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Ford Freestyle Vs Hyundai Venue. Compare Best Value Buy as Freestyle is now a SUV

Ford Freestyle Vs Hyundai Venue. Compare Best Value Buy as Freestyle is now a SUV

Ford Freestyle compared against Hyundai Venue. Compare Best Value Buy SUV in Freestyle and Venue basis Engine Performance, Styling, Features, Space, Interiors, Handling


Ford Freestyle moved to SUV Segment by Ford. Compare Hyundai Venue against Ford Freestyle

SUV Definition has changed a lot especially in Indian SUV Segment. Historically known for large station wagon, Powerful Engine, Cars with Bigger Wheels and Wider Tyres, Off road capabilities, Suspension dynamics, Raised Ground clearance - now Indian Passenger car Manufacturers focus on Suspension, Raised Ground Clearance to call a car SUV 

After introduction of Hyundai Venue as most affordable SUV with priced from Rs 6.5 Lakh onwards for Petrol and Rs 7.75 Lakh onwards in Diesel

Ford India moved Freestyle from CUV to SUV Segment to attract buyers looking for SUV Tag to it, which makes Freestyle the most affordable SUV Car with prices from Rs 5.81 Lakh in Petrol to Rs 6.66 Lakh in Diesel.

If you confused on making a SUV Choice and contemplating in between Freestyle and Venue

  Ford Freestyle Hyundai Venue Regular Hyundai Venue 1.0 Turbo
Petrol Engine 1.2 Litre, 3 Cylinder 1.2 Litre, 4 Cylinder 1.0 Litre, 3 Cylinder
Power, Torque 96 PS, 120 NM 83 PS, 117 NM 120 PS, 175 NM
Diesel Engine 1.5 Lit, 4 Cylinder 1.4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder NA
Power, Torque 100 PS, 215 NM 90 PS, 224 NM NA
Length 3954 mm 3995 mm 3995 mm
Width 1737 mm 1770 mm 1770 mm
Height 1570 mm 1605 mm 1605 mm
Ground Clearance 190 mm 190 mm 190 mm
Wheelbase 2490 mm 2500 mm 2500 mm
Boot Space 257 Litre 350 Litre 350 Litre
Wheels 15 Inch 15 Inch, 16 Inch 15 Inch, 16 Inch


Both Cars comes with USP of

  • Sporty Suspension Dynamics with 190 mm Ground clearance makes it rather an Urban Crossover. Not to be confused as hard cross off roader, but care to drive on potholes, Unpaved Gravel roads, Slight Muddy roads or on terrains of Leh & Ladakh, Spiti Valley - you will be impressed with Suspension Dynamics of Ford Freestyle and Hyundai Venue.
  • Advanced Safety of 6 Airbags, ESP, Hill Launch Assist, Traction Control in Top End Model Variants makes Cornering, High Speed Dynamics in both Venue and Freestyle at par
  • Almost Similar Rear Seat Legroom Space. Check out Wheelbase of both Venue and Freestyle. It's similar. Both cars rear legroom space just feels just average.

Here is how Ford Freestyte in when compared to Hyundai Venue

Ford Freestyle photo

However, Freestyle has some USP which what makes it even attractive 

  • Punchy Powerful Diesel Engine. The Engine pulls cleanly from 1750 rpm with peak torque of 215 NM at disposal making it absolute a fun to drive in. Electric Power steering is light and gains firmly on higher speed. If you seek one of the most responsive Diesel Engine Performance - Ford Freestyle 1.5 TDCI has in all to bring a smile on your face. Venue 1.4 Engine 
  • Infotainment Touch experience of Sync3 with resolution clarity by far remains the best in segment. Although Venue blue link comes with higher set of features with connected car technology but touchscreen response, fluidness, clarity remains the best in Freestyle
  • Price Point - Ford Freestyle is available at a Price Point which makes it even attractive. Think of similar Price Point for Freestyle Punchy Power Packed Responsive Diesel Engine at which Hyundai Venue Petrol comes in. Look at comparison where Freestyle Base Diesel are available. Here is Comparison of Prices of Similar Variants where ofcourse when choosing a diesel car your running costs would even be lower as Freestyle Diesel has superior fuel efficiency against Venue Petrol
Model Variant Ford Freestyle 1.5 Diesel Hyundai Venue Petrol Hyundai Venue Diesel
Ambiente / E Petrol 6.66 Lakh (Rs 25K Benefits) 6.5 Lakh xx
Trend / S Petrol 7.36 Lakh (Rs 25K Benefits) 7.2 Lakh xx
Titanium / E Diesel 7.81 Lakh (Rs 25K Benefits) xx 7.75 Lakh
Titanium+ / S Turbo 8.26 Lakh (Rs 25K Benefits) 8.21 Lakh (1.0 Turbo Petrol) 8.45 Lakh
xx / Sx xx 9.54 Lakh  9.54 Lakh
xx / Sx Option xx 10.6 Lakh 10.84 Lakh

Prices - Exshowroom Delhi

Here is how Hyundai Venue when compared against Ford Freestyle

Hyundai Venue photo

  • If you seek a responsive Petrol Engine then Hyundai Venue 1.0 Turbo Petrol feels lot more punchy, powerful. Availability of Automatic Transmission with segment best 7 Speed DCT makes it effortless to drive.
  • Feels even superior equipped in Features. For those who seek fully loaded model comes with Hyundai Venue Blue Link Connectivity in higher up variants, Cruise Control, Rear AC Vent, Wireless charger, Electric Sunroof, Center Seat Armrest on Front and Rear 

  • More stylish with better SUV Stance with even bigger and stylish 16 Inch Alloys, Bigger Wider Dark Chrome finish in Front Grille, Projectors with LED DRL, Chrome Pack, Slight bigger in Dimensions. Feels slight more premium in Interior Aesthetics, Instrument Cluster, Design Layout, Rear Seat AC Vents, Rear seat Armrest
  • Hyundai Venue sales makes it among top 10 cars. Hyundai bigger After sales service, proven resale factor makes another plus point of Venue


Hyundai Venue or Ford Freestyle

Ford Freestyle is a well capable car. Whether you call it a Crossover or SUV or CUV - its upto you. But certainly if your budget is restricted to E and S Model of Venue then Freestyle offers you superior Value by offering its

  • Unmatched Diesel Engine Performance
  • Superior Power Delivery for Fun to Drive
  • Higher Features with fully loaded Safety Titanium Plus Diesel after discounts appear a value buy against Venue S Model

But where your budget is flexible and seek a

  • Responsive Petrol Engine only or
  • Seek convenience with segment best DCT Automatic or
  • Need advanced features with Connected Car solution there is Hyundai Venue Sx and Sx Turbo Petrol comes in play

So based on your budget - make a pick. Venue DCT Automatic and 1.0 Turbo Petrol is strength, while Freestyle Diesel and Price Point is what its advantage.

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