Indian Automobile market showed that the people in the country have shown a keen interest in latest SUV cars in India from past few years. People of the country seems to like large heavy but the demand for sporty vehicles is a bit higher. Meanwhile, Hyundai the giant and well-known automobile manufacturing firm is keeping its SUV range updated from time to time with latest equipped features in terms of luxury and safety as well. A year before, the company had discontinued Tucson due to some internal reasons, and after that, the company had just one vehicle left in its SUV range the Santa Fe, which with its massive built was widely appreciated, but being a 30 lakh vehicle couldn’t make expected sales by the company.

After that the company came up with Creta, the compact SUV, which was a hit by the company in the Indian market. The launch of this vehicle took the company to new heights, as the car was widely appreciated by the consumers and had a good number of sales. Since there was a wide difference in the price range of 14 lakhs in both the SUV models, Hyundai planned to re-introduce the Tucson to fill up this massive gap.

Having a price gap of approx 4 lakh (from top class to basic model) between each other, let’s see closer how different and similar these models are from each other.


The Hyundai Santa is blessed with a bulky design language with aggressive looks. The giant vehicle measures 4690 mm in length and 180mm in width, which makes it a bit larger than its other siblings. Its giant body language results to a longer wheelbase of 2700mm. With a ground clearance of 185mm and 18-inch wheels, the SUV is capable of providing a comfortable driving experience even on tough routes.


Coming to the Hyundai Tucson, the car looks a bit like the upper version Santa Fe, as it is also blessed with a bulky design language, but still is lighter than that. The SUV measures 4475 mm in length and 1850 in width, which is lesser than Santa Fe but larger than Creta. It comes with a wheelbase of 2670 mm with a ground clearance of 172 mm. Tucson has the lowest ground clearance as compared to Creta and Santa Fe. Along with 17-18 inch wheels the car provides you a luxurious driving experience in long and rough journeys.

Now, the Hyundai Creta, which is one of the most admired SUV in the country measures 4270 mm in length and 1780 mm in length. It also looks similar to its upper version Tucson and Santa Fe with an aggressive design language. The compact SUV comes with an amazing combo of shortest wheelbase of 2590 mm with the highest ground clearance of 195 mm as compared to its other siblings. Riding on 16-inch wheels, the SUV model provides you an amazing experience of driving.

Power and Performance:

Hyundai Santa Fe is powered by the most powerful engine in the family, with its 2.2L, 4-cylinder engine, the SUV is capable of delivering a peak power output of 194 bhp @3800rpm along with a peak torque of 437 Nm @1800rpm with the help of a 6-speed transmission unit. The SUV is available in 2WD and AWD engine layout with an automatic option. The car is capable is providing you a peak mileage of 14.7 kmpl.

The Hyundai Tucson arrived in the country with 1.6 petrol and 2.0 diesel engine options. The 1.6-Litre petrol engine option is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 155PS with a peak torque of 192 Nm whereas, the 2.0-Litre diesel engine is capable of churning out a maximum power output of 185PS with 400Nm of peak torque. Both the engine transmits the power to tyres with the help of a 6-speed transmission unit. The SUV can provide a maximum mileage of up to 18.42 kmpl.


Coming next to Hyundai Creta, the compact SUV has been launched in three engine variants in the country including 1.6-Litre Petrol engine, 1.4-Litre Diesel engine and 1.6-Litre Diesel engine. The 1.6-Litre Petrol engine is capable of delivering a maximum power output of 123 PS with 151 Nm of peak torque, while the 1.6-Litre Diesel engine is capable of churning out a maximum power output of 128-PS along with 260 Nm of peak torque and the last 1.4-Litre diesel engine is capable of delivering a maximum power of 90PS along with a peak torque of 219 Nm.

The 1.6-Litre petrol and diesel engines deliver the power to the wheels with the help of a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission unit whereas the 1.4-Litre diesel engine delivers the power to the rear wheels with the help of a 6-speed manual transmission unit. The 1.6-Litre petrol engine variant provides a maximum mileage of 15.3kmpl, 1.4-Litre diesel engine variant provides 21.4 kmpl of maximum mileage and last 1.6-Litre diesel variant provides a maximum mileage of 19.7kmpl.

Interior and Features:

In terms of interior part, all of the three SUVs of the family is fully loaded with cool and attractive features. The similar features of all the SUVs mentioned above includes power window, power steering, automatic AC with heater, remote locking, foldable key, MID, tilt adjustable power steering, touchscreen infotainment system with steering mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity, power adjustable and foldable ORVMs and engine immobilizer, front centre armrest, steering mounted controls, leather upholstery, push button start, wiper, rear wiper, defogger, driver seat adjustment, two mobile charging point, rear parking sensors, camera, Dual front airbags with ABS and EBD.


Apart from this, the Hyundai Creta comes blessed with projector headlamps, the Hyundai Tucson with dual barrel LED projector units and the Santa Fe with xenon headlamps. All of the variants get LED DRLs. The Tucson and Santa Fe also gets the facility of cruise control and 8-inch infotainment system, an inch larger than Creta.

Safety Features:

As per as safety is concerned the company seems to be quite serious, as all of the three cars pack admirable safety features. The Hyundai Santa Fe features Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian detection, which with the help of camera and radar sensor can detect the imminent crash and brakes the vehicle automatically. Apart from it, the SUV also gets Multi-view camera system, Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assistance, Rear parking sensors, Lane departure warning, Smart cruise control with stop/start capability, Electronic parking brake and Dynamic bending light.


Talking about Hyundai Tucson, the SUV with its great power also gets full safety measures including Lane departure warning, Automatic emergency braking system, rear parking sensors, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane change assist, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, standard rearview camera, Hill Start assistance control, downhill brake control and blue link connected care.

Coming next to the Hyundai Creta, the most admired compact SUV of the country features hill-start assistance, Electronic stability control, Static bending lights, 6-airbags, rear parking assistance system, follow me headlamp, power window anti-pinch, and height adjustable seat belt anchor. With all these safety features, these cars are ready to go on any type of route in the journey.


As we have compared these three giants of Hyundai family, we can say that the company is making full efforts to keep the consumers safe and to provide them value for money. All of these three SUV are different from each other, not talking about the designing.

Santa Fe is the most bulkier powerful and aggressive model of the company, which comes with great power along with admirable safety and comfort measures, then comes the Tucson the middle brother of the family, which also comes with great power, safety and comfort measures but is less powerful as compared to the Santa Fe, last but not the least the Creta, which is probably the most loved one of the family.