- Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos- Which one to choose

Confused about which SUV should you go for in the range of 10 to 15 Lakhs with the best specifications at the best price. The Automovill team brings you a comparison of the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos, two of the top-selling SUVs. Prices for Hyundai Creta are starting at Rs 9.99 Lakh ex-showroom (petrol variant) and Kia Seltos are starting at Rs 9.95 Lakh ex-showroom (petrol variant). The engine of Creta (petrol top variant) is 1497 cc, and that of Seltos (petrol top variant) is 1498 cc. Creta has a fuel economy of 21.4 km per litre in Diesel and Seltos has a fuel economy of 20.8 km per litre in Diesel.

Hyundai Creta

Price

Starting at Rs. 9.99 Lakh, the Hyundai Creta goes as high as Rs. 17.70 Lakh. In the petrol segment, the Creta carries a price tag ranging from Rs. 9.99 to Rs. 17.70 lakhs. Among the diesel variants of the Creta, the base price starts at Rs. 10.51 Lakh, while the top-of-the-line version starts at Rs. 17.65 Lakh.

Variants

You can choose from five variants of Hyundai Creta, namely E, EX, S, SX, and SX(O). There is only one diesel engine option available in the base E model, along with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Features

Hyundai Creta features integrated LED headlamps and taillights, 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, and LED taillights. There are changes inside the Creta as well, with climate control, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, a Bose audio system, cruise control, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. The vehicle's Bluetooth-connected car features include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as well as its 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Specifications

There is only one transmission option available for the petrol engine, a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT). Petrol engines come with CVT transmissions, while diesel engines are available with torque converters. There is a 6-speed manual gearbox available as standard on the Creta. There are 17 different variants of Hyundai Creta and 10 different colours available.

KIA Seltos

Price

16 variants of the Kia Seltos are available in 12 different colours. The starting price of the Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.95 Lakh, and the top price is Rs. 17.65 Lakh. Seltos has a price range of Rs. 9.95 Lakh to Rs. 17.44 Lakh for the petrol version. Price ranges vary between Rs. 10.45 Lakh and Rs. 17.65 Lakh for the Seltos diesel variants.

Variants

HT Line and GT Line are the two trim levels of the 2021 Kia Seltos. HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, and HTX+ are the five variants of KIA Seltos. iMT is now available with the 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine in the mid-spec HTK+. GTX+ and the new GTX(O) are two variations of the GT Line.

Features

With its 10.25-inch infotainment system, 8 speakers, sunroof, automatic climate control, wireless phone charging, and remote engine start and stop, the 2021 Seltos offers style and comfort. The vehicle includes 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), brake assistance, hill start assist, and a 360-degree camera (with front and rear parking sensors).

Specifications

A 1.5-litre petrol engine with 115PS and 144Nm, turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol with 140PS and 242Nm, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 115PS and 250Nm are all available on the 2020 Seltos. There is a standard 6-speed manual gearbox with all engines. There are also alternative transmission options, including a 6-speed iMT and a CVT (for the NA petrol), a 7-speed DCT (for the turbo petrol), and a 6-speed automatic (for the diesel).

OUR VERDICT

Based on the comparison between Hyundai Creta and KIA Seltos, Automvill suggests that you purchase the KIA Seltos. It is the best value for money possible for the SUV model at the given price.

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