The 2023 Hyundai Venue is a pint-sized crossover with a quart-sized inside. Whereas it lacks some fascinating non-obligatory options comparable to all-wheel drive, the Venue comes with a bunch of driver help options in addition to infotainment goodies together with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All Venues are outfitted with a 121-hp four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, and a repeatedly variable automated transmission(CVT). This powertrain lacks energy for passing on the freeway, however it’s completely suited to scooting round city. Regardless of its drawbacks, the Venue’s impressively low beginning worth and surprisingly spacious cabin makes it a compelling choice for consumers on a price range.
What’s New for 2024?
The 2023 Venue receives just a few new options. Hyundai has added a rear-seat alert to remind drivers of passengers or gadgets that could possibly be forgotten within the again seat after parking. A middle console armrest now comes commonplace, and the digital display screen within the instrument cluster has been enlarged to 4.2 inches and is now rendered in colour. The Restricted trim now comes with a wi-fi smartphone charging pad.
Pricing and Which One to Purchase
We expect the top-of-the-line Restricted trim is the one to get. Not solely does it have all of the content material that comes on the opposite two fashions, it additionally could be had with a novel Denim exterior and inside remedy which features a darkish blue exterior hue with a contrasting white-painted roof. The cabin additionally will get rendered in darkish blue upholstery with a denim-like cloth insert on the seats. The Restricted trim degree additionally comes commonplace with 17-inch wheels, heated entrance seats, a wi-fi smartphone charging pad, and in-dash navigation
Engine, Transmission, and Efficiency
Each Venue is powered by a 121-hp four-cylinder engine, which delivers ample motivation round city however has an entire lack of passing energy on the freeway. A repeatedly variable automated transmission (CVT) is the one gearbox. Customers who need all-wheel drive will likely be disillusioned as a result of all fashions are front-drive solely. We drove a Venue round Miami and discovered that the subcompact SUV is agile in site visitors because of its small proportions and reactive steering. Sadly, that steering was sensitive on the freeway, and our SEL model usually required our consideration to remain regular in our lane at freeway speeds. That makes us suppose the tiny Hyundai is best suited to quick commutes fairly than freeway street journeys.
Gasoline Economic system and Actual-World MPG
The Venue is estimated to earn 29 mpg within the metropolis and 33 mpg on the freeway. These numbers are barely worse than these of the Nissan Kicks, which has estimates of 31 mpg metropolis and 36 mpg freeway. The Venue that we examined on our 75-mph freeway route, which is a part of our in depth testing routine, noticed 31 mpg—2 mpg wanting its EPA freeway ranking. For extra details about the Venue’s gas economic system, go to the EPA’s web site.
Inside, Consolation, and Cargo
Regardless of its small dimensions, the Venue has a roomy cabin for its measurement. Each the entrance and rear seats have ample passenger area, and the cushions in each rows are comfy. The design is not significantly flashy, however the inside is properly assembled and bolstered by sturdy switchgear, and a beautiful gauge cluster and infotainment system. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are commonplace and the SEL trim; heated entrance seats and passive entry with push-button begin are non-obligatory however commonplace on the Restricted. Too dangerous there is no dual-zone local weather management, heated steering wheel, head-up show, or power-operated changes for the entrance seats. Base fashions now come commonplace with a center-console armrest. Wi-fi charging, which the Venue had been lacking, is on the market for the Restricted trim. Curiously, the Restricted trim can’t be ordered with the non-obligatory sunroof. Nonetheless, the Venue cabin is a pleasing place to spend time, and with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats in use, it has 19 cubic toes of cargo room. That quantity will increase to 32 cubes when the again seat is folded flat.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Each Venue comes with a user-friendly 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. The infotainment system has engaging menus that responded shortly to our inputs, and the unit additionally has helpful quantity and tuning knobs beneath the display screen. These searching for built-in navigation with real-time site visitors updates can have it on the SEL and Restricted. In any other case, the bottom SE has an audio system with 4 audio system, whereas the SEL and Restricted supply six.
Security and Driver-Help Options
Hyundai outfits each model with commonplace driver-assistance expertise; blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert change into commonplace beginning on the mid-level SEL. For extra details about the Venue’s crash-test outcomes, go to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embody:
- Customary forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking
- Customary lane-departure warning and lane-keeping help
- Customary driver-attention monitor
Guarantee and Upkeep Protection
Hyundai—and its company counterpart, Kia—present the most effective powertrain guarantee in the marketplace in addition to among the finest restricted guarantee plans, too. Hyundai additionally affords complimentary scheduled upkeep that bests mainstream rivals comparable to Toyota.
- Restricted guarantee covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Powertrain guarantee covers 10 years or 100,000 miles
- Complimentary upkeep is roofed for 3 years or 36,000 miles
2020 Hyundai Venue
front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
PRICE AS TESTED
$23,170 (base worth: $18,470)
DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port gas injection
98 in3, 1598 cm3
121 hp @ 6300 rpm
113 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
repeatedly variable automated
Suspension (F/R): struts/torsion beam
Brakes (F/R): 11.0-in vented disc/10.3-in disc
Tires: Nexen N’Priz AH8, 205/55R-17 91H M+S
Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec
60 mph: 8.5 sec
100 mph: 28.4 sec
110 mph: 42.9 sec
Rolling begin, 5–60 mph: 9.0 sec
High gear, 30–50 mph: 4.5 sec
High gear, 50–70 mph: 6.2 sec
¼-mile: 16.7 sec @ 83 mph
High velocity (C/D est): 115 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 162 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.82 g
Noticed: 28 mpg
75-mph freeway driving: 31 mpg
Freeway vary: 360 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Mixed/metropolis/freeway: 30–32/27–30/34–35 mpg
Extra Options and Specs