Most of the compact SUVs in comparison are the most recent four-wheelers in the segment today. While Renault Captur has been introduced in the Indian market recently, the Ford Ecosport gets a facelift and Hyundai Creta is already among the market leaders in the segment. Though the SUV – Renault Captur, comes with more four dozen premium features as standard equipment from the base model, yet the new Ford Ecosport facelift and the Hyundai Creta also offer a bouquet of features to the consumer.
Here’s a quick comparison between the new Renault Captur with the other two market leaders. Let’s find out which SUV tops the list.
Design: Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Ford EcoSport Facelift
In terms of design, the Renault Captur get a bold and brawny facia. It gets a short bonnet which is muscular and merges well with the stylish headlight cluster. The Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, ranks on top of the list in the segment. With its new triple slat hexagonal chrome radiator grille and the sporty black spoiler adds to the front appeal of the compact SUV. Hyundai is offering the Creta dual tone with black roof. The third contestant, in comparison, the new Ford EcoSport facelift comes with numerous new updates. While the raised hood and the upright trapezoidal chrome grille add to the muscular look of the Ecosport, the spare wheel fixed on the back door is a feature that it has carried forward like its predecessor.
Under the hood : Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta Vs Ford EcoSport Facelift
The newly launched Renault Captur comes both with petrol and diesel powertrain options. It gets 1.5L H4K petrol engine that comes mated to a 5 speed manual gear box. The 16 valves, 4 cylinder petrol unit produces 106 PS and 142 Nm of peak torque. The diesel version, on the other hand, comes with a 1.5L K9K diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of 110 PS at 3,850 rpm and 240 Nm at 1,750 rpm of peak torque. The unit comes mated to 6 speed manual gear box.
The Hyundai Creta comes with 3 engine options. While it gets two different diesel variants, there is only one option in the petrol model. The diesel version of the Hyundai Creta gets a 1.4-litre CRDi and 1.6-litre CRDi VGT Diesel Engine. Both the engine comes with diffent power terrain. Where the former produces 89 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 219 Nm of peak torque, the bigger 1.6-litre engine churns out 128 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 260 Nm of torque. The single option 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol engine produces a good 121 bhp and develops 155 Nm. In terms of transmission, while both the bigger 1.6-litre engines, both petrol and diesel come with 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission, the 1.4-litre diesel unit only comes with 6-speed manual gearbox option.
The newly launched Ford Ecosport facelift comes with two engine options – a 1.5L diesel and a similar petrol unit. The 3-cylinder engine produces 120 bhp and 150 Nm of peak torque. The Ford Ecosport facelift gets two transmission options in the petrol variant– a 5-Speed manual as well as an all-new 6-Speed automatic. It also gets a paddle shift option. The diesel variant, on the other hand, comes with the only option of a 5-Speed manual gearbox.
Features, Specifications, Safety and Equipment
The Renault Captur comes loaded with a range of high-tech features. Automatic climate control, automatic headlamps and cornering lamps, rain sensing wipers, R-link app compatibility are just to name a few. Steering wheel gets integrated Audio and Bluetooth controls and comes wrapped with leather upholstery. The touchscreen infotainment system comes equipped with both navigation and Bluetooth feature. On the safety front, in addition to 4 airbags and ABS with EBD, the Captur also comes with hill hold/descent control, traction control, hill start assist and emergency brake assist.
The Hyundai Creta comes loaded with some special features such as the rear parking assist system, power window anti-pinch, follow me headlamp and Fully Automatic Temperature Control. It comes with dual front airbags. The side curtain airbags and the front seat side-impact work together with the available pre-tensioning system coupled with the seatbelts that make the cabin more secure for the passengers. Most of the hi-end features are offered in the top-of-the-line variants of the Creta.
In addition to the 8” infotainment touchscreen, the Ford EcoSport, comes with an all-new new dashboard design. Though the new 8” screen comes only in top trims, yet the lower models get the 6.5” touchscreen. The system works with Sync 3 and supports mobile navigation such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Renault Captur that was launched at a starting price of Rs 9.9-13.88 lakh will definitely give a tough competition to the existing rivals. The Ford EcoSport facelift that comes with more safety features coupled with a tried and tested performance background at a very attractive price bracket is surely a tougher competitor. On the basis of the price chart, the ball is in customers’ court to consider their options.