Should you buy the Tata Nexon or Hyundai Venue? Is a Rs. 15 lakh SUV better than the Rs. 13 lakh? Why don’t we do a detailed comparison of the two SUV to find that out!
Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon – Exterior and Interior
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 side, it has wheel arches with chrome door handles, and roof rails at the top. Moving to the rear, it has LED taillamps connected by light bar with faux silver skid plate at the rear and the front and it rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.
Tata Nexon front has black element that connect withs the LED headlamps with LED DRLs inside the headlamps that kind of look similar to the rear taillamps and the bottom is the tri-arrow grille with fog lamps at the sides. From the side, it has creases to give it mean look. It has a non-functional roof-rail and rides on the 16-inch alloy wheels. The front and rear bumper are finished in silver faux skid plate. At the rear, it has LED taillamps with two lines within them and has a rear wiper at the rear windscreen with shark fin antenna on top.
From the inside, the Venue has 8-inch infotainment system between the two AC vents and at the edges semi-square shaped AC vents. The Venue does have the option for dual-tone dashboard. It has multi-function four-spoke steering wheel with digital instrument cluster, and a single-pane sunroof. Below the gear lever is a rotary dial to select drive modes. It has two USB ports at the front and two at the rear. The rear seats of the Hyundai Venue is 60:40 split with recline option as well.
As for the Nexon, it has a 7-inch infotainment system placed above the AC vents, and the AC Vents are positioned horizontally. The Nexon does not have the dual-tone dashboard option. It has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with digital instrument cluster, and single-pane sunroof. It has a rotary dial before the gear lever for drive modes, and the buttons for the ventilated seats are placed at the bottom side of the seat. The Nexon has a leather seat upholstery and an 8-speaker Harman sound system. The seats at the rear are split in 60:40 ratio.
So, from the outside, the Venue kind of gives a premium look over the Nexon and many people might choose the Nexon over the Venue given the front design of the Venue is similar to the Hyundai Tucson and a bit polarizing. From the inside, both of them looks simple yet the Venue looks better than the Nexon since the Venue dashboard design and the interiors looks more clean than the Nexon’s.
Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon – Dimensions
|Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Boot Space||350 litres||350 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 litres||44 litres|
|Kerb Weight||1,082 kg||1,315 kg|
When it comes to dimensions, the Hyundai Venue measures 3995mm in length, 1770mm in width, and 1617mm in height. The Nexon however, measures 3993mm in length with just 2mm difference, 1811mm in width which is wider by 41mm, and height of 1606mm that is shorter by 11mm. The Venue has a wheelbase of 2500mm, and ground clearance of 190mm while the Nexon has a wheelbase of 2498mm that is 2mm shorter, and ground clearance of 209mm that is higher by 19mm. The Venue and the Nexon has a boot space of 350 litres. The Venue has a Fuel Tank of 45 litres, and kerb weight of 1,082 kg. The Nexon on the other hand as a fuel tank of 44 litres which is a litre smaller and kerb weight of 1,315 kg which is heavier by 233 kg.
So, in dimensions, the Venue is bigger than the Nexon and offers slightly better comfort than the Nexon.
Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon – Engine Options
|Engine||1.2-litre NA petrol|
|Transmission Options||5-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||18 km/l|
When it comes to engine options, the Venue is powered by the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that puts out 82 bhp and 114 Nm of torque. It drives the front wheels via a 5-speed Manual Gearbox only with a fuel efficiency of 18 km/l. It has no Automatic Gearbox and no diesel engine on offer. Tata Nexon has no non-turbo petrol or diesel engine on offer.
|Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Engines||1.0-litre Turbo petrol||1.2-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||120 bhp||118.35 bhp|
|Torque||172 Nm||170 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT|
|Fuel Efficiency||18 kmpl||17.05 kmpl|
Well, when it comes to Turbo engines, both the SUVs has the turbo petrol engines on offer. The Venue has the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that produces 120 bhp and 172 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT Gearbox with fuel efficiency of 18 kmpl. The Nexon on the other hand, is powered by the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that puts out 118.35 bhp and 170 Nm of torque mated to 6-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 17.05 kmpl.
|Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Engine||1.5-litre diesel||1.5-litre turbo diesel|
|Power||114 bhp||113.42 bhp|
|Torque||250 Nm||260 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT|
|Fuel Efficiency||20 kmpl||24.05 kmpl|
Other than the turbo petrol engine, the Hyundai Venue and the Tata Nexon has one more powertrain and that is the diesel and turbo-diesel engine on offer. The Venue has a 1.5-litre diesel engine puts out 114 bhp and 250 Nm of torque and that has a 6-speed Manual Gearbox only with a fuel efficiency of 20 km/l. It has no Automatic Gearbox on offer. The Nexon has a 1.5-litre turbo diesel produces 113.42 bhp and 260 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 24.05 kmpl and a top speed of 128 kmph.
Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon – Features
|Features||Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Headlamps||LED Projector||Halogen Projector|
|Wheel size & Tyre||16-inch, alloy wheels||16-inch alloy wheels|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC vent||Yes||Yes|
|Ventilated Seats||–||Driver and Passenger|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Yes||Yes|
|Sound System||6-speaker standard sound system||8-speakers Harman sound system|
|Height adjustable driver seat||4-way powered adjustable||Yes|
When it comes to features, the Tata Nexon misses out on ambient lighting, powered adjustable driver seat, bigger infotainment system, and LED Projector headlamps. The Venue on the other hand misses out on 8-speaker sound system, and ventilated seats. If ventilated seats and 8-speaker sound system doesn’t matter if you’re tight on budget, the Venue is for you otherwise Tata Nexon if features really matter.
|Safety Features||Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Airbags||Six airbags||Two airbags|
|Camera||Reverse Parking camera||Reverse Parking camera|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Front Disc||Front Disc|
When it comes features, the Nexon misses out on Six airbags. However, the Nexon is better in safety than the Venue as it’s got a safety rating of 5-star Global NCAP where as the Venue is not tested yet so, we don’t know yet, but both the SUVs has the same safety features on offer, and therefore it really depends on you which SUV you consider safest.
Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon – Price and Warranty
|Hyundai Venue||Rs. 7.72 lakh – Rs. 13.18 lakh|
|Tata Nexon||Rs. 7.80 lakh – Rs. 14.50 lakh|
The Venue is priced at Rs. 7.72 lakh for the base ‘E’ petrol variant and goes up to Rs. 13.18 lakh for the top SX (O) Turbo DCT DT variant where as the Nexon is priced at Rs. 7.80 lakh for the base ‘XE’ variant and goes up to Rs. 14.50 lakh for the top variant, ‘XZA Plus LUXS Red Dark’ Diesel Automatic. The price difference between the two models entry-level variant is Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 1.32 lakh for the top variant.
As for the warranty, Hyundai offers 3 years/1,00,000 km for the Venue and can be extended up to 7 years/1,00,000 km where as Tata Motors offers 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty period for Nexon and can be extended for additional 3 year/1,25,000 km.
Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon – Verdict
In the end, the decision to buy which Compact SUV depends totally on you, however, we recommend the Tata Nexon over the Hyundai Venue given it’s a little expensive than the Venue but look at all the features and safety you’re going to get. The Nexon from the outside and inside looks good and has a 5-star Global NCAP rating as well. If you’re looking for an affordable Compact SUV and is tight on budget, the Hyundai Venue is the right choice for you given it misses on one or two features, but it has the comfort and the fuel efficiency that you’ll really like and therefore it won’t be a wrong decision if you buy the Venue. Which one would you choose?