Mahindra XUV 3XO vs 2024 Hyundai Creta: A Compact SUV Showdown

Mahindra XUV 3XO vs Hyundai Creta

The compact SUV segment in India is fiercely competitive, with established players and new entrants vying for customer attention. Two strong contenders are the Mahindra XUV 3XO and the 2024 Hyundai Creta. Both offer a compelling package of features, performance, and space, but cater to slightly different needs. This in-depth comparison will help you decide which one suits you best.

Price & Value Proposition

The XUV 3XO takes a clear lead in terms of affordability. Its starting price of ₹7.49 lakh (ex-showroom) is significantly lower than the Creta’s ₹11.00 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base petrol variant. This price difference makes the XUV 3XO an attractive option for budget-conscious buyers.

Engine & Performance

The XUV 3XO comes in a single 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine option, delivering 110 bhp and 178 Nm of torque. The Creta offers a wider engine range – a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol (115 bhp & 144 Nm), a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol (140 bhp & 242 Nm), and a 1.5-liter turbodiesel (115 bhp & 250 Nm). While the XUV 3XO offers decent performance, the Creta caters to a broader audience with choices for those seeking better fuel efficiency (naturally aspirated petrol) or stronger power (turbocharged petrol and diesel).

Fuel Efficiency

The XUV 3XO boasts a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.89 kmpl (petrol), making it a good option for those prioritizing running costs. The Creta’s fuel efficiency varies depending on the engine chosen – the 1.5-liter petrol offers 17 kmpl, the 1.4-liter turbo-petrol delivers 18 kmpl, and the 1.5-liter diesel is the most efficient with 21.8 kmpl.

Features & Safety

The XUV 3XO comes equipped with essential features like a touchscreen infotainment system, air conditioning, and dual airbags. Higher variants offer features like cruise control, automatic climate control, and sunroof. The Creta, especially in higher trims, boasts a more extensive feature list, including a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, a digital driver’s instrument cluster, and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). In terms of safety, the Creta has an edge with a possible five-star Global NCAP rating (yet to be confirmed), while the XUV 3XO’s NCAP rating is awaited.

Space & Comfort

Both SUVs offer comfortable seating for five adults. The Creta has a slight advantage in terms of cabin space, particularly for rear passengers. However, the XUV 3XO compensates with a larger boot space – 330 liters compared to the Creta’s 402 liters.

Brand & After-Sales Service

Hyundai enjoys a strong brand reputation for reliability and after-sales service network. Mahindra, however, has been making strides in improving its service network, and the XUV 3XO benefits from Mahindra’s wider service reach in rural areas.


The Mahindra XUV 3XO is a compelling choice for budget-conscious buyers seeking a feature-loaded compact SUV with good fuel efficiency. It’s ideal for those who prioritize value and don’t mind a slightly less powerful engine. The 2024 Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, offers a wider engine range, a more feature-rich cabin, potentially superior safety, and a stronger brand reputation. It caters to those willing to pay a premium for a well-rounded package.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your individual priorities and budget. Consider which factors are most important to you – affordability, engine performance, fuel efficiency, features, safety, brand value, or service network – before making your decision.

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