Hyundai Creta has been the number one choice for compact-SUV customers in India for years. Leading the segment sales chart for a long time, Hyundai Creta is always ahead of other competitors in the same place, for example, Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks or Honda BR-V. Hyundai Creta is currently priced from Rs 9.6 lakh to Rs 15.65 lakh. At the same price range, the customers could also afford C-segment sedans like Honda City or Volkswagen Vento, to name a few. The current market has seen the eclipse of SUV segment over other body types, however, could the bigger popularity mean better performance? Let’s find out the answer in the following drag race video.
Hyundai Creta VS VW Vento Tsi | Drag Race |
The video presents the drag race between two models, SUV Hyundai Creta and sedan Volkswagen Vento. Both of the models here are powered by diesel engines and both of which has the same displacement of 1.6 litres. More interestingly, they are all paired with automatic transmission. While the automatic unit on the Hyundai Creta here is a 6-speed torque converter gearbox, the one from Vento is a 7-speed direct shift gearbox which offers a quick and easy shifting. Essentially, the two make a perfect match for a drag race.
In the drag race, two vehicles run three rounds. And as it turns out, the Volkswagen is the winner of all. It wins on the first two round and also the third round when they get into a rolling race. In all the three rounds, the Volkswagen Vento are all well ahead of the Creta. Volkswagen Vento could gain an upper hand over the Creta mostly thanks to its lighter weight. While the Creta’s kerb weight is around 1,350 kilograms, the Vento’s kerb weight measures at 1,208 kilograms. Besides, the direct shift gearbox also gives the Vento advantage over Creta’s regular automatic 6-speed gearbox.
Diesel Hyundai Creta is good for 126 Bhp/260 Nm while the diesel Volkswagen Vento could make 108 Bhp/250 Nm
About the power output, Hyundai Creta is more powerful with 126 Bhp and 260 Nm. On the other hand, Volkswagen Vento is capable of 108 Bhp and 250 Nm. It is the Hyundai Creta that gets the higher power output; however, it delivers less torque. Within of C-segment sedan, Volkswagen Vento owns the most powerful engine. The powertrain of the Vento also delivers the decent fuel economy of 16.09kmpl. Hyundai Creta’s 126 PS 1.6-litre engine returns the fuel mileage of 17.6 kmpl.
Hyundai Creta is bound to get the generation update in 2020. The new-gen model was displayed recently at Beijing Motor Show. On the other hands, Volkswagen Vento might receive the necessary facelift next year too.