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Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Midsize SUV Compared

The two Korean cousins, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos have gained massive popularity in India. Hyundai Creta has been the top-selling compact SUV at one time and remains close to that position. Launched in 2019, Kia Seltos soon outshined every other contender including Hyundai Creta. Ever since Hyundai facelifted Hyundai Creta in 2020, its rivalry with Kia Seltos has taken an interesting turn. Keep reading, as we lay before you how well these two Korean compact SUVs perform against each other.

Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Dimensions

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Length

4300 mm

4315 mm

Width

1790 mm

1800 mm

Height

1635 mm

1645 mm

Wheelbase

2610 mm

2610 mm

Boot Space

433 L

433 L

Clearly, Kia Seltos is slightly bigger than Hyundai Creta in every parameter, and the difference doesn’t end at size only. While Hyundai Creta looks sufficiently classy, Kia Seltos looks more stylish than Hyundai Creta and appears snazzier due to perfectly placed and proportioned ornamentation.

Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Interiors and Tech Features

Kia Seltos Interiors
Kia Seltos Interiors

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Infotainment system

10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

10.25-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Wireless charger

Yes

Yes

Ventilated front seats

Yes

Yes

Powered driver’s seat

Yes

Yes

Air purifier

Yes

Yes

Rear window blinds

Yes

Yes

Drive or terrain modes

Yes

Yes

Remote engine start

Yes

Yes

Paddle shifters

Yes

No

Ambient lighting

No

Yes

Tilt / Telescopic steering adjust

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Sunroof

Panoramic

Regular

Heads-up display

No

Yes

It’s a tight competition in the feature department. As most features are available in both, each car is offering some perks over another one. Kia Seltos’s advantage over Hyundai Creta includes ambient lighting and easing off the driver’s job with its heads-up display and telescopic adjustment for steering along with tilt. However, instead of the standard sunroof which is there in Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta has a massive panoramic sunroof on offer. While Hyundai Creta is missing a heads-up display and telescopic adjustment, it is smoothening the driving experience with paddle shifters.

Hyundai Creta Interiors
Hyundai Creta Interiors

Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Safety Features

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Front parking sensors

No

Yes

Rear parking sensors

Yes

Yes

Airbags

6

6

Electronic parking brake

Yes

No

ABS, EBD, and ESC

Yes

Yes

Blind Spot indicator

No

Yes

Parking camera

Rear

360-Degree

Auto headlamps/ Rain-sensing Wipers

Yes / No

Yes / Yes

Tyre pressure monitor

Yes

Yes

Both cars are sufficiently safe with their six airbags, rear parking sensors, TPMS, ABS, EBD, and ESC. Kia Seltos has the advantage of a 360-degree parking camera whereas Hyundai Creta has just the rear one. Moreover, with the availability of a blind spot indicator, front parking sensors, and rain-sensing wipers, Kia Seltos seems to slightly lead in the safety race. However, Hyundai Creta is not too far behind and has an electronic parking brake on offer that Kia Seltos is missing.

Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Powertrains

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Engine

1.5L petrol engine

1.5L diesel engine

1.4L turbocharged petrol engine

1.5L petrol engine

1.5L diesel engine

1.4L turbocharged petrol engine

Power

115 PS

115 PS

140 PS

115 PS

115 PS

140 PS

Torque

144 Nm

250 Nm

242 Nm

144 Nm

250 Nm

242 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 all three engines

* 6-Speed iMT and CVT and for 1.5L petrol

* 6-Speed torque converter for 1.5L diesel

* 7-Speed DCT for 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine

Mileage

17 km/l for petrol

21 km/l for diesel

16.8 km/l for petrol

21 km/l for diesel

Hyundai Creta

Since both cars have the same engines, power and torque remain the same. Nevertheless, everyone likes to have more options, and Kia Seltos has an upper hand here. All the options available in Hyundai Creta are there in Kia Seltos. Moreover, Kia Seltos offers a 6-Speed iMT transmission for the 1.5L petrol engine and a 6-Speed manual transmission for the 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine. In terms of mileage, Hyundai Creta has a slight advantage of 0.2km/l over Kia Seltos for petrol-powered variants.

Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos: Price & Conclusion

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Entry-level (Ex-Showroom)

₹10.16 – 13.34 lakhs

₹9.95 – 12.29 lakhs

Mid-level (Ex-Showroom)

₹14.13 – 16.37 lakhs

₹13.19 – 15.99 lakhs

Top-level (Ex-Showroom)

₹16.57 – 17.87 lakhs

₹16.75 – 18.10 lakhs

Used car prices (starting)

₹7.30 lakhs

₹14.84 lakhs

The prices of homeland cousins don’t differ much. In their respective price brackets, Hyundai Creta has 19 variants and Kia Seltos has 18 variants.

The rivalry seems fairly tight in every department. Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta, both are amply loaded with features to keep your ride smooth, comfortable, and convenient. With a couple of additional driving perks, Kia Seltos offers you a better driving experience, however a big panoramic sunroof tips the popularity scale in favour of Hyundai Creta.

FAQs

Which transmission options are available in Kia Seltos?

The Transmission options available in Kia Seltos are a 6-Speed manual or CVT, 6-Speed iMT, and 7-Speed DCT, and 6-Speed torque converter.

Does Kia Seltos have a panoramic Sunroof?

No, Kia Seltos has only a standard sunroof.

How Safe is Hyundai Creta?

Hyundai Creta is an amply safe car. It has six airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, TPMS, rear parking sensors, and an electronic parking brake.

Among Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, which one is more powerful?

Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta have the same engines. A 1.5L petrol engine produces 115 PS, a 1.5L diesel engine produces 115 PS, and a 1.4L turbocharged engine produces 140 PS.

Does Hyundai Creta have Lane-watch cameras?

No, the Hyundai Creta doesn't have a lane-watch cameras.

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