The Hyundai Venue and the Tata Nexon have been fighting for popularity in the sub-4 meter sector primarily with the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Nissan Magnite, Ford Ecopsort, and the newly launched Renault Kiger. All of them are serious competitors in this segment. With time, Hyundai has successfully tried to expand its market share in the country. The new SUV has been one of the Korean automaker’s consecutive best-selling models for months.
Tata updated the Nexon with some new features, revisions to the exterior design, and a performance boost from the petrol engine is also giving a fight. Both Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon were recently upgraded with BS6 compliant petrol and diesel engines.
In this review, we will compare Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon for you and will help you to choose the best sub-4 meter SUV for you.
Venue vs Nexon: Engine
One can get the Hyundai Venue with either a 1.2-liter petrol engine (83 PS / 114 Nm) or a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine (120 PS / 172 Nm). While the 1.2-liter petrol can only be obtained with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine can be specified with a 6-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the Tata Nexon is offered with a 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine (120 HP / 170 Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (110 HP / 260 Nm). A 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic manual are transmission options regardless of the engine selected.
|Petrol engine||Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Engine type||1.2-litre Kappa petrol / 1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDI||1.2-liter turbocharged Revotron|
|Displacement||1,197 cc/998 cc||1,199 cc|
|No. of cylinders||4/3||3|
|Power||83 PS @ 6,000 rpm/120 PS @ 6,000 rpm||120 PS @ 5,500 rpm|
|Torque||114 Nm @ 4,000 rpm/172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm||170 Nm @ 1,750-4,000 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual/6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT||6-speed manual/6-speed AMT|
|Diesel engine||Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Engine type||1.5-litre U2 CRDi||1.2-liter turbocharged Revotorq|
|Displacement||1,493 cc||1,497 cc|
|No. of cylinders||4||4|
|Power||100 PS @ 4,000 rpm||110 PS @ 4,000 rpm|
|Torque||240 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm||260 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual/6-speed automated manual|
Venue vs Nexon: Fuel Economy
The average fuel economy for Tata Nexon is 17.4 Kmpl (petrol) and 22.4 Kmpl (diesel). Hyundai Venue mileage is 18 to 23.7 Kmpl, as per ARAI. The Manual Petrol engine has a mileage of 18.2 Kmpl. The Automatic Petrol engine has a mileage of 18.2 Kmpl and the Manual Diesel engine has a mileage of 23.7 Kmpl.
Venue vs Nexon: Dimensions
In terms of looks and size, the two SUVs are nearly identical in length, height, and wheelbase. The two SUVs differ significantly from each other in widths, with Nexon leading the way.
|Dimensions||Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon|
|Length||3,995 mm||3,993 mm|
|Width||1,770 mm||1,811 mm|
|Height||1,605 mm||1,606 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,500 mm||2,498 mm|
Venue vs Nexon: Design
The Tata Nexon maintains its coupe appearance but with a new front fascia. The Hyundai Venue was not far behind with its contemporary design. While the Tata Nexon looks bolder with its slim, all-black grille and wide headlamps, the Hyundai Venue has a completely different front fascia with a much larger radiator grille and a separate thread for the headlights. Both SUVs feature halogen headlights, but only the Tata Nexon is equipped with dual-function LED headlights that also work during the day.
While both SUVs are the same length, the Tata Nexon’s coupe profile makes them appear taller. With the distinctive shoulder line finish in a contrasting white/grey color and increased ground clearance, the Tata Nexon has a more youthful stance. On the other hand, the Hyundai Venue looks well designed in its traditional proportions with a bold and upright stance.
At the rear, the unique X-shaped white/grey boot that stretches across the width, plus the clear lens taillights, makes the Nexon look bolder compared to the Hyundai Venue, which looks more Eye-catching compared to the square LED taillights and trunk. Cap design cleaner.
Both Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon feature modern design themes for their interiors, with clean lines on the dash and a separate touch infotainment system in keeping with modern trends.
However, the Tata Nexon’s cabin includes more attractive features such as a flat steering wheel, a fully digital console, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a more spacious and practical center console with additional storage spaces. In addition, the two-tone appearance makes the Tata Nexon more attractive. The house brand model offers more space for passengers due to its larger area.
Venue vs Nexon: Features
Halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and LED taillights are common on the exterior of all SUVs. Come in, though, and there are a few extras in Venue, like the rearview screen, wireless charger, and BlueLink remote system that can be controlled via smartphone. However, the Tata Nexon has selectable driving modes and lacks room.
In addition, both SUVs offer driver seat height adjustment, power moonroof, push-button start with keyless entry, cooled glove compartment, automatic air conditioning, adjustable tilt and tilt steering, cruise control, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, sensor scanners, and car headlights.
Hyundai Venue vs Tata Nexon: Price
The two SUVs are priced similarly to each other in their petrol versions. Where they really disagree is on its diesel version, with Tata Nexon controlling a premium on Hyundai Venue estimated at around INR 30,000-70,000.
Overall, the Hyundai Venue is the most viable option when it comes to the overall comparison from price to packaging.
|Model||Petrol (manual)||Petrol (automatic)||Diesel (manual)||Diesel (automatic)|
|Tata Nexon||INR 6.95-10.60 lakh||INR 8.30-11.20 lakh||INR 8.45-12.10 lakh||INR 9.80-12.70 lakh|
|Hyundai Venue||INR 6.70-10.85 lakh||INR 9.60-11.36 lakh||INR 8.10-11.40 lakh||–|