2023 Hyundai Creta earns 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating

Updated Dec 09, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This five-seater subcompact crossover scored five out of five stars.

The 2023 Hyundai Creta managed to get five out of five stars from the New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP). The subcompact crossover Creta is among the first Hyundai models that underwent the new ASEAN NCAP assessment protocol. 

ASEAN NCAP - Hyundai Creta

The more stringent assessment protocol set by the ASEAN NCAP was not a problem for the Hyundai Creta. It performed well in the test as it obtained an overall score of 75.78 points, enough to earn a five-star safety rating. 

The Creta scored 34.72 points for the Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) category. ASEAN NCAP’s frontal impact test showed that the Creta provided good protection to occupants while the driver’s lower legs received adequate protection during the test. 

Hyundai’s subcompact crossover achieved 15.56 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP). When it comes to Safety Assist (SA) category, the Creta posted 14.08 points. The vehicle’s Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Collision Warning System, and Lane Keep Assist, contributed to the Creta’s SA score. Of note, the said safety features are available in the top-spec Hyundai Creta variant in the Philippines. 

2023 Hyundai Creta ASEAN NCAP crash test2023 Hyundai Creta ASEAN NCAP crash test

Lastly, the Creta scored 11.42 points for Motorcyclist Safety (MS) category. The crossover’s Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist played a major role in this category. The ASEAN NCAP deemed that the said feature functioned according to its standard. The Creta’s High Beam Assist also contributed to the overall points in the MS category. Again, those features are equipped in the PH-spec top-of-the-line Hyundai Creta.

Other safety features found on the top-spec Creta in the local market are the following: dual airbags, anti-lock braking system, stability control, hill start assist, forward collision avoidance assist, rear camera, tire pressure monitoring system, among others.

2023 Hyundai Creta front shot2023 Hyundai Creta

The 2023 Hyundai Creta is available in four variants in the Philippines with a starting price of Php 998,000 while the top-spec trim retails at Php 1,332,000. It comes with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that delivers 113 hp and 144 Nm of torque. The entry-level model uses a six-speed manual transmission, while the rest has an IVT, Hyundai’s version of the continuously variable transmission (CVT).

2023 Hyundai Stargazer ASEAN NCAP crash test2023 Hyundai Stargazer ASEAN NCAP crash test

Aside from the Creta, the all-new Stargazer was also pitted to the ASEAN NCAP’s safety test. Unlike its subcompact crossover sibling, the 2023 Hyundai Stargazer fell short of getting a five-star rating. The ASEAN NCAP gave a four-star safety rating to the Stargazer, yielding an overall score of 66.48 points.  

The Stargazer is a seven-seater MPV that goes up against the likes of the Honda BR-V, Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Avanza, among others.

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Know more about Hyundai Creta 2023

Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta 2023 is a subcompact, five-seater crossover. Locally, this model has three different variants. There’s the GL MT, the GL IVT, and the GLS IVT. Their prices then range from Php 998,000 to Php 1,332,000.

Under the hood of the Creta is a 1.5-liter engine that produces up to 112 horsepower and 137Nm of torque. It is then paired to Hyundai’s proprietary intelligent variable transmission. Power is then sent to its front wheels. 

Size-wise, this subcompact is 4,315mm long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,630mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,610mm, and it has a ground clearance of 200mm.

Locally, the Creta competes against the Toyota Raize, MG ZS, Kia Stonic, Honda HR-V, Geely Coolray, Changan CS35, Mazda CX-3, etc.

₱ 998,000 - ₱ 1,332,000

Martin Aguilar

Martin Aguilar


Martin is a BA Literature graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before being the Content Editor of Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.

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