Hyundai Creta Expert Review


The Hyundai Creta in its current guise first broke ground at the 2020 Auto Expo and went on sale a month after that. In terms of pedigree, the Creta has only been on sale in India since 2015, a relatively short period. Nonetheless, this Hyundai can be called a household name because of the value proposition it brought in when it first arrived on the scene. With the second-generation model, Hyundai has only added to the Creta’s popularity in the Indian market. It competes in the compact SUV space along with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq. When it comes to the SUV-craze in India, the Hyundai Creta truly set the ball rolling. With this new generation model, Hyundai has tried to position the Creta as a more upscale offering by bringing in premium features, and more vibrant powertrain options. So if you are looking for a feature-rich experience and a comfortable family SUV, then the Hyundai Creta should definitely be on your list of cars to check out. Its range of petrol and diesel powertrains only add to its versatility, allowing one to pick between performance, refinement and fuel efficiency.


Paint Quality4/5
Panel Gaps4/5




No. of Airbags6


Eng. Response5/5
Clutch & Gears4/5


Overall, the Hyundai Creta is a well-rounded compact SUV with excellent ride quality and an expansive feature list that will please the Indian audience. The powertrain options also make it quite versatile as one can choose the best version of the Creta according to one's own needs. There are small niggles here and there, but nothing big enough to deter the Creta from becoming your next SUV.

Who should buy a Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta is a good car for those people who like one car that does it all. The Creta offers sporty performance, cabin space, good ride quality and a huge list of features. Therefore, it makes sense that most families will appreciate this SUV. The high ground clearance also means that when you finally do go on that road trip to the mountains, the Creta will be your perfect companion. Therefore, the Hyundai Creta is a suitable SUV for anyone who loves to move around in groups, be it family or friends.

Pros of Hyundai CretaExtensive feature listLoads of powertrain optionsDiesel engine efficiencyTurbo-petrol performanceHandling and stabilityRide quality
Cons of Hyundai CretaLack of soft touch materials inside the cabinDivisive stylingPrice of the top-end variant