MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta: Is the Segment Leader in Danger?

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MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta
MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta

Recently, MG has revealed its all-new Astor at a very competitive price which starts at ₹9.78 lakh. It will be directly competing with the mid-SUV leader Hyundai Creta which is the best-selling car in the segment. So, let’s go deep into the comparison and see which one is better among the MG Astor Vs Hyundai Creta.

MG Astor Vs Hyundai Creta: Which of the two SUVs perform better?

Performance Comparison
Performance Comparison

There are two engine options available with MG Astor while Hyundai offers three engine options with Creta. 

You ger a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine option with the Astor. It is capable of producing 144Nm of torque and 110hp of power. The other one is a 1.3-liter 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine capable of producing 140hp of power and torque of 220Nm. The latter one can be combined with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission while the lower-spec engine can be combined with a 5-speed manual or 8-step CVT automatic transmission.

On the other hand, Hyundai offers a 1.5-liter U2 CRDi diesel engine that can be mated with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission capable of producing 115hp of power and torque of 250Nm. The other two engine options are a 1.5-liter MPi petrol engine which can be mated to a 6-speed IMT or manual transmission capable of producing 144Nm of torque and power of 115hp and a 1.4-liter Kappa Turbo GDi petrol engine that can be mated with a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. It can produce a max torque of 242Nm and power of 138hp.

Hyundai is offering a wider range of engine options among diesel and petrol both so buyers interested in diesel engines might not look into Astor.

Let’s Talk About Design, Dimensions, and Looks

Starting with the looks, MG Astor comes with a uniquely and exclusively designed grille. It also features all-LED headlamps, signature lights, and taillights. The car gives a sportier look overall. On the other hand, Hyundai Creta also looks amazingly sporty and features all-LED lighting at both front and back. Both these vehicles look stunning and there’s no doubt about that.

MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta dimensions comparison
MG Astor vs Hyundai Creta dimensions comparison

Talking about dimensions, Astor is 4323mm in length, 1809mm in width, and the wheelbase is 2585mm compared to Creta which is 4300mm in length and 1790 in width. There is not much of a significant difference in the length and width of both the vehicles while Creta’s wheelbase is 2610mm i.e. longer than Astor. MG Astor’s design language makes it look bigger than the Hyundai Creta. Astor offers better ground clearance at 205mm while Hyundai is offering 190mm of ground clearance so Astor is better at it.

MG Astor offers ADAS Level-2 capabilities, first in the segment

MG Astor is the first in segment to offer ADAS level-2 capabilities
MG Astor is the first in segment to offer ADAS level-2 capabilities

For starters, Hyundai Creta has no ADAS capabilities, whatsoever! MG Astor, on the other hand, comes with an option to choose ADAS Level-2 features at a premium price. MG will reveal the prices of the ADAS optional package soon.

The buyers will get the option to choose ADAS with Astor’s top-spec model. You will get the following ADAS features with MG Astor:

  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Intelligent headlamp control
  • Blindspot detection
  • Lane change assist
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic emergency braking – pedestrian

Feature Comparison: MG Astor Vs Hyundai Creta

Both MG Astor and Hyundai Creta offer a wide range of features. MG Astor comes with heated wing mirrors, a tyre pressure monitor, leatherette upholstery, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, an electric parking brake, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, driving modes (normal, urban, and dynamic), and steering weight adjustment.

Talking about Hyundai Creta, it offers features such as projector headlamps, all-LED lighting, cooled glove box, rear air conditioner vents, dual-tone bumper, automatic climate control, cruise control, six airbags, panoramic sunroof, 17-inch wheels, chrome finishing, wireless charger, and more.

MG Astor offers 27 standard safety features

Safety features on MG Astor
Safety features on MG Astor

MG has equipped the Astor with over 27 standard safety features such as dual-front airbags, ESP, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Traction Control System, Active Cornering Brake Control, Hill Hold Control, Hill Descent Control (First-in Segment), traction control system, Emergency Stop Signal, Rear Parking Sensors, ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors, and many more. Hyundai Creta offers them in higher variants or misses on most of the features like electronic stability control, hill hold control, ISOFIX, traction control system, and others.

Competitive Pricing: MG Astor Vs Hyundai Creta

MG Astor Variant-Wise Price
MG Astor Variant-Wise Price

Both MG Astor and Hyundai Creta offer highly competitive pricing. Creta starts at ₹10.16 Lakh and goes up to ₹17.87 Lakh. On the other hand, MG Astor starts at ₹9.78 Lakh and goes up to ₹16.78 Lakh. 

With the starting price a bit less than the Hyundai Creta, MG Astor makes a better choice, especially with all those safety features as standard.

Let’s see if MG Astor will be able to compete with Hyundai Creta when it launches in the market.

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