Hyundai Creta vs MG Astor

Comparison: MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta has for long remained the popular choice in the SUV market and is the runaway market leader. But there has been a slew of entries in this segment over the past few months, each determined to have a slice of the lucrative pie. This is because it is by far the most visible and fast growing in the Indian Market. The MG Astor now challenges the dominance of the Hyundai Creta.

The Creta’s variant options leaves the prospective customer spoilt for choice with something for everyone. The MG Astor tries to trump this by bringing in a long list of features across all its trims to entice the buyer. It’s like two heavyweight boxers battling it out, neither willing to give an inch.

Now if you’re the one considering both these cars, the end result is that you’re not only given a wide variety of variants and features, but also left somewhat baffled about which which car to go for. A decision has to be made. Which is the car that is to be parked in your garage? That’s where we come in – to give you a comprehensive comparison between the two in order to help you make up your mind.

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MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta: Dimensions

MG Astor
MG Astor

Hyundai Creta

MG Astor

Length

4300 mm

4323  mm

Width

1790 mm

1809  mm 

Height

1635 mm

1650  mm

Wheelbase

2610 mm

2585  mm

Boot Space

433 Litres

448 Litres

Ground clearance

190 mm (unladen)

180 mm(unladen)

The MG Astor is bigger than the Hyundai Creta with its radiating pattern on the front grille, 17 inch alloys and wrap-around LED headlamps drawing the eye. It does however fail to match up to the Creta in terms of sheer intimidation on the road with its design being more reminiscent of a crossover rather than a butch SUV. The Hyundai Creta does score over the MG Astor in terms of pure street cred. It stands taller than the Astor but the Creta has a smaller boot space.

Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta

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MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta: Engine and Transmission

Spinny Assured Hyundai Creta Engine

In the engine and transmission department,the Astor comes with only two engine variants while the Hyundai has three engine variants with different types of transmission.

The Hyundai Creta also offers its prospective customers the choice of either diesel or petrol engines. The driver who prefers to have power on tap for quick overtaking on the roads whether in the city or on occasional highway runs will go for the petrol. The customers who drive on highways regularly or have to deal with bad or mountain  roads prefer the diesel for its high torque and all round abilities..

The MG Astor has a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1.3 litre turbo.The power most people expect comes through on the 3 cylinder turbo with the bigger engine being a step or two behind.The engine gearbox combo on both is beautifully tuned and delivers power in a collected linear manner. It may not be the most sporty but when driven within itself delivers a laid back driving experience on both city and highway roads.

The Hyundai Creta outshines the Astor in the mileage stakes even though the engines of eachare of identical capacity.

MG Astor

Hyundai Creta

Engine

1.5L petrol engine

1.3L turbocharged petrol engine

1.5L petrol engine

1.5L diesel engine

1.4L turbocharged petrol engine

Power

110 PS

140 PS

115 PS

115 PS

140 PS

Torque

144 Nm

220 Nm

144 Nm

250 Nm

242 Nm

Transmission

*6-Speed manual and CVT for petrol engine

*6-Speed torque converter automatic for turbocharged engine

*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

Mileage

14 km/l

17 km/l for petrol

21 km/l for diesel

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MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta: Features and Comfort

MG Astor interiors
MG Astor interiors

MG Astor

Hyundai Creta

Infotainment system

10.1-inch touchscreen with i-smart connectivity

10.25-inch touchscreen with connected car tech

Wireless charger

No

Yes

Automatic Climate Control with rear AC vents

Yes

Yes

Ventilated front seats

No

Yes

Powered driver’s seat

Yes

Yes

Instrument cluster

Digital

Semi-digital

Auto-dimming rear-view mirror

No

Yes

Drive or terrain modes

Yes

Yes

Remote engine start

Yes

Yes

Paddle shifters

No

Yes

Ambient lighting

Yes

No

Tilt / Telescopic steering adjust

Tilt only

Yes

Sunroof

Panoramic

Panoramic

The interiors of the Hyundai Creta give one an impression of size and airiness due to the presence of the panoramic sunroof. The driver sits higher up and the view outside is outstanding giving him an edge in city traffic as well as difficult terrain.

The MG Astor comes to the party with its dual tone colour scheme, the overall quality of materials used along with fit and finish of its cabin. The standout feature is the quirky AI assistant mounted on the dashboard which will keep you entertained. It even tells jokes.

The MG Astor does score over the Hyundai Creta with a list of features that are not only comprehensive but also first in segment. The Creta is no slouch either in the features department but the lower end variants do feel stripped down with the feature list getting longer as we reach the top spec variant.The Astor is full of soft touch materials in its cabin giving a truly luxurious feel that belong in segments a notch or two above.

Hyundai Creta interiors
Hyundai Creta interiors

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MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta: Safety Features

Hyundai Creta

MG Astor

GNCAP

3 Stars

Not Certified

Airbags

Yes, Six

Yes ,Six

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes (except EX trims)

ESC

Yes(not in lower trims)

Yes (except EX trims)

Hill Hold Assist

Yes(not in lower trims)

Yes (except EX trims)

Traction Control

Yes ( only top variants)

Yes (except EX trims)

Automatic Headlamps

Yes(not in lower trims)

Yes (except EX trims)

Rain Sensing Wipers

No

Yes

Rear Sensors

Yes

Yes

Rear Parking Camera

Yes(not in lower trims)

Yes( 360 degree camera)

ISOFIX Child seat points

Yes ( only top and mid variants)

Yes

ADAS

Yes

Yes (ADAS Level 2 in top variants)

Hill descent control

Yes(not in lower trims)

Yes

The Hyundai Creta is well equipped in the safety department offering the customer a wide choice as a value addition across all its variants.

The MG Astor matches the features list offered by the Creta but elevates it to a whole new level, should you opt for the ADAS Level 2 package in its top variant.

The Creta carries a 3 star G-NCAP rating while the Astor has yet to be certified by the same. However , there is no doubt that the build quality of the Astor is pretty substantive.

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MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta: Price & Conclusion

Hyundai Creta

MG Astor

Base 

Rs.10.44 - 12.3 Lakhs

Rs.10.31-11.99 Lakhs

Mid

Rs.12.6-15.6 Lakhs

Rs.12.05 -13.61 Lakhs

Upper Mid

Rs.13.5-15.7 Lakhs

Rs.13.68 -14.55 Lakhs

Top

Rs.17.2-18.5 Lakhs

Rs.14.68 - 18.22 Lakhs

The two vehicles are almost priced identical to each other. The MG Astor tries to marginally undercut the Hyundai Creta in order to give the price conscious customer more reason to gravitate towards it.

The top of the line model of the MG Astor does cost marginally less than the Hyundai Creta but it comes with the substantial advantages of the ADAS Level 2 suite which makes it an attractive and practical

Summary: MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta has been around for a long time and it is a popular choice with the people having a good resale value. Its early days yet to talk about the resale value of the Astor. The Astor has tried to bring in a host of modern features matching and even beating the Creta in this respect. It has positioned itself as a value for money product vis a vis features in order to attract the prospective customer. 

The car you buy will thus come down to individual quirks. If you prefer a diesel to petrol, the Creta is the vehicle for you.If aggressive SUV styling matters then you will again choose the Creta. If features and class leading modern electronics are your thing then you will go for the Astor.

Ultimately, both the manufacturers offer models that stand out in their own way, are feature packed and priced attractively as well making either a good buy.

FAQs about MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta

Which car has a better overall performance Astor vs Creta?

A calm sedate drive with a refined drivetrain and engine marks out the MG Astor. The Creta boasts of a smooth ride and comfortable handling. Also, the Creta has a diesel variant while the Astor is petrol only.

What is the difference between SX(O) and SX model in Creta?

The additional features on offer in the SX(O) version over the SX version not only are practically useful but have a high desirability factor as well. They are :- 

  1. Side and curtain airbags
  2. Auto dimming inside mirror
  3. Ventilated front seats
  4. 8-inch full-colour digital instrument cluster
  5. Bose Premium Sound System
  6. Remote Start Engine 
  7. Electrically Adjustable Driver Seat
  8. Black Leather Seat Upholstery
  9. Dual tone diamond Cut Alloys
  10. Air purifier
  11. Electronic Parking brake

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