2020 Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos vs MG Hector vs Tata Harrier comparison in terms of features
The 2020 Hyundai Creta made its official debut in early-February at Auto Expo 2020. Based on the Chinese-spec Hyundai ix25, the all-new Creta comes with a complete revamp over the outgoing model. Even though the older/current version is arguably much better to look at, the 2020 Creta outshines it in many key areas (such as features).
In fact, the 2020 Hyundai Creta packs a host of additional equipment over the MG Hector, Tata Harrier and even its Kia sibling, the Seltos. Here is a brief comparison between the four five-seater SUVs, which are technically not direct rivals, but come at similar price points:
The features-comparison was formulated by Hyundai dealerships in a bid to convince potential customers to make ‘the right choice’. As per the draft, the new Hyundai Creta boasts of some exclusive features such as paddle-shifters (for the DCT variant), smartwatch connectivity, remote start, lane-change indicators and rear-seat cushions (if you find that any useful).
The Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta share the same 1.4-litre turbocharged GDi petrol engine. The Tata Harrier does not come with a petrol engine at all. The MG Hector features an electric parking brake but misses out on traction control, unlike the rest. Compared to the Kia Seltos, the Hyundai Creta and the other two come with a panoramic sunroof. The Creta shares the same turning radius as the Seltos, at 5.3m; the lowest of the lot. Both Koreans also feature 8-way powered driver seat (seats are ventilated as well) while the others come with a lesser 6-way powered seat. Premium Bose audio system is another feature shared by either Korean crossover.
The Hyundai Creta has a claimed mileage of more than 20km/l and 18km/l for the manual and automatic variants, respectively. The Kia Seltos has almost the same figures while the bigger SUVs unsurprisingly fall behind. In terms of safety, the Tata Harrier desperately needs disc brakes at the rear. However, it gets puddle lamps; so does the Creta.
The all-new Hyundai Creta will be launched in March itself (as per unconfirmed reports) with three engine choices (1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.4-litre turbo petrol) and five trims: E, EX, S, SX and SX(O). The power plants are the same as on the Kia Seltos. The base petrol engine is good for 115bhp and 145Nm while the figures stand at the same 115bhp and a higher 250Nm for the diesel mill. The range-topping turbo petrol motor is good for 140bhp and 242Nm of torque. The BS6 engines come mated to a manual as standard while CVT (1.5 petrol), torque-converter (1.5 diesel) and DCT (1.4 turbo petrol) gearboxes are also available.