The Hyundai Creta is a crossover small SUV while the Mahindra XUV500 is a bigger car and more of an SUV. Read our Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500 comparison to find out how which of these two SUVs makes more sense.


Style and Design

In terms of exterior looks, Creta has a plastic cladding all around that gives it an SUV-like profile. On the front end, it has a masculine touch with a large hexagonal grille supported by sharp headlamps which could come with LED Daytime running lamps. The sides of Hyundai Creta are characterized by a rising window line and a thick C-pillar. On the interior front, Creta follows a black-beige theme and the interior design ensure that the Creta has a family look even on the inside.

Style-and-Design - Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500

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The XUV500 recently got a makeover which makes the SUV appear slightly better than before. The front is a bit more flashy than the Creta’s and doesn’t look that attractive. The tail lamps detailing is quite attractive. On the inside, the Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Creta both get a very smartly laid out dashboard and interiors, and even though the XUV’s interiors offer an extra row of seats and are much more spacious, but still Hyundai Creta is any day better in terms of quality and fit and finish.

Interior and Performance

This model from Hyundai comes along with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox to accelerate from 0 to 100 in approximately 10.5 seconds that allows it to reach a top speed of 196 Kmph. The 1396cc power source reaches 100 Kmph mark in 12.2 seconds and can go up to a top speed of 162 Kmph. On the other hand, the top end diesel options are fitted with a 1582cc motor that is available with six-speed manual and automatic transmission. Both the versions are capable of attaining a top speed of 190 Kmph. Its manual version is perkier in terms of acceleration, as it can break the 100 Kmph barrier in 10.6 seconds while its automatic version requires about 11 seconds.

Interior-and-Performance - Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500

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The presence of mHawk motor in Mahindra XUV500 along with a six-speed manual transmission gearbox allows it to reach a top speed of approximately 190 Kmph. However, its 2WD takes about 11 seconds to break the 100 Kmph speed barrier, while the AWD drivetrain can do it in just 10 seconds.


Hyundai Creta is a combo of two models: Hyundai Creta SX and Hyundai Creta SX (O). The former model features a smaller display of infotainment system with no touch screen function, standard key entry, reverse assist camera whose display is embedded into Inside Rear View Mirror, parking sensors and 16-inch silver-colored alloy wheels. The other Creta model titled Creta SX (O) comes with a push-button start with keyless entry and go, a touchscreen infotainment system with a larger display (which could host the feed from the reverse camera), chrome trims on bumpers and door handles and 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Features - Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500

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Mahindra too comes packed with a long list of features that majorly includes: 7-seater arrangement, 6 airbags, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment with GPS navigation, reverse camera. The top model of XUV500 gets a few more additional features like automatic headlamps, rain sensing wipers, DVD playback, sunroof etc.

Engine and Power

The Hyundai Creta compact SUV gets a 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol, and 1.6- & 1.4-litre Diesel motors. While the petrol motor produces a peak power of 123 PS, the 1.6 and 1.4 Diesel engine churns out a peak power of 128 PS and 90PS respectively. All the three motors come with a 6-Speed Manual Transmission while the bigger Diesel engine will also get a 6-Speed Auto Transmission.

Engine-and-Power - Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500

On the mileage front the ratings are quite considerable as mentioned below:

1.6 L Petrol– 15.29 kmpl
1.6 L Diesel– 19.67 kmpl (manual), 17.01 kmpl (Automatic)
1.4 L Diesel– 21.38 kmpl

The XUV500, on the contrary, gets a 2.2-litre Diesel engine that comes with the option of 4WD producing a power of 140bhp and a torque of 330Nm. It is also supported by a 6-Speed Manual Transmission which promises to deliver a mileage of 16 kmpl.

Price and Colors

When Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500 both are compared in terms of price rates XUV500 is found a tad costlier than the former as it offers a wide range of features. However, higher models of Hyundai Creta fall in the same range as XUV500 when compared in relative terms.

Price-and-Colors - Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500

Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi) – Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500

Hyundai Creta – Rs. 8.7 lacs to Rs. 13.8 lacs
Mahindra XUV500 – Rs. 11.5 lacs to Rs. 16.4 lacs.

Color – Hyundai Creta Vs Mahindra XUV500

Hyundai Creta –

  • Polar White
  • Sleek Silver
  • Mystic Blue
  • Red Passion
  • Pearl Beige
  • Stardust
  • Phantom Black-beige

Mahindra XUV500 –

  • Sunset Orange
  • Pearl White
  • Opulent Purple
  • Volcano Black
  • Tuscan Red
  • Dolphin Grey
  • Moondust Silver


No wonder the two SUVs belong to different segments, but a buyer with a budget of around 11-15 lakhs can easily consider these models. For casual buyers who does not look out for off-road capability, Hyundai Creta is the perfect choice which gets more prominent by the surplus features it comes equipped with.

The Mahindra XUV500, on the other hand, is a value for money as it covers a large segment of real estate.

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