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 Diesel
|Toyota Hyryder Strong-Hybrid
|1.5-litre CRDi Diesel
|1.5-litre TNGA petrol
|No of Cylinders
|Engine: 122Nm, Motor: 144Nm
|Single Speed e-CVT Automatic
|21.4kmpl (MT), 18.5kmpl (AT)
|Fuel Tank Capacity
|Full Tank Range**
|Up to 1070km
|Up to 1258 kmpl
|Per KM Running Cost*
- 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.
|355L (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.
- 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.
- 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.
|Price Range (ex-showroom)
|Hyundai Creta Diesel
|Rs 10.94 – 16.68 lakh (MT), Rs 18.09 lakh (AT)
|Toyota Hyryder Strong-Hybrid
|Rs 15.11 – 18.99 lakh
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.