Hyundai Venue vs Mahindra XUV300 vs Tata Nexon

Comparison: Hyundai Venue Vs XUV 300 Vs Nexon

Hyundai Venue Vs Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon

Amidst much anticipation and hype South Korean automaker Hyundai last month launched its compact SUV, the Hyundai Venue at a competitive price of INR 6.50-11.11 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The SUV is offered with three engine options: 1.4L diesel, 1.2L Petrol and 1.0L turbo petrol unit.

However, the fight to be the leader in the highly competitive compact SUV segment won’t be easy as the Hyundai will be competing in the said segment against the likes of already established players: Mahindra XUV 300 and Tata Nexon.

Let’s stack up these three vehicles against each other to see which one rules the lucrative SUV segment in India.


The new Hyundai Venue follows latest design that features a cascading front grille and striking dual headlamp setup with upright SUV stance that has already worked wonders for Hyundai Creta. One can find the highly sought after sunroof only in Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300. While, considering wheel size, the Venue and Nexon have got smaller set of wheels compared to the 17-inch wheels of XUV300.

Hyundai Venue Mahindra XUV300 Tata Nexon
Projector Headlamps Yes (Halogen) Yes (Halogen) Yes (Halogen)
LED DRLs Yes Yes Yes
LED Tail lamps Yes Yes Yes
Sunroof Yes Yes Optional
Alloy Wheels 16-inch 17-inch 16-inch

Comfort & Convenience

The Hyundai Venue tries to tip the scale in its favour by offering Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity technology that offers as many as 33 smart features. The distinct edge that Venue (automatic gearbox) has over its two competitors is that while the other contenders have keyless entry, push button start and auto climate control, in Venue one can control these functions remotely from smartphones.

The Mahindra XUV300 is the only one among these three to have added flexibility of a dual zone AC, while the rear seat passengers in Venue and Nexon would need to be content with the dedicated AC vents. Except Tata Nexon, light sensing auto headlamps are standard across the competitors.

Rain sensing wipers, heated wing mirrors, auto interior rear view mirror and telescopic steering are missing in the new debutante from Hyundai, while the other two have these features. Tata Nexon lacks cruise control while the Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300 offer cruise control. Mild hybrid technology, with auto-start stop is another feature where Venue misses out.

Hyundai Venue Mahindra XUV300 Tata Nexon
Keyless Entry Yes (Remote lock/ Unlock) Yes Yes
Push Button Start Yes (Remote Engine start/ Stop- DCT only) Yes Yes
Auto Climate Control 1-zone 2-zone 1-zone
Rear AC Vents Yes No Yes
Heated Wing Mirrors No Yes No
Cruise Control Yes Yes No
Driving Modes No Steering Only Engine Only
Automatic Headlamps Yes Yes No
Automatic Wipers Yes Yes No
Day/Night Interior Rear View Mirror Manual Auto Manual
Steering Adjust Tilt Tilt Tilt

Seats & Upholstery

When it comes to seats and upholstery, 60:40 split folding rear seats, driver’s seat height adjust, armrests, adjustable headrest and other basic essentials are standard in these SUVs. However, Venue and XUV300’s cabin offers more premium feel as it uses richer materials for the upholstery, gear knob and steering wheel. This sets these two way above the Tata’s Nexon.

Hyundai Venue Mahindra XUV300 Tata Nexon
Upholstery Leatherette Leatherette Leatherette
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel/Gear Knob Yes/Yes Yes/Yes No
Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat Yes Yes Yes
Front/Rear Adjustable Headrests Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Front/Rear Armrests Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Split/Folding Rear Seats Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes


On infotainment front, all three have plenty to offer. Standard features like Bluetooth, steering mounted controls, Android auto, Apple CarPlay and voice recognition are present in all these three compact SUVs. The 8.0 inch display of Hyundai Venue is the largest, with the Mahindra XUV300 getting a 7.0 inch touchscreen and the Tata Nexon gets the smallest with a 6.5 inch display. But, the Venue manages to put itself ahead by offering wireless phone charger.

Hyundai Venue Mahindra XUV300 Tata Nexon
Bluetooth Audio Streaming/Telephone Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Steering Mounted Audio Controls/Phone Controls Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Touchscreen Display 8-inch 7-inch 6.5-inch
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Yes/Yes Yes/Yes Yes/Yes
Satellite Navigation Yes (On-board) Yes (On-board) Yes (Phone based)
Voice Commands Yes Yes Yes
Wireless Phone Charging Yes No No

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Owing to latest safety regulations in place across the country, one can expect basics like dual airbags, EBD, rear parking, ABS across this segment. However, XUV300 has an upper hand as it offers front parking sensors too. Comparatively, Venue and XUV300 offer much more in terms of safety that includes 6-airbags (7 in case of XUV), ESC, brake assist (available in Nexon also).

While the Venue still has to be crash tested, the competition would be fierce as the Tata Nexon is the first Indian car that scored the perfect 5-star GNCAP rating.

Hyundai Venue Mahindra XUV300 Tata Nexon
Airbags 6 7 2
ABS Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes No
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes No
Hill Start Assist Yes Yes No
Isofix Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Front & Rear Rear
Parking Camera Rear Rear Rear


When you are selling in the Indian market, price got to be your priority. And, Hyundai has just managed to give an attractive price tag to their latest entrant. This means that the new Hyundai Venue not only gives a run for money to Mahindra XUV300, but it also challenges the budget-friendly Tata Nexon.

Variant Hyundai Venue Mahindra XUV300 Tata Nexon
Petrol MT INR. 6.50 – 10.60 Lakhs INR. 7.90 L – 11.64 L INR. 6.49 – 9.35 Lakhs
Petrol AT INR. 9.35 – 11.11 Lakhs NA INR. 7.84 – 9.95 Lakhs
Diesel MT INR. 7.75 – 10.84 Lakhs INR. 8.49 L – 11.90 L INR. 7.49 – 10.20 Lakhs
Diesel AT NA NA INR. 8.84 – 10.90 Lakhs

*All prices ex-showroom, New Delhi

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