The German car company’s Volkswagen Tiguan and the South Korean’s Hyundai Creta car are ready to battle against each other in the Indian Market.. Both have gained significant popularity since their launch and the public is quite eager to know which is the best. But one can only choose the best once they’ve experienced but more importantly have the features compared to see what each one has to offer. 

We’re here to compare the Volkswagen car model and the Hyundai car model for you!

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Hyundai Creta: Special Features 

The new variant of the Volkswagen Tiguan 2021 returns to the market after major upgrades and cosmetic upgrades. The features include a distinct facelift compared to Volkswagen’s Allspace, a 2.0-litre TSI petrol engine, and a 7-speed dual-clutch that is similar between Tiguan and Allspace. Other features include a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, LED headlights, etc. 

As for the Hyundai Creta, it is appreciated for its SUV-like proportions. The 17-inch alloys, 3 part C-shaped LED headlights, with the actual headlights fixed at a cluster lower. Creta also has LED taillights and their C-shaped design and brake cluster seem to look fascinating yet improper due to too many details for something so little. 

While these are some of the many details of these SUVs, more features will be discussed in the forthcoming points. Now to make the most eye-catching comparison, the prices of these SUVs are as follows:

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Hyundai Creta: Price Comparison

Volkswagen Tiguan  Tiguan 2.0 TDI Comfortline       ₹27.49 onwards
Tiguan 2.0 TDI Highline ₹30.87
Tiguan 2021 New ₹28.00 (estimated)
Tiguan Allspace  ₹33.24
Hyundai Creta  1.5 Diesel EX  ₹9.15 – 17.21
E 1.5 Petrol  ₹10.00 – 17.53 


Exterior comparison based on Price

As we can see, Volkswagen Tiguan is more on the pricier side compared to Hyundai Creta due to the fact that they have kept premium prices for the cars as they have focused on the design aesthetics whereas Hyundai decided to offer a simple design. 

Volkswagen chose to go with a bold exterior design, boxy, with a chrome finish that has been continued since the BS6 emission norms had come into effect. The headlights seem sharper and have matrix units along with a grille that has been tweaked. The bump situated on the front is triangular-shaped as it has fog light clusters and slated air intakes which has been made to distinguish between the Tiguan’s new facelift and Tiguan’s 7 seaters, the Allspace. 

Although the Tiguan looks identical to the Allspace, it has a smaller rear end and the 18-inch alloy sets apart the Allspace from the 5 seaters.  

Hyundai on the other hand is well structured in its SUV-like proportions and a bright facelift as prior to the facelift the car seemed to have a dull look. The new facelift has increased proportions that have a square-shaped front end, thick arches over wheels, broad shoulders, and a roofline with a silver touch. However smaller the details maybe it is more likely to get people’s attention. Overall, the design is not at its best as it can offer much more for an SUV proportion. 

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Hyundai Creta: Interiors

The interiors of Tiguan are expected to be more similar to the interiors of Allspace but with an exception where Tiguan gets a touchscreen infotainment system, a climate control instead of rotary and knobs, powerful panoramic sunroof,  and an 8-way powered driver’s seat. The car also includes safety features such as six airbags, ESP, ABS, hill start, descent assist, tyre pressure system, a driver alert monitor, and ISOFIX anchors. 

While the interiors of Creta are pretty simple when you enter you see a warm and simple dashboard and V-shaped centre control. Being exclusive to the 1.4L turbo model is an all-black interior with red highlights while the other models have a more beige toning and highlights. The contrast stitching on the steering wheel which is covered in leather and the throttle-like gear selector both resemble the one in a luxury Audi car. Giving the car a sporty edge, the colour scheme is based on the unique use of hard shiny plastic. While the plastic may be of high quality, it has failed to use softer materials like other car brands tend to offer in their interior car design. 

Volkswagen Tiguan vs Hyundai Creta: Engine Comparison

Volkswagen has decided to go with a 2.0-litre TSI engine, 1984 CC, a torque of 190 HP, and 320 Nm with a four-cylinder petrol engine. The standard 7 speed-dual clutches along with an automatic gearbox and the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system.  

While Creta is still not a performance model, the 1.4-litre T-GDi engine, which is a similar unit found in Seltos, a torque of 140 Hp and 242Nm which allows Creta to perform strongly. Yet there is no manual, the dual-clutch shift engine has made the engine a good one. Though Hyundai hasn’t mastered the DCT technology as well as Germany, the jerkiness and the bumpy rides at slow speeds still continue. The shifts are however smoother compared to the other variants due to their improved technology and engage gears in a less abrupt way. The real highlight of this variant is the paddle-shifters, a first-class setup, that let you take the control of this beast and use it to the fullest. 

Which one to go for?

As you can see both variants of the cars have their own highlights, making them as unique as ever SUVs in the market yet making them competitive at the same time. Of course, one would settle for the Volkswagen due to its incredible features and looks but being set in the premium price range makes it not affordable for all. Hyundai Creta on the other hand gives that sporty edge while making it quite affordable for all yet lacks certain features that you would see in a premium car. Thus these cars make it hard for anyone to choose as they are equally good in their own ways. 

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