Hyundai Creta vs Tata Nexon: Which SUV worths your investment?

by Vivaan Khatri | 30/08/2018
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Even not being on the same price range, Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon can still confuse many customers when choosing their next car. IndianAuto will give you the comprehensive comparison review of these two SUVs.

Before we start, it is necessary to remind you that these two cars are not direct competitors. In fact, they belong to different price segment as the Creta is located on the premium SUV segment whereas the Nexon is situated in the lower-priced section. However, there is still an overlap in the price range between these two cars. This might confuse many customers whose budget falls in the overlapped area: Should they extend their budget for a premium car or should they go with a top-spec model of the lower-positioned car with a lavish package? That is why we will give you a detailed comparison review between the Creta’s base model and Nexon’s highest variant. Hopefully, it will help you to make a better purchasing decision.

1. Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon Dimension

Hyundai Creta is the large four-wheeler whose length stands at 4270mm while the Tata Nexon is actually a sub-compact SUV and only measures at 3994mm. It could translate into more legroom for the Creta. Moreover, at 1630mm, the Creta also has a higher body. But when considering the width, it is the Nexon that is wider. It is 1811mm wide, which is 31mm greater than the Creta. 

Dimension  Hyundai Creta  Tata Nexon
 Length  4270mm  3994mm
 Width   1780mm  1811mm
 Height   1630mm  1607mm
 Wheelbase  2590mm  2498mm

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Hyundai Creta 2018 Review India: Specs, Prices and Performance

2. Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon Exterior

In term of the exterior, Tata Nexon and the Creta seems to follow a different style. While the Nexon looks stylish and youthful, the Creta is more mature and butch. If you want your car to stand out from the crowd and catch attention from bystanders, Tata Nexon might be your right answer. 

Hyundai Creta 2018 Exterior

Hyundai Creta 2018 Exterior 

Tata Nexon has been widely recognized for its unique design with a fascinating front face and a quirky rear. The white paint highlight along the body and dual tone car paint with a floating roof and a mesh grille will definitely gain an instant recognition. 

Tata Nexon 2018 Exterior

Tata Nexon 2018 Exterior 

On the other hands, the Creta is loved for its good presence, posh and balanced look. It obviously delivers premium vibe. However, it lacks distinctive features as in the Nexon. 

Generally, depending on your taste, you will find a more preferable design between these two and it is hard to tell which one has a better design.

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Tata Nexon 2018 Review: Stunning Design with Appealing Price

3. Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon Interior

The Creta and Nexon share the same black and grey interior theme. However, the Creta’s interior, just like its outer look, is more mature and simply while the Nexon’s cabin feels more stylish with special touches like glossy black piano application and silver accent. While the Creta has a straightforward and simple layout as well as design. 

Hyundai Creta Interior DashboardTata Nexon Interior Dashboard

4. Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon Features

To have a fair and specific comparison between the two cars, we will pick out the three variants of the comparable prices to give you a better idea what exactly will you get out of the two models with the same budget.

The Hyundai E Plus trim will match with Tata Nexon XZA Plus. It is obvious that Tata Nexon is given a fully-loaded feature list. It also gets some standard functions which are also featured on the lower variants. 

  • Rear Parking Sensor

  • Remote central locking 

  • USB charger

  • Electronically adjustable outside rearview mirrors

  • Automatic climate control with rear AC vents

  • Electronic and foldable ORVMs

  • Rear power socket

  • Chilled glove box

  • Multi-function Steering Wheel

  • Automatic Climate Control

  • Engine Start Stop Button

Tata Nexon interior storage space

Tata Nexon provides many storage places inside the cabin

Moreover, the top-spec models get some unique features that are exclusively available for the top variants.

  • Key Wristband

  • Manual mode

  • Smart hill assist 

  • Creep function

Hyundai Creta E Trim Plus which is the base variants of the Creta will come with Manual AC with rear vents, ORVMs with integrated indicator, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with USB, AUX input, Bluetooth connection, and CD Player. 

Hyundai Creta sunroof

Hyundai Creta's interior is brightened with the existence of a sunroof

With regards to the safety feature, the Creta E trim, despite being the baseline, still offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD, as well as Day/Night IRVM with impact sensing door unlock. While the Tata Nexon XZ+ will have dual airbags, ABS with EBD, central locking, parking sensor, rear camera.

5. Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon Performance

Nexon’s suspension is on the soft side, which allows it to offer good handling and cornering. Generally, the car offers a decent and comfortable drive, especially on the highway. Especially, Nexon comes with a set of different driving modes, including Eco, City, and Sport.

Tata Nexon offers three different driving modes, Eco, City and Sport

On the other hands, Creta is made more for the city streets. Be prepared with a light steering, it easily maneuvers around the city as well as on the highway.

Hyundai Creta is more suitable for city driving

6. Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon Price

For the petrol version, you can have the Creta E (9.44) or higher variant E Plus (10 lakh). All are powered by a 1.6-litre petrol mill which makes 121bhp and 151Nm. It will be paired with Nexon Petrol XZA Plus which is priced at 9.41 lakh. This model is given a 1.2;-liter oil burner releasing 108.5bh and 170Nm. 

For the diesel version, you can get Nexon 1.56 XZA Plus for 10.39 lakh or Nexon XZ Plus for 9.69 lakh. The dual tone car paint will take 0.2 lakh more. Whereas the Creta Diesel 1.4 E Plus is priced at 10 lakh.

7. Overall

The top spec Nexon will give you more feature. It also has a more powerful engine with higher torque. The small size of the car also makes it a better option for city commuting. But the fit and finish of the plastic don’t feel as premium as the Creta.

 On the other hand, you will get these advantages when buying the Creta: more spacious room, better after service, and last but not least, good resell price. But its feature offer is nowhere to beat Nexon’s top spec models. Also, notice that there might be a facelift in the near future. If you can wait, you can get the better package out of the Creta’s brand name. 

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