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Hyundai Creta Diesel vs Toyota Hyryder Strong-Hybrid: Which Car Makes More Sense

Over the past decade, Hyundai Creta has dominated the midsize SUV segment and its impressive sales are largely due to its diesel variants. But with the tightening emission norms and skyrocketing fuel prices, electric and hybrid vehicles are gaining traction. And in this process, Toyota has recently launched the Hyryder SUV with a self-charging strong-hybrid powertrain option, giving a tough fight to the Hyundai Creta. Here we have compared both SUVs to understand which will be more beneficial for you.

Engine Specifications and Running Cost

Hyundai Hyundai Creta DieselToyota Hyryder Strong-Hybrid
Engine1.5-litre CRDi Diesel1.5-litre TNGA petrol
No of Cylinders43
Max Power 115PS116PS (combined)
Peak Torque250NmEngine: 122Nm, Motor: 144Nm
Transmission6-speed manual/automaticSingle Speed e-CVT Automatic
Claimed Mileage21.4kmpl (MT), 18.5kmpl (AT)27.97kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity50L45L
Full Tank Range**Up to 1070kmUp to 1258 kmpl
Per KM Running Cost*Rs 4.18Rs 3.45
*Based on the petrol (Rs 96.72/L) and diesel (Rs 89.62/L) in Delhi as of October 19, 2022, ** based on claimed fuel efficiency figures (might vary in real-world conditions)
  • On paper, the power figures of both SUVs are on par; however, the Creta diesel takes lead when torque output is concerned.
  • In real-world driving conditions, this 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Hyundai Creta offers a very enjoyable experience in both city and highway driving. It feels very smooth & refined and moves in a very linear manner from low revs. The Toyota Hyryder Hybrid, on the other hand, offers great initial repose due to the EV mode and can cruise on triple digits without any hassle; however, the performance isn’t as exciting as the Hyundai Creta. A laid-back style of driving is well suited to this vehicle.
  • In terms of fuel efficiency, the Hyryder has an edge over the Creta Diesel. And if the claimed fuel efficiency figures are anything to go by, the Hyryder will provide you with an expenditure advantage of Rs 0.76 per km over the Creta diesel. However, the real fuel efficiency figures will differ in actual driving conditions.

Also Read: Toyota Hyryder vs Honda City e:HEV: Battle of Strong Hybrids

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder images


Hyundai CretaToyota Hyryder
Ground Clearance190mm210mm
Boot Space433L355L (255L in strong-hybrid variants)

The overall dimensions of the Hyryder are bigger than the Creta; however, the latter has a larger wheelbase and more room in the trunk.

Features Comparison

  • Common Features In Both SUVs: 17-inch alloy wheels, split headlamp setup, automatic LED projector headlamps, auto climate control, dedicated rear AC vents, digital driver’s display, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, connected car tech with remote control functionality, premium sound system, keyless entry with push-button start, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charger, reclining rear seats, ambient lighting, electrochromic rearview mirror, six airbags, rear parking sensors, traction control, electronic stability program, hill hold control, and tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
  • What Creta offers over the Hyryder: Electrically adjustable driver’s seat, electronic parking brakes with auto-hold, rear door sunblinds, and SOS buttons on the IRVM.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder V
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Interior
  • What Hyryder offers over the Creta: Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto smartphone integration support, a heads-up display (HUD), and a 360-degree surround view system. 

Also Read: Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Accessories Detailed With Prices

Price Comparison

ModelPrice Range (ex-showroom)
Hyundai Creta DieselRs 10.94 – 16.68 lakh (MT), Rs 18.09 lakh (AT)
Toyota Hyryder Strong-Hybrid Rs 15.11 – 18.99 lakh

Also Read: Toyota Hyryder vs Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Price Comparison


With its high fuel efficiency, features loaded cabin and excellent pricing, the Toyota Hyryder is one of the best hybrids out there, making it a great alternative to diesel cars. Nevertheless, one can still go with the Creta diesel if looking for an outstanding balance between performance and fuel efficiency.