2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid vs. 2020 Hyundai Venue

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Safety

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Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the CR-V Hybrid deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The CR-V Hybrid’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Venue’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The CR-V Hybrid has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Venue doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Both the CR-V Hybrid and the Venue have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Honda CR-V Hybrid weighs 911 to 1206 pounds more than the Hyundai Venue. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts. Crosswinds also affect lighter cars more.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the CR-V Hybrid the rating of “Top Pick” for 2020, a rating granted to only 30 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Venue has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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There are over 27 percent more Honda dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the CR-V Hybrid’s warranty.

Engine

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The CR-V Hybrid’s 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder hybrid produces 91 more horsepower (212 vs. 121) than the Venue’s 1.6 DOHC 4-cylinder.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the CR-V Hybrid gets better mileage than the Venue:

MPG

CR-V Hybrid

Auto

2.0 4-cyl. Hybrid

40 city/35 hwy

Venue

Manual

1.6 DOHC 4-cyl.

27 city/35 hwy

Auto

1.6 DOHC 4-cyl.

30 city/34 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the CR-V Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Venue doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the CR-V Hybrid’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Venue doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The CR-V Hybrid has 2.1 gallons more fuel capacity than the Venue (14 vs. 11.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The CR-V Hybrid has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Venue doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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The Honda CR-V Hybrid comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the Venue.

Brakes and Stopping

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The Honda CR-V Hybrid has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Rear drums are standard on the Venue. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes that work much harder than conventional brakes.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the CR-V Hybrid has larger tires than the Venue (235/60R18 vs. 185/65R15). The CR-V Hybrid EX/EX-L’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Venue (235/60R18 vs. 205/55R17).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the CR-V Hybrid LX has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 15-inch wheels are standard on the Venue. The CR-V Hybrid Touring’s 19-inch wheels are larger than the 17-inch wheels optional on the Venue.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Honda CR-V Hybrid has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Hyundai Venue has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the CR-V Hybrid’s wheelbase is 5.5 inches longer than on the Venue (104.7 inches vs. 99.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the CR-V Hybrid is 2.1 inches wider in the front and 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Venue.

Chassis

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The front grille of the CR-V Hybrid uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Venue doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The CR-V Hybrid uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Venue doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The CR-V Hybrid has 14 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Venue (105.9 vs. 91.9).

The CR-V Hybrid has .7 inches more front headroom, 1.8 inches more front hip room, 4 inches more front shoulder room, .6 inches more rear headroom, 6.1 inches more rear legroom and 1.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Venue.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the CR-V Hybrid’s rear seats recline. The Venue’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The CR-V Hybrid has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Venue with its rear seat up (33.2 vs. 18.7 cubic feet). The CR-V Hybrid has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Venue with its rear seat folded (68.7 vs. 31.9 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the CR-V Hybrid’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Venue doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the CR-V Hybrid. The Venue doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the CR-V Hybrid Touring’s liftgate can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Venue doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its cargo door, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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When two different drivers share the CR-V Hybrid EX/EX-L/Touring, the memory seats make it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position. The Venue doesn’t offer memory seats.

The CR-V Hybrid’s standard driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the switch, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Venue’s standard power window’s switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully. The CR-V Hybrid EX/EX-L/Touring’s front power windows open fully with one touch of the switches, and its driver’s window also automatically closes. With the Venue SEL/Denim’s power windows, only the driver’s window opens or closes automatically.

The CR-V Hybrid EX/EX-L’s standard wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist and the CR-V Hybrid Touring’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Venue’s fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting.

The CR-V Hybrid EX-L/Touring’s standard rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Venue doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

On extremely cold winter days, the CR-V Hybrid EX-L/Touring’s standard heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Venue doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The CR-V Hybrid has a standard center folding armrest for the rear passengers. A center armrest helps make rear passengers more comfortable. The Venue doesn’t offer a rear seat center armrest.

The CR-V Hybrid EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Venue doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the CR-V Hybrid has a standard Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Venue doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Venue doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

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The Honda CR-V outsold the Hyundai Venue by over 336 to one during 2019.

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