2020 Hyundai Creta Base EX vs Kia Seltos HTE: What To Buy For ₹10 lakh?

27 April 2020 Jatin Jhamb

Kia made its debut with the Seltos in 2019 and oh boy, the car became the best selling mid-size SUV instantly. The popularity was such it beat the Creta and enjoyed its taste of success. However, the new Creta made its debut at the 2020 Auto Expo and got launched at Rs 9.99 lakh afterwards. We feel most prospective buyers are still confused as to what to choose between these models, so in this article, we compare the 2020 Hyundai Creta Base trim EX vs Kia Seltos HTE Petrol models.

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The prices of both the SUVs start from under Rs 10 lakh and both its trim offer a unique amount of features. In this article, we let all out the confusion as to what to choose between these SUVs.

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2020 Hyundai Creta Base Petrol EX vs Kia Seltos HTE Dimensions

ModelHyundai CretaKia Seltos
Version1.5 EX1.5 HTE
Length (mm)4300 4315
Width (mm)17901800
Height (mm)16351645
Ground Clearance (mm)NA190
Wheelbase (mm)26102610
Boot Space (L)433433
Tyre Size205/65 R16205/65 R16
Fuel Tank (L)5050

Knowing that both the mid-size SUVs share the same platform, Kia Seltos edges over the 2020 Creta over dimensions. The former is 15 mm longer, 10 mm wider and about 15 mm taller than the new entrant. However, the space inside the cabin is similar as both the SUVs gets a similar wheelbase of 2610 mm. However, the new Creta feels roomier on the inside as per the first hand experience we had before the lockdown. And the boot carrying capacity and fuel tank for both sticks to 433L and 50L respectively. Both the SUVs also get the same tyre size that is 205/65 R16 but the design for both are different.

2020 Hyundai Creta Base EX vs Kia Seltos HTE Petrol

Exteriors Features

ModelCreta EXKia Seltos
Version1.5 EX1.5 HTE
Tyre Pressure Monitoring SystemYesNo
Brake AssistYesNo
Roof RailsNoNo
Shark Fin AntennaYesNo
Adjustable ORVMsElectrically AdjustableNo
Turn Indicators On ORVMsYesNo
LED DRLsNoNo
Rear SpoilerYesNo
LED TaillightsNoNo

The 2020 Hyundai Creta gets ahead of Seltos HTE by offering the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System right from base trim EX. The same feature is seen on higher trims of Seltos. Hyundai also gives turn indicators on ORVMs, a rear spoiler, shark fin antenna on the Creta, the features which the Seltos lacks. Both SUVs gets projector headlight setup but lack LED DRLs for the lower trims.

2020 Hyundai Creta Base EX vs Kia Seltos HTE Petrol

Interior Features

ModelCreta EX Kia Seltos
Version1.5 EX 1.5 HTE
SteeringTiltTilt
Rear ACVents only Vents Only
Cabin Boot AccessYes No
Integrated Music System20.32 cm touchscreen infotainment system 2 Din audio system
Android Auto and Apple CarPlayYes No
Steering Mounted ControlsYes Yes
Dual Tone InteriorsYes (Black and Beige) No
Cooled Glove BoxYes No
Reverse CameraNoNo
Sunglass HolderYesNo

The interiors of the 2020 Creta gives a premium look by offering a dual-tone black and beige scheme while the Seltos is given with an all-black interior. The 2020 Creta also excels itself by providing a 20. 32 cm infotainment touchscreen system. It also provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as opposed to just a 2-DIN integrated system found in Kia Seltos with Bluetooth connectivity.

2020 Hyundai Creta Base EX vs Kia Seltos HTE Petrol

Both the SUVs offer manual HVAC Function and comes with rear AC vents. An adjustable tilt steering wheel and steering wheel control are some of the features that are common with both the SUVs. The Creta also gets sunglass holder and cooled glove box as some of the additional features.

Engines

ModelHyundai CretaKia Seltos
Version1.5 EX1.5 HTE
Engine (CC)14971497
Power (bhp)113113
Torque (Nm)144144
No of Gears66
Fuel Efficiency (km/l)16.816.5

Hyundai Creta borrowed all the engines from the Seltos - that is two petrol and one diesel. In this comparison, we have the BS6 compliant 1.5L petrol engine. It churns out 113 bhp with 144 Nm of peak torque and the engine gets mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The only difference is in the ARAI certified fuel economy as the 2020 Creta delivers 16.8 km/l while the Seltos is rated at 16.5 km/l.

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Prices and Warranty

ModelHyundai CretaKia Seltos
Version1.5 EX1.5 HTE
Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)Rs 9.99 lakhRs 9.89 lakh
Warranty (Standard)3 years or Unlimited3 years

Verdict

Hyundai Creta has been in the market long before the Seltos stepped in and ruled this segment. And once again, the SUV is up at Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi and offers more features than the base trim of Seltos. For those keeping a tight budget of Rs 10 lakh under but do want a good mid-size petrol SUV then 2020 Creta EX trim makes a perfect choice.

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