Comparison: Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder
By - Manjul Sharma
March 7, 2024

As expected, the launch of the facelift of India’s darling SUV, Hyundai Creta has taken the competition to all-new heights. As the leader of its segment and Hyundai’s best-ever-selling car in India, Creta symbolises what most mid-suv buyers want and how well the Korean carmaker understands that. The revolutionising success of the Creta is the prime reason behind the mid-size SUV segment being the most crowded one in the Indian automobile market. Despite being a mid-size SUV that is nowhere near the affordable cars in the market, the Creta has established itself as one of the best-selling cars. In terms of competition, the Hyundai Creta has the Toyota Hyryder as one of its strongest rivals. Coming from Toyota’s factories, the Hyryder possesses renowned trustworthiness and durability, and these qualities are invaluable in more than one way. In addition to that, like the Creta, the Hyryder has a lot favouring it on the grounds of Indian conditions and demands. For such potency of Hyryder, a buyer looking for a capable mid-size SUV is certain to weigh it against the Creta. To simplify things in such an examination, this comparison of the Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder breaks down the similarities and key differences to help you decide between the two.

Note: This comparison also largely holds true for the Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Maruti Grand Vitara as the Grand Vitara is the Maruti twin of the Toyota Hyryder.

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder: Dimensions

2024 Hyundai Creta facelift

Hyundai Creta 2024

Toyota Hyryder

Length

4,330 mm

4,365 mm

Width

1,790 mm

1,795 mm

Height

1,635 mm

1,645 mm

Wheelbase

2,610 mm

2,600 mm

Ground Clearance

190 mm

210 mm

Boot Space

433 litres

373 litres (mild-hybrid) 265 litres (strong-hybrid)

Whether or not a car offers enough space for five passengers should be the first examination in car comparisons, especially when the contenders are SUVs. Among these two, while the Hyryder is 35 mm longer, 5 mm wider, and 10 mm taller than the Creta, there is no major difference in terms of the overall space available. Moreover, despite having a 10 mm longer wheelbase, the Creta offers slightly less legroom to the rear passengers. However, what does make a considerable difference is Creta’s 433-litre boot space which is significantly larger than the 373-litre boot space of the Hyryder and is more appealing for Indian families. At the same time, the Hyryder’s 210 mm ground clearance is a better one than Creta’s 190 mm ground clearance and makes its importance felt while driving through bumps and potholes.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Looks are where these SUVs are worlds apart from each other. With a sleek chrome-treated grille and calmer face, the Hyryder is more inclined towards those preferring a sophisticated style, while the Creta looks more aggressive with a larger imposing grille, sharper elements at the front and back.

For passenger space, both the Hyryder and Creta are good options. However, the 433-litre boot space does give the Creta an edge over the Hyryder.  

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder: Engine & Transmission

Hyundai Creta 2024

Toyota Hyryder

Engine

1.5-litre NA petrol engine

1.5-litre turbo diesel engine

1.5-litre turbo petrol engine

1.5 litre mild-hybrid petrol engine

1.5 litre strong-hybrid petrol engine

1.5 litre petrol engine with CNG kit

Power

115 PS

116 PS

160 PS

103 PS

116 PS

87.83 PS

Torque

144 Nm

250 Nm

253 Nm

136.8 Nm

141 Nm

121.5 Nm

Transmission

6-speed MT with NA petrol and diesel engines

CVT with NA engine

6-speed torque converter automatic with diesel engine

7-speed DCT automatic with turbo petrol engine

5-speed MT with mild-hybrid petrol and CNG variants

6-speed torque converter automatic with mild-hybrid petrol engine

e-CVT with strong-hybrid engine

Mileage

17.4 – 18.4 km/l (petrol)

19.1 – 21.8 km/l (diesel)

21.11 km/l (mild-hybrid)

27.97 km/l (strong-hybrid)

26.6 km/kg (CNG)

Of all the differences between the Creta and Hyryder, the mechanical differences are the most significant as they exhibit the different philosophies of these cars.

With a naturally aspirated petrol engine, a turbo diesel engine, and a performance-oriented turbo petrol engine, the Hyundai Creta is the best all-round package, giving it the edge to lead the segment. What adds to its appeal is its versatility, given the number of engine and transmission combinations it offers and the segment-best ride quality. Like those of the Hyryder, all its engines (including the diesel one) are supremely refined and deliver a smooth drive with minimum NVH levels. Moreover, its turbo petrol engine which it shares with the Kia Seltos, Kia Carens, Hyundai Verna, and the Hyundai Alcazar, is being lauded all over India for its sprightly performance.

On the other hand, the strong-hybrid Hyryder is engineered to cope with the skyrocketing fuel prices and as the sales figures reflect, they are being well-received. Like its sibling Maruti Grand Vitara, the Hyryder is one of the most fuel-efficient cars in India, with a mileage that is as high as 27.97 km/l is one of its main attractions. While performance-wise, the Hyryder is not as good as the Creta, but its performance cannot be called sluggish. This Japanese SUV generates ample power and torque to drive five passengers comfortably and comes with an optional all-wheel-drive system to facilitate better control in uneven driving conditions.

Specifically in terms of engines, the Creta gets the advantage of the diesel engine, while the Hyryder gets the advantages of a CNG-powered engine and a strong-hybrid engine.

In simple words, the Creta is a better car in terms of performance and ride quality. However, if you mostly use your car for day-to-day commutes, then the Hyryder emerges as a more appealing car for its lower running cost.

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder: Features & Comfort

Hyundai Creta 2024 interior

Hyundai Creta 2024

Toyota Hyryder

Infotainment system

10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system

9-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Music system

8-speaker Bose sound system

6-speaker Arkamys sound system

Climate control

Dual-zone automatic

Automatic

Ventilated seats

Front ventilated seats

Front ventilated seats

Adjustable steering

Tilt & telescopic adjust

Tilt & telescopic adjust

Drive modes

Drive modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport Terrain modes: Sand, Mud, Snow

Drive modes: Normal, Eco, Power, EV

Instrument cluster

10.25-inch digital instrument cluster

7-inch digital instrument cluster

Sunroof

Panoramic sunroof

Panoramic sunroof

Adjustable seats (manual or electric)

8-way powered driver seat

Not available

Rear AC vents

Available

Available

60:40 rear seat split

Available

Available

Cruise control

Available

Available

Both these SUVs feel substantially premium on the inside. However, the Creta is fresher and feels more modern, especially due to the connected displays, flat-bottom steering, and more advanced and futuristic-looking digital instrument cluster. Clearly, Hyundai has gone all nine yards in making its most popular car as premium as possible. The light colour theme that consists of a sedate combination of grey and beige, not only makes the Creta feel more upmarket but also enhances the sense of airiness and space. On the other hand, the Hyryder features a more contemporary setup with a free-standing touchscreen and a separate screen for the digital instrument cluster. Notably, the Hyryder features more soft-touch materials like the leatherette padding on the dashboard and doors. Combined with this, the black and brown colour theme gives the Hyryder’s cabin a Toyota Fortuner-like ambience.

Toyota Hyryder interior

It is hard to beat Hyundai cars in terms of features, especially when it is Hyundai’s best-selling car in a comparison. While both SUVs offer most modern-day features expected of mid-size SUVs such as a panoramic sunroof, front ventilated seats, voice commands, 360-degree camera, paddle shifters and more, the Creta beats Hyryder by a long distance, offering a powered driver seat, dual-zone AC, cooled glove box, puddle lamps, remote engine start, LED cabin lamps, rear sun shades among others. At the same time, the Hyryder has a mentionable advantage in the form of a head-up display that facilitates real-time driving information such as speed and navigation, without requiring you to take your eyes off the road ahead.

The Hyundai Creta is significantly more premium and a far more feature-rich car than the Toyota Hyryder.

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder: Safety Features

Hyundai Creta 2024

Toyota Hyryder

G-NCAP Safety Rating

Not tested

Not tested

Airbags

Six

Up to six airbags

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

ESC

Yes

Yes

Traction Control

Yes

Yes

Automatic headlamps

Yes

Yes

Rain-sensing Wipers

Yes

No

Hill hold assist

Yes

Yes

Hill descent control

No

Yes

Rear sensors

Yes

Yes

Rear parking camera

360-degree camera

360-degree camera

ISOFIX Child seat anchor points

Yes

Yes

ADAS

Level-2 ADAS features

No

On the safety front, both Hyryder and Creta are well-kitted with safety features, however, the Creta possesses the advantages of six airbags as standards, front parking sensors, a blind-view monitoring camera, and the coveted Level-2 ADAS safety suite that includes 19 autonomous features. Whereas, the Hyryder sports all the essential safety features like ABS with EBD, ESC, traction control, but what deserves a mention is the hill descent control in its all-wheel-drive variant. Moreover, since both cars have not been tested by the Global NCAP or Bharat NCAP it would be unwise to make any statement about their build quality.

Given the availability of more safety features and a Level-2 ADAS safety suite, the Hyundai Creta is the safer of the two.

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder: Price comparison

Hyundai Creta 2024

Toyota Hyryder

Base variants (Ex-Showroom)

Rs 11 – 13.68 lakh

Rs 11.14 lakh

Mid variants (Ex-Showroom)

Rs 13.39 – 17.32 lakh

Rs 12.81 – 16.66 lakh

Upper mid variants (Ex-Showroom)

Rs 15.27 – 17.60 lakh

Rs 14.49 – 18.69 lakh

Top variant

Rs 17.24 – 20.15 lakh

Rs 16.04 – 20.19 lakh

With all the parameters compared above, the prices of these SUVs make the Hyundai Creta a better value-for-money offering. It is safer, more feature-rich, more premium, and has more diverse powertrains so that there is a Creta for every mechanical requirement. Meanwhile, the Hyryder more than justifies its price as a more economical urban commuter.

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder: Summary

In conclusion, the Hyundai Creta is the undisputed king of its segment for a strong reason. As always, it delivers more value than every other car in the segment let alone the Hyryder, and its latest 2024 model has taken giant strides on the grounds of modernity. For driving requirements that include city commutes as well as highway travelling, the Hyundai Creta should be a clear choice because it is a safer, more premium, and more entertaining car. All the same, if you are going to use your SUV for day-to-day commutes and want to keep the running cost low, then the Toyota Hyryder should be the better option.

Hyundai Creta 2024 vs Toyota Hyryder: FAQs

  1. Q. Among the Hyundai Creta 2024 and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, which one is bigger?

    The Hyundai Creta is 4,330 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,635 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is 4,365 mm long, 1,795 mm wide, 1,645 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. Therefore, the Toyota Hyryder is 35 mm longer, 5 mm wider, 10 mm taller and has a 10 mm shorter wheelbase as compared to the Hyundai Creta.

  2. Q. Among the Hyundai Creta 2024 and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, which one delivers more mileage?

    The Hyundai Creta delivers a mileage of up to 18.4km/l from petrol and up to 21.8 km/l from diesel, while the Hyryder delivers a mileage of up to 27.97 km/l from petrol and up to 26.6 km/kg from CNG. Clearly, the Toyota Hyryder is a more fuel-efficient car than the Hyundai Creta.

  3. Q. Among the Hyundai Creta 2024 and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, which one has more features?

    For the advantages of the dual-zone climate control, cooled glove box, powered driver seat, LED cabin lamps, rear sunshades, front parking sensors, rear seat headrest cushions, remote engine starter, Level-2 ADAS features and more, the Hyundai Creta is more feature-rich car than the Toyota Hyryder.

  4. Q. Does the Toyota Hyryder have a diesel engine?

    No, Toyota has not equipped the Hyryder with a diesel engine.

  5. Q. What are the standard safety features of the Toyota Hyryder?

    The standard safety features of the Toyota Hyryder include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill hold control, vehicle stability control, and rear parking sensors.

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