Hyundai Exter vs Venue

Hyundai Exter vs Venue: A Head-to-Head Comparison

The Hyundai Exter has recently entered the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom). It shares its underpinnings, features, and powertrain with the Grand i10 Nios and has been positioned below the Venue in Hyundai’s current product lineup. However, certain variants of the Exter have prices that overlap with the Hyundai Venue, which might cause confusion among potential customers. To assist you in making an informed buying decision, we have conducted a comparison between these two compact SUVs.

Price Comparison

Hyundai Exter Hyundai Venue Petrol
EX – Rs 6 lakh  E – Rs 7.77 lakh
 S – Rs 7.27 lakh  S – Rs 8.94 lakh
S AMT – Rs 7.97 lakh  S (O) – Rs 9.76 lakh
SX – Rs 8 lakh  S (O) Turbo iMT – Rs 10.44
 SX (O) – Rs 8.64 lakh SX – Rs 10.93 lakh
SX AMT – Rs 8.68 lakh S (O) Turbo DCT – Rs 11.43 lakh
SX (O) AMT – Rs 9.32 lakh SX (O) Turbo iMT – 12 35 lakh
SX (O) Connect – Rs 9.32 lakh SX (O) Turbo DCT – Rs 13.03 lakh
SX (O) Connect AMT – Rs 10 lakh

The Hyundai Exter offers an entry-level EX variant that is Rs 1.77 lakh cheaper than the Venue.

Furthermore, the Exter’s range-topping SX (O) Connect manual variant is priced Rs 1.61 lakh lower than the Venue’s 1.2-litre SX trim.

It’s important to note that the range-topping variants of the Venue are limited to the more powerful 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine.

Hyundai also provides the Exter’s S and SX variants with an optional factory-fitted CNG kit, available at Rs 8.24 lakh and Rs 8.97 lakh respectively (both prices, ex-showroom).


Measurements  Hyundai Exter Hyundai Venue
Length 3,815mm 3,995mm
Width 1,710mm 1,770mm
Height 1,631mm 1,617mm (with roof rails)
Wheelbase 2,450mm 2,500mm
Boot Space 391 litres 350 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity Petrol: 37
CNG: 60 (Water equivalent)
45 litres
Tyre Size & Wheel Type 175/65 R15 Alloy (in top trims) 215/60 R16 Alloy (in top trims)

In terms of dimensions, the Hyundai Venue is longer and wider than the Exter. However, despite having a smaller wheel size, the Exter is slightly taller than the Venue. Additionally, the Exter boasts better cargo space compared to the Venue.

Engine Specifications

Hyundai Exter Hyundai Venue
Engine 1.2-litre Petrol / Petrol-CNG 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol /  1.0-litre turbocharged petrol
No of Cylinders 4 4 / 3
Power Petrol: 83PS
NA Petrol: 83PS
Turbo Petrol: 120PS
Torque Petrol: 114Nm
NA Petrol: 115Nm
Turbo Petrol: 172Nm
Transmission Petrol: 5-speed manual, AMT
CNG: 5-speed manual
NA Petrol: 5-speed MT
Turbo Petrol: 6-speed MT iMT, 7-speed DCT
Claimed Mileage Petrol: 19.4 kmpl (manual), 19.2 kmpl (AMT)

CNG: 27.1 km/kg

NA Petrol: 18.27 kmpl
Turbo Petrol: 18.15kmpl

Both the Hyundai Exter and Venue are equipped with an identical 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine. However, the Venue does not offer the AMT transmission option. Instead, its turbocharged variants come with a 6-speed clutchless manual gearbox (iMT) or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Exter holds an advantage due to its smaller size. For buyers prioritizing mileage, there is also an option for the CNG powertrain.

Related article: The Hyundai Exter vs i20: A Head-to-Head Comparison

Features Comparison

Given that the prices of the Exter’s top-spec variant are closely aligned with the Venue’s 1.2L S (O) variant, we have conducted a comprehensive feature comparison of both these variants.

Common Features:

  • 4 airbags (driver, passenger, and side)
  • 3-point seatbelt for all seats
  • ABS with EBD
  • Electronic stability control
  • Brake assist
  • Vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • Hill hold assist
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Day/night IRVM
  • Auto projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • LED turn indicators on outside mirrors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Rear defogger
  • Seat belt reminder for all seats
  • ISOFIX anchors
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Steering-mounted audio & telephony controls
  • Power-adjustable side mirrors
  • Rear AC vents
  • Tilt steering
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Adjustable headrests

Additional Features In Exter SX (O) Connect:

  • Blacked-out exterior finish on pillars/window line and tailgate
  • Alloy wheels
  • Curtain airbags
  • Sunroof
  • HD infotainment
  • Bluelink connected car technology
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Dual dash camera
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Sporty metal pedals (AMT only)
  • Footwell lighting
  • Fabric + leather upholstery
  • Automatic AC
  • Wireless mobile charger
  • Air purifier
  • Cruise control
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Paddle shifters (AMT only)
  • Power foldable side mirrors.

Additional Features In Venue S (O):

  • LED headlamps
  • Cornering lamps
  • 2-step rear reclining seat
  • Wireless connectivity support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Front center armrest with storage
  • Rear C-type USB charger
  • 60:40 split rear seat.

Which Car Should You Buy?

Although more affordable, the Hyundai Exter outshines the Venue S (O) trim by offering a plethora of extra features, enhancing its overall value.

Choose Exter if: you desire a fully loaded urban SUV with a range of premium features.

Choose Venue if: you require a slightly larger vehicle that accommodates your family’s needs.

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