Here comes another fierce race in the SUV segment: Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur? Will the new Captur capable of stealing the shine of the well-known Creta?
The SUV segment is a promising place for many manufacturers to embark on their new journey. It is now more and more crowded with new players, not to mention that even the old face never miss a chance to step up their games with instant updates, making this section one of the busiest and most competitive segments in the auto industry.
Renault with the Duster is among the first one to take on the SUV game. And the Duster was once one of the best-selling SUVs in India. As time goes by, the interest on the Duster has faded out due to the emergence of other new models. One of them is the Hyundai Creta which was introduced back in 2014. And the Creta has soon become a new king of the SUV market. It has fueled the Renault to launch a more premium SUV than the Duster, which is the Captur, to take on the Creta and reclaim its previous status.
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Renault Captur is revealed last year while the Creta has recently given its facelift. And now, we can drag them into a fair comparison to find out which one is a more competent SUV.
1. Hyundai Creta vs Renault Captur Dimension
The Captur boasts a greater length and width. Specifically, it is 59mm longer and 33mm wider. At 2673mm, the Captur also has a longer wheelbase. Whereas, in terms of height, the Creta is higher 11mm higher.
2. Hyundai Creta vs Renault Captur Exterior
The recent facelift has given the Creta a fresh new look. On the front profile, the Creta is given a larger and more pronounced grille contoured by chrome, and a new bumper with grey paint touch, projector headlamps and LED DRLs. Generally, the updates have transferred the Creta into more aggressive and SUV-like design with better road presence.
Hyundai Creta has transformed into a strong and bold look
The exterior updates on the Creta aim at enhancing its SUV looks, the Captur, on the other hand, pursue the look of a crossover. The Captur generally looks stylish, less boxy and aggressive than the Creta. On the front end, the chrome inserted around the grille and headlamps along with the C-shaped LED DRL on the foglight housing makes it look more sleek and posh.
Renault Captur looks more like a crossover rather than a regular SUV
Both of the cars get 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and dual tone exterior paint is available in both car as well.
Even being positioned on the higher segment than the Duster, the Captur still remains it cost-cutting approach which is reflected in the quality of the interior plastic and its fit and finish. You can point it out by looking at its buttons and knobs. On the other hand, the Creta definitely outdoes the Captur with more upmarket and premium interior.
Both cars come with a touchscreen infotainment system but only the Creta gets access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as MirrorLink. Besides, they also share some common feature like climate control AC, a navigation system, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, automatic headlights and wipers, rear AC vent. Moreover, to assist the drive better, both cars offer features like cruise control, engine push start-stop button, rear parking camera with an adaptive guideline.
Hyundai Creta features a sunroof which allows a brighter and airier cabin
And once again, the Creta edges out the Captur with extra features like sunroof, 6-way electrically adjustment for driver seat, phone charger, and smart key band. It seems that Creta is generous when it comes to its interior features.
Considering the safety, it is the Creta that wins advantages. On the top-spec variants, the Creta will offer six airbags, ESC ABS with EBD, vehicle stability management, hill assist as well as ISOFIX child seat. The Captur also shares some same features like ABS with EBD, ESC hill start assist. However, it offers four airbags only.
Both Creta and Captur include features like ESC, ABS with EBD, hill start assist and driver airbags
Space and seating
On the front seat, Creta and Captur are quite compatible as they are all comfortable and well-supporting. But the difference comes front the rear bench. On the rear, the Captur is less ample with its legroom and headroom. Moreover, it could not provide the same level of comfort and support when it comes to the seat quality.
Storage and Boot space
Measuring 400 litres, Creta’s boot is larger than that of the Captur which closely follows and stands at 392 litres. To even extend the gap, the Creta offers with 60:40 split rear seats which are not available at the Captur.
Not only the boot space, inside the cabin, the Creta also gives more well-thought storage space than the Captur.
4. Hyundai Creta vs Renault Captur Performance
Petrol and diesel engine are offered at both cars. However, only the Creta comes with an automatic transmission option, which makes a legit reason for those who prefer automatic to opt for the Creta.
Hyundai Creta offers two engines, which are a 1.6-litre petrol, a 1.4-litre diesel, and a bigger 1.6-litre diesel mill. Renault Captur is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine and 1.5-litre oil-burner.
Hyundai Creta comes with two diesel engines, the bigger 1.6-litre engine could make 128 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque, the 1.4 oil-burner produces 90 PS and 220 Nm. A 6-speed manual gearbox comes as standard and the bigger engine will get an automatic transmission option, which is a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Captur’s 1.5-litre is able to release the peak power of 110 PS and the peak torque of 240 Nm. And this engine is paired exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Hyundai Creta offers two petrol engine, it also comes with automatic gearbox
In terms of fuel efficiency, the Creta’s smaller diesel engine comes first with the highest mileage of 22.10 kmpl. The bigger one mated with manual gearbox could put out 20.50 kmpl and when it comes with an automatic gearbox, it could return 20.50kmpl. Whereas, the mileage of Captur’s diesel engine comes at 20.37 kmpl.
Creta’s 1.6-litre petrol could churn out 123PS/151Nm while the Captur could provide 106PS/142 Nm. Creta’s engine is assisted by either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic gearbox while the Captur only gets a 5-speed manual transmission only.
Renault Captur's 1.5-litre engine could make 106PS/142 Nm
With regards to the fuel efficiency, the Creta could return 115.80 kmpl of mileage while the Captur pulls out at best 13.87 kmpl of mileage.
With the petrol engines, the Creta seems to be a better one. For the diesel options, in the Creta, there is a certain amount of turbo lags, but it is not as serious as in the Captur’s. Above that point, both cars perform decently at the mid-range revs. Creta takes less time to accelerate and its maximum speed is also ahead of Captur’s.
Given that the Creta and Captur receive the same underpinning, both cars offer equal riding quality, but the Creta might deliver a little bit more bounce at higher speed. Both of them are exciting and peppy. The steering comes with adequate feedback.
5. Hyundai Creta vs Renault Captur Price
Hyundai Creta's price starts at 9.44 lakh and could go up to 15.04 lakh, while the Renault Captur's price bracket ranges from 10.0 lakh to 14.06 lakh.
Generally, it is quite clear that the Creta is more well-rounded and competent. With the recent updates, it has more current and higher tech to offer, not to mention its various engine offers. On the other hand, Renault Captur could give a better driving experience and competitive price.