Comparison: Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Taigun

VW Taigun vs Hyundai Creta
By - Manjul Sharma
October 10, 2022

The midsize SUV segment is one of the most hotly contested in India. The most popular midsize SUV has been the Hyundai Creta, and it has been the best-selling midsize SUV for years. However, Volkswagen has entered the segment with the Volkswagen Taigun in the hopes of taking a cut of the lucrative SUV appetite in India. If you’re in the market for a capable midsize SUV, a comparison between the Hyundai and VW SUV is only natural. In the comparison of Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Taigun, we break down the differences and strengths of the two cars to highlight which SUV delivers the better value.

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Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Taigun: Dimensions

Spinny Assured Hyundai Creta Automatic
Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta

Volkswagen Taigun

Length

4300 mm

4221 mm

Width

1790 mm

1760 mm

Height

1635 mm

1612 mm

Wheelbase

2610 mm

2651 mm

Boot Space

433 L

385 L mm

The Hyundai Creta is bigger than the Volkswagen Taigun in all respects except the wheelbase. Due to the compact packaging of its engine, Taigun has a longer wheelbase giving it a 41 mm longer legroom. However, the legroom in Creta is more than enough for all passengers. Moreover, even with 3 cm extra width, the Hyundai has smartly kept Creta’s rear seat considerably spacious for three passengers and it’s a much better 3-seater than that of Volkswagen Taigun. What’s more, the larger boot space of Creta means better luggage carrying capacity, further lifting its appeal for family trips.

Volkswagen Taigun
Volkswagen Taigun

Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Taigun: Engine & Transmission

Hyundai Creta

Volkswagen Taigun

Engine

1.5L petrol engine

1.5L diesel engine

1.4L turbo petrol engine

1 litre turbo petrol engine

1.5 litre turbo petrol engine

Power

115 PS

115 PS

140 PS

115 PS

150 PS

Torque

144 Nm

250 Nm

242 Nm

178 Nm

250 Nm

Transmission

· 6-Speed Manual for petrol and diesel engine.

· CVT for 1.5L petrol

· 6-Speed torque converter for 1.5L diesel

· 7-Speed DCT for 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine

· 6-Speed Manual for both engines

· 6-speed torque converter for 1 litre engine

· 7-speed DTC automatic for 1.5 litre engine

Mileage

17 km/l for petrol

21 km/l for diesel

1litre TSI: 17.2 – 19.2 km/l

1.5 litre TSI: 17.8 - 18.4 km/l

The inclusion of a diesel engine gives the Hyundai Creta a big edge over the Volkswagen Taigun, delivering the best mileage among the two SUVs. Moreover, the Creta has more variety in terms of powertrains, including three different types of automatic transmissions compared to the Taigun’s two. If you are choosing with your brain, you would prefer the Creta over the Taigun just for giving you more freedom in choosing the car that fits your needs. 

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On the other hand, the Volkswagen Taigun will win your heart with its sporty driving dynamics, and its 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine coupled with a 7-speed DCT automatic will make your driving more responsive than the Creta. This engine also offers cylinder deactivation technology which stops two cylinders to reduce fuel consumption when the SUV is just cruising. Just goes to show that even when the heart wins, the brain can be satisfied.

Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Taigun: Features & Comfort

Hyundai Creta Interiors

Hyundai Creta

Volkswagen Taigun

Infotainment system

10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Music system

8 speakers Bose sound system

6-speaker Volkswagen inbuilt music system

Climate control

Automatic

Automatic

Ventilated seats

Front

Front

Adjustable steering

Tilt-adjust

Tilt and Telescopic adjust

Drive modes

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

No

Instrument cluster

Digital

Digital

Sunroof

Panoramic

Standard

Adjustable seats (manual or electric)

8-way powered driver’s seat

Height-adjustable driver seat

Rear AC vents

Yes

Yes

60:40 rear seat split

Yes

Yes

Cruise control

Yes

Yes

The Hyundai Creta leads in the feature department too, with advantages like powered driver seat, panoramic sunroof, and drive modes being the major highlights. Its 8-way powered driver seat offers better adjustability for the driver, while the drive and terrain modes add to the driving convenience. Moreover, while the panoramic sunroof makes the cabin feel airier, the premium sound of Bose music system lifts the overall ride experience. The Volkswagen Taigun on the other hand, packs enough features to deliver a comfortable ride, and the premium interiors are what you would expect of a reputed brand like Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Taigun Interiors

Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Taigun: Safety Features

Hyundai Creta

Volkswagen Taigun

G-NCAP Safety Rating

3-star

Not tested yet

Airbags

Up to 6

Up to 6

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

ESC

Yes

Yes

Traction Control

Yes

Yes

Automatic headlamps

Yes

Yes

Rain-sensing Wipers

No

Yes

Hill hold assist

Yes

Yes

Hill descent control

Yes

Yes

Rear sensors

Yes

Yes

Rear parking camera

Yes

Yes

ISOFIX Child seat anchor points

Yes

Yes

ADAS

No

No

In terms of safety, Both SUVs sport almost similar safety features. Additionally, while the Hyundai Creta ensures decent safety with its 3-star G-NCAP rating, Volkswagen is globally acclaimed for the robust built quality of its products, and the same holds true for Volkswagen Taigun. It’s good to see safety feature comparisons come out in a draw, highlighting the focus on delivering a safe car for Indian roads.

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Hyundai Creta vs Volkswagen Taigun: Price comparison

Hyundai Creta

Volkswagen Taigun

Base variants (Ex-Showroom)

₹10.44 – 12.32 lakhs

₹11.40 lakhs

Mid variants (Ex-Showroom)

₹12.61 – 13.51 lakhs

₹13.40 – 15.40 lakhs

Upper mid variants (Ex-Showroom)

₹13.59 – 15.86 lakhs

₹15.70 – 16.90 lakhs

Top variant

₹16.68 – 18.24 lakhs

₹17.20 – 18.60 lakhs

As we have already seen, Hyundai Creta is relatively bigger, more spacious and feature-rich, the price comparison reveals it offers all this at a lower price than that of Volkswagen Taigun. Also, everyone likes having more options and the Hyundai Creta gives you 27 variants to make a choice, while the Taigun features only 9. Clearly, the Hyundai Creta comes across as a better value for money product as compared to Volkswagen Taigun.

Summary

Examining both the cars on various parameters, it can comfortably be said that the Hyundai Creta is a better family companion than the Volkswagen Taigun. It offers more features, space, and a variety of options including diesel variants. For the family that wants all the features in their midsize SUV, the Creta is the car to own.

With that said, if a more engaging driving experience is higher on your list of must-haves, the Taigun easily beats the Creta. Of course, this means sacrificing a few premium features but since you will be engaged with driving, you might not miss those features as much. However, it is undeniable that the Creta is the better value midsize SUV compared to the Taigun, and the Hyundai SUV should be high on your consideration list.

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Among Hyundai Creta and Volkswagen Taigun, which one has more space?

The Hyundai Creta is 23 mm taller and 30 mm wider than Volkswagen Taigun. However, the Volkswagen Taigun has a 41 mm longer wheelbase than that of the Hyundai Creta. So while Taigun offers better legroom, Creta offers better overall space for 5 passengers.

Among Hyundai Creta and Volkswagen Taigun, which one has more airbags?

Both Hyundai Creta and Volkswagen Taigun offer up to 6 airbags.

Does Volkswagen Taigun have an electronic parking brake?

No, the Volkswagen Taigun doesn’t have an electronic parking brake.

Does Volkswagen Taigun have a panoramic sunroof?

No, the Volkswagen Taigun doesn’t have a panoramic sunroof. It features an electric sunroof instead.

Among Hyundai Creta and Volkswagen Taigun, which one is safer?

Both Hyundai Creta and Volkswagen Taigun are equipped with sufficient safety features such as up to 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and ESC, rear parking sensors, TPMS, etc. Moreover, while the Hyundai Creta has scored a 3-star rating in the Global NCAP safety test, the Volkswagen Taigun hasn’t been tested yet.

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