Upcoming Honda HR-V Vs Hyundai Creta – Specs Comparison

Honda HR-V Vs Hyundai Creta

The Honda HR-V is an eagerly-anticipated launch but how does it compare against segment-leading Hyundai Creta in specs? We find out here!

Honda’s R-V series in India has not been a massive success. Except for the WR-V, all other Honda R-V models have received a lukewarm response in the Indian market. However, with the SUV segment growing at a fast pace in India, Honda will soon launch an all-new model in the market.

Honda HR-V, which is on sale in many international markets, is a compact SUV that will sit above the Honda WR-V in the line-up and will fill in the gap between the WR-V and the CR-V. For a long time, Honda has been speculated to launch the HR-V in the Indian market, but finally, they have showcased the vehicle to the dealership owners and the upcoming crossover has already been spied on test in India which is a clear signal of the launch of the car in India.

How well does it compete against the Hyundai Creta, which is the best-selling vehicle in the segment right now? Let’s find out.

Dimensions Comparison:

honda hr-v spied india 1

Just like the Creta, the HR-V is not a sub-4m vehicle. The international-spec Honda HR-V, which is also known as the Vezel in many other markets measures 4,295mm in length, 1,770mm in width and 1,605mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 2,610mm.


Hyundai Creta, which is already on sale in India measures 4,270mm in length, 1,780mm in width, 1,630mm in height and wheelbase of 2,590mm. The HR-V is slightly longer than the Creta and gets a longer wheelbase, but the Creta is higher and broader than the HR-V, which gives it more road presence.

Dimensions Hyundai Creta Honda HR-V
Length 4,270 mm 4,295 mm
Width 1,780 mm 1,770 mm
Height 1,630 mm 1,605 mm
Wheelbase 2,590 mm 2,610 mm

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Engine Specifications Comparison:

In the international markets, the Honda HR-V (Vezel) is available only with a petrol engine. However, it is expected to get a diesel engine when it is launched in India. There is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine available with the Honda HR-V that powers the Honda City in India. It generates a maximum power of 130 Bhp and 155 Nm of peak torque.

Specifications – Diesel Hyundai Creta Honda HR-V
Engine 1.6 L 1.6 L
Power 126 BHP 118 BHP
Torque 260 NM 300 NM
Transmission  6 Speed 6 Speed

The more powerful 1.8-litre engine available with the Honda HR-V too. It is the same engine that powers the Honda Civic in India. In the international-spec Honda HR-V 1.8 i-VTEC, the engine produces a maximum of 135 Bhp and 170 Nm.

However, only the 1.5-litre petrol engine is expected to power the Indian-spec HR-V to keep the price competitive. Honda will also offer a 1.6-litre diesel engine with the upcoming HR-V. It generates a maximum of 118 Bhp, and 300 Nm in the Civic and same is expected in the HR-V too.

hyundai creta

The Hyundai Creta gets powered by three engine options in India. There are two diesel engine options and a single petrol engine options. The diesel variants get a 1.4-litre engine that generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and 220 Nm. It only gets a 5-speed manual transmission.

Specifications – Petrol Hyundai Creta Honda HR-V
Engine 1.5 L 1.5 L
Power 121 BHP 130 BHP
Torque 151 NM 150 NM
Transmission  6 Speed 5 Speed

The higher powered diesel variants get the 1.6-litre engine that produces a maximum of 126 Bhp and 260 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. The petrol variants only get the 1.6-litre engine that produces a maximum of 121 Bhp and 151 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.