South Korean car major Hyundai has recently launched its new generation Tucson premium SUV in India. Hyundai, which is the second largest car maker of India, wishes to have a strong hold on the highly popular and ever growing Indian SUV market, and the Tucson has just increased the company’s presence in this segment. Hyundai already has a massively popular SUV in its range – the Creta compact SUV which though does not belong to the premium segment, boasts of premium quality.
Post the launch of the new Hyundai Tucson SUV in India, many have started wondering whether to buy the already highly successful Creta or the newly launched all new Tucson. Thus, although the Creta and Tucson are cousins and belong to different segments, they are being comparison with each other. It is also a good point to mention that the premium Tucson in its all new avatar is now playing the second innings in India, as the previous model was pulled off the Indian car market due to poor sales a couple of years ago. However, that time the premium SUVs were not as much in vogue as they are now in India. Thus, Hyundai Motor India is confident about the success of the new generation Tucson in this country. The Tucson is also already garnering very good amount of bookings and thus is proving the expectations of its maker right this time around. On the other hand, the Creta continues be a highly popular SUV model that is much in demand.
As both the Tucson and Creta are stylish and capable SUV models from the same manufacturer, the Indian SUV buyers might rightly get confused while choosing one among the two. Thus, here we are pitching the new Hyundai Tucson against the Hyundai Creta in order to find out which model packs in better stuff and is more capable to make for a worthier buy. Take a look at the comparison of the Tucson and the Creta:
Hyundai Tucson Vs Hyundai Creta – SUV Comparison
The Hyundai Creta is a compact SUV model with very true SUV visual appeal. It is bold and premium looking and offers a menacing road stance that has so impressed the SUV lovers of India. The Creta’s premium and aggressive front-facia flaunts a massive chrome finished front grille, stylized headlights and bright LED daytime running lights. The SUV’s side profile also carries the same butch look that is synonymous with the SUVs. Its rear profile is also well designed and make for an overall impressive looking Sports Utility Vehicle.
On the other hand, the Hyundai Tucson is a bigger SUV than the Creta and also belongs to a segment above it, and thus gets more premium looks as well. The Tucson gets some design cues from the flagship Santa Fe and thus its premium appeal is definitely higher. The Tucson also a better proportionate SUV than the Creta with a more crossover like styling that has a wider customer appeal. With its alluring flowing premium design language, the Tucson scores higher than Creta in terms of visual appeal.
Interiors & Features
On the inside as well, the more premium look and feel of the Tucson continues. The Tucson is superior to the Creta in terms of interior design, quality and space and features. The Tucson’s feature list includes auto air conditioning, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, power tailgate, electronic parking brake, automatic headlamps, guide me home headlamps, large 8 inch HD touchscreen infotainment system along with navigation, Bluetooth, AUX-in, USB, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, advanced audio system with 6 speakers and much more.
The Creta is also a very good vehicle when it comes to features and interior space considering its price range. The Creta’s popularity is also owing to its highly feature loaded aspect than offer better value. The interior is also well design and offer classy looks, ample room and great comfort level, while also offering a generous boot area to make for an overall good package. In terms of features, the Creta also boasts of follow me headlamps, automatic air conditioning system, power operated tailgate, power adjustable driver’s seat, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation that also offers an array of connectivity including Bluetooth, iPod, USB and AUX-in and an MP3 player.
The Creta gets a 1.4L and 1.6L diesel mill choice and a 1.6L petrol mill. All these engines are adequate to power the compact SUV model and come equipped with a 6 speed automatic and a 6 speed manual transmission option, while the 1.4-liter diesel motor gets paired with only the 6 speed manual transmission.
Tucson comes powered by 2.0L petrol and diesel engine options, which offer more power and better performance. The engines are mated to a 6 speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The Hyundai Creta has a price range that starts from 9.22 lakhs for the base petrol model and goes up to Rs. 14.58 lakhs for the range topping diesel automatic variant.
The new Hyundai Tucson being a premium SUV model comes with a much costlier price range that starts at Rs. 18.99 lakhs for the base petrol manual variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 24.99 lakhs for the top of the range diesel automatic trim model.
It is an undeniable fact that both the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai Creta are great SUV models in their own segments. Both are good looking, both have good interiors that are superbly feature loaded and both offer good specifications and reliable performance. The difference among the two lies in their segments and of course price range. Thus, while the Creta offers great value, the Tucson offers superior style quotient and premium feel all over, which definitely comes for an added premium. In fact, as already mentioned above, the Tucson’s base model is more expensive than the Creta’s top of the range model by an around Rs. 4.5 lakhs. Thus, if you are looking a premium quality SUV with good value, then pick the Creta. However, if a larger, more fashionable and feature-rich premium SUV is your choice and you can afford it, then the better choice is definitely the Tucson.