Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz: Which car is good for your budget?

by Vivaan Khatri | 05/02/2020
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Hyundai Venue and Tata Altroz are two new models that recently entered the market. Let's see how the SUV and the Tata Altroz compare to each other.

Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz: Introduction

Last year, Hyundai Venue has made its long-awaited debut in our market alongside the international debut. The first sub-four-meter SUV from the South Korean car manufacturer has instantly hit the market with a massive sales record, become one of the hottest cars in the segment.

Hyundai venue front third-quarter red

Hyundai Venue is one of the hottest sub-4-meter SUVs at the moment 

On the other hand, Tata Altroz which was just launched earlier last month on the segment of premium hatchbacks. Within haft month after launch, the Altroz has captured a chunk of customers in the segment. It has entered the top 3 best-selling hatchbacks in January 2020, ranking just behind the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai i20.

tata altroz front

Tata Altroz is the newest hatchback from the homegrown car manufacturer

Even though the two cars are positioned in a completely different segment, one in the SUV space and other in the hatchback market, there is a certain overlap in terms of pricing. Tata Altroz’s price starts at Rs 5.29 lakh and goes up to Rs 9.29 lakh while the Hyundai Venue is priced from Rs 6.55 lakh to Rs 11.15 lakh, which means that car buyers with a budget from around Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 9 lakh might want to take these two cars into consideration. If that is the case for you, IndianAuto will help you out with the detailed comparison of the Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz.

Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz Dimension: Which car is bigger?

Even though the Tata Altroz is just a hatchback, it is not completely eclipsed by the sub-4-meter SUV Hyundai Venue. In fact, the Venue is just marginally larger than the Altroz in terms of length and width. The sub-compact SUV is only 5mm longer and 15 mm wider than the premium hatchback. For the wheelbase, the gap is narrowed to only an insignificant 1 mm. In its class, the Hyundai Venue looks clearly smaller than other direct rivals like the Maruti Brezza or the Renault Duster.

However, when it comes to the height, the Hyundai Venue does show its distinctive SUV characteristic with a substantially greater height. At 1605mm, the Hyundai Venue is higher by 82mm. Apparently, the Hyundai Venue also features a higher ground clearance.

Dimensions  Hyundai Venue Tata Altroz 
Length  3995 3990 
 Width 1770  1755 
 Height  1605  1523
 Wheelbase  2500 2501 
 Ground clearance  190  _

Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz Design: Which is better looking?

Exterior comparison

At launch, Hyundai Venue has been well recognized for its handsome look with a smart and youthful design. With the Altroz, Tata Altroz also showcases a unique and contemporary style. But still, there are some significant elements that set the two models apart.

First of all, let’s take the body type of these two models into account. While the Hyundai Venue demonstrates unmistakable SUV design with high stance, robust build and boxy design, the Altroz is styled in compliance with the traditional hatchback look with curvy silhouette integrated with a touch of playful and youthful design.

/hyundai venue blue top view

Hyundai Venue features a rugged and traditional SUV look

Hyundai Venue would make a good fit for people with a taste for a muscular and sturdy look. On the front end, it continues to sport the cascading grille with a unique chrome pattern. Hyundai Venue also sports the spitting setting for the headlights with LED DRL surrounded the headlamps. To the side profile, the Hyundai Venue bears resemblance to its older brother, the Creta. From the rear end, this SUV’s design slightly verve closer to the common look of a hatchback. Overall, the Hyundai Venue features the classic SUV look but with some premium element light LED lighting and diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Hyundai Venue's look from the rear

On the other hand, Tata Altroz smarty swerves its way through the traditional design concept of a hatchback with a unique take. For example, the front end of the Altroz gets an intruding headlight and grille, which adds a muscular and sporty element to the design of this hatchback. The same acute cease is used on the rear as well, this time with a black-piano finish that leverages the plush and modern look. On the side, the Altroz gets a flared wheel arches which remind us of SUV. Dual-tone alloy wheels are also one highlight of the side design.

Tata Altroz looks sharp and stylish 

On the acknowledgement that both cars are smartly and beautifully styled, it basically comes down to personal preference to decide which car looks better between the Hyundai Venue and Tata Altroz.

Interior comparison

Stepping into the cabin, the first thing to strike us will be how premium the cabin is. Hyundai Venue makes use of high-quality materials, for example, hard plastic on the dashboard refine chrome finish around the infotainment touchscreen. Car buyers are offered two choices of interior colour scheme: Denim dual-tone and Khaki dual-tone. The cushioning and upholstery are treated sophisticatedly and smartly, adding an unquestionable premiumness to the cabin. Besides featuring a handsome design, the Hyundai Venue interior also proves itself to be highly practical. You can find various storage spaces across the car. For example, each door will get a 1-litre bottle holder while other meticulous things can be kept on the glove box or a tray at the centre console. 

Hyundai Venue touchscreen infotainment system

Hyundai Venue gets premium interior with upmarket features and high-tech features

Compared to the Hyundai Venue, the Tata Altroz's interior does not yield the same impression of premiumness. On the bring side, the Tata Altroz's interior is loaded to the brim with a load of functions. With multiple layers, the dashboard of the Altroz looks a tad confusing. Similar to the Hyundai Venue, the Altroz also scores high in terms of interior design it also gets various storage space like cupholders, cooled glovebox and storage space under the sliding armrest.

Tata Altroz interior dashboard

Tata Altroz's interior is fully-loaded with a long list of features

Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz Features: Which is safer and more convenient?

In the current market, the feature packages contribute a huge part to the success of a car model. Given that fact, all car manufacturers are showing their best effort in developing and incorporating state-of-art technology into their new designs. For the same reason, both Hyundai Venue and Tata Altroz are all loaded with a long list of features and functions.

Safety features comparison

Hyundai has equipped the Venue with various safety features including ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts across the range. On the top-spec variant, the Venue will come with side and curtain airbags along with other functions like vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control and hill start assist.

On the other hand, Tata Altroz is not hesitant to flaunt various safety features. Even on the standard trim, the Tata Atroz is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, cornering stability control and rear parking sensor.

Comfort features comparison

Coming to the comfort features, the Tata Altroz clearly has an edge over the Hyundai Venue. For the Altroz, Tata has loaded it to the brim with many comfort features like rear seat headrest, adjustable headrest, rear-seat centre armrest, height-adjustable front seat belts. Apart from the rear seat headrest, the Hyundai Venue misses all of these aforementioned features.

Hyundai Venue gets some top-notch features like wireless charger and power outlet for both the front and rear, air purifier at the front cup-holder. These features are not available in the Tata Altroz.

However, both the Altroz and Venue shares some functions in common, for example, rear AC vents, cruise control, navigation, smart access card, engine start-stop button, chilled glovebox and voice control and touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz Engine Specs: Which car performs better?

In the beginning, Hyundai Venue is offered with three engine options which include a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, and a 1.4-litre diesel engine. On the other hand, the Tata Altroz comes with only two engines, a 1.2-litre unit and a 1.5-litre diesel unit.

Petrol

Hyundai Venue is offered with two petrol engines, 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit. Among these two units, the smaller turbocharged 3-cylinder engine is more powerful, being capable of generating a top power of 120PS along with a maximum power of 172Nm. This engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed dual-clutch unit. It is available across the range with the only exception of the base E trim. On the other hand, paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.2-litre petrol engine can deliver a peak power of 83 PS and a top torque of 115 Nm. The use of this engine, however, is limited to the E and S variant only.

About Tata Altroz, the only 1.2-litre petrol engine is good for top power of 86 PS and a maximum torque of 113 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Specs

Hyundai Venue

Tata Altroz

Engine Type

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Displacement

1197

998

1199

No. of cylinders

4

3

3

Power (Ps)

81

118

86

Torque (Nm)

115

170

113

Drive type

5-speed manual

7-speed DCT

6-speed Manual

5-speed manual

Gearbox

FWD

Diesel

Hyundai Venue’s 1.4-litre diesel engine is able to make a top power output of 90PS/220Nm. This engine comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox and no automatic option is offered for this engine.

On the other hand, Tata Altroz’s diesel range derives power from a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Compared to the Hyundai Venue diesel, the Altroz diesel’s power figure is rated at the same level (90PS) while the torque of 200 Nm is not as high as the SUV’s 1.4-litre diesel engine. Similar to its petrol counterpart, the diesel version will have the power transferred to the wheels through the 5-speed manual transmission.

Specs

Hyundai Venue

Tata Altroz

Engine Type

Diesel

Diesel

Displacement

998

1497

No. of cylinders

3

4

Power (Ps)

90

90

Torque (Nm)

220

200

Drive type

6-speed manual

5-speed manual

Gearbox

FWD

Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz Which is more fuel-efficient?

At the moment, Tata hasn’t revealed the official ARAI fuel mileage of the Altroz yet. On the other hand, Hyundai Venue’s fuel economy figures have been made public. The turbocharged petrol engine can return the mileage of 18.27 kmpl while the 1.2-litre petrol engine is good for 17.52 kmpl. For the diesel engine, the fuel mileage of the Hyundai Venue stands at 23.7 kmpl, which surely leave the petrol version in the dust. 

Petrol

Specs

Hyundai Venue

Tata Altroz

Fuel type

Turbo-Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Fuel Tank Capacity

45

37

Fuel economy

18.27

17.52

N.G

Diesel

Specs

Hyundai Venue

Tata Altroz

Fuel type

Diesel

Petrol

Fuel Tank Capacity

45

37

Fuel economy

23.7

N.G

Hyundai Venue vs Tata Altroz Road Price: Which car is more affordable?

Speaking of the price, the Hyundai Venue will be pricier than the Tata Altroz, which is easy to understand since the Venue is positioned in the SUV segment while the Atroz is only a hatchback. With the budget of around 6.5 lakh, you can afford to buy the base variant E petrol Venue while the same amount of money can buy the mid-range XT petrol trim on the Altroz. At this trim, the Altroz will come with better equipment, both inside and outside, than the E petrol on the Hyundai Venue. Tata Altroz gets power rear window, multifunction steering wheel, cruise control, engine start-stop button, chilled glovebox, rear camera, touchscreen and leather-covered seat and more. All of these features are missed on the Hyundai Venue E petrol.

Model Name

Hyundai Venue

Tata Altroz

Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)

6.55 - 11.15 Lakh

5.29 - 9.29 lakh

Price (on-road, Delhi)

7.45 – 12.64 Lakh

5.89 – 10.51 lakh

Hyundai Venue: Other Competitors

Hyundai Venue’s direct competitors include Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra XUV300.

Other competitors

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Tata Nexon

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Tata Altroz: Other Competitors

Tata Altroz is rivalling other premium hatchbacks in the market like the Maruti Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.

Other competitors

Compare with Tata Altroz

Hyundai Elite i20

Tata Altroz vs Hyundai Elite i20

Maruti Baleno

Tata Altroz vs Maruti Baleno

Maruti Swift

Tata Altroz vs Maruti Swift

Verdict: Which car makes the best fit for you, Hyundai Venue or Tata Altroz?

In terms of design, both Hyundai Venue and Tata Altroz look fashionable and good-looking. Overall, it depends on whether you prefer the look of an SUV or a hatchback.

Speaking about the features, it turns out that the Tata Altroz edges out the Hyundai Venue thanks to the price difference. With the same amount of money, you can buy either a high-spec Altroz or a low variant Venue.

When it comes to the powertrain, the Hyundai Venue will provide you will more options. While the Hyundai Venue will offer you both manual and automatic gearbox, the Tata Altroz only comes with a manual unit.

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