The sub-compact SUVs is a segment that all car manufacturers are looking to enter. The Vitara Brezza has long been dominant in this segment since its launch. The Indians have started preferring SUVs instead of hatchbacks. Even Kia is planning to bring the Sonet by this year which will also be in the same segment. Currently, the Tata Nexon facelift and the Hyundai Venue are giving fierce competition to the Brezza. Check our comparison between the two.
The Tata Nexon has been recently refreshed and it gets different looking LEDs with aggressive styling and a black chrome finish grille. Although, the Venue has a greater road presence than the Nexon. The Venue has more of a boxy design along with a unique headlamp and combination. The grille is much bigger than Nexon, but the Nexon looks taller and it does get more ground clearance.
Both cars get a sunroof and connected car tech. The Nexon gets a cool feature called express cooling which gives you faster cooling by up to 70% faster. The Venue gets an air purifier that is not seen on the Nexon. Both cars get climate control, rear AC vents. The cars get cruise control along with automatic headlamps but the Nexon gets rain-sensing wipers. But overall the interiors of the venue gives you a richer feel than the ones on the Nexon. the touch and feel is a bit more premium
Safety and features
You get 6 airbags on the Venue instead of the two found on the Nexon. Although the Venue will get 2 airbags on the DCT variant. In terms of build quality, the Nexon is far superior and the Nexon is also the first car that is made in India to get a five-star rating. On the interior front, the Nexon is more spacious than the Venue and can seat three comfortably for a longer period of time. The Nexon takes on potholes and the bad roads with a much better stride rather than the Venue.
Engine and gearbox
The Venue gets three engine options which are the 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5 diesel and a 1.0-litre DCT turbo engine that produces 120 bhp. The Nexon’s turbo was recently upgraded and now the 1.2-litre petrol turbo also produces 118 bhp. On the diesel front, the Nexon gets a more powerful engine as the Nexon’s engine produces 108 bhp and the Venue gives out 99 bhp. The Nexon gets a six-speed manual or AMT and the Venue gets a 6-speed manual and a DCT gearbox. Both give 15-18 in the diesel variant on the mileage front, the Nexon 12-14 in the manual in both cars the AT variants will give 11-13 in the City.
Overall both these cars are very strong products and are loaded with features but according to us, the Tata Nexon just above edges past the Hyundai Venue in the comparison.