Being a subcompact SUV, the Venue is more efficient than its larger counterparts. It's rated for 30/33 mpg city/highway and only comes with four-wheel drive. It accomplishes this with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 121 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a CVT.
The Hyundai Venue is a capable cruiser at low speeds, making it one of the best commuter cars. It also doesn't have the brittle ride quality associated with many other cars its size. Visibility is good from all sides and its compact dimensions make it a breeze to park on crowded streets.
KBB says Hyundai produces some of its favorite interiors. The Hyundai Venue can seat five riders in a relatively simple interior that does reportedly have touches of a rugged quality like the exterior. KBB says there isn’t much legroom for rear passengers when the front seats are all the way back, but that the headroom back there is good.
The Hyundai Venue also has some highly user-friendly technology, even on the base trim. All Venues come with an eight-inch touchscreen, an inch bigger than many of the screens offered in pricier models. It comes equipped with wireless smartphone integration. All Venues also come with an impressive library of
As you might expect, the Hyundai Venue's meek little engine doesn't have a lot of power on standby. KBB says interior noise is usually quiet at highway speeds. It also comes with a Sport mode to increase its handling abilities and overall peppiness.
However, there's no getting around the Venue's exceptionally tiny cargo hold. There are nearly 18.7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats. It's fine for the average grocery run, but it might be too small for some.
How much does a fully loaded 2021 Hyundai Venue cost?
The Venue debuted last year with a price tag of just over $17,000, but that was with a manual transmission. Now with automatic transmission, the 2021 Hyundai Venue starts at $18,750, plus destination fee. KBB points out that even a loaded Venue is a bargain in the $22,000 range.
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