Hyundai Exter vs hyundai Venue – Which one is the better SUV?

Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue.

While we do know now that the Hyundai will be launching the Exter SUV which will be smaller than the Venue, yet have features similar to the Venue, and therefore let’s do a comparison of both the cars.

Exter vs Venue – Design

The Exter is based on the Grand i10 Nios platform, and the design of the new sub-compact SUV is taken from the Hyundai’s Casper model that is available in South Korea. It comes with round-shaped projector headlamps, LED DRLS, and parametric front grille. At the rear, the Exter gets parametric tail lights with 15-inch alloys wheels. The front and rear bumper are finished in silver faux skid plate.

The Hyundai Venue ever since it got facelift update in 2022, the talking point has been the front face. The front has parametric front grille made up of rectangular block with brown-chrome finish and is slightly dark as well. The fog lamps are out and now the Venue has LED headlamps instead of halogen. At the rear it has LED taillamps connected by light bar with faux skid plate at the rear and the front with 16-inch alloy wheels.

The Exter will have a two-spoke multi-function steering wheel with digital instrument cluster. At the center, it has an infotainment system and below that is the curved or round AC vents with controls for them below the infotainment system. The gear selector will not be placed between the two front seats but instead it will be integrated with the console for each reach to lever. The door handles are finished in chrome.

The Hyundai Venue has a clean dashboard design which is different from the Creta and the Sonet, and has 8-inch Infotainment system and below that is the auto climate controls and option for dual-tone dashboard as well. The Venue however gets 6-speaker Sound system. The Venue also gets the same multi-function steering wheel as the other Hyundai models.

Exter vs Venue – Dimensions

Hyundai ExterHyundai Venue
Ground Clearance190mm
Boot Space301 litres350 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity35 litres45 litres
Kerb Weight1,082 kg

As you can see at the dimensions table, the Hyundai Exter has a length of 3795mm while the Venue has 3995mm length with 200mm difference. The Exter has a width 1595mm while the Venue has 1770mm width with 185mm difference. The Exter has a height of 1575mm which is 42mm shorter in height than the Venue’s 1617mm. The Exter has a wheelbase of 2400mm with 100mm difference as the Venue got 2500mm wheelbase. We don’t how much the ground clearance of the Exter will be but the Venue has 190mm ground clearance.

The Exter has a boot space of 301 litres while the Venue has 350 litres of boot space on offer. The Exter will have 35 litres of fuel tank while the Venue has 45 litres of fuel tank capacity. We don’t know the kerb weight of Exter yet, however, the Venue has 1,082 kg kerb weight.

Exter vs Venue – Engine Options

Engine1.2-litre Kappa Engine1.0-litre turbo petrol1.2-litre Bi-Fuel
Power81.8 bhp120 bhp67.72 bhp
Torque113.8 Nm172 Nm95.2 Nm
Transmission5-speed MT, 5-speed AT5-speed MT, 7-speed DCT5-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency20.1 km/l18 km/l
Hyundai Exter Engine Options

The Hyundai Exter comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 81.8 bhp and 113.8 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual Transmission, and 5-speed Automatic Transmission with expected fuel efficiency of 20.1 km/l. It’ll also get one additional petrol engine which is 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that puts out 120 bhp and 172 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission and expected fuel efficiency of 18 km/l.

The Exter could get a CNG option after it has launch, which will be the 1.2-litre Bi-Fuel which produces 67.72 bhp and 95 Nm of torque with 5-speed Manual Transmission only and no Automatic Transmission.

Type1.2-litre NA petrol1.0-litre Turbo petrol1.5-litre turbo diesel
Power82 bhp120 bhp114 bhp
Torque114 Nm172 Nm250 Nm
Transmission Type5-speed MT6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT6-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency18 km/l18 km/l20 km/l
Top Speed165 kmph165 kmph165 kmph
Hyundai Venue Engine Options

Hyundai Venue has two petrol engines – 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol that produces 82 bhp and 114 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission, no Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 18 km/l. The 1.0-litre Turbo petrol that pumps out 120 bhp and 172 Nm of torque comes with 6-speed iMT Transmission (Intelligent Manual Transmission) and 7-speed DCT Transmission and fuel efficiency of 18 km/l.

The Venue only has one diesel engine on offer – 1.5-litre turbo diesel that puts out 114 bhp and 250 Nm of torque that comes with 6-speed Manual Transmission and no Automatic Transmission and has a fuel efficiency of 20 km/l.

Exter vs Venue – Features

FeaturesHyundai ExterHyundai Venue
Wheel Size & Type15-inch, alloy wheels16-inch, alloys wheels
Chrome Door HandlesYes
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryFabricLeather
Leather-wrapped steering wheelYes
Ambient LightYesYes
Rear AC ventsYesYes
Instrument ClusterDigitalDigital
Infotainment System8-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless
Connected Car TechYes60+ features
Cruise controlYesYes
Sound System6-speaker standard sound system
Cooled GloveboxYesYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Auto-dimming IRVMYesYes

As you can see at the features list, the Exter might not have the leather-wrapped steering wheel and we have no idea how many connected car features it might get and which sound system and how many speakers it’ll be having. But it will not get sunroof and chrome door handles that’s for sure.

Safety FeaturesHyundai ExterHyundai Venue
ABS with EBDYesYes
CameraReverse parking cameraReverse parking camera
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Traction ControlYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesFront DiscFront Disc
ISOFIX anchoragesYesYes

As you can see at the safety features list, the Exter won’t get the traction control feature which the Venue does get.

Exter vs Venue – Price

Hyundai ExterExpected Rs. 6 lakh
Hyundai VenueRs. 8.67 lakh – Rs. 15.59 lakh (On-road prices)

The Hyundai Venue starts at Rs. 8.67 lakh for the E variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 15.59 lakh for the SX (O) DCT DT variant. No official update on the pricing of the Exter, only name has been revealed by Hyundai, but however, more information about the car will be revealed in the coming days.

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