The new Venue and second-gen Creta shares a lot of things in common under the same umbrella of Hyundai. IndianAuto gives you the detailed comparison of Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue to spot out the similarities and differences between these vehicles.
1. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue – An Introduction
After months of waiting and anticipation, the Hyundai Creta has been finally launched in India, just several days before the countrywide lockdown. It might be a piece of bad luck for Hyundai as the Creta’s launch is plagued by the virus outbreak and sales halted by the lockdown so in such scenarios, Hyundai just expects the Creta to at least imitate the same success of the first-gen car, if not better. However, the situation seems to go beyond its expectation as the all-new midsize SUV still achieves good attention and has topped the passenger vehicle sales chart in May 2020.
Hyundai Creta comes with a completely new avatar. It looks sharper. It feels premium and it’s better-connected. The new-gen Creta reminds us about its smaller brother that sits right below it in the lineup – the Hyundai Venue which is also Hyundai's another success. The thing is, the arrival of new-gen Creta may create a fair bit of confusion among buyers who can’t decide between the popular sub-four-metre SUV or the latest midsize model. Whether you should go for a bigger car with extra space but higher price or a cheaper yet smaller SUV with a well-loaded cabin on tap. Let’s find out in this comparison.
2. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue Dimensions: Which is bigger?
This is a kind of rhetorical question. We all know that the Hyundai Creta is bigger than the Venue, which is Hyundai’s first attempt into the sub-four-metre SUVs hub. Still, let’s take a look at the table of Creta vs Venue dimensions below to see the size discrepancy between the models.
Hyundai Creta measures 4,300 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, 1,635 mm high alongside a wheelbase of 2,610 mm that makes it 305 mm longer, 30 mm taller and 20 mm wider than the Venue sibling. The Creta wheelbase is also longer than that of the Venue by quite a margin of 110 mm. It is understandable if we consider the segments that these SUVs are slotted into. By comparing these figures, it comes as no surprise that the Hyundai Creta offers a better road presence as well as more spacious cabin compared with the Hyundai Venue.
3. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue Design: Which is better looking?
Upon its launch in March this year, opinions about the new avatar of the Hyundai Creta might be polarizing. For some who are too familiar with the styling of the previous-gen car, the Hyundai Creta seems a bit odd and not have the same effortless visual effect as its predecessors. On the other hand, it turns out to be sharp and dynamic for the rest.
If not looking at the badge and letterings, once can notice that the new Creta and Venue are brothers and sisters of the same brand due to some shared styling bits, right at first glance. Thanks to Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language, Hyundai Venue and Creta share a lot of similarities in its body stance.
Both cars are inspired by the global-spec Hyundai Palisade so they get quite a similar face featuring a cascading grille, split headlamps and skid plates at the front, along with roof rails at the sides and dramatic tail end setups. However, each model gets its own versions of cascading grille and headlamps as well as daytime running LEDs, cornering fog lamps together with alloy wheels design.
To be more specific, the new Hyundai Venue comes with a pair of conventional halogen projector headlights while Creta is equipped with triple LED projector setup that offers superior illuminations. Though the SUVs come with Hyundai’s signature cascading grille, the Creta gets its own version with curved upper edges that are slightly different from the Venue’s unit. Front scuff plates take up a decent place at the lower section of the Creta’s bumper while that of the Venue are less prominent.
Moving towards the side profile, both SUVs look quite muscular with the strong shoulder lines running from the front towards the rear end as well as smart-looking roof rails, body cladding and sporty-looking diamond-cut alloy wheels.
However, what differentiates the Hyundai Venue from its bigger brother is, not to mention the sizes, a set of16-inch alloys that seem to lack a fair bit of aggression when compared with the stylish-looking 17-incher on the Creta. Also, the contrasting silver trim on the Creta comes off as a decent highlight for its side profile for the bigger SUV.
At the back, the rear end of the new Creta stays well-connected with the front as the LED taillamps copy the low-placed split setup from the headlamps. The Tata Harrier rival gets quite a busy rear bumper that contributes to its attractiveness. On the other hand, the rear end of the Hyundai Venue is rather conservative and somehow less dramatic. The LED taillights are simpler and smaller, giving it a meek look.
Take a look at the interiors of the Venue vs Creta and we find out that the cabin of the mid-size SUV is more premium and up to date than the one in the sub-four-metre sibling. The dashboard design of the two SUVs does differ one way or another.
As said above, the exterior design of the Creta is polarizing but that’s not the cases for the interior. Good thing is, you, when buying a car, will spend more time inside the car than looking at the outside, won’t you? Hyundai Creta obtains an elegant and clean dashboard layout that is complemented by the V-shaped flowing centre console. It is available with two interior themes – the airier dual-tone black-beige and the exclusive all-black colour scheme for the 1.4 Turbo variant. Contrast stitching on the gear selector as well as the leather-wrapped steering becomes the small highlights.
Back when the Venue was first introduced to the market, its interior was a regular talking point. Like the bigger Creta Turbo, Hyundai Venue employs an all-black interior scheme that offsets nicely the sense of compactness on the inside. The smaller 8.0-inch floating-type touchscreen infotainment system of the Creta flanked by two AC vents with silver accents are interesting to look at. There’s a bunch of horizontal elements on the Venue’s cabin but there are a few low-quality plastics. White stitching also makes it to the steering and gear selector that contrasts well with the black finish. The Hyundai Venue, however, opts for a conventional round steering wheel option while the Creta gets an upper hand with a flat-bottom unit.
4. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue Features: Which is safer and more convenient?
When talking about features, both new-gen Creta and Venue acquire a class-cladding features package in their respective cabins. However, to say a mouthful, Hyundai Creta appears to have a range of features that the Venue, albeit being the first connected car, is missing out on.
Comfort Features Comparison
The icing on the cake of the new Hyundai Creta is its massive 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 7.0-inch full TFT instrument cluster. Hyundai Venue makes do with an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system. Hyundai’s Bluelink is available on both vehicles but the Creta’s drivers will stay better-connected with the car thanks to a suite of 50+ features while that of Venue stops at 33.
On the other hand, the second-gen Hyundai Creta gets a wider range of contemporary features up its sleeves like a panoramic sunroof, touch-enabled air purifier system, electrically adjustable driver seat, remote engine, premium BOSE sound system, electric parking brake, voice commands for opening/closing the sunroof as well as live audio updates on the go.
The highlighting comfort features of the Hyundai Venue comprise of a power sunroof, power windows, rear AC vents, air purifier (for DCT only), tilt steering, front power outlet, steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, height-adjustable driver seat with adjustable headrest.
Safety Features Comparison
Hyundai cars often score pretty well in terms of safety and the same just happen to the Creta and Venue. Both Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Venue are among cars with six airbags. They come with standard dual front airbags for all models along with additional side and curtain airbags for the top-spec trim.
Apart from that, the cars share a lot of safety kits in common such as ABS with EBD, ESC, VSM, Hill Assist Control, rear parking sensors, speed sensing auto door lock, day/night IRVM, driver and passenger seatbelt with pre-tensioner, seatbelt reminder, central locking, high-speed alert, ISOFIX child seat anchor, engine immobilizer as standard fitments.
What Hyundai Creta offers over the Hyundai Venue are features like emergency stop signal, lane changing indicator, driver rearview monitor and dual horn.
5. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue Engine Specs: Which is better in terms of performance?
Both Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Venue have two petrol – one turbocharged and one naturally aspirated- as well as one diesel engine option under the bonnets.
It is reasonable. Bigger cars come with bigger powertrains. The new-gen Creta borrows the same set of engines from its cousin Kia Seltos, including a 1.5-litre MPi petrol, a 1.4-litre Kappa Turbocharged petrol and a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel unit. Meanwhile, Hyundai Venue has a smaller 1.2-litre Kappa petrol motor, a 1.0-litre Kappa turbo-petrol engine and also a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel burner on tap.
As for the naturally-aspirated engines, Hyundai Creta 1.5 MPi petrol engine churns out a maximum power of 115 PS and 144 Nm of torque, which develops 32 PS more power and 29 Nm more torque than the Venue’s 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine. Transmission choice for the Creta includes a 6-speed MT and an IVT while the Hyundai Venue comes with a 5-speed manual transmission only.
Considering the turbocharged petrol mills of these cars, Hyundai Creta also gains a heftier power and torque output with its bigger 1.4-litre unit. However, that has been nicely compensated by the transmission package on the Venue. Hyundai Creta Turbo comes with a single 7-speed DCT while the Hyundai Venue Turbo can be had with either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed DCT unit.
1.5 U2 CRDi Diesel
1.5 U2 CRDi Diesel
115 PS @ 4000
100 PS @ 4000
250 Nm @ 1500 - 2750
235 Nm @ 1500 - 2750
6-speed MT/ 6-speed AT
Both Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Venue source the power from a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine option with exactly the same displacement. However, the sub-four-metre SUV still delivers less power and torque than the Creta, being 100 PS/ 235 Nm compared with 115 PS/ 250 Nm, respectively. This time around, the Hyundai Creta diesel wins hearts and minds with both manual and automatic variants while the diesel-powered Venue is available with a 6-speed manual transmission merely.
6. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue Mileage: Which is more fuel-efficient?
With all its compactness, Hyundai Venue towers over the Hyundai Creta in terms of fuel efficiency ratings. Check the table of Hyundai Creta vs Venue mileage figures to go in details.
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.8 kmpl (Petrol MT)
16.9 kmpl (Petrol AT)
18.5 kmpl (Diesel AT)
21.4 kmpl (Diesel MT)
18.27 kmpl (Petrol MT)
18.15 kmpl (Petrol AT)
23.7 kmpl (Diesel MT)
7. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue Price: Which is cheaper?
Sitting a couple of segments above the Venue, the Hyundai Creta commands quite a premium over the former. There are some variants which see the Venue prices intersected with that of the Creta sibling.
Rs 9.99 – 17.53 Lakh
Rs 6.86 – 11.66 Lakh
Rs 12.18 – 20.18 Lakh
Rs 9.45 – 13.32 Lakh
8. Hyundai Creta: Other Competitors
Like its predecessor, the Hyundai Creta continues facing the competition with Tata Harrier, Nissan Kicks, Renault Captur and the new Kia Seltos and MG Hector.
10. Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Venue Verdict: Which model is worth buying?
To pick one that wins the value for money and affordability, it’s the smaller option to the named. Hyundai Venue itself is a well-equipped car, especially when comparing it with other models of its segment. However, if you’ve had a few lakh more on your budget, why don’t you go for the Hyundai Creta for an extended premium feel.
The new Creta is better-loaded, more spacious and more powerful as well. The top-spec trims of the Creta do offer a lot of gadgets and those come alongside a bigger budget, certainly.
However, do note that if you considering the lower-spec Creta variants with the higher-trim of the Venue, you can choose the former only in case you need extra interior space. Otherwise, the Hyundai Venue should be a more economical deal.