Having the same owner, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta will compete fiercely with each other because both have many things in common.
Kia Seltos is a medium-sized SUV, with many features, modern design and cheaper price. Meanwhile, Hyundai Creta is older while waiting for the 2020 upgrade.
Kia Seltos is developed on a completely new platform. Next-generation Hyundai Creta released next year also shares this platform. The size of the two cars is similar, Seltos is slightly longer and wider, while the Cretaceous is higher.
The size of Kia Seltos long and wide x width is 4,315 x 1,800 x 1,645 mm, while the Hyundai Creta is 4,270 x 1,780 x 1,665 mm. The wheelbase is 2,610 mm and 2,590 mm respectively. Infer the Seltos cabin is wider than Creta.
A whole sun features on Kia Seltos
As mentioned above, Kia Seltos features are so rich that many of them first appeared in the segment. This list is quite long, including: head-up display, 17-inch diamond-cut aluminum wheels, air filter, ventilated seat, Internet infotainment system, 4 brake discs, 6 airbags, Full LED headlights, LED lights on the grille, LED taillights, LED cabin lights.
And yet, Kia Seltos is also equipped with a direct traffic system with navigation features, 10.25-inch infotainment screen, electric driver’s seat, blind spot detection, sunroof, cruise control. , rear seat air conditioning, 8-speaker Bose audio system, cabin lights, wireless charging and many other features.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Creta is humble with electric sunroof, power seats, ventilated seats, touch infotainment system, rear seat air conditioning, leather seats and steering wheel, 6 airbags .
In terms of features, it can be said that Hyundai Creta has no comparison with Kia Seltos. Seltos cockpit is also much more advanced than Creta.
Option to select engine and gearbox
Both Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta have 3 engine options in the Indian market. Kia Seltos has two gasoline engines and a diesel engine. Meanwhile, Hyundai Creta has two diesel engines and a gasoline engine.
Natural gas 1.5L gasoline engine of Kia Seltos for maximum capacity of 115 horsepower, 144 Nm of torque. Vehicles equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox and CVT automatic.
1.5L turbocharged diesel engine of Kia Seltos reaches 115 horsepower, 250 Nm of torque. This version uses 6-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed automatic transmission.
The strongest engine of Kia Seltos is 1.4L turbocharged petrol, capacity of 140 horsepower, 242 Nm of torque. Vehicles using 6-speed manual gearbox and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. As can be seen, 3 engines have 3 different automatic transmissions.
Meanwhile, 1.6L natural gas engine of Hyundai Creta for 124 horsepower, torque 154 Nm. Vehicles equipped with 6-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed automatic.
Hyundai Creta uses 1.4L turbocharged diesel engine for 90 horsepower, 224 Nm torque and only 6-speed manual gearbox. The strongest version is a 1.6L diesel engine producing 128 horsepower, 265 Nm of torque, using 6-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed automatic.
Gasoline version of Kia Seltos has a consumption rate of 6.1 liters / 100 km with floor number and 6.09 liters / 100 km with automatic number. 1.5L oil version of 4.8 liters / 100 km with manual gearbox and 5.6 liters / 100 km with automatic transmission.
Particularly 1.4L turbocharger version (gasoline), consumption rate is 6.2 liters / 100 km with floor numbers and 6.17 liters / 100 km with automatic number of DCT 7 levels.
Meanwhile, the gasoline version of Hyundai Creta has a consumption of 6.5 liters / 100 km for both floor and automatic numbers. The 1.4L diesel version costs 4.67 liters / 100 km with floor numbers. 1.6L diesel version consumes 5 liters / 100 km with floor numbers and 5.87 liters / 100 km with automatic numbers.
Should I buy Kia Seltos or Hyundai Creta?
Hyundai Creta has been experienced and used for many years so its stability is very high. Optional 1.6L petrol and diesel engines of this model give greater capacity compared to 1.5L petrol and diesel engines of Kia Seltos.
Hyundai has a much wider testing service system than Kia. This factor also contributes to the stability of distribution cars to the market.
However, Kia Seltos has a much more reasonable price, countless features and looks more modern than the aging Hyundai Creta.
At the present time, Kia Seltos seems to be a more conservative model, many features are cheaper.
In the Indian market, where the Kia Seltos 2020 is fully equipped, the price starts from 13,505 USD. Meanwhile, Hyundai Creta is still the old version and has lost so many features that the starting price is still from 15,360 USD.
However, it should be noted that Hyundai Creta is at the end of its life cycle and will soon be upgraded to a completely new version next year.
Currently Kia Seltos seems to be a smarter choice, but in the long term, Hyundai Creta is a wise choice.