Standing out from the herd: Hyundai Venue vs. Toyota Raize

Standing out from the herd: Hyundai Venue vs. Toyota Raize

The already-crowded subcompact crossover market is bound to get more packed still. After all, Toyota is close to officially introducing the Raize (that would be tomorrow), which will compete with current models such as the Hyundai Venue

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What are the special features of the Hyundai Venue?

    The Venue offers leather seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible infotainment, and six speakers.
  • What powers the Toyota Raize Turbo?

    The Raize Turbo CVT is powered by the same engine from the Wigo, but with a turbocharger that results in 99hp and 140Nm of torque.
  • Hyundai's mini-SUV is perhaps underrated, because its presence on public roads seems to be few and far between. But you'll quickly recognize a Venue when you see one.

    The crossover wears a distinctive fascia, featuring strips of signal light housings above the squared-off headlamps. The carmaker's signature diagonal grille dominates the front end. 

    Viewed from the side, the Venue's boxy shape is a refreshing sight amid the swoopy designs of many of its peers. The blacked-out A-pillar creates the illusion that the windshield and the side windows are made from one piece of glass. The rear features Z-shaped tail light details and the Venue inscription. 

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    hyundai-venue

    hyundai-venue

    To create the SUV look, the Venue is fitted with silver roof rails, black body cladding, and silver/black alloy wheels. 

    The interior of the Venue promises a comfortable ride, as it can come with leather seats, six-speaker audio, and an infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, The Venue fulfills the modern car prerequisites such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibilities. 

    Moving on to the Raize — Toyota's first local entry to the small crossover class. One look at the Raize's badge, and you can already make the bold assumption that Toyota has another best-seller in its hands. 

    The Raize is indeed a Toyota, as its appearance takes the styling cues from its stablemates. Among these cues is the triangular front air dam, which are also flanked by triangular fog light housings. The Raize wears a sparse side profile as well, but is made unique by the wraparound rear windscreen. 

    To complement the 17-inch alloy wheels, there's a selection of bright color options for the body that are matched with a black roof, so as to create a sporty look. 

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    "Sporty" can describe the Raize's running gear, too, as it consists of a turbocharger that gives the Wigo-sourced one-liter, three-cylinder engine added oomph. This added boost results to 98hp and 140Nm of torque from 2,400rpm. A CVT is paired to the turbo-triple. An NA 1.2-liter powers the lower variants, by the way.

    The Raize will also appeal to the techie set, as it's equipped with features expected in this class. These toys are smart keyless entry, push start ignition, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-enabled nine-inch infotainment screen. 

    Meanwhile, side airbags, front- and rear parking sensors, and reversing camera are part of the safety kit. 

    So the Venue and Raize are elbowing their way in the mini-SUV class with attractive features — and equally interesting spec sheets.  We look at them in greater detail below. 

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Hyundai Venue 1.6 GLS

    Toyota Raize 1.0 Turbo CVT

    Overall Length (mm)

    4,040

    4,030

    Overall Width (mm)

    1,770

    1,710

    Overall Height (mm)

    1,590

    1,605

    Ground Clearance (mm) 

    170

    200

    Luggage Capacity  (L)

    355

    369

    Engine Model

    Gamma 1.6 MPI

    1KR-VET

    Engine Type

    Four-cylinder, Inline Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) 

    Turbocharged, Three-cylinder, Inline, 12-Valve Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) with VVT-i

    Displacement (cc)

    1,591

    998

    Maximum Power Output (hp/rpm)

    121/ 6,300

    97/6,000

    Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)

    151/ 4,850

    140/2,000 - 4,000

    Fuel Tank Capacity (L)

    45

    36

    Transmission

    Six-Speed Automatic

    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

    Drivetrain

    Front-Wheel Drive

    Front-Wheel Drive

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut 

    Rear: Coupled Torsion Beam

    Front: MacPherson Strut 

    Rear: Torsion Beam

    Brakes

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Solid Discs

    Front: Ventilated Discs

    Rear: Leading-Trailing Drums

    Tires and Wheels

     205/55R17 Alloy

    205/60R17 Alloy

    Headlamps

     Bi-Function Halogen Headlight with LED Position Light and Static Bending Light

    LED with Auto Control and Sequential Turn Signal Lights

    Tail Lamps

     LED

    LED

    Daytime Running Lights

     LED

    LED

    Front Fog Lamps

     With

    With

    Front Grille

     Chrome

    Black

    Seat Material

     Fabric

    Synthetic Leather and Fabric 

    Seat Type and Adjustment

    Driver: Sliding, Reclining, Height

    Front Passenger: Sliding, Reclining

    Second Row: 60:40 Split Folding

    Driver: Sliding, Reclining, Height

    Front Passenger: Sliding, Reclining

    Second Row: 60:40 Split Folding

    Economy Meter

     With

    With

    Drive Mode

     Without

    Without

    Instrument Panel

     Analogue

    Seven-inch TFT color LCD display 

    Steering Wheel Material

     Leather

    Three-Spoke Leather with Silver Accent

    Steering Wheel Switch

     Audio

    Audio

    Sun Visors

     

    With Mirror and Lamp

     

    With Mirror and Lamp

    Inside Door Handle

     

    Chrome

     

    Chrome

    Assist Grip

    Front: One

    Rear: Two

    Front: One

    Rear: Two

    Door Trim

     Fabric

    Molded, Full Trim with Fabric with Stitching

    Glasses Case

     With

    With

    Seat Back Pockets

     With

    With

    Cool Box

     Without

    Without

    Front Personal Lamp

     With

    With

    Room Lamp

     With

    With

    Luggage Room Lamp

     With

    With

    Keyless Entry

     With

    Smart Entry

    Keyless Start

     WIth

    With

    Power Windows

     

    Auto Up/Down with Jam Protect for Driver

     

     Auto Up/Down with Jam Protect for Driver

    Power Door Locks

     With

    With

    Air-conditioning System

     

    Single Zone Automatic Climate Control

     

    Single Zone Automatic Climate Control

    Audio Type

    Integrated Eight-Inch LCD Display with AM, FM, Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    Nine-inch Display Audio with Aux, USB, Bluetooth, Voice Command, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Smart Device Link (SDL)

    Speakers

     Six 

    Four

    SRS Airbags

     

    Driver and Passenger

     

    Driver, Passenger, Side

    Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

     

    With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

     

    With Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

    Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

     Without

    Without

    Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

     Without

    Without

    Pedal Misoperation Control 

     Without With

    Seatbelts

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter (x2)

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

     

    Front: Three-point ELR with Pretensioner and Force Limiter (x2)

    Second Row: Three-point ELR (x3)

     

    Child Restraint System

     

    Isofix and Tether Anchor

     

    Isofix and Tether Anchor

    Emergency Brake Signal

     Without

    Without

    Parking Support

     

    Reverse Camera and Back (x4) Sonars 

     

    Reverse Camera and Clearance. Front (x2) and Back (x2) Sonars 

    Available Body Colors

    Cosmic Grey, Denim Blue, Lava Orange, Phantom Black, Polar White

    Black/White,  Black/Red,  Black/Yellow SE, Black/Silver Metallic, Black/Turquoise MM 

    PRICE

     P985,000

    P1,036,000 (White Pearl/Black)

    P1,031,000

     

    Photos from Hyundai Asia Resources Inc (HARI), Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) 

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    Hyundai Venue vs Toyota Raize Comparison

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    Toyota Raize
    • ₱746,000 - 1.031 Million
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