Renault Triber RXZ vs Hyundai Venue 1.2 E Comparison: Which Car To Buy?
Renault has launched the Triber in India with prices starting from around Rs 5 lakh and going up to around Rs 6.5 lakh. The Triber is a seven-seat car measuring under 4m in length. Likewise, the Hyundai Venue also measures under 4m in length, but it is a compact SUV that can seat only five people. The Venue’s prices start from Rs 6.5 lakh, which is where the Triber’s price tops. This story will clear the confusion whether one should buy the Triber or the Venue, if your budget allows you to pick a car worth Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom).
Renault Triber RXZ vs Hyundai Venue 1.2 E Price Comparison
Between the Triber and the Venue, the Triber is more of an MPV while the Venue is a compact SUV. The Triber’s exterior design is traditional yet contemporary, while the Venue is striking. While looks are always subjective, but the Venue is what most people may like if buying a vehicle for personal use. The Triber’s exterior design draws accolades since it is not easy to make an MPV, that too a sub-4m one, look stylish.
Talk of dimensions, and the Venue is marginally longer and wider than the Triber. The Triber is taller, and has a significantly longer wheelbase, which has allowed Renault to offer seating for seven. The Triber also has a big boot that measures 625 litres in volume. The Venue’s boot stands at 350 litres in comparison. The Triber is clearly the more practical car of the two, given that there’s more space in the boot, and it’s likely to be the more spacious car on the inside as well, thanks to the long wheelbase.
While the Hyundai Venue is available with two petrol engine options, the base E variant can be had with just the 1.2-litre unit. The Triber gets a 1.0-litre petrol engine. Both these models are available with a manual transmission only in the comparable variants.
The Triber’s smaller engine churns out 72PS of maximum power, making it 11PS short of what the Venue’s engine delivers. However, it’s the Triber that is rated to deliver a better fuel efficiency compared to the Venue. Here too, since power output of both the cars is nothing to write home about, it’s the better fuel efficiency of the Triber that makes it the more practical car of the two, at least on paper.
Based on exterior design and powertrain, one thing is clear that the Triber is the car that will be more suitable for families or for daily use, but those who’d like to own a more handsome personal transport could go for the Venue. But the features department will clear things up further.
Talk of common features, and since the Venue’s base E variant is what we’re comparing, the list is actually quite basic, as you can see below. Ssdly, the Venue’s base E variant is not equipped with features like a music system and rear power windows, which we consider amongst the basic requirements for us to suggest any car to buyers.
Talk of the features that each of these cars get over the other, and that’s where the Triber starts making more sense, even for buyers who’re looking for a stylish personal transport.
But before talk about the Triber’s unique features, the Venue’s ISOFIX seat attachment is not available with the Renault, which makes it a car worth considering for those who’re either planning a baby or already have a newborn in the family. For the sake of the newborn’s safety while travelling, it’s best to have an ISOFIX seat fitted in the car, which is only available in the Venue, and not in the Triber.
For all the buyers otherwise, it’s the Triber that wins hands-down if features is what decides the actual value that the car is delivering. Some of the key unique features of the Triber that buyers would appreciate are side airbags, rear parking camera, touchscreen infotainment system, rear power windows and electrically-adjustable ORVMs.
It is clear from the comparison above that at Rs 6.5 lakh ex-showroom, it’s better to pick the Triber over the Venue. It is clearly the more sensible choice. For those who’re still planning to go for the Venue since it looks like a more attractive personal car, it’s better to pick the Venue 1.2 S variant. Wondering why? Read our Venue 1.2 variants explained report here for the answer.