Updated On: 20 June 2021 Jatin Jhamb
Just recently Hyundai brought in their 7-seat SUV, Alcazar at a starting price of Rs 16.30 lakh, ex-showroom, India. This SUV gets a seating configuration of both 6 & 7-seat and rivals MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari. The Alcazar takes inspiration from the Creta in terms of design and features but are they the same? Well, in this comparison article, we pitch the Hyundai Alcazar vs Creta against each other and share with you which SUV is right for you.
At the front, yes, the Alazar continues with the tri-beam LED headlight design at the bottom and LED DRLs at the top. The highlight is the new signature cascading grille with chrome fitment and the U-shaped chrome insert that is seen on the lower part of the grille. Rest, all remains the same.
Moving to the side profile, we see the additional length to accommodate the third-row seats, roof rails, shark fin antenna and the new 18-inch alloy wheels. Do note that the base Prestige also gets 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The rear profile sees wraparound taillights that seem to be inspired by the Ford Endeavours taillight. Then you have the Alcazar badging on the chrome plate that connects the taillights. Hyundai Alcazar gets skid plates at the front and rear to give it a sportier look.
Now, this is where the newly launched Alcazar gets ahead of the Creta as it is longer, taller and has more wheelbase.
|Dimensions||Hyundai Alcazar||Hyundai Creta||Difference|
As you can see from the table, the Alcazar has an edge over Creta. So if you are someone who is looking for a 6/7-seater SUV on a budget with all the features and service connectivity, Alcazar proves out better. Also, the wheelbase of 2760 mm is best in the segment along with the 180 mm of boot space when compared with the rivals MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari.
Interiors and Features
The two share a similar cabin layout but the interior scheme is different. While the Creta continues with a dual-tone black and beige and all-black theme in some variants, the Alazar gets an all-new cognac brown and black scheme that gives the cabin an upmarket look.
Move towards the rear and you will find the major difference as Creta is a 5-seater SUV with a bench setup while the Alcazar gets a 6 and 7-seat layout. The 6-seat option gets captain seats in the middle whereas the 7-seat gets bench setup for the middle row.
Hyundai Alcazar is also equipped with more features like tinted glasses, front-row seat back tables, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, telescopic steering wheel, LED front fog lights, digital instrument cluster, sunshades, wireless charger for 2nd row (6-seats), third row AC vents, blind-spot monitoring system and 64-colour ambient lighting.
Common features on both the SUVs include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging at the front, Panoramic Sunroof, BlueLink technology, voice command, Bose premium system, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat and electronic parking brake with auto hold.
Both the SUVs get a 1.5L diesel unit. This oil burner churns out 115 PS of power with 250 Nm of peak torque and 6-speed manual transmission is made standard. One also gets a 6-speed AT as an option.
Coming to the petrol engine, Alcazar gets a powerful 2.0L unit making 157 bhp with 192 Nm of peak torque and gets both 6-speed manual and 6-speed AT as standard. Hyundai Creta is available with two petrol engines - a 1.5L four-cylinder naturally aspirated making 113 bhp with 142 Nm of peak torque and a more powerful 1.4L unit making 138 bhp with 242 Nm of peak torque. This 1.4L turbo petrol only gets a 7-speed DCT unit.
Prices and Competition
|Hyundai Alcazar||Rs 16.30 lakh to Rs 19.99 lakh|
|Hyundai Creta||Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.70 lakh|
We believe that if you are in the market to buy a budget 6 or 7 seaters SUV that delivers excellent mileage, aftersales and better connectivity then Hyundai Alcazar is a good bet for you. Yes, we do believe that the underpowered diesel engine will be an issue to some but if you are inclined towards the features then even the base variant Prestige of Hyundai Alcazar will treat you right.
So what do you think about the Hyundai Alcazar vs Creta comparison? Which one of these will you pick? Do tell us in the comment section below. Also, make sure you are a member of our 91Wheels Whatsapp group where we bring you all the latest updates related to the Indian Automotive Industry.
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