If you’ve been dreaming of a new SUV but need to know what to get, we’ve found the perfect pair. The 2022 Ford EcoSport is an ideal family car that’s fun to drive and stylish on the outside, while the 2022 Hyundai Venue has plenty of room for your family and friends. Let’s look at how these two cars stack up against each other!
Design & Style
The 2022 Ford EcoSport comes across as a stylish, modern crossover with sleek lines and angular edges. The headlamps are narrow and sharp, while the grille is wide and pronounced. The rear taillight treatment is also unique; the tailgate features a horizontal strip of LEDs that resemble a “diamond” effect when lit up.
The 2022 Hyundai Venue looks like it belongs in 2022 but isn’t part of the future trending style many other crossovers are going for these days. It has a boxy design with an upright front end that makes it look like it’s wearing glasses—maybe because there are no headlights to be found here! But don’t let this fool you into thinking this is an outdated car; its futuristic styling hides some pretty cool tech inside (more on that later).
Both vehicles have minimal exterior trim on their bodywork, which helps keep them looking clean overall without being too distracting or busy-looking compared to other vehicles in their class.
The EcoSport’s interior is a real delight, with comfortable seats and plenty of space for passengers. Ford has done an excellent job at making this compact SUV feel like it has ample space for everyone in the cabin, but it also keeps things interesting with its use of modern design elements.
The Venue offers less room than the EcoSport when it comes to seating passengers or cargo volume, which might be a deal breaker for some people looking at these vehicles. However, Hyundai did make sure that they did not skimp on the quality of materials used inside their vehicle either—the Venue offers plenty of soft-touch surfaces around the cabin and even features premium leather on higher trims.
Technology & Safety
The 2022 Ford EcoSport comes with a standard touchscreen infotainment system, but it does not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto capabilities. An optional SYNC 3 infotainment system is available on the SE trim level and above. This system allows for voice commands from a paired smartphone so that you can use your voice to avoid taking your eyes off the road while driving (a big safety feature). As for safety features, it has standard side curtain airbags, front driver knee airbags, and a standard rearview camera; plus optional blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert and lane-keeping assist functions.
The 2022 Ford EcoSport will be powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 166 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, while the 2022 Hyundai Venue will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 121 horsepower and 133 lb-ft of torque.
Both vehicles use an automatic transmission, but they have different gear ratios: The 2022 Ford EcoSport has 5 forward speeds and one reverse gear, while the 2022 Hyundai Venue has 7 forward speeds and 1 reverse gear (the same as the 2019 Honda Fit). Both vehicles offer intelligent speed control (ISC), which helps maintain stability at higher speeds during cornering maneuvers or when driving over uneven road surfaces; ISC automatically adjusts rear braking pressure based on vehicle speed to enhance stability when entering turns at high speeds by stabilizing body roll in turns.
The Bottom Line
When it comes down to it, the 2022 Ford EcoSport wins this contest. While the Venue has more to offer in terms of features and comfort, it also costs more money. The EcoSport is a great value for what you get, and its lower price means you can put more money towards savings for that new car smell that comes with owning a new car.
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