The New 2020 Hyundai Venue: The Complete Guide

If you're looking for a small crossover, look no further than the New 2020 Hyundai Venue! With spunky looks, a practical hatchback, and flexible cargo space, the Hyundai Venue is as functional as it is appealing. As a subcompact vehicle, it competes with other small alternatives such as the Kia Soul, Nissan Kicks, and Toyota C-HR. The Venue has several interesting details that help it stand out among the others. Keep reading this Hyundai Venue review to learn more about why you should move it to the top of your list.

Well-Styled Design
The Hyundai Venue has a rugged look borrowed from much bigger Hyundai. It looks like a miniature version of what you get on Hyundai's larger SUV, the Palisade. When you test drive a Venue, you'll find slim running lights, Hyundai's signature "cascading" grille, and larger headlights than you're expecting. It also has a faux silver running board on the front, which isn't functional but does turn heads. 

It stands out against competitors thanks to a less flashy interior, a functional cockpit, more superior seats, and a step-ahead warranty. The Premium package adds 17-inch wheels that look sharp, paired with body cladding and tool rails (SEL and above). The Palisade has a bold, boxy shape that differentiates it from other subcompact SUVs.

Clean Interior
While its cabin isn't what you'd call huge, the Venue does seat five people and provides adequate space for passengers. You'll find plenty of leg- and headroom up front, and the driver has an excellent view of the road. While taller passengers might feel cramped on lengthy trips, shorter rides around town are possible without much trouble. The buttons and dials are prominently displayed on the dash with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, easy-to-reach volume and tuning knobs, and two temperature and fan speed dials.

Easy-to-Use Infotainment System
Even the base Hyundai Venue SE gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the Premium Package, you'll have the same display coupled with navigation and satellite radio. 

The touchscreen is responsive with crisp graphics and a clean home screen that's easy to use.
Standard on the SEL model you'll find two USB charging ports and six speakers-instead of the standard four. The Premium package offers a driver's armrest with storage, heated seats, LED headlights, a sunroof, and heated mirrors. 

Peppy Performance
No subcompact SUV is particularly powerful, but the Venue is peppy. It has a 1.6-liter engine that produces 121-hp and 113lb-ft of torque-just enough to propel the vehicle off the line with sufficient quickness. The Venue is 2,700lbs and feels more eager to jump the line than its main competitors, such as the Nissan Kicks or Kia Soul.

The optional continuously variable transmission isn't as whiny as it can be in similar vehicles and acts like a traditional automatic. The Venue is also fun to drive with light steering and good suspension yields. Plus, you get all of this peppiness with above-average fuel economy ratings. With a manual transmission, the Venue gets 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. With the CVT, it gets 30/34 mpg city/highway.

Active Safety Equipment
You'll find several driver assistance technologies on the base Venue SE, such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a driver attention warning, and lane-keep assist. 
The optional convenience package available for the SEL has all of that plus rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot collision warning. 

Available Trim Levels
The all-new Venue is available in three trims: SE, SEL, and Denim. The base model is well-equipped, providing all you need for an enjoyable drive. Each model comes with the 121-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive. The SE comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but you can upgrade to a CVT automatic. The CVT is standard in the upper trim levels.

Standard features on the Venue SE include forward collision warning, a rearview camera, pedestrian detection, driver drowsiness monitoring, lane keep assist, and cloth upholstery. It also offers an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system with four speakers, a USB port, four speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Bluetooth.

Taking it up a notch, the SEL has all of the features you'll find on the SE, plus the CVT, automatic climate control, six speakers, and an extra USB sport. It also has drive mode select with three modes available: Normal, Sport, and Snow.

The available Convenience Package adds blind-spot monitoring, a sunroof, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Premium Package allows you to add push-button start, heated front seats, navigation, and satellite radio.

The Denim is the highest trim level and comes with all of the SEL's features but includes synthetic leather upholstery, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, satellite radio, push-button start, and navigation. The Denim model comes with every available feature except for a sunroof. 

Test Drive an All-New 2020 Hyundai Venue
Is the 2020 Hyundai Venue a good vehicle? Absolutely. It's affordable, plus it delivers substantial value for a subcompact SUV thanks to a comfortable ride, user-friendly features, and above-average fuel economy. If you're shopping for a small crossover, the Hyundai Venue is an attractive choice. 

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