Hyundai Exter vs Hyundai Venue: Hyundai’s Sub-compact SUVs

Hyundai Exter

The Hyundai Exter and Venue are dimensionally more or less the same. Both belong to the sub-four-metre segment. Apart from that, the Hyundai Venue is positioned above the Hyundai Exter, as a result, the former will offer a few more features than its counterpart will do.
Both sub-compact crossover SUVs can be had in petrol. In addition, the turbo-petrol engine is exclusive to the Hyundai Venue. But the Venue can be in diesel, while the Exter can be had in CNG. Both are optional.
Since the Venue commands a premium, you will also get extra features in that vehicle over the Exter. You can compare the Hyundai Exter’s price with the Hyundai Venue here.
So, let’s see how these two vehicles stack up against each other. Let’s read on.


For starters, let’s understand about the underpinnings of these two SUVs. That said, the Hyundai Exter is based on the Hyundai-Kia K1 platform that underpins the Grand i10, as well. In parallel, the Hyundai Venue is underpinned by the Hyundai-Kia K2 platform, which underpins several Kia- and Hyundai cars, such as the i20, Verna (fifth generation), Creta, Alcazar, Sonet, Carens and Seltos.
As for the figures, let’s start with the Hyundai Exter. Its petrol version is powered by a 1.2-litre (Kappa), four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which is tuned to churn out 82 bhp at 6000 rpm and 113.8 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. The CNG version, on the other hand, delivers 68 bhp at 6000 rpm and 95.2 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm.

Hyundai Exter Left Front Three Quarter1

The five-speed manual transmission is available in petrol and CNG, while the five-speed AMT is exclusive to the petrol version.

This same petrol engine also powers the Hyundai Venue. However, the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine powering the Hyundai Venue outputs 118 bhp at 6000 rpm and 172 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. Finally comes the diesel iteration of this vehicle. That variant has a 1.5-litre (U2 CRDi), four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated diesel engine that pumps out 114 bhp at 4000 rpm and 250 Nm at 1500 rpm.
As for transmissions, the Hyundai Venue can be had with five- and six-speed manual transmissions. The customers can also choose a seven-speed DCT unit.
In this comparison, the most powerful variant is the Hyundai Venue diesel. You can, however, check out the variant-wise Venue price here.

Apart from that, the Hyundai Exter’s mileage ranges between 19.2 km/l and 27.1 km/kg. On the other hand, the Hyundai Venue’s mileage ranges between 17.24 km/l and 23.4 km/l. All are ARAI-certified figures. Please note that the mileage can vary with the engine and transmission combination, local traffic conditions and individuals’ driving styles.

Suspensions, Brakes and Tyres

To give an SUV feel to these two vehicles, both have slightly different suspension tuning despite the same suspension infrastructure. In addition, they are engineered by keeping the conditions of Indian roads in mind.
As for the Hyundai Exter, it stands on a McPherson strut suspension at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear. Similarly, the Hyundai Venue has a McPherson strut with a coil spring at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear.

Hyundai Venue

Given their setups, they can easily soak the undulations and absorb the bumps from potholes without letting the passengers lament. Further, you can check out the Hyundai Exter review here to get an insight into its ride quality.
At the same time, the braking duties are taken care of by disc-drum brakes on these two SUVs. No option for all-disc brakes is available.
Further, the top variants of these two vehicles run on alloy rims, but they are equipped with different sets of tyres. The Hyundai Exter has a smaller tyre profile, rated at 175/65 R17, while the Hyundai Venue has a tyre profile of 215/60 R16.


As mentioned earlier, the Hyundai Venue boasts more features than the Hyundai Exter. That said, let’s begin with the 2023 Venue features. The most notable offering from the Venue is the Level-1 ADAS suite. The ADAS suite incorporates a forward collision warning, lane departure warning, high-beam assist, and lane departure prevention. Other exclusive features of the Hyundai Venue include a reverse camera with guidance, an electrically adjustable driver seat, a driver armrest with storage, an electric tailgate release, and ambient lighting. It is also exclusive to puddle lamps, adjustable cluster brightness, a fully digital instrument cluster, a GPS navigation system, an auto-dimming IRVM, and a brake assist.

You can check out the Hyundai Venue price, especially for the top variant on the autoX website.
Aside from that, the shared features between these two vehicles include electric ORVMs, a cooled glove box, a tyre pressure monitoring system, child-seat anchorages, seat belt warnings, and an auto HVAC. Further, they both have a dual-view dashcam, rear parking sensors, 12V sockets, fabric plus leatherette upholstery, a rear wiper, a single-pane sunroof, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Further, both vehicles have a multi-function steering wheel, voice command, auxiliary and USB ports, a wireless charger, and connected car technology.
On the safety end, both SUVs have six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill hold control, and traction control. They also have an engine immobiliser, speed-sensing door locks, and automatic headlamps.
For exterior lighting, both SUVs have LED DRLs, LED headlamps and LED tail lights. However, the cornering lights are exclusive to the Hyundai Venue.
You can, however, compare cars on the autoX website.

Prices and Variants

The Korean car manufacturer offers the Hyundai Exter in five trims: EX, S, SX, SX (O) and SX (O) Connect. It has a total of seventeen variants. The Hyundai Exter’s price starts at Rs 6 lakh for the base variant, the EX Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 10.15 lakh for the top variant, the SX(O) Connect DT AMT.
In contrast, the Hyundai Venue has five broad trims: E, S, S(O), SX and SX(O). It has a total of twenty-three variants. The starting price of the Hyundai Venue is Rs 7.89 lakh for the base variant, the E Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 13.48 lakh for the top variant, the SX (O) Knight Turbo DCT DT.
All are ex-showroom prices in Delhi, as of October 2023. Please note that these prices are subject to change without any prior notice to the customer. You can, however, visit the autoX website to access the latest location-based price list for your dream vehicle. For more, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. So, stay tuned!

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Rushil Kumar is an automobile blogger. whose passion for driving and testing cars and bikes in India. Travelling, reading and drive various car and write the reviews on newest car his passion.

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