Mahindra XUV 3XO vs Hyundai Venue: Which Sub-4 Metre SUV Is Worth Your Money?

  • May 6, 2024
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How does the Mahindra XUV 3XO stack up in comparison to the Hyundai Venue, which already is one of the hottest-selling sub-4 metre SUVs?

The recently launched Mahindra XUV 3XO (facelifted XUV300) has entered the sub-compact SUV segment with its refreshed design and unique features. With plenty of rivals in this segment, the XUV 3XO receives tough competition from the Hyundai Venue. Here’s how these two subcompact SUVs rack up against each other on paper:


Mahindra XUV 3XO


Mahindra 3XO

Hyundai Venue


3990 mm

3995 mm


1821 mm

1770 mm


1647 mm

1617 mm


2600 mm

2500 mm

Boot Space

364 litres

350 litres

Ground Clearance

201 mm

190 mm

It is pretty evident from the table above that the Hyundai Venue is slightly longer than the Mahindra XUV 3XO, but the 3XO has better ground clearance and boot capacity. The XUV 3XO is also wider, taller, and has a longer wheelbase. 

Feature Highlights

Mahindra XUV 3XO interior

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Mahindra XUV 3XO

Hyundai Venue


10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Wireless Android Auto and wired Apple CarPlay

10.25-inch digital driver’s display

7-speaker Harman Kardon audio system

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

8-inch digital driver’s display

6-Speaker system


Bi-LED projector headlights with DRLs

Connected LED tail lights

LED fog lamps

17-inch alloy wheels

Bi-functional LED headlights with DRLs

Connected LED tail lights

16-inch alloy wheels


Dual-tone cabin

Leatherette upholstery

60:40 split folding rear seats

Adjustable headrests for all 5 seats

Fold out rear armrest with cup holders

Front centre armrest with storage

Dual-tone cabin with 

Leatherette upholstery

Height-adjustable front seats

Ambient footwell lighting

60:40 split-folding rear seats

Comfort & Convenience

Dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents

Auto-dimming IRVM

Adaptive Cruise control

Wireless phone charger

Auto headlamps and front wipers

Power folding and adjustable ORVMs

Panoramic sunroof

Single-zone climate controlRear AC vents

Wireless phone charger

Cruise control

Auto headlamps and rain sensing wipers

Paddle shifters (DCT)

Auto-dimming IRVM

Auto-folding ORVMs

Voice assisted electric sunroof


6 airbags (as standard)

All wheel disc brakes

ABS with EBD

ESC (Electronic Stability Control)

Tyre pressure monitoring system

360-degree view camera with blind view monitor

Front and rear parking sensors

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Electronic parking brake with auto hold

Level-2 ADAS (adaptive cruise control, lane assist, auto emergency braking and high beam assist)

6 airbags (standard)

ABS with EBD

Electronic stability control (ESC)

Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Hill hold assist

Rear parking sensors

Rear parking camera

Dash camera

Level-1 ADAS (forward collision warning and  avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, lane following assist).

When comparing standout features, the Mahindra XUV 3XO edges slightly above the Hyundai Venue. This advantage comes mainly because of the inclusion of a segment-first panoramic sunroof, ADAS L2 suite, and dual-zone climate control. The Hyundai Venue on the other hand gets features like a dash-cam, which is absent in the XUV 3XO. Notably, the infotainment screen size is smaller in the Hyundai Venue when compared to the 10.25-inch unit on the XUV 3XO. A premium Harman/Kardon sound system can be found in the top-spec XUV 3XO, while the Venue offers a regular 6-speaker sound system. 

Also Read: Mahindra XUV 3XO vs Tata Nexon: Battle Of The Indian Sub-4 Metre SUVs


Mahindra XUV 3XO


Mahindra 3XO


Hyundai Venue



1.2-litre turbo-petrol/ 1.2-litre TGDi turbo-petrol

1.5-litre diesel

1.2-litre NA petrol / 1-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre diesel


112 PS/ 130 PS

117 PS

83 PS / 120 PS

116 PS


200 Nm/ Up to 250 Nm

300 Nm

114 Nm / 172 Nm

250 Nm


6-MT, 6-AT

6-MT, 6-AMT

5-MT, 6-IMT, 7-DCT


The Mahindra XUV 3XO and Hyundai Venue both provide petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. However, Mahindra offers two variations of the turbo-petrol engine, the second one equipped with direct injection for improved performance. The Hyundai Venue on the other hand offers a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1-litre turbo-petrol engine. 

Mahindra XUV 3XO

The 3XO, has greater torque across its engine variants compared to the Venue. While the Venue provides two transmission options for its turbo-petrol engine, DCT and IMT, the XUV 3XO presents one manual option along with a newly introduced torque converter automatic. Both SUVs offer manual transmission options with their diesel engines, with the XUV 3XO also featuring a diesel automatic variant.


Mahindra XUV 3XO

Mahindra XUV 3XO

Hyundai Venue

Rs 7.49 lakh to Rs 15.49 lakh (introductory)

Rs 7.94 lakh to Rs 13.48 lakh

All prices are ex-showroom

According to the price table, the Mahindra XUV 3XO emerges as a more cost-effective option when compared to the Hyundai Venue, boasting a lower price tag at the entry level (by Rs 50,000). The higher-level variants, though, are more expensive in the XUV 3XO, with the top-spec AX7L costing nearly Rs 2 lakh more than the top SX(O) trim of the Venue, but that is justified with the inclusion of plenty of upmarket features. 

Competitors of both of these sub-4 metre compact SUVs in the segment include the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor and the Kia Sonet.

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