Maruti S-Cross Petrol vs Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta Mileage Comparison

by Harish Kumar | 09/08/2020
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Maruti S-Cross Petrol offers the highest fuel mileage figure in its class. Here’s a brief mileage comparison between the S-Cross Petrol vs Kia Seltos vs Hyundai Creta.

After almost 6 months from its first debut, Maruti Suzuki has launched the S-Cross Petrol in India with the price starting from Rs 8.39 lakh to Rs 12.15 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Maruti S-Cross petrol comes to replace the outgoing diesel version of the S-Cross, ditching the outgoing 1.3-litre diesel motor owing to the stricter emission norms. Coming with the new BS6-compliant 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine option, the Maruti S-Cross Petrol offers the best fuel efficiency of its class. How could the S-Cross Petrol compare with Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta in terms of mileage, we’ll find out.

maruti s-cross petrol front angle

Considering the dimensions, the new Maruti S-Cross goes up against the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass in the country’s midsize SUV segment. All the cars measure 4,300 mm to 4,400 mm in length.


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Maruti S-Cross Petrol

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta


4,300 mm

4,315 mm

4,300 mm


1,785 mm

1,800 mm

1,790 mm


1,595 mm

1,645 mm

1,635 mm


2,600 mm

2,610 mm

2,610 mm

Ground Clearance

180 mm

190 mm

190 mm

The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are doing quite well in terms of sales thanks to their distinctively lavish looks, potent engines and state-of-the-art features galore while Maruti S-Cross is also a respectable offering from the country’s largest-selling automaker. When taking all of these SUVs into consideration, the Maruti S-Cross petrol offers the best-in-class fuel mileage figures.


Maruti S-Cross Petrol

Kia Seltos

Hyundai Creta

Jeep Compass

Renault Duster

Nissan Kicks


18.55 kmpl (MT)

18.43 kmpl (AT)

16.5 kmpl

16.8 kmpl (MT)

16.9 kmpl (AT)

16 kmpl

16 kmpl

15.8 kmpl

As you can see from the table, the all-new Maruti S-Cross Petrol offers the best-in-segment fuel mileage of 18.55 kmpl (for the petrol variants). Even with the automatic transmission on tap, the S-Cross petrol also delivers a commendable figure of 18.43 kmpl. That said, the Maruti S-Cross petrol turns out to be more fuel-efficient than Creta and Seltos by quite a margin.


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The Hyundai Creta is the second on the list with its petrol configurations offering claimed economy ratings of 16.8 kmpl (MT) and 16.9 kmpl (AT). The Kia Seltos is slightly less frugal than the Creta with its ARAI-certified fuel mileage rated at 16.5 kmpl.  In the same segment, Nissan Kicks returns the lowest fuel mileage of the lot, with the figure standing at 15.8 kmpl.

kia seltos exterior front angle

Accordingly, if you are in the market for a petrol-powered SUV that offers a fuel efficiency level of up to 19 kmpl in the Rs 10 – 15 lakh budget, the Maruti S-Cross petrol can be a good option for you in case you don’t mind compromise on some features that the S-Cross misses out on.

2020 hyundai creta front three quarters

The new 2020 Maruti S-Cross comes with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine option that churns out 104 PS of max power and 138 Nm of peak torque. The S-Cross petrol obtains the least power figures of the lot and that’s why it scores high in terms of fuel efficiency.
With better fuel economy and attractive price tags, the all-new Maruti S-Cross Petrol turns out to be a value for money quotient that can save up decently on the bills. To say a mouthful, anyone who’d love to buy a fully-loaded SUV under the 13 lakh budget, the Maruti S-Cross petrol is worth your money. For those who want more premium features and stay highly connected on the go, they can set their sights on the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta if bigger money isn’t a matter.

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