Mahindra XUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta – Detailed Comparison, Which One More Suits You?

by Mohammed Burman | 10/01/2019
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The Mahindra XUV300 will not only “pose a threat” to the Maruti Vitara Brezza but even directly compete against the dominator of the Indian compact SUV segment, the Hyundai Creta.

The Mahindra XUV300 will not only pose a threat to the Maruti Vitara Brezza but will even directly compete against the dominator of the Indian small SUV segment, the Hyundai Creta. Mahindra and Mahindra has revealed the new vehicle with many segment-leading features, which ensure it offers fierce competition against other SUVs such as the Maruti Vitara Brezza and even the Hyundai Creta. Putting the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Creta beside each other, you may wonder which one to choose because both of the vehicles offer its customers an array of top-notch features. Earlier, we have provided you with a detailed comparison between the Mahindra XUV300 and the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Today, let’s compare the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Creta.

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Mahindra XUV300 and Hyundai Creta

A comparison between the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Creta will help you more easily choose between them

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta Features

Exterior features

Once the Mahindra XUV300 is launched in India, it is expected to remind you a lot of the Hyundai Creta as regards to the exterior design. This might be because the television commercial of the new XUV300 shows an orange shade which is similar to that of the Hyundai Creta. The other similarities between these two cars include blacked-out A-pillars and a thick C-pillar.

However, the XUV300 has its own distinctive elements with many design features taking the inspiration from Cheetah, like the aggressive rear haunches and the bold creases. The rear end bears much resemblance to the concept model of the Suzuki IV4, but looks more appealing. The Hyundai Creta, which has recently received a facelift, comes with the typical cascading grille of the company, which makes the SUV much more muscular.

Here, it is really difficult to pick out the winner. Appearance is a matter of personal interest and the choice between the two vehicles is totally yours. However, the XUV300 will look fresher and seems to be the winner in the comparison between the two vehicles.  

Interior features

Refer to the table below for a comparison between the outstanding interior features of the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Creta.

 Mahindra XUV300 Hyundai Creta
  • Leather seats

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity (top-spec variant)

  • Large MID on the instrument cluster


  • Leather seats

  • Automatic temperature  control

  • Standard 7-inch sat-nav infotainment touchscreen system which supports navigation and rear parking camera connectivity

In terms of the interior, it seems that the Mahindra XUV300, with some segment-leading features like the dual-zone automatic climate control, deserves to be the winner in the comparison.

Mahindra XUV300 vs Hyundai Creta interior

With some segment-leading features, the Mahindra XUV300 seems to be the winner as regards the interior features

Safety features

Look at the table below to get an insight into a comparison between the safety features of the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Creta

 Mahindra XUV300  Hyundai Creta
  • 7 airbags (top-spec variant)

  • ABS with EBD

  • 4 disc brakes

  • Brake assist

  • Front and rear parking sensors

  • Reverse parking camera


  • 2 airbags for driver and front passenger (base variant) and 6 airbags (top-spec variant)

  • ABS with EBD

  • Dynamic stability control (DSC)

  • Downhill-Assist Control (DAC)

Here, it is difficult to pick out the winner as each car has its own strengths.

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta specifications


Being a compact SUV, the Mahindra XUV300 will certainly lose in the competition in this aspect with an expected 3,999 mm length; 1,800 mm width and 1,590 mm height with a wheelbase of 2,600mm. On the other hand, despite being not as wide as the Mahindra XUV300 (1,780 mm in width), the Hyundai Creta measures 4,270 mm in length; and 1,665 mm in height. The Hyundai Creta has a wheelbase which is 2590 mm long, shorter than that of the Mahindra XUV300, which is claimed to be the vehicle with the longest wheelbase in the segment, by 10 mm.

 Dimensions  Mahindra XUV300   Hyundai Creta Differences 
 Length  3,999 mm  4,270 mm  + 271 mm
 Width  1,800 mm  1,780 mm  + 20 mm 
 Height  1,590  1,665 mm  - 75 mm
 Wheelbase  2,600 mm  2,590 mm  + 10 mm

Engine and transmission

Model Engine types  Max Power Peak torque  Transmission

 Mahindra XUV300


 1.2L turbocharged petrol  128 bhp  160 Nm  6-speed MT/AMT
  1.5L D15 diesel  123 bhp  300 Nm  6-speed MT

 Hyundai Creta

 1.6L petrol  121 bhp   151 Nm  6-speed MT/AMT
 1.6L diesel   126 bhp  260 Nm  6-speed MT/AMT
 1.4L diesel  88.7 bhp  220 Nm  6-speed MT/AMT

The Mahindra XUV300 is going to be available with both turbocharged petrol and diesel motor, which will make sure that both of the two versions will deliver a high power output. Despite having a smaller petrol motor than the Hyundai Creta, the 1.2L petrol engine of the XUV300 will effectively compete against the 1.6L petrol unit of its rival with 128 bhp of max power and 160 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5L diesel engine of the Mahindra XUV300 will also be equal with the 1.6L diesel unit of the Hyundai Creta and much more powerful than the 1.4L diesel unit of its rival.

Hyundai Creta has an advantage over its rival in terms of the transmission duties as besides the standard MT gearbox for the base variants, it offers a 6-speed AT unit on both of the 1.6L petrol and 1.6L diesel top-spec variants. On the other hand, the XUV300 is available with a 6-speed MT/AMT gearbox on the petrol variants and a 6-speed MT unit on the diesel variants.

Here, although less advantageous than the Hyundai Creta with respect to the transmission options, we would like to give the Mahindra XUV300 a thumb up with its more powerful engine.

2019 Mahindra XUV300 orange angular look

The Mahindra XUV300 is expected to be a vehicle with an impressive performance

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta Mileage

For the petrol variants, the Mahindra XUV300 will deliver better fuel efficiency than the Hyundai Creta, with the figures for the two vehicles being 17 kmpl and 15.8 kmpl, respectively. On the other hand, the 1.6L petrol motor of the Hyundai Creta churns out a better mileage than the 1.5L unit of the Mahindra XUV300. However, the mileage 1.4L diesel engine of the Hyundai Creta is not as high as that of Mahindra XUV300.

 Engine types Mahindra XUV300  Hyundai Creta 
 Petrol  17 kmpl  15.8 kmpl 
 Diesel  20 kmpl  22.1 kmpl (1.6L), 17.6 kmpl (1.4L) 

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Hyundai Creta Price

Prices Mahindra XUV300  Hyundai Creta 
 Base  Rs 7 lakh  Rs 9.5 lakh
 Top   Rs 11 lakh  Rs 15.3 lakh

The Mahindra XUV300 is developed based on the successful platform of the Ssangyong Tivoli. Moreover, it is equipped with an array of top-in-the-segment features such as the dual-zone temperature control, 7 airbags, etc.; therefore it is not low-priced at all. However, when compared with the Hyundai Creta, it is still much cheaper. So, if you are on a quite tight budget and are looking for a car with top-notch features, we highly recommend the Mahindra XUV300.

Here, again the Mahindra XUV300 will be the winner since you can buy a top-spec XUV300 with the money to pay for a mid-spec Hyundai Creta with equally advanced features and impressive performance.

 2018 Hyundai Creta orange angular look

The Hyundai Creta is more suitable for auto buyers who are on a loose budget

By now, we have provided you with a detailed comparison between the Mahindra XUV300 and the Hyundai Creta, which is expected to help you more wisely choose between them. In conclusion, if you are on a loose budget and want a compact SUV with a bold stance and an array of top-notch features, the Hyundai Creta is the ideal one for you. On the other hand, if you are on a quite tight budget and are looking for a vehicle with a fresh look, an equally impressive list of features, the Mahindra XUV300 is the one to go for. Regardless of which one you choose, the XUV300, which is projected to be launched in India in February 2019, with an aggressive price, some segment-leading features and a powerful engine, certainly have the potentialities to become a formidable competitor against some other vehicles in the same segment including the Maruti Vitara Brezza, the Tata Nexon, the  Ford EcoSport and even the segment dominator, the Hyundai Creta.

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What do you think about the Mahindra XUV300, the upcoming SUV of the domestic automaker and its prospects in India? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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