2018 Mahindra XUV 500 vs Hyundai Creta Comparison
Mahindra has launched the 2018 update of its XUV 500 SUV and calls it the new plush XUV 500. The interest that XUV 500 has received over the years matches that of the levels which were garnered by Hyundai Creta. Even though both cars come from different segments because of their popularity in their respective segments we have decided to compare the offerings against one another to help our readers decide which is the SUV for them.
As Mahindra XUV 500 is a full-size SUV, it is understandable that in terms of the dimensions it is considerably larger than the Korean compact SUV. It also gets third-row seating and premium creature comforts which are comparable to the ones found in Hyundai Creta. However, it is impressive that in overall size Creta loses the battle with XUV 500 only by a short margin. In the context of ground clearance Creta comes with 190 mm of suspension travel whereas XUV 500 comes with a ground clearance of 200mm.
|Dimensions||Mahindra XUV 500||Hyundai Creta|
|Ground clearance||200mm||190 mm|
Hyundai Creta vs 2018 Mahindra XUV 500 Engine Comparison
Petrol engine comparison
Hyundai Creta’s petrol model is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine which produces 121.3bhp of power and 151Nm of torque. In comparison, Mahindra XUV 500 gets a 2.2-litre petrol motor which delivers marginally superior 140bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. XUV 500 is offered only with an option of an automatic gearbox whereas there is a 6-speed manual transmission variant available along with an automatic gearbox option in the Hyundai Creta lineup.
|Petrol||Mahindra XUV 500||Hyundai Creta|
|Transmission||AT||6-speed manual/ AT|
|Mileage||14 kmpl||15.29 kmpl|
Diesel engine comparison
Hyundai Creta’s diesel models are offered with two different engine options, 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre motors. The power plants produce 88.7 bhp and 126.2bhp, respectively. The 1.4-litre motor might come across as a little underpowered as compared to the 2.2-litre mill found in the 2018 Mahindra XUV 500 which produces 155bhp of peak power output. The margin grows even further when we take into consideration torque figures. Mahindra XUV 500’s motor produces 360Nm of peak torque, whereas the 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel engines in Hyundai Creta produce 219Nm and 259Nm, respectively. The 1.4-litre Hyundai Creta model comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission. The diesel model of XUV 500 and 1.6-litre model of Hyundai Creta are available with the option of both manual and automatic gearboxes. The 1.6-litre engine with its 126.2bhp of power does manage to close the gap between Creta and XUV 500.
|Diesel||Mahindra XUV 500||Hyundai Creta|
|Transmission||MT/AT||6-speed MT/MT & AT|
|Mileage||16kmpl||21.38 kmpl/19.67 kmpl|
Mahindra XUV 500 was launched with a price tag of Rs. 12.32 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for the base model whereas the base model of Hyundai Creta is priced at Rs. 9.29 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). This comes as a courtesy of Hyundai’s tradition of pricing its offerings at a premium.
|Mahindra XUV 500||Hyundai Creta|
|Rs. 12.32- 18.98 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)||Rs. 9.29-14.6 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)|