This article is going to provide you with a detailed comparison between the Hyundai Venue and its rivals in terms of their dimensions.
The long-awaited Hyundai Venue has finally been launched. It competes with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. Auto customers have high expectations from the Hyundai Venue since it is the first compact SUV by the South Korean automaker and also the first truly connected SUV in the Indian auto market. However, the Hyundai Venue turns out to be a little disappointing for some as it has been criticized for the small dimensions. But is the Hyundai Venue really small compared to its rivals? Let’s have a comparison between the dimensions of the new SUV and those of its rivals.
Is 2019 Hyundai Venue Too Small? | Size Comparison with Vitara Brezza, XUV300, EcoSport and Nexon
Firstly, before going into details, let’s have a look at the table below to have an overview of the dimensions of the five most popular compact SUVs in India.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
According to the table, we can see that the Hyundai Venue measures 3,995 mm in length, which makes it the second longest one among the five vehicles. Actually, the Hyundai Venue has the same length as the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Mahindra XUV300 and is 1 mm longer than the Tata Nexon and 3 mm shorter than the Ford EcoSport. The five SUVs are almost equally long because they are all sub-4-metre SUVs.
The Ford EcoSport is the longest vehicle, but only 3 mm longer than the Hyundai Venue.
In terms of the width, in five compact SUVs, the Hyundai Venue holds the fourth position. The Mahindra XUV300 and the Tata Nexon are the widest vehicles as both measures more than 1,800 mm in width. Next are the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Venue, which are 1,790 mm and 1,770 mm wide, respectively. Finally, the smallest compact SUV is the 1,765 mm-wide Ford EcoSport.
Along with the Mahindra XUV300, the Tata Nexon is the widest vehicle in five compact SUVs.
In five compact SUVs, the Hyundai Venue is the vehicle with the lowest height. It measures 1,605 high, which is shorter than the Maruti Vitara Brezza by 35 mm, the Mahindra XUV300 by 12 mm, the Tata Nexon by 2 mm and the Ford EcoSport by 42 mm. The low height is the most compelling reason for the 'small' appearance of the Venue. The prominent height contributes a great deal to the body stance of SUVs, which is absent in the Venue.
The low height is one of the major reasons for the 'small' appearance of the Hyundai Venue.
The 2500 mm wheelbase of the Hyundai Venue is the fourth longest in the five SUVs. At 2,500 mm, it is the same as the Maruti Vitara Brezza but is 19 mm and 100 mm shorter than the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300, respectively. In fact, the Mahindra XUV300 has the segment-best wheelbase which measures 2600 mm long, thanks to the award-winning X100 platform which underpins even the SsangYong Tivoli. The Tata Nexon has a wheelbase of 2,498 mm which is 2 mm shorter than that of the Hyundai Venue, which makes its wheelbase the shortest one.
Sharing the X100 platform with the Ssangyong Tivoli, the Mahindra XUV300 has the longest wheelbase in the segment.
The Hyundai Venue might have received quite a lot of criticism for its restricted rear seat row. However, it offers a boot space which ranks at the second position in five compact SUVs. The boot space of the Hyundai Venue measures 350 litres, which is of equal size to that of the Tata Nexon and is larger than that of the Maruti Vitara Brezza by 22 mm. It is just 2 mm smaller than that of the Ford EcoSport but easily triumphs over the 265-litre boot of the Mahindra XUV300.
Even the Maruti Vitara Brezza, the best-selling compact SUV in India, holds a smaller boot space than that of the Hyundai Venue by 22 mm.
When it comes to the ground clearance, which is among the major deciding factors for many, the Tata Nexon holds the leading position with a 209 mm ground clearance, followed by the 200 mm clearance available on the Ford EcoSport. Next are the Maruti Vitara Brezza, the Hyundai Venue and the Mahindra XUV300 with a ground clearance of 198 mm, 190 mm and 189 mm, respectively. As regards the wheel size, the Hyundai Venue, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Nexon ride on a set of 16-inch wheels. On the other hand, the Mahindra XUV300 and the Ford EcoSport are equipped with 17-inch units. However, the two last factors do not determine the size of the SUVs much; therefore, you do not need to pay much attention to them.
Overall, the Hyundai Venue is on par with its rivals with respect to the dimensions. The differences are just negligible. Since Hyundai cannot offer more in the sub-4-metre SUV to gain the tax benefits, we would recommend auto buyers should not expect so much from a compact SUV.