that produces 123 PS of power, while the 1.4-litre diesel engine produces 90 PS of power, and the 1.6-litre diesel mill that will produce 128 PS of power. The Creta will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, while an automatic transmission is available as well.


The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross delivers fuel economy of 23.65 kpl with the 1.3-litre option and the 1.6-litre will return 22.07 kpl.

The Hyundai Creta delivers 21 kpl from the 1.6-litre diesel, 20 kpl from the the 1.4-litre diesel and 15 kpl from the petrol engine.


The S-Cross has safety features like ABS and airbags while the Creta offers side and curtain airbags, ABS, electronic stability control, hill start assist and Vehicle Stability Management.


The S-Cross is certainly a good attempt by Maruti Suzuki to offer a premium crossover to the Indian market, but the Hyundai Creta edges over the S-Cross marginally with its design, performance, features and the automatic transmission option. So where is your money worth better value? It definitely seems to lean toward the Hyundai Creta at this moment.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 16:47 [IST]
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