The sub-4 metre SUV space also known as the compact SUV segment has been a very popular segment in the Indian car market. All major manufacturers have their cars in this segment and they continuously update their offerings to remain competitive. A hatchback sized vehicle with a tall stance, commanding driving position, high ground clearance all of this makes a compact SUV. Let’s see what the cars in this segment have on offer. In this comparison we will be comparing the petrol variants of the cars.

Engine Specifications

The most powerful engine in this segment is found on the Ford Ecosport, the XUV 300 has the most torque. Hyundai venue is the only car to offer a dual-clutch gearbox in this segment whereas the Vitara Brezza is the only car with a 4-cylinder engine. The Ecosport and the Brezza are the only cars with a proper automatic gearbox with torque converters. The Nexon has a AMT and the XUV 300 only has a manual gearbox in its petrol avatar.

Compact SUVs Comparision-2020 (Petrol Powered)- Ecosport vs Nexon vs XUV300 vs Venue vs Vitara Brezza 1

Tata Nexon Mahindra XUV 300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Ford Ecosport Hyundai Venue
Displacement 1199 cc 3-Cylinder Petrol engine 1197 cc 3-Cylinder 1462 cc 4-Cylinder 1496 cc 3-Cylinder 998 cc 3-Cylinder
Maximum Power 120 ps @ 5500 rpm 110 bhp @ 5000 rpm 103.2bhp@6000rpm 123 ps @ 6500 rpm 120 PS @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque 170 nm @ 1750-4000 rpm 200 nm @ 2000-3500 rpm 138nm@4400rpm 150 nm @ 4500 rpm 175 Nm @ 1500-4000 rpm
Gearbox 6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed AMT 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual/4-speed Auto 5-Speed Manual /6-speed Auto 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Auto

 

Car Dimensions

Most of the cars in this segment have similar dimensions but with some exclusions. The XUV 300 has the longest wheelbase while the Tata Nexon has the class leading ground clearance of 209 mm.

Compact SUVs Comparision-2020 (Petrol Powered)- Ecosport vs Nexon vs XUV300 vs Venue vs Vitara Brezza 2

Dimensions Tata Nexon Mahindra XUV 300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Ford Ecosport Hyundai Venue
Length (mm) 3993 3995 3995 3998 3995
Width (mm) 1811 1821 1790 1765 1770
Height (mm) 1606 1627 1640 1647 1605
Wheelbase (mm) 2498 2600 2500 2519 2500
Ground clearance (mm) 209 180 198 200 190

 

Fuel Economy (ARAI Rated)

Compact SUVs Comparision-2020 (Petrol Powered)- Ecosport vs Nexon vs XUV300 vs Venue vs Vitara Brezza 3

Tata Nexon Mahindra XUV 300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Ford Ecosport Hyundai Venue
Fuel Economy 17 KMPL 17 KMPL 17.3 KMPL (MT)
18.76 KMPL (AT)
15.9 KMPL (MT)
14.7 KMPL (AT)
18.15 KMPL

 

Pricing (ex-showroom)

Compact SUVs Comparision-2020 (Petrol Powered)- Ecosport vs Nexon vs XUV300 vs Venue vs Vitara Brezza 4

Prices (Rs)(ex-showroom) Tata Nexon Mahindra XUV 300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Ford Ecosport Hyundai Venue
6.95 lakh-10.96 lakh 8.3 lakh-11.84 lakh 7.34 lakh-11.4 lakh 8.04 lakh-11.43 lakh 6.55 lakh-11.55 lakh

 

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