Honda City vs Hyundai Creta Detailed Comparison

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Honda City and Hyundai Creta falls just around the same price segment and people gets confused between the two. Here is a detailed comparison of the Honda and the Hyundai’s top seller:

Hyundai Creta vs Honda City 2020
1. Honda City Exterior 2. hyundai Creta Exterior

Honda City 2020 vs Hyundai Creta Dimensions Comparison – Which one is bigger?

Honda City is 4,549 m long, 1,748 mm wide and 1,489 mm tall with wheelbase of 2,600 mm while Hyundai Creta measures 4,300 in length, 1,790 mm, 1,635 mm width and wheelbase of 2,610 mm.

DimensionsHonda City Hyundai Creta
Length4549 mm4300 mm
Width1748 mm1790 mm
Height1489 mm1635 mm
Wheelbase2600 mm2610 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm190 mm
Turning Radius5.4 m5.3 m
Boot Space506 L433 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L50 L
Wheel Size185 / 55 R16215 / 60 R17
Kerb Weight1265 – 1367 KG

Dimensions Verdict

  • Honda City is whopping 249 mm longer than Creta.
  • While in terms of width, height and wheelbase, Creta takes the lead by 42 mm, 146 mm and 10 mm respectively.
  • Ground clearance of the Creta SUV is 25 mm more than City sedan.
  • Creta has a shorter turning radius by 0.1 m.
  • Boot space of the Japanese sedan is 73 litres more than the South Korean Creta SUV.
  • Creta has a large fuel tank than City.
  • Also wheel size as well its specs are more than that of Honda City.

Honda City vs Hyundai Creta Engine Options Comparison

Hyundai Creta comes with variety of engine options with a turbo petrol mill on offer as well while Honda City like before comes with a single petrol and a single diesel unit.

PowertrainsHonda CityHyundai Creta
Petrol1.5 L1.5 L
Turbo Petrol1.4 L
Diesel1.5 L1.5 L

Honda City 1.5 Petrol vs Hyundai Creta 1.5 Petrol – Which Engine is more Powerful / Fuel Efficient?

Honda City petrol is a 1.5-litre I-VTEC unit with output figures of 119 BHP and 145 NM of torque. Transmission duties are handled by 6 Speed MT and 7 Speed CVT with mileage between 17.8 kmpl and 18.4 kmpl.

While Hyundai Creta has a 1497 cc 4 cylinder unit with 6 speed manual and CVT automatic, mileage is 16.8 kmpl for MT and 16.9 kmpl for CVT automatic. Power is 113 BHP and torque generated is 144 NM.

SpecificationsHonda CityHyundai Creta
Engine1.5 L I-VTEC1.5 L MPI
No. Of Cylinders44
DrivetrainFWDFWD
Power119 BHP113 BHP
Torque145 NM144 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT6 Speed MT / 6 Speed CVT
Fuel Efficiency 17.8 kmpl / 18.4 kmpl16.8 kmpl / 16.9 kmpl
Paddle ShiftersYes (CVT only)Yes (CVT only)

*We haven’t put to compare 1.4 L Turbo GDI petrol (138 BHP / 242 NM) of Creta since its the City doesn’t possess a RS / turbocharged petrol mill.

Petrol Engine Review

  • Honda City produces 6 BHP more power and 1 NM of torque than Hyundai Creta.
  • Honda City petrol CVT is a 7-step unit while the one offered in Creta is a 6 speed gearbox.
  • Honda City petrol manual as well as automatic delivers more mileage than Creta’s gearbox variants.

Honda City 1.5 Diesel vs Hyundai Creta 1.5 Diesel – Which Engine is more Powerful / Fuel Efficient?

Honda City is powered by trusted 1.5-litre unit which offers great drivability and 99 BHP and 200 NM of torque is belted out by this engine. Only 6 speed manual is on offer which delivers ARAI Mileage of 24.1 kmpl.

Hyundai Creta Diesel engine is a 1493 cc unit with mileage between 21.4 kmpl for 6 speed manual and 18.5 kmpl for 6 speed torque converter automatic. It generated 113 BHP and 250 NM of maximum torque.

SpecificationsHonda CityHyundai Creta
Engine1.5 L I-DTEC1.5 L U2 CRDi
No. Of Cylinders44
DrivetrainFWDFWD
Power99 BHP113 BHP
Torque200 NM 250 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT6 speed manual / 6 Speed AT
Fuel Efficiency 24.1 kmpl21.4 kmpl / 18.5 kmpl
Paddle ShiftersYes (AT only)

Diesel Engine Review

  • Hyundai Creta 1.5 Diesel engine is 14 BHP more powerful and 50 NM more torquier than City.
  • It gets additional benefits in the form of 6 Speed AT in the range which Honda doesn’t provide in City diesel.
  • Mileage difference between the two is 2.7 kmpl with City being the better.
  • Paddle shifters are available in Creta diesel AT and obviously not in City since it doesnt have option of automatic transmission.

Honda City vs Hyundai Creta – Which is more feature rich?

FeaturesHonda CityHyundai Creta
HeadlampsLEDLED
Tail LampsLEDLED
Tyre Size16-inch17-inch
Interior ThemeDual ToneDual Tone / Single Tone
Seat UpholsteryLeatherLeather
Steering WheelLeatherLeather
Infotainment System8-inch10.25-inch
Instrument ClusterAnalogSemi Digital
Air Conditioner Automatic + Rear AC VentsAutomatic + Rear AC Vents
Push Button Start with Keyless EntryYesYes
Connected Car TechnologyYes (32 features)Yes (55 features)
SunroofYesPanoramic Sunroof
Ambient LightingYesYes
Manual SunshadeRear WindscreenRear Window
Outside door handlesBody ColouredChrome
Cruise ControlYesYes
ArmrestFront & RearFront & Rear
Ventilated SeatsFront
Steering wheel adjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt
Air PurifierYes
Wireless chargingYes
Driver Seat AdjustmentManualElectric
  • Hyundai Creta rides on bigger 17-inch wheels while City has 16-inchers.
  • Creta can be had in single tone as well as dual tone environment scheme while City has only dual tone theme to offer.
  • A bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment setup comes in Creta with Honda City has a 8-inch screen.
  • Hyundai Creta has a semi digital instrument panel with fancy graphics while Honda City has a analog cluster.
  • Connected car technology comes in both the cars with Creta’s Blue link being more feature rich by offering voice commands for various tasks (ask cricket scores, open and close sunroof, etc.) which adds to the convenience.
  • Honda City has sunshade for rear window while Creta offers two manual sunshades for either of the rear side windows.
  • The City sedan has a small electric sunroof while in Creta, Hyundai is offering panoramic sunroof from SX model.
  • Outer door handles of Creta are in chrome for the 1.5-litre higher trims.
  • Cooling function is available in the top end trim of Creta, the features which City doesn’t have although its direct rivals, Hyundai Verna provides.
  • Honda City’s steering wheel can be adjusted in both rake and reach while Creta has tilt steering adjustment for all the trims.
  • Smart Air purifier with voice control, wireless phone charger and electric adjustment for driver seats are some of the features that Creta offers over the City.
Hyundai Creta vs Honda City interior
1. Honda City Interior 2. Hyundai Creta interior

Honda City vs Hyundai Creta – Which car under 20 lakhs has more safety features?

Safety FeaturesHonda CityHyundai Creta
No. of Airbags66
Parking SensorsRearRear
Park AssistReverse Parking CameraReverse Parking Camera
Blind spot monitorYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
Vehicle Stability ControlYesYes
TPMSYesYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Rain Sensing WipersYesYes
Anti pinch guard power windowAllDriver side only
Electric Parking BrakeYes
  • Hyundai Creta and Honda City shares safety equipment including 6 airbags, rear parking sensors with camera, HLA, VSM, TPMS, Auto Dimming IRVM, Automatic headlamps and Rain Sensing wipers.
  • Creta misses out on Blind Spot monitor which is available in Honda City, Civic and Kia Seltos in the cars under 30 lakhs in India.
  • Creta also has first in segment electric parking brake.
  • Honda city has one touch up and down and anti pinch guard for all power windows while Creta has the same feature in just driver side power window.

Honda City vs Hyundai Creta – Which has better build quality?

Honda City with ACE body structure aced the ASEAN NCAP with 5 stars. The model tested was loaded with 6 airbags while Hyundai Creta is based on Advanced K2 platform with AHSS has not yet been tested.


Honda CityHyundai Creta
PlatformACE Body Structure Advanced K2 Platform
Airbags66
NCAP5 stars (ASEAN NCAP)

Honda City vs Hyundai Creta – Which sells in more number?

Both the car are the top sellers for their respective brands. Since SUV are highly in demand, Creta beats Honda City in terms of sales with an average of 9,000 units per month.


Honda CityHyundai Creta
Sales (in units)2,5009,000

Honda City vs Hyundai Creta – Which offers better warranty package?

Wonder warranty is a flexible warranty option available in Hyundai Creta which gives you multiple choices – 3 years and unlimited kms, 4 years and 60,000 kms and 5 years and 50,000 kms while Honda City has 3 yrs and unlimited kms of warranty.


Honda CityHyundai Creta
Warranty 3 years / unlimited kms3 years and unlimited kms, 4 years and 60,000 kms, 5 years and 50,000 kms

Honda City vs Hyundai Creta – Which is more affordable?

Honda City and Hyundai Creta have similar price sticker for the base petrol trim while the top end model of Creta is Rs. 1.2 Lakhs costlier since it has diesel automatic variant to offer as well.


Honda CityHyundai Creta
Price (Ex Showroom)10 Lakhs – 16 Lakhs10 Lakhs – 17.2 Lakhs

Why Honda City is a better buy over Hyundai Creta?

  1. Spacious Cabin – Honda City has a really spacious cabin and it offers best in class legroom for the rear passengers which will enhance comfort level in long journeys.
  2. Bigger Boot – Honda City has total trunk carrying capacity of 506 litres which is 73-litres bigger than the 433 L of trunk of the Hyundai Creta and this helps to accommodate more luggage.

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Why Hyundai Creta is a better option than Honda City?

  1. Variety of Engine Options – Hyundai Creta comes with multiple engine as well as transmission choices which gives the customers a wider variety of choose from.
  2. Powerful Engines – Hyundai creta doesn’t only possess wide variety of engine choices but it beats the City’s engines in terms of power and torque output figures.
  3. More Features – As compared to Honda City, Hyundai Creta has many more comfort and convenience features including ventilation for front seats, panoramic sunroof, 10.25-inch infotainment system and much more.
  4. Better Headroom – If you are a taller person around 6’2” or more, then you may find difficulty while sitting in the rear seat of the City but in Honda City there won’t be any such issues.
  5. Better for off road drive – Hyundai Creta being an SUV with high ground clearance is much more suited to experience the rough roads than the sedan and do a bit off roading with the availability of terrain management system.
  6. Diesel Automatic – Honda City never had the combination of diesel automatic while the Creta has the one which comes available in multiple trims as well.

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