Hyundai is the second-largest car manufacturer in India, with a variety of models in its lineup. The manufacturer has dominated the compact SUV segment with the Creta for years. Whether it’s the first-generation Creta or the current one, all models are popular among buyers for various reasons. Alongside the Creta, Hyundai has also ventured into the premium SUV segment, offering the Tucson as its flagship model. Over the years, vehicle prices have skyrocketed, forcing many people to consider used cars instead of brand-new ones. As a result, the used car market has flourished in the country.
If you’re in the market to buy a brand new top-end turbo petrol variant of the Hyundai Creta, it would cost you around 22.79 lakh on the road in Karnataka. That’s a substantial amount for a compact SUV. This led us to explore alternatives in the used car market. For the price of a brand new Creta or less, you can either opt for a used Creta or a slightly used older generation Hyundai Tucson. The Tucson, being more premium than the Creta, offers better road appeal.
One aspect that many people dislike about the current generation Hyundai Creta is its appearance. Despite being in the market since 2020, many still find the exterior design of the current Creta quite odd. By purchasing a previous generation Hyundai Tucson, you’ll get an SUV that looks great in comparison to the Creta. Additionally, the Tucson is larger and equipped with a more powerful engine. The Hyundai Creta comes with 1.4-liter turbo petrol and 1.5-liter turbo diesel engine options in higher variants, while the Hyundai Tucson was offered with 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine options. Below, we have listed five such Hyundai Tucson models from the previous generation, all available at a price lower than that of a brand new top-end Hyundai Creta.
2018 Petrol AT
The first advertisement has been posted by a seller from Mumbai. The grey-colored SUV seen here in the picture is a GL variant petrol AT SUV. This is the 2WD version and is powered by a 2.0-liter engine. The car comes with comprehensive insurance and has covered approximately 16,701 km as per the advertisement. The car is currently with its first owner and is registered in Maharashtra. The asking price for this 2018 model Hyundai Tucson is Rs 17.45 lakh. Interested buyers can get in touch with the seller by clicking here.
If you look at the on-road price of the Hyundai Creta 1.4-liter turbo petrol, it is around Rs 22.79 lakh in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The asking price for this Tucson is Rs 17.45 lakh, which means you can save around Rs 5.34 lakh by buying this used Tucson.
2018 Diesel AT
The advertisement for this Tucson has been posted by a seller from Andheri West, Mumbai. This is a 2018 model automatic Tucson that has covered approximately 20,000 km. The car comes with comprehensive insurance and is registered in Maharashtra. The asking price for this GL (O) variant Tucson diesel SUV is Rs 15.98 lakh. Interested buyers can get in touch with the seller by clicking here. The Hyundai Creta comes with a 1.5-liter turbo diesel engine, whereas the Tucson gets a 2.0-liter diesel engine. The on-road price of a top-end diesel automatic Creta in Bengaluru is Rs 23.86 lakh. This Tucson is priced Rs 7.8 lakh cheaper.
2021 Petrol AT
This advertisement is posted by a seller from Kolkata. This is a 2021 model petrol automatic SUV. The car is registered in West Bengal and has covered approximately 16,700 km. This is the facelift version, which comes with more features than the previous version. The car is currently with its second owner, and the asking price for this SUV is Rs 20 lakh. This is still around Rs 2.7 lakh cheaper than the top-end turbo petrol version of the Hyundai Creta. Interested buyers can get in touch with the seller by clicking here.
2017 Diesel AT
This advertisement is from West Bengal. The silver-colored SUV seen here is a 2017 model diesel automatic SUV 2WD version. The seller mentions that the car has covered approximately 15,000 km. The car is registered in West Bengal and is with its first owner. The asking price for this SUV is Rs 15 lakh. This one is almost Rs 8.86 lakh cheaper than a top-end diesel automatic version of the Hyundai Creta. Interested buyers can get in touch with the seller by clicking here.
2021 Petrol AT
This Tucson has been listed by a seller from Guwahati, Assam. This is also the facelift version of the previous generation Tucson. The petrol AT SUV seen here has covered 15,000 km. It is currently with its first owner and is registered in Assam. The asking price for this SUV is Rs 20 lakh, which is still cheaper than the on-road price of a top-end Hyundai Creta turbo petrol. Get in touch with the seller by clicking here.
While these deals may look tempting to many, we should tell you that there are a few things you should keep in mind while buying a Tucson. Hyundai Tucson is their flagship SUV, and because of the same reason, maintenance of this SUV is going to be a lot more expensive than the Creta. Parts replacement and general servicing will all be slightly on the expensive side.
While the Tucson offers several features, they are all slightly old because the car itself belongs to an older generation. Many of the connected car features that Hyundai offers with their modern cars will not be available with the older SUV. Lastly, fuel economy is another factor to consider. As mentioned earlier, the Tucson has a bigger engine than the Creta and is a lot more powerful. However, this also means that the engine is not as fuel-efficient as the Creta. If you are ready to deal with these factors, then you can go ahead and buy a used Tucson.