Hyundai Creta Diesel MT Long Term Report: City Mileage & Features

Having driven the Hyundai Creta for approximately 3,000km, primarily within the bustling cities of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, my experience has been quite satisfying. Our test model, a diesel manual variant, has proven to be a reliable and comfortable everyday car, marked by its minimal engine noise and a cozy cabin.

Engine Performance and Real-World Mileage

The Creta is powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder diesel engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. This combination is well-suited for the Creta’s size and weight, providing ample power and torque without being excessive. Most of the time, the engine runs quietly and smoothly, although there is a bit of diesel clatter at lower speeds. However, once you get past the initial gears, the engine noise settles, and the ride becomes refined.

Regarding fuel efficiency, I conducted a test to measure the Creta’s real-world mileage in urban conditions. After filling up the 50-liter tank and resetting the mileage display, I drove the Creta as usual, without any hypermiling techniques or aggressive driving. The car covered 837.2km on a full tank, translating to an impressive mileage of 16.8kmpl, especially considering the majority of driving was within city limits. The ability to travel over 800km on a single tank is a remarkable feat for a diesel manual vehicle.

Notable Features and Daily Driving Experience

Throughout my time with the Creta, several features of the top-spec SX (O) variant have significantly enhanced the daily driving experience. Key features include Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, and a blind spot monitoring system integrated into the digital driver’s display. The blind spot monitor has been particularly useful in navigating the chaotic traffic filled with unpredictable auto-rickshaws and two-wheelers.

Another standout feature is the 360-degree multiple-view camera system. The clarity and smoothness of the visuals are exceptional for this price range, making parking in tight spaces much more manageable. I often found myself relying on multiple camera angles to park in a snug spot at my new residence.

Summary of the Hyundai Creta Diesel Manual

  • Make and Model: Hyundai Creta
  • Variant: SX (O) Diesel Manual
  • Distance Covered This Month: 1,652km
  • Fuel Efficiency: 16.8kmpl
  • Price: Rs. 22.70 lakh (On-road price in Mumbai)

In conclusion, the Hyundai Creta Diesel Manual has proven to be a reliable and efficient companion for city driving. Its combination of comfort, fuel efficiency, and practical features makes it a compelling choice for urban commuters.