Comparing Mileage: Hyundai Creta Facelift vs Kia Seltos

Comparing Mileage: Hyundai Creta Facelift vs Kia Seltos

The recently launched 2024 Hyundai Creta in India has brought about a fresh wave of excitement with its introductory ex-showroom price starting from Rs 11 lakh and this midsize SUV equipped with new features and powertrain options has sparked curiosity among potential buyers. Notably, while various details about the Creta were already known, the claimed fuel efficiency figures were only unveiled during the launch event. Given that the Creta shares its engine options with its sibling, the Kia Seltos, a comprehensive comparison of the claimed mileage figures between these two SUVs has been undertaken, aiming to guide consumers in making an informed decision based on their fuel budget. Let's delve into the details:

Mileage Figures Comparison

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Kia Seltos Side view

In the comparison of the 2024 Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, variations in fuel efficiency emerge across different engine configurations. Notably, the 1.5-litre Petrol MT category reveals a 0.4 kmpl advantage for the Creta, boasting 17.4 kmpl compared to Seltos' 17 kmpl. The 1.5-litre Petrol CVT sees no difference, with both models achieving 17.7 kmpl. While details for the Creta's 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol iMT are unspecified, the Seltos maintains an efficiency of 17.7 kmpl. In the 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol DCT, the Creta outperforms the Seltos by 0.5 kmpl, registering 18.4 kmpl against 17.9 kmpl. Shifting to diesel options, the Creta's 1.5-litre Diesel MT excels with 21.8 kmpl, surpassing the Seltos' 20.7 kmpl (iMT*) by 1.1 kmpl. The 1.5-litre Diesel AT category shows no difference, with both models achieving 19.1 kmpl. These differences in fuel efficiency provide important information regarding the performance differences between the 2024 Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

According to the research, the 2024 Hyundai Creta outperforms the Kia Seltos in terms of fuel efficiency across multiple powertrain options. Noteworthy is the 1.1 kmpl difference in the diesel MT variant.

Overview of Changes with the Creta Facelift

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Hyundai Creta Facelift Front View

The midlife update has infused the Hyundai Creta with a bolder and rugged aesthetic. This metamorphosis features a revised grille, front-facing connected LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), taillights, and sturdy bumpers.

Internally, the cabin has undergone a comprehensive overhaul, incorporating two big screens as the prominent feature. The Creta now has a revamped temperature control panel, and the remodeled dashboard has a storage area with ambient lighting. For a detailed exploration of these exterior and interior design changes, refer to our comprehensive coverage in the 'Creta facelift launched' story.

Price Range And Competition

Hyundai has competitively priced the 2024 Creta, with the range starting from Rs 11 lakh and going up to Rs 20 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom pan-India). Beyond its sibling rivalry with the Kia Seltos, the new Creta faces competition from other midsize SUVs, including the Maruti Grand Vitara, Honda Elevate, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Citroen C3 Aircross, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor, and Skoda Kushaq.


In addition to offering better fuel economy the redesigned Hyundai Creta now sports new amenities and a sleeker appearance making it a competitive choice in the midsize SUV market, and these elements can be taken into account by potential customers to help them make an informed choice that fits their needs and tastes.