Hyundai Creta 2020 vs Kia Seltos | Which one to buy!


So the Hyundai Creta 2020 is launched globally and its competitive rival is the currently launched mini SUV leader the Kia Seltos. It’s one of the most trending value for money car for now but is it so? Most of you are curious about the comparison between these two leaders of their field. So let’s find out which of these cars is a value for money in 2020. Which of these is the best for you to buy as your best family SUV?

Hyundai Creta 2020 vs Kia Seltos 

Design –

The design of both the car is very different from each other. The Kia Seltos has a slightly bigger dimension than that of the Hyundai Creta 2020.

Width- Hyundai Creta has a 1790mm of width and the Kia Seltos has a width of about 1800mm. There is a 10mm difference in the width and Seltos wins in this.

Length- The length of the cars just have a difference of about 15 mm wich not much but still a plus point for Kia Seltos. The Hyundai Creta has a total length of about 4300 mm and the Kia Seltos has a total length of about 4315 mm.

Height(Including the roof rails)- Again the Kia Seltos wins in the height comparison with a difference of 10mm. The Kia Seltos has a height of about 1645 mm and the all-new Hyundai Creta has a height of 1625 mm.

Both of the cars look stunning and great. There’s not much difference in the dimensions of the cars.

There’as no difference in the wheelbase and the boot space of both the cars. Both of them have a similar dimension of their wheelbase and boot space which is around 2610 mm (Wheelbase), 433 liters (Boot space).

They both have the same luggage space too but the Seltos wins in the length width and heigh.

Specifications –

Engine options so both the cars come on similar engine options. You will be getting these options, a 1.5-liter petrol engine, 1.5-liter diesel engine and a 1.4-liter turbo petrol engine.

Transmission Options- Here with the Hyundai Creta 2020 you will be getting a 6-speed Manual transmission gear handle. One IVT gearbox which is the CVT/7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) itself.

And at the same time, you have a diesel variant in which you will be getting a 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual gear system. And finally, in the 3rd engine option, you are getting a 7-speed DCT.

The Kia Seltos get you a 6-speed Manual Transmission or a CVT/6-speed manual transmission or a CVT/7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) in the petrol variant and the rest are same. Nut in the turbo variant you will be getting a single gearbox in the Hyundai Creta but in the Seltos you will be getting two gearboxes one the manual 6-speed CVT and the other 7-speed DCT.

Power- The Creta 2020 offers a 115PS/140PS power and the Kia Seltos also offers the same power of 115PS / 140PS.

Torque- Both the cars offer the same amount of torque while driving. They both offer a torque of about 144NM/242NM.

Chemical Fuel Efficiency-

  The Hyundai Creta 2020 has a 16.8kmpl or 16.9kmpl/16.8kmpl fuel efficiency which is a good point for Hyundai.

As Kia Seltos has 16.5kmpl or 16.8 kmpl/16.1kmpl or 16.5kmpl fuel efficiency according to the 3 variants.

So here Hyundai is a clear winner in the fuel efficiency comparison. This is one of the must factor as the fuel efficiency can make a big difference in the choice of the buyers.

 As both of the cars share their engines so there is not much difference in the performance offered. But the same engine is slightly more fuel-efficient in Creta as that of Altos. As Creta offers 0.3kmpl more fuel efficiency. Both the SUV’s are powered by the same BS6 diesel engine and transmission option. Which means there’s no such difference in the performance of the diesel variant. But the Diesel engine turns out to be the more fuel-efficient one with a slight difference of 0.5kmpl.

Space and Size-

 Now talking about the space and size of both the cars we see that both of them a too similar. They both are designed on the same chassis having the same wheelbase and boot space. You will be getting a 17 inches alloy wheel in both the cars. 

You will see 4 disc breaks in both of them. Both cars have standard safety features some of which are common in them.

The design of both the car is pretty similar as of a standard SUV. Both of them are highly spacious and comfortable from inside.

Design– On an average look both have a similar design but going in detail we see…


The Hyundai Creta has a Dramatic impression in the first look. It has a smooth creased hood line and a great bumper that give a voluminous look to the car. It has a triple slat hexagonal chrome grille that even gives you a dynamic driving experience. The trio beam led headlamps gives an extra stunning and futuristic look to the car. To give it a premium and a bold look the signature cascading is done on the front grille. Front fog lamps are also installed in it.

At the back, there’s a Twin Tip Exhaust which gives the car a sporty finish and helps to boost the performance.

The Kia Seltos gives a badass look. The car has aesthetically crafted Crown Jewel LED headlamps. It has an amazingly designed crystal cut sporty Alloy wheels. That gives the car a sporty and premium look.

At the back, the car has the LED tail lamps which are called heartbeat shaped tail lamps. At the top, it has an amazing electric sunroof which gives a sense of modernity and freedom to your driving experience.


  Hyundai says that the new interior gives you extra comfort and the best experience of driving an SUV. In Hyundai Creta, you will be getting a wireless charging support for your phone so that your phone never runs out of battery. A rare center Armrest with two cup holders, Rare seat adjustable headrest cushion to offer a relaxed experience for a long drive, Leather-wrapped D cut steering wheels to bring out the sportiness. You will also get a rare driving view monitor. And most importantly a voice-enabled smart panoramic sunroof. Soothing blue ambient lighting and a 17.78 cm supervision cluster with digital display is provided in the Hyundai Creta.

Kia Seltos has an amazing and comfortable interior. It offers a 2 step Rear Recliner Seat which gives the back passenger to have a comfort while sitting and the choice to adjust their seat. The car has a red Ambient lighting mode which makes the mood for every ride. It has a Bose Premium 8 speaker system with the sound mode lights. This makes the music and driving experience the best for any of the drivers. Kia Seltos has a 26.03 cm touch screen navigation display that gives a mind-blowing controlling experience. It also has a 360-degree view camera, ventilated and power seats, smart air purifier, smart 20.32 head-up display.

Pricing –

For Petrol engine-

The price comparison for the petrol engine in every model of the car is given below.

Hyundai Creta 2020           Kia Seltos

Ex –               9.99 lakh


S-                  11.72 lakh


SX-                13.46 lakh


SX AT-           14.94 lakh


SX(O)-           16.15 lakh


SX DCT-          16.16 lakh


SX(O) DCT-     17.20 lakh



HTE-            9.89 lakh

HTK-            10.29 lakh

HTK+-          11.49 lakh

HTX-             13.09 lakh

GTK –            13.79 lakh

HTX AT-        14.09 lakh

GTX-              15.29 lakh

GTX DCT –     16.29 lakh

The GTX+ –           16.29 lakh

GTX+ DCT-    17.29 lakh


For the Diesel engine-


Hyundai Creta 2020           Kia Seltos

E-                   9.99 lakh

Ex –                11.49 lakh

S-                   12.77 lakh


SX-                 14.51 lakh

SX(O)-           15.79 lakh

SX AT-           15.99 lakh

SX(O) AT-      17.20 lakh



HTE-          10.34 lakh

HTK-          11.54 lakh

HTK+-        12.54 lakh

The HTK+ AT-   13.54 lakh

And the HTX-           14.14 lakh

HTX+          15.34 lakh

HTX+ AT-   16.43 lakh

GTX+ AT-   17.34 lakh

Our verdict –

So this was a great comparison between the two trending SUV of 2020. SO you might have got an idea of which one you are now willing to buy.

But if you want to go with our view then we will ask you to go for the petrol variant of the Hyundai Creta as it offers the best technological features and as the dimensions and the design of both the cars are pretty similar. So you must go for the one which gives more futuristic features like voice-controlled sunroof and a smart high-tech 17.77 inches display. Even the fuel consumption efficiency of the Hyundai Creta 2020 is better than that of Kia Seltos. Although it is not much but still greater means greater. In the Hyundai Creta 2020, you will be getting Twin tip exhaust which will give a high-tech and trendy look to your car. Seltos is obviously a very nice car but in comparison to that of Hyundai Creta, it only wins in the comparison of the dimensions which doesn’t make much difference as the difference is small.

If you go for the Diesel variant then also our all-new Hyundai Creta beats the Kia Seltos. The pricing of Hyundai is much better than that of Seltos. Yes of course if you will go for the turbo engine then Kia Seltos is a clear winner as it offers dual gearbox control. Which is much easy for a great turbo speed driving.

So the final choice is all yours.