Hyundai Venue Diesel vs Rivals: Performance Compared - Which One’s The Quickest?

Modified On July 24, 2019 05:50 AM By Sonny Rex at CarDekho.com

Which of these diesel-powered sub-4 metre SUVs has the most usable performance on offer?

This year, the sub-4m SUV segment saw two new players enter the fray. The Mahindra XUV300 was the first model to be launched in 2019, and it was followed more recently by the Hyundai Venue. We recently had the opportunity to run the Venue through our own tests in real-world conditions. Let’s compare how the diesel variant fared against the diesel variants of its competitors.

Here are the engine specs of the sub-4m SUV options:

Diesel

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Mahindra XUV300

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport 

Engine

1.4-litre

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power

90PS

90PS

115PS

110PS

100PS

Torque

220Nm

200Nm

300Nm

260Nm

205Nm

Transmission 

6-speed MT

5-speed MT/ AMT

6-speed MT/ AMT

6-speed MT/ AMT

5-speed MT

Hyundai Venue vs Rivals: Performance Compared - Which One’s The Quickest?

Three of the five SUVs here have the same engine capacity of 1.5-litres, followed by the Venue and the Brezza with smaller diesel engines. However, the three that offer an automatic transmission option are the Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Tata models. The XUV300 is the most powerful and torquiest here with 115PS and 300Nm, which is 5PS and 40Nm more than its closest rival - the Nexon. Hyundai and Maruti are tied for the lowest power of 90PS while the latter also has the least torque of 200Nm. It is worth noting that Ford’s 1.5-litre is also on the lower side in terms of the torque on offer at 205Nm.

Here are the real-world performance figures of these SUVs:

 

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Mahindra XUV300

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport 

0-100kmph

12.49s

12.36s

12.21s

13.25s

12.36s

Quarter mile

18.43s@ 121.38kmph

16.18s@ 121.43kmph

18.30s@ 123.82kmph

19.04s@ 122.41kmph

18.56s@ 119.63kmph

30-80kmph (3rd gear)

8.26s

8.58s

6.97s

7.82s

9.38s

40-100kmph (4th gear)

14.04s

15.68s

11.07s

13.35s

15.17s

Hyundai Venue vs Ford EcoSport S vs Mahindra XUV300: Diesel Comparison Review

The XUV300’s power and torque advantage made it the quickest in nearly all acceleration tests except for the quarter mile one. It reached a 100kmph in just 12.21s, 0.15s quicker than the next best times from the Brezza and EcoSport. The XUV300 was 2.28s faster to accelerate from 40-100kmph and third-gear acceleration was 0.85s quicker than the Nexon which claimed the second spot.

However, the Nexon’s in-gear acceleration performance was contrasted by its 0-100kmph and quarter mile timings. In both tests, it was the slowest model here. Surprisingly, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza was the fastest to cover a quarter mile. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Venue was always somewhere in the middle, never the fastest nor the slowest.

Related: Hyundai Venue vs Ford EcoSport S vs Mahindra XUV300: Diesel Comparison Review

Both 5-speed sub-4m diesel SUVs set slow times for in-gear acceleration tests. Ford’s sub-4m SUV was slowest to accelerate in 3rd gear and second-slowest to get up to speed while in 4th gear. It was vice-versa for the Maruti Suzuki Vitata Brezza, slowest in 4th gear and second-slowest in 3rd gear.

Braking Test: 

 

Hyundai Venue

Venue (1.0L Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Mahindra XUV300

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport 

100-0kmph

45.96m (wet)

43.10m

44.04m

39.41m

41.58m

41.27m

80-0kmph

29.53m (wet)

27.28m

27.67m

25.16m

26.34m

26.28m

Hyundai Venue vs Ford EcoSport S vs Mahindra XUV300: Diesel Comparison Review

The Mahindra XUV300 is the only one here that offers disc brakes on all four wheels and the brake test results show the difference. It has the shortest stopping distance from both speeds - 1.86m sooner from 100kmph and 1.12m earlier when braking from 80kmph. The next best at coming to a halt was the Ford EcoSport while the Tata Nexon came third.

The surface conditions were a bit wet while testing the Hyundai Venue’s brakes, which would have increased the braking distance and is probably why it is last on the table. However, if we take refer the Venue 1.0-litre turbo-petrol’s braking distance, theoretically, the Brezza has the longest stopping distance.

Also read: Hyundai Venue vs Rivals: Performance Compared - Which One’s The Quickest?

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