2019 Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Features comparison

Hyundai might need been a bit late to the get together with its sub-four-metre SUV providing, but it surely appears to have arrived all weapons blazing. In the end, the Korean carmaker has unveiled the hotly anticipated Venue, which is able to hit showroom flooring on Could 21, 2019, priced between Rs Eight-12 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom). 

As has change into its modus operandi, Hyundai has packed its newest providing to the gills with gear. So, how does the upcoming Venue stack up towards the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300 when it comes to options? Does it have the go to match the present? A comparability of the top-spec variations of every of those SUVs tells all.


With a cascading entrance grille and dual-headlamp setup, the brand new Venue follows Hyundai’s newest design language and in addition sports activities an upright SUV stance that has labored nicely for the Creta. Just like the remainder of the competitors, it comes with projector headlamps and LED DRLs, although the Ford goes one up by providing an HID headlight unit. Tail-lights get an LED therapy in all however the EcoSport and Brezza. The extremely wanted sunroof finds place solely within the three extra premium SUVs of the lot. Notably, the Venue wears a smaller set of wheels in comparison with the 17-inchers on the XUV300 and EcoSport.

Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Exterior options
Venue XUV300 EcoSport Vitara Brezza Nexon
Projector headlamps Sure (Halogen) Sure (Halogen) Sure (HID) Sure (Halogen) Sure (Halogen)
LED DRLs Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
LED tail-lamps Sure Sure No No Sure
Sunroof Sure Sure Sure No No
Alloy wheels 16-inch 17-inch 17-inch 16-inch 16-inch

Consolation and Comfort

Proper off the bat, Hyundai has tried to tip the scales in its favour on this phase by equipping the Venue with its Blue Link connectivity technology that offers 33 services including security, location, emergency alert and remote operations. So, whereas all contenders have keyless entry, push button begin and auto local weather management, homeowners of the Venue (with automated gearbox) will have the ability to management these features remotely from their smartphones. The XUV300 is the one one to have the added flexibility of a dual-zone air conditioner, whereas rear seat passengers within the Venue and Nexon will be pleased about the devoted AC vents within the blistering warmth.

Cruise management is a normal fitment throughout the vary, besides on the Nexon. Should you’re one who likes to tinker round with the driving settings whereas behind the wheel, then the Venue will depart you wanting for extra, in contrast to a few of its rivals. Gentle-hybrid expertise, with auto begin cease, is one other characteristic lacking on the latest entrant to the compact SUV phase.

Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Consolation and comfort options
Venue XUV300 EcoSport Vitara Brezza Nexon
Keyless entry Sure (Distant lock/unlock) Sure Sure Sure Sure
Push button begin Sure (Distant engine begin/cease – DCT solely) Sure Sure Sure Sure
Auto local weather management 1-zone (Distant local weather management – DCT solely) 2-zone 1-zone 1-zone 1-zone
Rear AC vents Sure No No No Sure
Heated wing mirrors No Sure No No No
Cruise management Sure Sure Sure MT solely No
Driving modes No Steering solely No No Engine solely
Gentle-hybrid No Diesel solely No No No


Issues are extra intently matched on this division, with options like Bluetooth, steering-mounted controls, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation and voice recognition being out there throughout the board. The Eight.Zero-inch shows operating on Hyundai’s Blue Hyperlink and Ford’s Sync3 methods are the most important within the class. The XUV300 and Vitara Brezza include decently sized 7.Zero-inch touchscreens too, whereas the 6.5-inch unit on the Nexon is a measurement too small on this comparability. The Hyundai Venue nonetheless manages to drag forward of the competitors by being the one one to supply a wi-fi telephone charger.

Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Infotainment
Venue XUV300 EcoSport Vitara Brezza Nexon
Bluetooth audio streaming/phone Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure
Steering-mounted audio controls/telephone controls Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure
Touchscreen show Eight-inch 7-inch Eight-inch 7-inch 6.5-inch
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure Sure/Sure
Satellite tv for pc navigation Sure (On-board) Sure (On-board) Sure (Cellphone-based) Sure (SD Card-based) Sure (Cellphone-based)
Voice instructions Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Wi-fi telephone charging Sure No No No No


Owing to security rules, primary equipment like twin airbags, ABS, EBD and rear parking sensors are normal throughout the vary of SUVs. Nonetheless, the Mahindra uniquely comes with entrance parking sensors too. The costlier trio – the Venue, XUV300 and EcoSport – supply way more by the way in which of security of their top-spec trims, together with six airbags (seven in case of the XUV), brake help, ESC and hill begin help (additionally out there on the Nexon). Isofix youngster seat mounts and reversing digicam are frequent choices too.

Whereas the Hyundai Venue is but to be crash-tested, the competitors has been subjected to this scrutiny in some type. The Tata Nexon is the primary Indian automobile to have scored an ideal 5-star GNCAP score, whereas the Maruti Brezza follows go well with with a Four-star score in the identical check. The European-spec EcoSport and the SsangYong Tivoli (on which the XUV300 relies) have every fared nicely with 4 stars within the Euro NCAP checks.

Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Security equipment
Venue XUV300 EcoSport Brezza Nexon
Airbags 6 7 6 2 2
ABS Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
EBD Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Brake Help (BA) Sure Sure Sure No No
Digital Stability Management (ESC) Sure Sure Sure No No
Hill-start help Sure Sure Sure No No
Isofix child-seat mounts Sure Sure Sure Sure Sure
Parking sensors Rear Entrance & rear Rear Rear Rear
Parking digicam Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear


It’s evident that the Hyundai Venue is a formidable competitor in the case of gear ranges alone. However issue within the mechanicals and a excessive anticipated value, and answering if will probably be capable of dominate the sub-compact SUV phase turns into that rather more troublesome and is one thing solely time will inform.

Hyundai Venue vs rivals: Costs (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Venue XUV300* EcoSport Brezza Nexon
Petrol Rs Eight-11 lakh (est.) Rs 7.90-11.44 lakh Rs 7.82-11.37 lakh Rs 6.36-9.89 lakh
Diesel Rs 9-12 lakh (est.) Rs Eight.49-11.99 lakh Rs Eight.42-11.89 lakh Rs 7.67-10.64 lakh Rs 7.40-10.80 lakh

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