2020 Hyundai Venue

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$17,350 - $22,050
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2020 Hyundai Venue Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 15, 2020
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Amratya Nigam

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As the whole of Hyundai's stable went over a complete refreshment with its new design language, a small SUV was born among them. Introduced in 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Hyundai Venue has finally reached the American shores. This baby Hyundai presents itself with unapologetically small dimensions and agile handling dynamics. 

2020 hyundai venue in fiery red side view
2020 Venue in what Hyundai calls it "Fiery" Red

The Venue might be the new kid on the block but it is helped by the Korean manufacturer's proven reliability and low maintenance costs. If you're someone living in the urban jungle looking for a daily ride and don't want to bother much with tight parking spaces, this just might be what you're looking for. Not only does it come with a peppy powertrain, but, also comes loaded with a ton of features - some even from the segment above.

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Pros

Hatchback-like practicality

Ample of standard safety features

User friendly infotainment

Cons

A little too small for a compact SUV

What's New?

The Hyundai Venue is all-new for 2020.


2020 Hyundai Venue Latest Update

Features

vehicle bio

base price

$17350

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

115 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

98 cu.in.

horsepower

121 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

113 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Manual

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

Semi-independent rear torsion beam suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

11-Nov

dimensions

wheelbase

99.2 in.

length

61.6 in.

width

69.7 in.

height

61.6 in.

curb weight

2557 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

91.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

31.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

1780 lbs.

payload capacity

1081 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

10.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

17.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

30/34/32 mpg

highway range

404.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. /unlimited


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Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

2020 Hyundai Venue in Black Noir Pearl color 2020 Hyundai Venue in Ceramic White color 2020 Hyundai Venue in Blu Denim color 2020 Hyundai Venue in Scarlet Red Pearl color 2020 Hyundai Venue in Arden Green color
Black Noir Pearl

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Ratings

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Hyundai Venue SE

SE

power
121 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$17,350 - $18,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $17,350 MSRP (30/32/34) 121 hp @ 6300 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-Speed Manual front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,550 MSRP (30/32/34) 121 hp @ 6300 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Venue SEL

SEL

power
121 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$19,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,250 MSRP (30/32/34) 121 hp @ 6300 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

2020 Hyundai Venue Denim

Denim

power
121 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
32 combined

$22,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $22,050 MSRP (30/32/34) 121 hp @ 6300 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
1-speed cvt front wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The 2020 Hyundai Venue sub-compact crossover SUV brings in city-smart utility features which give it quite the potential to be your daily driver. It comes with a single-engine option and multiple transmissions at an affordable price which makes quite a lucrative package in the segment. However, calling it a Compact SUV seems to be an overstatement considering its hatchback-like dimensions. In some cases, it can be an advantage too.

What makes the Venue a great proposition, though, is its feature-rich cabin that blows the segment apart. Starting at just $17,350 for the base SE trim and ranging up to $22,050 for Denim, Hyundai Venue represents flexibility with ample of choices. From an aggressive-looking Toyota C-HR to a nimble Nissan Kicks and a harmonic Ford Ecosport, one can find a compact SUV from almost all auto manufacturers. That said, has Hyundai bested them all with the 2020 Venue? Let's find out.

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Rear View

 

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.0/10
Interior

 

9.0/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

2020 Hyundai Venue Features

The 2020 Hyundai Venue has created ripples since its first appearance and left a lot of people curious. This sub-compact SUV with its subtle dimensions and loaded technology is here to flourish. Hyundai offers the Venue in three trims: SE, SEL, and Denim. Across the trims, a lot of features for convenience and safety come standard.

The Venue has the option of a manual transmission but it is a base-spec SE trim. You cannot have the luxury of an SEL or Denim trim with a manual.  With the top trim sufficing below $25k even with the options, the Venue takes the fight to some hatchbacks as well.

Trims

SE

SEL

Denim

MSRP (M/T FWD)

$17,350

-

-

MSRP (A/T FWD)

$18,550

$19,250

$22,050

Key Features

Projector headlights

Add/Upgrade from previous trim

Add/Upgrade from previous trim

 

Automatic headlight control

Power tilt-and-slide sunroof

Projector LED headlights

 

Black front grille

Chrome front grille

Proximity Key with push-button start

 

One-touch triple turn signal

Roof side rails

Driver’s sliding armrest/storage box

 

Cloth seating surfaces

Heated front seats

Exclusive denim interior color with cloth and leatherette combination front seats

 

8-inch touchscreen display audio system, AM/FM/HD radio with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

8-inch color touchscreen display with navigation, AM/FM/HD Radio/SiriusXM with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

 

4 speakers

6 speakers

Heated front seats

Hyundai also offers optional packages with all the trims of the Venue to suit your needs. The two packages available are Convenience and Premium. As the name suggests, the particular package brings enhancements on that front. That said, the details of both packages are given below:

Package

Premium

Convenience

MSRP

$1,750

$1,150

Key Features

Premium requires Convenience

Power sunroof

 

Heated front seats & side view mirrors

Sliding armrest storage box

 

LED headlights

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

 

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)

 

LED taillights

 

 

17-inch alloy wheels with 205/55 R17 tires

 

 

Proximity Key with push-button start

 

 

8-inch touchscreen navigation with AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM

 

 

Blue Link® Connected Car System

 

What do we recommend?

The Venue SEL is the mid-range trim that is the best value for money among the lineup. Priced just under the $20k mark, the SEL fetches you an automatic transmission (CVT), ample of advanced interior and convenience features to enhance your comfortable driving experience even further.

2020 Hyundai Venue Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue features a Naturally Aspirated, 1.6-Liter, Inline-4 engine under the hood which is standard across all three trims. The modest 1.6L motor generates 121 HP of power and 113 lb-ft of torque, which feels enough to drive this lightweight crossover. A CVT gearbox takes the charge of transferring the power to the front wheels. There is a 6-speed manual transmission on offer, but only for the base trim SE. If you move higher, you lose the option of the stick shifter. 

The Venue's 1.6L motor is peppy on its toes

That said, the Venue takes some time to take off the line due to the peak torque set pretty high in the rev-range. A rubber band effect is prominent on flat-footing the accelerator, thanks to the CVT transmission. Front-wheel-drive comes as standard and the only option. However, this engine from Hyundai seems to be much more refined than previous generations. Its doesn't stress much and is a calm cruiser, with the response being pretty friendly for city purposes 

Models

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

MSRP

$17,350

$20,485

$18,870

$21,295

Engine

1.6L Inline-4

1.0L Inline-3

1.6L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Drivetrain FWD FWD FWD FWD

Transmission

6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic

Power

121hp@6,300rpm 123hp@6,000rpm 122hp@6,300rpm 144hp@6,100rpm

Torque

113lb-ft@4,500rpm 125lb-ft@6,000rpm 114lb-ft@4,000rpm 139lb-ft@3,900rpm

The turbocharged contender here - Ford Ecosport, finds the correct balance between performance and economy owing to its smallest sized engine. However, when you talk about cruising speeds, the C-HR seems to be much happier than the rest of the lot, thanks to the biggest powertrain here, but then the fuel economy takes a hit. The Venue's 4-pot mill is the least powerful, but hey, don't forget, it is also the smallest car here.

How fast is the Hyundai Venue from 0-60 MPH?

The 1.6L engine, with the CVT, allows the 2020 Hyundai Venue to charge from 0-60 MPH in just 9.9 seconds, impressive. The lightweight Venue makes full use of all the power and torque, but at higher speeds, the engine feels saturated. As a result, by the time quarter-mile mark comes, the Venue has already taken 17.8 seconds.

2020 Hyundai Venue zips past the 60 MPH mark in 9.9 seconds

With a top speed of 115 mph, Hyundai Venue hits the road with a daily commuter personality. Making overtakes, on the other hand, may require planning and execution as the engine fails to gather high speeds quickly. Also, there is a bit of delay in the delivery of power when the Venue takes off the line. It might frustrate you at the start, but you'll get a hang of it after some time.

Models

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

0-60 MPH

9.9 sec

10.4 sec

N/A

11 sec

Quarter Mile

17.8 sec

16.5 sec

N/A

18.4 sec

Top Speed 130 MPH 120 MPH N/A N/A

Engine

1.6L Inline-4

1.0L Inline-3

1.6L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

However, looking at its direct competitors, Venue offers better instant acceleration but loses its breath in a long haul. The likes of Ford Ecosport and Nissan Kicks fares better with lasting tendencies. The Toyota C-HR, with the most disappointing timings here, stays out of the conversation. 

How's the Hyundai Venue's ride and handling?

The rugged-looks of the 2020 Venue inspire an off-roading image. Don’t be fooled by the disguise as Venue has a modest ground clearance of 6.7 inches which is sufficient for driving over aggressive speed humps only. The suspension seems well-calibrated to absorb bumps, harsh or smooth, but it lacks the travel room to soak up deep impacts. With the SEL and Denim trim levels, one gets selectable drive modes: Normal, Eco and Sport. The drive modes alter the throttle response and transmission shifts but don’t affect the steering precision or control.

2020 Hyundai Venue while tackling a curve

The Venue is compact, even smaller than the Hyundai Kona and its stubby proportions make it a nimble driver. The steering, though accurate, is too light for our liking. It doesn't really feel connected to the road and keeps you in a dilemma whether to go hard on a curve or not. However, Hyundai employs a brake-based torque-vectoring cornering system into the Venue to help maintain a tight line through the twisties.

What about the Braking Performance of the Hyundai Venue?

Hyundai's offerings may have disappointed some due to their soft suspension setups or under-weighted steering, but they have never disappointed on the braking front. The Venue is no different as it brings itself to a halt confidently without any lag in the brake bite. There is only negligible travel before the brake holds a good bite on the discs. Further complemented by its light curb weight, the Hyundai Venue is not only the "sprinter" but certainly the best "stopper" of the segment too.

The Venue's 17-inch wheels masking the 11-inch front brake rotors

The base Venue SE comes equipped with front discs and rear drum brakes while moving up the ladder will fetch you rear discs as well. Taking care of the safety during extreme braking, Hyundai equips this baby-SUV with ABS, complemented by the Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). The ABS knows its job well and keeps the braking experience unadulterated as far as it is not required, unlike the case with the Nissan Kicks wherein the ABS seems to be a little too intrusive. 

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

Brake Rotors Front

11"

12.2"

10.2"

11.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

10.3"

11.8"

8"

11.1"

Curb Weight

2557 lbs

3021 lbs

2639 lbs

3300 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Ford Ecosport's tall and narrow dimensions translate to a nose-diving braking forte. Its 3,000-pound curb weight further spoils the case. The Toyota doesn't feel much excited to stop either as its brake pedal needs a second before grabbing a healthy bite. The Nissan Kicks felt pretty confident in the braking aspect, but the intrusive safety systems take away some fun when driving spiritedly.

Also Read:

Is this baby Hyundai as reliable as its siblings?

Should you rely on the Ford Ecosport?

2020 Hyundai Venue Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2020 Venue clearly signifies the utilitarian aspect with an economical fuel efficiency of 27 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the freeways. With a manual transmission, the Venue is rated at 30 MPG combined EPA which can further be improved by 2 MPG if you go for the CVT equipped model.

The Venue's Driver display tells Distance To Empty (DTE) and average Fuel Economy too

With no all-wheel-drive, the Venue's CVT does its job perfectly alright, bringing in impressive efficiency numbers and adding to the practical appeal of the car. An impressive number like that from a sub-compact SUV is what eating up the sales numbers of the hatchbacks clearly. Why would you go for a hatchback when you can get a vehicle that sits higher on the ground with the same amount of practicality?

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

MPG (City)

27

27

31

27

MPG (Highway)

35

29

36

31

MPG (Combined)

30

28

33

29

Fuel Capacity

11.9 gallons

13.8 gallons

10.8 gallons

13.2 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 321/417/357 miles

373/400/386 miles

335/389/356 miles

356/409/382 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

N/A

7

5.4

N/A

The whole idea of a compact SUV segment was so you could get a hatchback-like fuel efficiency with an SUV like practicality. That's why there is barely any difference between the rest of the contenders here. However, if observed with a keen eye, the Nissan Kicks emerges as the champion here despite its slightly bigger powertrain as opposed to the Venue. On the contrary, the Ford Ecosport, as expected, loses this battle to others owing to the turbo-charged motor under the hood. The others are all naturally-aspirated as compared to the Ford.

2020 Hyundai Venue Interior

8.0/10

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is one of the most conservative SUV's in the market that almost feels like a hatchback. Inches-shorter here and there than Hyundai Kona, the 2020 Venue boxy design provides for ample of headroom both in front and rear, and great outward visibility. The layout of the dashboard feels pretty young and new. The steering wheel and some other elements like the AC vents and the small storage compartment just above the glovebox are a new sight. The AC control knobs, though, will promptly remind you of any other entry-level Hyundai. 

The Venue's Dashboard resonates with Hyundai's new design language

The base SE trim uses cloth upholstery which is complimented by color accents, not a bare base. With the upper SEL model, the cabin goes upscale using premium materials, especially if you opt for leather-wrapped shifter and steering. Talking in terms of the passenger volume, the Venue feels inviting with ample legroom both in rear and front. This alleged "five-seater" can actually bear four adults comfortably over a long journey. Further, the Venue‘s cabin is quieter with a youthful design. We really liked the spacious headroom of the vehicle especially considering its conservative dimensions.

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/53.9/41.3

39.6/53.3/42.9

40.7/53.0/43.7

38.1/49.0/43.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.6/53.7/34.3

37.5/51.3/36.7

38.5/53.2/33.2

38.3/52.5/31.7

The Venue, though smaller than the rest of them, manages to squeeze out more space at the rear as compared to them. There may be some discrepancies with the legroom in the Venue's cabin, but it won't make you uncomfortable. The Nissan Kick's slightly upright A-pillar helps it in adding more space to the front area of the cabin. This is why the Kicks remains to be the most spacious vehicle of the lot here. The Toyota C-HR's legroom at the rear is straight-up disappointing.

How feature-loaded is Hyundai Venue's Infotainment system?

For your entertainment, Hyundai has equipped Venue with a standard 8-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility. Also, Bluetooth connectivity with a 4 speaker audio system comes standard. With the top trims, one gets in-built navigation, satellite radio, and a 6-speaker system. With SEL and above trims, the inclusion of voice recognition comes in handy. The voice-recognition system isn't the very best here but we really liked the interface and user experience imparted by Hyundai's BlueLink that comes as standard with the top trims only.

The steering-mounted controls give you control over the Venue's infotainment

The Hyundai BlueLink brings a host of connectivity features wherein you can connect your vehicle's infotainment with your smartphone. This lets you exploit many features of the car including the fact that you can turn on the AC of the car from your living room while your Venue prepares itself with a chilled environment. That said, the infotainment itself is a pleasure to use with fluid transitions from the menus. However, selecting any option needed more than just a slight touch to make the Venue's infotainment understand what you want.

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV has a user-friendly 8-inch Touchscreen Display

With Hyundai’s Blue Link connected car system, you can sync with Amazon Alexa and Google devices to control the temperature via voice command or to remote-start your Venue. The other notable features of the Infotainment system includes the following few features

  • Dual USB charging
  • Auxiliary input jack
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity

What are the most notable features inside the cabin of the Hyundai Venue?

Hyundai has been known for decking its cars with some of the best creature-comforts. The new Hyundai Venue, is certainly, no exception to this idea of the Korean brand. Here is a list of the most notable features on the inside of the Venue.

  • Proximity Key with push-button start
  • The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Heated front seats
  • 6-way adjustable driver seat and 4-way passenger seat

What is the Cargo carrying capacity of the Hyundai Venue?

The 2020 Hyundai Venue can carry 18.7 cu.ft worth of luggage along with five passengers on board. Though it isn't the highlight of the day as far as cargo capacity is concerned, the baby Hyundai also sits higher from the ground that certainly enhances the whole loading/unloading experience of the car. Furthermore, the Venue's cargo area features smart design elements for better luggage management. The smartest feature is the cargo cover, which can slide down vertically to enhance the space for hauling taller items.

A slight bump at Venue's boot lip hampers the otherwise convenient Cargo Capacity

The compact dimensions of the Hyundai Venue translate into a pretty average cargo space behind the rear seats. Thanks to the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback which allows for increased cargo capacity up to 31.9 cu.ft for hauling bulk. None of the rear seats or the tailgate are powered. This is one thing we dislike about the Venue where you have to go around to the rear doors and fold the seats down manually from either side.

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

 Cargo Capacity (Behind Rear Row)

18.7 cu.ft.

20.9 cu.ft.

25.3 cu.ft.

19.1 cu.ft.

Cargo Capacity (Behind 1st Row)

31.9 cu.ft.

N/A

32.3 cu.ft.

N/A

While other contenders such as the Ford Ecosport and the Nissan Kicks showcase upwards of 20 cu.ft at the back, the Venue remains faithful to its hatchback like stature with a meager 18.7 cu.ft of space only. The C-HR is even worse considering it looks much bigger than the Venue but as far as cargo capacity is concerned, it's much less than a VW Golf's cargo-hauling capabilities.

Also Read:

Is the Hyundai Venue fun-to-drive?

What's so special about the Venue's Denim trim?

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2020 Hyundai Venue Exterior

9.0/10

As Hyundai refreshed its design language for the whole lineup, the Venue, a new entrant into the Korean family, serves as a pedestal to its siblings in terms of design. Some might argue that the Venue looks like a dwarfed out 2020 Santa Fe but hey, the Santa Fe received these updates very recently when the Venue was already on sale. So let's agree it is the other way around.

The 2020 Venue's exterior goes against the conventional design language of cars as the primary headlight comes integrated with the fog lamps. The sleek lamps that appear to be the primary headlights just serve the purpose of a DRL. While it may look a bit awkward at first, this new design is sure to grab eyes on the roads, be it for positive or negative reasons. The front-grille has chrome accents on it that imparts a brawny look to the SUV and makes up for the conservative dimensions.

The plastic cladding underlining the Venue makes it look like it's wearing daddy's shoes

The side-profile of the 2020 Venue is, more or less, like the Santa Fe with a broad indent running across the length of the car. The chunky C-pillar and its blackened out characteristic surely works in the SUV's favor. It rides atop 15-inch wheels with an option of 17-inch wheels that further improve the handling characteristics of the SUV with some compromise on the plush ride quality. If you're wondering about the roof rails, yes, they are standard with every trim of the Venue.

The DRLs around Venue's primary headlamps make a bold statement

The rear of the SUV is nothing special as the Hyundai looks minimalistic here, almost as if it were a hatchback. If observed closely, the C-pillars look quite thin from the back and the chunky rear bumpers further add to the muscle elements of the SUV. The squared-off taillamps convince you of the Venue's small dimensions as they look like they've been borrowed from a hatchback itself.

That said, with a mix and match of various design elements from other segments, the Venue is surely a handsome car that, if not for its dwarfed dimensions, brings along a good appeal for the young buyers especially. 

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

Curb Weight

2557 lbs

3021 lbs

2639 lbs

3300 lbs

Length

159.1"

161.3"

169.1"

172.6"

Width

69.7"

69.5"

69.3"

70.7"

Height

61.6"

64.8"

62.4"

61.6"

Ground Clearance

6.69"

N/A

7.0"

5.9"

Wheelbase

99.2"

99.2"

103.1"

103.9"

Compare the Venue to its rivals and you'll find the word Compact, suited aptly for the newest vehicle from this South-Korean carmaker. The Toyota C-HR, despite being a compact crossover, is the biggest among the entire bunch of SUVs present in this comparison. However, its extra bulk makes it behave like a snail when taking off the line. In that aspect, it is the Nissan Kicks that manages to impress us with its generous dimensions and quick-to-respond throttle.

What are the most notable highlights on the outside? 

Since the Venue is not just an update to a car but a brand new car itself, Hyundai has studded this baby-Santa Fe with some ornaments of its own on the outside to set it apart from the segment. Some of the eye-catchy details that we loved on the 2020 Hyundai Venue's exterior were:

  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED taillights
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Black/Chrome front grille
  • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
  • Side-mounted Roof rails
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2020 Hyundai Venue Safety

The 2020 Hyundai Venue has performed supremely in the crash tests thrown at it by NHTSA. Its K2 platform has been recently developed and NHTSA thinks it is "5 stars" worth of good build quality. Although this platform is present in the Asian and the European markets, the Venue is the only car from the "K2" family to come to America. IIHS is yet to test it though. 

In terms of safety and driver assistance features, 2020 Venue offers a suite of driver-assistance technologies. Hyundai equips almost every feature standard across the lineup with just Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) optional with SEL trim. That said, a few of the class-leading safety features found in the Venue are:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-Ped) with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Airbags
  • LATCH
  • Brake Assist (BA)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

2020 Hyundai Venue Competition

2020 Hyundai Venue Vs Ford Ecosport

The 2020 Venue presents a great value for money proposition and makes the life of already struggling sub-compact SUVs even tougher. With the base engine, Ford EcoSport feels incapable both in terms of driving on full load and efficiency. The Venue presents a value package with adequate interior space and an efficient powertrain for daily commuting. Also, the EcoSport lacks advanced safety features as compared with the Venue. Hyundai Venue will be the first choice and rightly so.

2020 Ford Ecosport SUV

2020 Hyundai Venue Vs Nissan Kicks

The 2020 Hyundai Venue seems to be an identical twin of Nissan Kicks in terms of utility and behavior. The two share a lot of similarities including power and performance. However, Nissan Kicks surpasses the 2020 Venue with better cargo capacity, roomier interiors, and unmatchable fuel economy. On the equipment front though, the 2020 Hyundai Venue makes a stronger statement with some best-in-class features and a better fit and finish. Though both cars are equally potent, it is the Venue that makes a better deal if you're an average height family. If spaciousness is one of your top priorities, the Kicks is your answer. PS: Hyundai Venue offers an unmatchable warranty.

2020 Nissan Kicks SUV

2020 Hyundai Venue Vs Toyota C-HR

Toyota C-HR is a pricier option, almost $4000 ahead of Hyundai Venue. For the additional cost, one just gets an extra 23 HP with 800 pounds of penalty. The C-HR isn’t powerful and offers even slower acceleration for all the heft it carries. Along with this, the Toyota is a thirsty car that can beat Venue only with better handling and off-roading skills. Toyota seems to have lost with huge margins because the CH-R isn’t the right mix of ingredients. The Venue, certainly, makes a better package of the two.

2020 Toyota C-HR SUV

2020 Hyundai Venue Final Verdict

Hyundai has redefined the sub-compact SUV segment with a small but capable city hustler with the 2020 Venue. Its standout style makes you a boss on the street, taking you uptown and downtown with confidence and ease. The 2020 Hyundai Venue is also a practical car with great potential further backed by some class-leading features inside. All that backed up by a peppy and trusted 1.6L motor is the icing on the cake. If you are having any second thoughts with this SUV, we'd ask you to forget it and just go right ahead and buy it!

Hyundai Venue Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Is Hyundai Venue good for hills?

Owing to its compact size and a peppy nature from under the hood, the Hyundai Venue should clear hill climbs with ease. When fully loaded though, the Venue's CVT might feel over-stressed and won't really inspire any confidence in you. However, it gets the job done.

What's the price of the Hyundai Venue?

The 2020 Venue is split into three trims, ranging from $17,250 for the SE (manual), to $21,950 for the top-end Denim trim. This competitive price-tag also undercuts some better-known rivals such as the Ford Ecosport and the Toyota C-HR making good value for money deal.

What are the options available with the Hyundai Venue?

Apart from three trims (SE, SEL, Denim) and two gearbox options, the 2020 Venue offers two optional packages as well. Namely, Premium and Convenience, these packages bring a set of extra enhancements to your Venue for an additional bump in the MSRP of the trim you choose.

Does the Hyundai Venue come with a warranty?

Ofcourse, every 2020 Venue comes backed by 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty coverage. The powertrain is covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles, whichever is earlier.

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2020 Hyundai Venue Overall Reviews


Daryl K. Brown

Daryl K. Brown 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 19, 2020

Hyundai Venue is a very good compact SUV.

Overall Review -

9

Overview Rating

It extremely drives great and gas mileage on the highway, it approximately gives me around 30mpg and then in the city road it’s 25mpg.

8/10

Features

6/10

Interior

6/10

Design

8/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review


Robert C. Sanchez

Robert C. Sanchez 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 6M)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: July 8, 2020

Highlights of 2020 Hyundai Venue.

Overall Review -

9

Overview Rating

I like to drive this one for the daily commute for my office on the highway. It is giving good gas efficiency on the highway but acceleration is lackage to take off the speed

9/10

Features

8/10

Interior

8/10

Design

8/10

Safety

9/10

Reliability

8/10

Deal Value

9/10

Dealer Review


Harry Panther

Harry Panther 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 8, 2020

It is a pretty small vehicle but good in handling and performance.

Overall Review -

10

Overview Rating

Even though it is a base model, the engine performance is good and drives awesomely on the road. Handling is light and nimble.

9/10

Features

10/10

Interior

9/10

Design

10/10

Safety

10/10

Reliability

10/10

Deal Value

10/10

Dealer Review

Top User Reviews


9

User Overall Rating

"Hyundai Venue is a very good compact SUV."

It extremely drives great and gas mileage on the highway, it approximately gives me around 30mpg and then in the city road it’s 25mpg.
by Daryl K. Brown

9

User Overall Rating

"Highlights of 2020 Hyundai Venue."

I like to drive this one for the daily commute for my office on the highway. It is giving good gas efficiency on the highway but acceleration is lackage to take off the speed
by Robert C. Sanchez

10

User Overall Rating

"It is a pretty small vehicle but good in handling and performance."

Even though it is a base model, the engine performance is good and drives awesomely on the road. Handling is light and nimble.
by Harry Panther