Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have gained a quick reputation for themselves in the Indian market over the past two years. Here, SUVs are appreciated for their large and heavy built, which makes it a safe vehicle to use. But, that’s not all. SUVs also include a large seating capacity (of five plus) and some great off-roading ability.
It is no hidden fact that SUVs swallow more petrol and diesel as compared to cars in other segments, but the kind of power, styling and seating capacity these SUVs provide, they are unquestionably a good bet among the consumers.
Here is a quick comparison between the newly launched Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
The new Hyundai Creta will be available in three engine options – a 1.6-litre gamma dual VTVT petrol, a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi diesel and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel. The 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder Gamma Dual VTVT petrol engine will give a total power output of 123bhp and 154Nm of maximum torque. The 1.4litre U2 CRDi diesel engine gives a total power output of 90bhp and maximum torque of 224Nm, while the 1.6litre U2 CRDi diesel engine gives a maximum power output of 128bhp and total torque of 265Nm. Hyundai is offering two transmissions: six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.
The Renault Duster is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The 1.6-litre petrol engine churns out a total power output of 104PS and a maximum torque of 148Nm. The diesel is available in two options, both with a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The lower powered diesel gives a total power of 85PS and 200Nm of maximum torque while the higher-powered variant gives a power output of 110PS and 245Nm of maximum torque.
Hyundai Creta has a fuel efficiency of 15.29kmpl.
The Renault Duster has a fuel economy of 16.1km/l mileage for cities and 19.64km/l mileage for highways.
When it comes to ground clearance, the Renault Duster is the clear winner with Ford EcoSport coming in close second, followed by Hyundai Creta.
All the three SUVs do not offer an automatic gearbox but have offered different transmissions for different trims.
Hyundai Creta will use a six-speed manual transmission system for diesel variant and a five-speed manual transmission system for petrol variant.
Renault Duster comes with five and six-speed transmission system option for diesel trim along with a five-speed manual transmission for the petrol trim.
The new Hyundai Creta is priced at Rs 8.59 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).
Renault Duster comes for a price of Rs 8.35 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).