With the arrival of the all-new Hyundai Venue, there is a bustle in the highly competitive sub-four-meter SUV segment. Let us see how the new Venue compares against its direct rivals in terms of cabin space and practicality. So first up here are top five sub-four-metre SUVs with the biggest boot space. These are the official numbers provided by the respective manufacturers and could help you decide how much stuff your mini SUV can haul:
Honda WR-V – 363 litres
With a boot space capacity of 363 litres, the WR-V boasts the highest cargo space in its segment. It doesn’t come as a surprise since the WR-V is basically a jacked-up version of the Jazz – the most spacious hatchback. We wonder how practical the WR-V would have been if it was available with Honda’s Magic Seats like the older Jazz. Nonetheless, its boot is quite impressive and fully usable thanks to its substantial width and low loading lip.
Ford EcoSport – 352 litres
The EcoSport kickstarted the sub-four-metre SUV segment when it arrived and boasts of boot capacity of 352 litres. The EcoSport’s boot is wider than all the other cars in the segment, and interestingly, it is also wider than that of the Venue. More importantly, the EcoSport’s boot floor is adjustable up to three height settings so that you can align the boot floor when the seats are folded flat for added practicality.
Tata Nexon – 350 litres
With a boot capacity of 350 litres, the Tata Nexon is right on the money for a vehicle of this size. The Nexon’s boot doesn’t appear to be substantial from the outside with its squat stance and narrow boot lid, but on the inside, it is wide, cleanly spaced out and can comfortably swallow up to seven shoulder bags with ease.
Hyundai Venue – 350 litres
The new-comer Hyundai Venue settles in for a tie with the Tata equaling in the boot capacity of 350 litres. The Venue is Hyundai’s international product and in profile, it appears like a scaled-down Creta. So with an upright tailgate, the Venue turns out to be quite spacious as well. However, the Venue’s boot loading lip height is 810mm from the ground, which is the highest in the segment.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 328 litres
The highest selling car in the segment – Vitara Brezza at 328 litres has the smallest boot space compared to all the other cars in the segment. However, it feels much more convenient thanks to the hatch opening (compared to EcoSport’s door-type opening) and well-shaped bay. The 60:40 split seats are an added convenience.