Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta – Full Comparison

This is full detailed comparison of upcoming Skoda Kushaq and segment king Hyundai Creta on the basis of Features, Price, Dimensions, Engine Specs and other details.

Skoda Auto India will enter the mid size SUV segment dominated by the Korean twins with its all new Kushaq SUV. 

Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta Exterior

-While the Hyundai Creta front profile is dominated by the carmakers cascading grille flanked by trio LED headlamps, Skoda Kushaq on the other side has an aggressive and sporty face.

-Headlamps in Creta are all LEDs while that in Kushaq has LED Projector lights. Both the SUVs rides on 17 inch alloys.

skoda kushaq vs hyundai creta rear
Hyundai Creta vs Skoda Kushaq Exterior Design

-Creta’s rear profile might be polarising to some with LED tail lamps possessing high mount stop lamp in centre while Kushaq’s rear section is pleasant looking with inverted L-shaped LED lights and Skoda lettering in between.

Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta Interior

-Both the SUVs comes with premium cabin with touchscreen infotainment system occupying the centre stage. Creta 10.25-inch setup is slightly bigger than dash top system of that of Kushaq.

-Instrument cluster in Creta is a semi digital cluster while Kushaq features analog unit.

-Both the SUVs get single colour ambient lighting – white in Kushaq and blue coloured light in Creta.

skoda kushaq vs hyundai creta interior
Hyundai Creta can be had in dual tone or all black interiors.

-The automatic climate panel of Kushaq feels more premium and on the over of that it has got a touch panel to operate.

-For the Kushaq, there are three adjustable headrest while Creta features two headrests with cushion as well. For Creta, seats are reclinable as well.

Skoda Kushaq Vs Hyundai Creta Dimensions 

Skoda KushaqHyundai Creta
Length4225 mm4300 mm
Width1760 mm1790 mm
Height 1612 mm1635 mm
Wheelbase2651 mm2610 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm190 mm
Boot Space385 L433 L
  • Hyundai Creta is 75 mm longer, 30 mm wider and 23 mm taller as compared to Skoda Kushaq.
  • Wheelbase of Kushaq at 2651 mm is better than Creta by 41 mm and is also the longest in the segment.
  • Ground clearance difference is 2 mm with Creta being the winner here while also having a 48-litre bigger boot than Kushaq.

Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta Engine Specs Comparison

Turbo PetrolSkoda KushaqSkoda KushaqHyundai Creta
Engine1.0 L TSI1.5 TSI1.4 L T-GDI
No of Cylinders34
Capacity999 cc1498 cc1397 cc
Power113 BHP148 BHP138 BHP
Torque175 NM250 NM242 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / AT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed DSG7 Speed DCT
Mileage16.8 kmpl
  • Skoda Kushaq comes with a set of turbo petrol engines. We will compare the specifications of 1.4- turbo petrol of Creta with Kushaq’s 1.5-litre TSI turbo petrol unit 
  • Kushaq’s TSI engine makes 10 BHP and 8 NM of more torque than Creta’s 1.4-turbo GDI unit.
  • While the Creta’s turbo petrol engine can be had with just 7 speed DCT transmission, Skoda offers both its engine options with manual and as well as automatic transmission.
  • Claimed fuel efficiency of Creta 1.4 petrol DCT is 16.8 kmpl while Skoda Auto India is yet to reveal the mileage of its 1.0 and 1.5 TSI petrol engine.
1.5 L PetrolHyundai Creta
Engine1.5 L MPI 
No of Cylinders1497 cc
Power113 BHP
Torque144 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 6 Speed CVT
Mileage16.8 kmpl / 16.9 kmpl

Hyundai Creta has got another petrol engine but this one is a naturally aspirated unit while Kushaq has got both turbocharged units.

DieselSkoda KushaqHyundai Creta
Engine1.5 L U2 CRDi
Capacity1493 cc
No of Cylinders4
Power113 BHP
Torque250 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 6 Speed AT
Mileage21.4 kmpl / 18.5 kmpl

Also, Creta comes with 1.5-litre Diesel engine which 70% of the buyers opt for when buying this Korean SUV while the Czech SUV has no plans to get diesel powertrain anytime soon.

Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta Features

FeaturesSkoda KushaqHyunda Creta
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED
Tail LampsLEDLED
Wheel Size17-inch17-inch
SunroofStandardPanoramic Sunroof
Instrument ClusterAnalogSemi Digital
Infotainment System10-inch10.25-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarplayWirelessStandard
Connected Car TechnologyYesYes
Sound System7 Speaker Skoda8 Speaker Bose
Cooled GloveboxYesYes
Ambient LightingYesYes
Automatic Climate ControlYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
Ventilated Front SeatsYesYes
Powered Driver SeatYes
Air PurifierYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Recline Rear SeatsYes
Push Button Start with Keyless EntryYesYes
Rain Sensing WipersYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Rear window sunshadeYes
hyundai creta digital instrument cluster
Creta has a semi digital instrument cluster while the Kushaq has got analog setup.
  • Skoda Kushaq comes with Led Projector headlights while Creta has got trio beam LED lights.
  • Creta has got segment leading feature of panoramic sunroof and is one of the reasons for Creta to be in huge demand while the upcoming Kushaq will have a standard electric sunroof like Kia Seltos.
  • Also, Skoda Kushaq offers wireless android auto and Apple CarPlay which is recently only more cars have started offering while in Creta you have to use wires to connect your Android/iPhone.
  • In top end variant of Creta, you get semi digital instrument cluster, while all the trims of Kushaq features analog cluster.
  • Hyundai Creta gets 8 speaker Bose Sound system while the Skoda’s SUV will comes with Skoda’s 7 speaker system.
  • Features that Creta offers over Kushaq are electrically adjustable driver seat, air purifier, 2 step recline for rear seats, rear window sunshade while missing out on auto wipers that Kushaq offers. 
Creta features panoramic sunroof while the other segment cars gets a standard electric sunroof
Safety FeaturesSkoda KushaqHyunda Creta
ABS with EBDYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
Reverse Parking CameraYesYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Electric Parking BrakeYes

Here is a top safety features comparison of the two SUVs with both the SUVs being quite loaded in terms of safety equipment. One difference being electric parking brake which Creta’s higher trims offers.

Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta Platform & Safety

Skoda KushaqMQB A0 IN
Hyunda CretaK2 

Skoda Kushaq comes built on MQB-A0 IN platform which is Volkswagen group’s localised version of the MQB A0 platform while Creta shares platform with Seltos and has got AHSS as well.

Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta Price

SUVsPrice (Ex Showroom)
Skoda KushaqRs 9.7 lakhs – Rs 15.5 lakhs
Hyunda CretaRs 10 lakhs – Rs 17.49 lakhs

Hyundai Creta price starts at Rs 10 lakhs for the base variant with the top end diesel automatic costing Rs 17.49 L while Kushaq is expected to undercut Creta in terms of pricing and is likely to begin from Rs 9.7 lakhs for the base Active 1.0-litre TSI petrol manual with top end 1.5 TSI DSG having a price sticker of Rs 15.5 lakhs.

Skoda Kushaq’s official price and launch will take place in India in June 2021 with deliveries starting in July 2021.

Also Read: Kia Seltos Vs Skoda Kushaq Full Detailed Comparison

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