2023 Hyundai Verna vs Creta: Family Feud For The Cross Shopper!

  • Mar 23, 2023
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With the launch of the new Verna, the sedan is similarly priced as the hot selling Creta, but can it keep up with the carmaker’s stalwart SUV?

Whenever the word Hyundai comes up, it's more often than not the Creta that pops up into the minds of the majority. Such is the legend of the SUV, treasured for its overall rounded nature. But there’s a new in-house contender in town, one that sports a different body style and makes a compelling argument for itself. Yes, we are talking about the new 2023 Verna and without further ado, let’s see how the two compare on paper:


Polarising? Quirky? Unique? The styling of a vehicle is probably the most subjective matter out there but the aforementioned adjectives are true for both the Verna and Creta. When launched, the design of the Creta garnered mixed impressions, but three years down the road, it seems like the design has grown on people, given the sheer popularity of the compact SUV.

There’s the same narrative looming over the Verna currently. While the styling is undoubtedly futuristic, it does seem to be splitting opinions, at least when looking at it in pictures. It takes inspiration from global models, highlighted by the parametric grille and connected LED DRLs and taillights. 

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The bodystyle is definitely that of a coupe/sedan, while the Creta sports the quintessential SUV silhouette. Even three years later, the design of the Creta doesn’t look drab, although it is due for a facelift next year in India. In the end, design is always a personal preference and you can tell us in the comments which model’s design you like.

Cabin and features

It is safe to say that the Verna has stepped up the game inside the cabin. Because it draws inspiration from flagship models like the Ioniq 5, there’s an underlying sense of richness and premiumness inside. The Creta isn’t insipid in any sense, but its dashboard design is more on the conventional side with a simple and easy-to-use layout. 

A 10.25-inch touchscreen is available on the SUV as well, however it’s placed in the dashboard, unlike the Verna, which gets a floating unit and is integrated with the driver’s display.  

Of course, being the newer of the lot, the Verna’s cabin does look cleaner than the Creta’s. It also is more intuitive, thanks to the HVAC console beneath the touchscreen system which boasts a unique dual functionality, more details about which here.

Both get a host of mutual features such as a 10.25-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight-speaker Bose sound system, height adjustable driver’s seat, electric ORVMs and more. But there are specific areas where the Verna and Creta go back and forth. 

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For example, the compact sedan gets additional equipment like ventilated and heated front seats, digital driver’s display, and of course its whole suite of ADAS features. While the Creta’s brochure gets a panoramic sunroof and electric tailgate over the compact sedan.

Both vehicles sport an impressive standard safety kit which comprises six airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child mounts, and reverse parking sensors. However, the Verna inches ahead here as it gets a tad more standard equipment like automatic headlamps and three-point seat belts for all passengers.



Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Creta


1.5-litre NA petrol

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre NA petrol

1.5-litre turbo-diesel












6-speed MT and iVT

6-speed MT and DCT

6-speed MT and iVT

6-speed MT and AT

Hyundai has plonked the same 1.5-litre NA petrol powertrain engine in both the Verna and Creta. However, with this new generation, there is no diesel powertrain with the Verna, unlike the Creta which continues with the turbo-diesel engine.

What’s new for the Verna is the 160PS, 1.5-litre turbo-petrol powertrain, which will be offered on the Creta in the coming days as well; as its 1.4-litre unit was chucked from its lineup recently.

Price and verdict


Hyundai Verna (introductory)

Hyundai Creta

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 10.90 lakh - Rs 17.38 lakh

Rs 9.99 lakh - Rs 19.13

The prices jotted in the table above are introductory for the Verna, so expect a hike in the coming days. The Creta offers a lower entry-level price; however, its top end variants are costlier than the Verna’s, which top out at 17.38 lakh (ex-showroom). And whichever vehicle you decide to go ahead with, we can assure you that you won’t go wrong.

Both vehicles compete in completely different segment, with the Creta going up against compact SUVs like the Maruti Grand Vitara, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and Toyota Hyryder, while the Verna goes head-to-head with the 2023 Honda City, VW Virtus, Skoda Slavia, and Maruti Ciaz.

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