Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta - Dimensions
A look at the dimensions reveal that the Creta is longer, taller and wider than the Kushaq and by a considerable margin in some aspects. The Kushaq does actually look a tad bit smaller than the Creta even with naked eyes. That said, the size of the Kushaq should be very convenient for most Indian roads. Where the Kushaq does have an edge over the Creta is with its wheelbase, which is the longest in the segment. That translates to good space on the inside. Although the Kushaq has the longer wheelbase, it is still shorter than the Creta because it has really short overhangs.
|Dimensions||Skoda Kushaq||Hyundai Creta|
Skoda Kushaq vs Hyundai Creta - Engine Specs
Both the Skoda Kushaq and the Hyundai Creta are offered with two petrol engines. The base 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine on the Creta is comparable to the 1.0L turbo-petrol engine on the Kushaq, While both engines are almost identical in terms of power, the Kushaq has more torque, thanks to the turbocharger. It produces almost as much power as the Creta but with a smaller engine and one less cylinder, again, thanks to the turbocharger. While both engines are offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the automatic gearbox on the Creta is a CVT unit. Meanwhile, the Kushaq gets a proper torque-converter automatic gearbox.
|Skoda Kushaq||Hyundai Creta|
|Engine||1.0L 3-cyl Turbo / 1.5L 4-cyl Turbo||
1.5L 4-cyl NA / 1.4L 4-cyl Turbo
|Power||115PS / 150PS||117PS /140PS|
|Torque||175Nm / 250Nm||144Nm / 242Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT / 6-speed MT, 7-speed DSG||
6-speed MT, CVT / 7-speed DCT
The larger turbo-petrol engines of both SUVs are more evenly matched in terms of specs. Both engines have four cylinders, although the Kushaq has slightly more displacement. The Kushaq still has 10hp and 8Nm more torque than the Creta. So in terms of specs on paper, the Kushaq clearly has the upper hand. Both SUVs are offered with a 7-speed DCT gearbox but the Kushaq is also offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox with the larger turbo-petrol engine. This should really be a driver's delight. Where the Creta does have an edge over the Kushaq is with its diesel engine. Hyundai also offers a 115PS/250Nm 1.5L diesel engine on the Creta. The engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Hyundai recently revealed that almost 51% of all Creta buyers have been opting for the diesel variants, showing that market demand for diesel vehicles in this segment is still huge. And that is where the Kushaq will really miss out on.