Hyundai Creta vs Honda Elevate: Real-world Performance Compared

  • Apr 29, 2024
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Despite having similar powertrain specifications on paper, their real-world performance isn’t the same

Hyundai Creta vs Honda Elevate

The Hyundai Creta and the Honda Elevate are fierce rivals in the highly competitive compact SUV segment in our market. So we decided to put them head-to-head in a performance comparison to see how they fare in real-world conditions. The Creta offers more engine options compared to the Elevate. However, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine is common to both the SUVs.


Hyundai Creta


Hyundai Creta

Honda Elevate

Engine capacity

1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine

1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine

Power/ Torque

115 PS/ 144 Nm

121 PS/ 145 Nm


6-speed MT/ CVT

6-speed MT/ CVT

Claimed fuel efficiency

17.4 kmpl (MT)/ 17.7 kmpl (CVT)

15.31 kmpl (MT)/ 16.92 kmpl (CVT)

On paper, both the Creta and Elevate's 1.5-litre petrol units deliver a similar amount of torque, but the latter produces slightly more power. Both are offered with a 6-speed manual or a CVT. However, for this comparison, we will be considering the CVT variants of both. With the specifications in place, let's take a look at the numbers you're here for.

Performance Comparison

Honda Elevate


Hyundai Creta (CVT)

Honda Elevate (CVT)

0-100 kmph

13.36 seconds 

12.35 seconds

Quarter mile 

19.24s @ 119.92kmph

18.64s @ 125.11kmph

100-0 kmph

38.12 metres

37.98 metres

The Honda Elevate's 6 PS power advantage on paper translates to a one second lead in the 0-100 kmph acceleration test. It also outperforms the Creta in quarter-mile acceleration by about a quarter of a second, reaching a higher speed of 125.11 kmph.

In terms of braking performance, the Elevate is marginally better than the Creta, achieving a stopping distance of 37.98 metres compared to the Creta's 38.12 metres.

Honda Elevate

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Pricing-wise, the Hyundai Creta starts from Rs 11 lakh and goes up to Rs 20.15 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Honda Elevate is priced between Rs 11.69 lakh and Rs 16.71 lakh (ex-showroom). Apart from rivalling each other, they both lock horns with the Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

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