Hyundai Venue Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon Vs Ford Ecosport

by Harish Kumar | 12/07/2019
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To everyone's amazement, the Hyundai Venue has been launched in the Indian auto market at the introductory price of around Rs 6.50- 11.11 Lakh (Ex-showroom). Now let's find out how the Venue can stack up against the most-selling equivalent models like Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport in the hotly-contested competition.

After months of media hype and anticipations, the Hyundai Venue is finally on sale in India at the price starting at Rs 6.50 Lakh (ex-showroom). Coming as the latest entrant in the hotly-contested subcompact SUV segment, the Hyundai Venue has packed itself to the gills with a bucketful of segment-first features being its major unique selling propositions (USP). Now the first sub-four-metre SUV from Hyundai officially joined the challenging game with the best-selling Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport which are, in fact, some major Venue’s market adversaries. In this article, we come to pit these above SUVs against one another and compare them on the many sections- dimensions, features, specs and prices to know exactly where the Hyundai Venue is standing amidst the competition.

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Hyundai Venue Vs Rivals- Dimension Comparison

In the current subcompact SUV family, the Hyundai Venue is clearly the most “compact” car of the lot. That said, the car is not the longest or tallest SUV and even it stands among the narrowest cars in the segment. In reality, the Venue's dimensions have been under debate during over the last few days. With 3,995 mm in length, 1,700 mm in width, 1,590 mm in height along with the wheelbase of 2,500 mm, the brand’s first sub-four-metre SUV is, generally speaking, smaller than its competitors by a margin.

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When taking the overall length of these vehicles into account, the 3,998 mm-long Ford Ecosport stands out as the longest SUV of the group. Following the Ford Ecosport is the Venue, XUV300 and Vitara Brezza which all share the same length of 3,995 mm but vary each other in terms of height, width, and wheelbase. The Tata Nexon measures 3,994 mm long that makes it the shortest car in the competition.

Though being the longest folk, the Ecosport loses out on the other rivals with regards to a mere 1765 mm in width. It is 56 mm narrower than the Mahindra XUV300 which is currently the widest model and has the longest wheelbase in the club. The blue oval is even narrower than the newbie Venue by a slight margin of 5 mm. However, the Ford Ecosport still wins back the crown as the tallest vehicle in the team, whereas the Hyundai Venue, with the overall height of 1590 mm, falls in the shortest SUV in the current segment. When it comes to the 1,640 mm height, the Maruti Vitara Brezza sits well above the Venue, XUV300 and Nexon but still stands behind the Ford Ecopsort which measures the height of 1647 mm.

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Considering the cars' wheels, the new Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza all have 16-inch alloys in the top-spec variants while the Ford Ecosport and Mahindra XUV300 gets a bigger size of the 17-inch units. The little boy from Hyundai offers up to 350 litres of the boot lid that is not largest-in-segment figure albeit, it is still fair enough to stand on the larger side in comparison with 257 litres of luggage capacity in the XUV300 counterpart. The Tata Nexon carries the leading luggage bay of 405 litres.

 Dimensions Hyundai Venue Mahindra XUV300 Ford Ecosport Maruti Vitara Brezza Tata Nexon
 Length  3995 mm  3995 mm  3998 mm  3995 mm  3994 mm
 Width  1770 mm  1821 mm  1765 mm  1790 mm  1811 mm
 Height  1590 mm  1617 mm  1647 mm  1640 mm  1607 mm
 Wheelbase  2500 mm  2600 mm  2519 mm  2500 mm  2498 mm
 Wheel size  16-inch  17-inch  17-inch  16-inch  16-inch
 Boot Capacity  350 litres  257 litres  350 litres  328 litres  405 litres
  • Longest - Ford Ecosport
  • Widest - Mahindra XUV300
  • Tallest - Ford Ecosport
  • Largest Boot Space - Tata Nexon

Also Read - Ford Ecosport Old Vs New: Spot The Key Differences

Hyundai Venue Vs Rivals- Engine and Transmission Comparison

We all know that the Hyundai Venue is a bit late to the party but it’s not an exaggeration to say that the SUV still manages to fill the gap with its market contenders owing to the engine-gearbox combination it attains. Like the popular Ford Ecosport, the new Venue is offering three engines options, namely a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder petrol, a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel and a newly-built 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor option. The Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon are on sale with turbocharged petrol and diesel mills while the chart-topping Maruti Vitara Brezza skips the petrol configuration and is available with only one diesel burner unit. But it’s also worth noting that the Indo-Japanese carmaker is gearing up to add the 1.5-litre K15B gasoline motor to the Brezza’s lineup soon.

 Petrol Engines
 Models  Hyundai Venue  Mahindra XUV300  Ford Ecosport  Maruti Vitara Brezza  Tata Nexon
 Displacement  1.2-litre/ 1.0-litre  1.2-litre  1.5-litre/ 1.0-litre  -NA-  1.2-litre
 Engine Type  4-cylinder/ turbo   3-cylinder turbo  4-cylinder/ 3-cylinder turbo  -NA-  3-cylinder turbo
 Max Power  83 HP / 120 HP  110 HP  123 HP/ 125 HP  -NA-  110 HP
 Peak Torque  115 Nm/ 172 Nm  200 Nm  150 Nm/ 170 Nm  -NA-  170 Nm
 MT  5-speed/ 6-speed  6-speed  5-speed/ 6-speed  -NA-  6-speed
 AT  7-speed DCT  -NA-  6-speed torque convertor  -NA-  6-speed AMT
 Fuel Mileage (MT)  17.52 kmpl/ 18.27 kmpl  17 kmpl  17 kmpl/ 18.1 kmpl  -NA-  17 kmpl
 Fuel Mileage (AT)  18.15 kmpl  -NA-  14.8 kmpl  -NA-  17 kmpl
 

 

As for the petrol configuration, the Venue’s 1.2-litre petrol engine is the most affordable but least powerful unit in this lot with the maximum power of 83 PS. However, its 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine comes to pump out a higher output of 120 PS, making it the second most powerful engine after the segment-leading 125 hp 1.0-litre engine option in the Ford Ecosport.

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Both the XUV300 and Nexon come up with a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor producing the same power of 110 hp but different torques of 170 Nm (for the Nexon) and 200 Nm (for the XUV300). Particularly, the Mahindra XUV300’s 200 Nm rating makes it the torquest SUV in the space. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Venue’s 1.2-litre engine delivers the least amount of torque in the group.

Mentioning the gearboxes, apart from the Mahindra’s offering which is packed with a 6-speed MT, all the SUVs are available with an automatic transmission. In essence, Hyundai introduces the Venue’s 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with a 6-speed MT or a sophisticated 7-speed dual-clutch automatic unit as an option while the 1.2-litre engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual unit. In fact, the new Venue is the first SUV to offer a DCT option.

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Tata Nexon is launched with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard along with a cost-effective 6-speed AMT and all. In the meantime, the Ford Ecosport employs three transmission options comprising a 5-speed MT and a 6-speed AT (for the 1.5-litre unit) together with a 6-speed manual (for the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit).

Diesel Engines
   Hyundai Venue  Mahindra XUV300  Ford Ecosport  Maruti Vitara Brezza  Tata Nexon
 Displacement  1.4-litre  1.5-litre  1.5-litre  1.3-litre  1.5-litre
 Engine Type  4-cylinder turbo   4-cylinder turbo   4-cylinder turbo   4-cylinder turbo   4-cylinder turbo
 Max Power  90 HP  117 HP  100 HP  90 HP  110 HP
 Peak Torque  220 Nm  300 Nm  205 Nm  200 Nm  260 Nm
 MT  6-speed  6-speed  5-speed  5-speed  6-speed
 AT  NA  NA  NA  5-speed AMT  6-speed AMT
 Fuel Mileage (MT)  23.7 kmpl  20 kmpl  23 kmpl  24.3 kmpl  21.4 kmpl
 Fuel Mileage (AT)  NA  NA  NA  24.3 kmpl  21.5 kmpl
 

As far as the SUVs’ diesel burners are concerned, the Mahindra XUV300 now becomes the most powerful SUV of all with a significant edge over its rivals while the diesel-powered Maruti Vitara Brezza stands at the least among five models. The Hyundai Venue diesel also does not perform well in this department. It is similar to the Maruti Brezza at 90 hp rating but comes to produce a 20 Nm more than the Brezza's torque. A thing is, Maruti Suzuki will soon introduce a new 1.5-litre DDis 225 diesel motor for the fastest-running Brezza in times to come that is expected to change the face of the power and torque figures competition, one way or another. In specifics, the new 1.5-litre oil burner in the Maruti SUV will more likely to see an output increase to 95 hp and 225 Nm units that would, in actuality, downgrade the diesel-fueled Hyundai Venue to the lowest spot.

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Only Brezza and Nexon’s buyers can enjoy the convenience of an automatic transmission with AMT units for the diesel configuration while the rest of the school are available with a manual transmission merely. However, Mahindra is also in the works to bring an automated manual transmission for the diesel XUV300 that is set to join the market in the coming months.

Hyundai Venue Vs Rivals- Fuel Mileage

If the above details regarding the power and torque figures of the Venue may discourage you somehow, its fuel mileages are coming to give you a shot in the arm for sure. It should be highly noted that the Hyundai Venue's gasoline engines offer the best fuel efficiency in their categories. In specifics, the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol burner claims a fuel mileage of 17.52 kmpl which is higher than the Ecosport 1.5-litre petrol's 17 kmpl.

hyundai venue blue front view

On the other hand, the new Venue's 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit seems to be the most frugal option in its category by returning 18.27 kmpl of mileage for the MT variant. The automatic configuration also takes the lead in terms of fuel efficiency as well. It sends a claimed figure of 18.15 kmpl which is significantly more than the Tata Nexon AMT's 16 kmpl and the automatic Ecosport's 14.8 kmpl. Remember that the Maruti Vitara Brezza skips the petrol engine and the Mahindra XUV300 is not available with an automatic option.

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As for the diesel section, the Venue now loses out to the Maruti Vitara Brezza which is currently taking the first spot of the most fuel-efficient offerings. The Venue is claimed to offer quite an economical fuel mileage of 23.70 kmpl while the Vitara Brezza undercuts it with an ARAI-rated 24.3 kmpl. The Ford Ecosport stands not far behind with 23 kmpl which makes it slot in the third spot of the scale. The fourth and fifth positions in this part go to the Mahindra XUV300 with 20 kmpl and the Tata Nexon with 21.5 kmpl/ 20 kmpl.

Hyundai Venue Vs Rivals- Feature Comparison

Convenience and Comfort:

Quite frankly, despite going on sale for solely a short period, the Hyundai Venue is expected to tip the balances in its favour in this highly competitive segment thanks to the admirable Blue Link technology featuring 33 connectivity features that it has on offer. Notably, while the rest of the comparison comes in handy with keyless entry, engine start push-button and automatic temperature control, Hyundai’s connected SUV (for the automatic variant) now enables its customers to easily and remotely operate these functions via their smartphones. Also, this kind of remote control can be really of help in case of an emergency whereby users can contact the emergency services and send alerts to the emergency contacts from their smartphones with ease.

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On the other aspect, the Mahindra XUV300 is the only one to get the dual-zone air conditioner while others are accessible with 1-zone versions. The Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport are complimented for the dedicated rear AC vents that are superior to the other players in the game. Both three models including the Brezza, Venue and XUV300 are using light sensing automatic headlamps as standard kit. At the same time, the Tata Nexon misses out on this fitment. Cruise control is applicable on almost all the SUVs here, barring the Tata candidate. Mild-hybrid tech with auto start/stop, on the other hand, is available in the Brezza, XUV300, Nexon and Ford Ecosport while the latest entrant to the compact SUV segment, Hyundai Venue misses out on this feature on the package.

Infotainment:

As stated above, the all-new Hyundai Venue brings on a trail of amazement with the Blue Link connectivity technology that offers 33 smart features. Except for that, everything is almost matched across the board. The 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Hyundai’s Blue Link and the 8-inch display with Ford’s SYNC3 supports are the largest units of the lot. The XUV300 and Vitara Brezza shares the properly-sized 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and the Tata Nexon's display seems to be a tad small with the 6.5-inch unit. However, it should be noted that the Nexon is the only car in the band to feature a Harman-sourced music system. Above all, Hyundai Venue is still taking the lead of this section by being the only model to come up with a wireless phone charger.

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Safety:

Since the new stricter safety regulations are all about to come into force, fitments like dual airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, rear parking sensors are standard across these five models. The already-launched Hyundai Venue and the Ecosport come with six airbags while the acclaimed Mahindra XUV300 comes with seven airbags. The Brezza and Nexon make do with only two airbags as standard. However, it should be noted that the Mahindra SUV is uniquely offering the front parking sensors that no other models mimic.

 Hyundai Venue Vs Rivals- Safety Features
 Features  Venue  XUV300  Ecosport  Vitara Brezza  Nexon
 Airbags  6  7  6  2  2
 ABS with EBD  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 ESC  Y  Y  Y  N  N
 Brake Assist  Y  Y  Y  N  N
 Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock  Y  Y  Y  N  Y
 Hill-start Assist  Y  Y  Y  N  N
 Parking Sensors  Rear  Font & Rear  Rear  Rear  Rear
 Parking Camera  Rear  Rear  Rear  Rear  Rear
 Isofix Child-seat Anchorage  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
 

Also Read - Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon Vs Vitara Brezza: Which Is The Best Compact SUV?

Hyundai Venue Vs Rivals Price Comparison

Hyundai Venue Vs Rivals: Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
 Hyundai Venue  Mahindra XUV300  Ford Ecosport  Maruti Vitara Brezza  Tata Nexon
 Rs 6.50- 11.11 Lakh  Rs 7.90- 12.14 Lakh  Rs 7.83- 11.90 Lakh  Rs 7.68- 10.65 Lakh  Rs 6.49- 10.90 Lakh
 

Obviously, at the introductory price of Rs 6.50 Lakh (ex-showroom), the latest Hyundai Venue sounds like a viable alternative to the Tata Nexon which is the cheapest vehicle in the segment at the price range of Rs 6.49- 9.35 Lakh (ex-showroom, India). Not to mention the enticing equipment range it packs, the Venue has managed to attract a bunch of prospective buyers thanks to its attractive price stickers on offer. That said, the Hyundai Venue now completely undercuts the likes of XUV300 and Ecosport by a significant extent and even towers over the more budget-friendly Vitara Brezza and Tata Nexon counterparts. We are much awaited to see how the Venue can climb up on the sales charts of the segment in the coming months.

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