Planning to buy an SUV to fit in some extra bags for that weekend road trip? Well, read on to pick the right one

Creta has the most space in the front row, especially in terms of legroom and kneeroom.

Seltos has the most spacious boot and the most shoulder room for rear passengers.

Creta offers the most headroom and kneeroom for rear occupants.

Renault and Nissan SUVs are bigger on the outside but smaller on the inside.

The front seats of the Creta are the most comfortable place to be in among all the SUVs.

Kia recently entered the compact SUV segment in India with the launch of the Seltos at an introductory price ranging from Rs 9.69 lakh to Rs 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It rivals the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and the Renault Captur. Now, let’s see which of these compact SUVs offer the most amount of space:


Measurement Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta Nissan Kicks Renault Captur
Length 4315mm 4270mm 4384mm 4329mm
Width 1800mm 1780mm 1813mm 1813mm
Height 1620mm 1665mm 1656mm 1626mm
Wheelbase 2610mm 2590mm 2673mm 2673mm
Boot Space 433 litres 400 litres 400 litres 392 litres

The Nissan Kicks is the longest SUV and its width is at par with that of the Renault Captur. Its wheelbase measures the same as that of the Captur.

The Kicks and the Creta offer 400 litres boot space while the Seltos tops them all with 433 litres of luggage capacity.

The Hyundai Creta is smaller in every aspect when compared to the other three, except for height.

Front-row Space

Kia Seltos Hyundai Creta Nissan Kicks Renault Captur
Legroom (min-max) 915-1070mm 925-1120mm 915-1050mm 945-1085mm
Kneeroom (min-max) 560-770mm 610-840mm 565-755mm 540-730mm
Headroom (min-max) 870-970mm (driver) 920-980mm (driver) 890-980mm (driver) 940-990mm
Seat base length 515mm 595mm 480-495mm 490mm
Seat base width 450mm 505mm 495mm 495mm
Seat back height 610mm 645mm 615-640mm 615-640mm
Cabin width 1395mm 1400mm 1380mm 1380mm


The Hyundai Creta has the maximum legroom among all the compact SUVs.

In terms of kneeroom as well, the Creta has the most to offer and that too by an impressive margin.

However, the Captur is the perfect car for taller passengers as it offers the maximum headroom.

The front seats in the Creta have the maximum length, width and height among all the four compact SUVs.

At 1400mm, the Creta has the widest cabin too.

Overall, the Hyundai Creta is the roomiest compact SUV in terms of front row seating.