Creta vs Verna Comparison

Hyundai Creta vs Verna Comparison
Verdict: Creta is better than Verna
Price & Features Comparison: Most popular variants in this segment are usually diesel powered and costing somewhere in the range of 11.5 lakh rupees, which is why we have compared the Fluidic Verna 1.6 SX variant costing 11.58L to Creta 1.6 SX variant costing 11.60L (all prices Ex-showroom, Delhi). Overall, the Verna has far more features than a Creta costing exactly same. These features are easily worth around a lakh rupees, which means the Verna is actually that much cheaper than the Creta.
Common Features: ABS, Airbags - 2, Climate Control, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Parking Sensors, Fog Lamps, Rear Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Projector Headlamps, LED DRLs, Electrically Adjustable ORVM, Electrically Folding ORVM, Electric Boot Release, Rear AC Vents, Boot Lamp, Auto-UP Anti-Pinch Driver Window, Driver's Seat Height Adjust, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers & 2 Tweeters, Steering Wheel Switches
Extra Features in Verna: Side & Curtain Airbags, Parking Camera, Rain Sensing Wipers, Light Sensing Headlamps, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Telescopic Steering Adjust, Cooled Glovebox, Leather Upholstery
Extra Features in Creta: Touchscreen

Performance & Driveability Comparison:
Diesel: Both cars are powered by exactly the same engines, but the Creta is over a quintal more overweight than the already overweight Verna, making it marginally slower than the Verna across the rev range. Both cars suffer from significant turbo-lag at lower revs making them quite a pain to drive in city traffic. But once the turbo spools up, the mid-range performance is quite strong making them adept at overtaking heavy traffic on the highway. Hyundai does tend to overdo sound deadening though, making both the Verna and Creta remarkably silent cars, which is highly appreciated by majority of Indian populace.
Power (PS@rpm): Creta 1.4 - 90@4000, Creta 1.6 - 128@4000, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 90@4000, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.6 - 128@4000
Torque (Nm@rpm): Creta 1.4 - 220@1500-2750, Creta 1.6 - 260@1900-2750, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 220@1500-2750, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.6 - 260@1900-2750
Kerb Weight (kg): Creta 1.4 - 1260, Creta 1.6 - 1290, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 1160, Verna 4S Fluidic - 1190
Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Creta 1.4 - 71, Creta 1.6 - 99, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 78, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.6 - 108
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Creta 1.4 - 175, Creta 1.6 - 202, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 190, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.6 - 218

Petrol: The lack of turbo petrol engines for cars this expensive is soon going to be a major deficiency, not just because cheaper cars have already started getting them, but also because even 1600 cc engines are unable to convincingly propel these hefty cars weighing over 1100 kg. In spite of variable valve tech these engines are still unable to provide adequate drivability at lower revs required for effortless commuting in city. Mid-range also is not adequate for effortless overtaking on the highways. Only the top-end performance is any good, aided by refined, free revving nature of a naturally aspirated petrol mill.
Power (PS@rpm): Creta 1.6 - 123@6400, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 107@6300, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.6 - 123@6400
Torque (Nm@rpm): Creta 1.6 - 151@4850, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 135@5000, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.6 - 155@4200
Kerb Weight (kg): Creta 1.6 - 1250, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 1070, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.6 - 1090
Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Creta 1.6 - 98, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 100, Verna 4S Fluidic - 113
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Creta 1.6 - 121, Verna 4S Fluidic 1.4 - 126, Verna 4S Fluidic - 142

Space & Comfort: The Creta has better ergonomics than the Verna. Thanks to a moderate height, getting in and out of the Creta is much easier than the low-slung Verna. Also the driving position of the Creta feels more commanding giving a better view of the surroundings than the Verna. Otherwise the space in the front as well as rear seats is more than adequate for 4 adults and even for an occasional fifth one. The Verna has a tad more boot-space than the Creta in terms of volume, but the Creta’s boot is more practical given it’s square shape and the option of folding the rear-seats liberating huge space for carrying big appliances or furniture if need be.

Ride & Handling: The Creta is far more suitable to Indian road conditions than the Verna, thanks no doubt to the higher ground clearance and bigger wheels. That being said both cars have one of the worst chassis suspension setups in their price range, with excessive body roll, pathetic cornering ability and overtly soft ride quality making them susceptible to loss of stability over a series of bumps and during panic braking situations. Safety aids are not just an added advantage but in reality are absolutely necessary additions to both these cars. Verna does fare marginally better than the Creta thanks to a lower CG, but still leaves a lot to be desired in the dynamics department.

Reliability & After Sales Service: Hyundai’s almost perfect record for product reliability and service is no secret. It is second only to Maruti in our country. Sky high resale prices of Hyundai cars really do speak for themselves. However, do not expect either the Creta or the Verna to be light on the pocket, you will have to shell out large sums of money to maintain these, but Hyundai will at least ensure that you get your money’s worth at every visit.

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