Hyundai Venue Vs Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Brezza Vs Ford EcoSport

Hyundai chose an interesting venue to launch their latest car, dubbed, the, er, Venue. Launched atop a cruise ship in the middle of the Arabian Sea, at the same time as its international debut at the New York Motor show, the car seems to have unequivocally grabbed everyone's attention so much so that everyone within a thousand square kilometer radius looking for an affordable compact-SUV/crossover is scouring the interwebs for details on just how the car stacks up against its rivals. We've decided to make the matter a little easier for you by pitting the Hyundai Venue against its chief rivals: the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, the Mahindra XUV300, and the new Tata Nexon.

Hyundai Venue vs XUV300, Brezza & Nexon: Comparison on Tech

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Tech is becoming an increasingly important part of people's car buying preferences. And while the price bracket of a car like the Venue brings its own sets of limitations with regards to what it can offer, Hyundai have gone ahead and given it the basic starter kit that'll appease crowds – this includes an 8” touchscreen with special “Bluelink” connectivity that allows you to stay connected to your car through your phone and use its features, including turning it on. In addition to that the car also gets a sunroof, wireless charging, cruise control and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility.

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The competition doesn't fare as well because the Venue's ‘Smartcar' quotient pips whatever the competition, though formidable, has to offer. This includes the sumptuously equipped XUV300 as well, purely on the infotainment front, because as far as safety goes, the XUV takes the prize with front-parking sensors, corner braking control, hill-launch assist and other features including seven airbags in total. The Brezza, in comparison, doesn't stack up particularly well on either front – a reversing camera, rain-sensing wipers, Apple CarPlay and Android compatibility simply don't hold-up against new competition even though the Brezza remains the bestseller.

ALSO READ: Everything we know about the Hyundai Venue: Price in India, Launch Date, Specifications & Features

Hyundai Venue vs XUV300 vs Brezza vs Nexon: Comparing the Engine:

Once again, on the engine front, the Venue shines through. The 1.4-liter, 4-cylinder diesel may not be the most powerful motor out there, but at 90bhp it's on power with the Brezza's 1.3-litre motor. While the XUV300's diesel engine is the most powerful in the range, the Venue pulls ahead with its 1.0-liter, turbocharged petrol motor making 120 bhp. There's a less powerful 1.2-liter petrol on offer as well, but customers might find it's 83 horses a tad underwhelming.

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Verdict :

Hyundai Venue is similarly sized as the competition and so, offers the same utility value. Given it's more plush and feature-rich interiors it's more likely to be priced like the Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300 than the Brezza, but given the Brezza's reigning popularity in the segment, it continues to be important, if outgunned contender. While prices aren't out yet, expect them to hover around the Rs 8.5 lakh – 11.5 lakh mark, the diesel being the more expensive option. Pricing will be key here and may be a determining factor for several, but as far as the specs are concerned, it'll be a close fight between the Hyundai Venue and the XUV300.

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