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2020 Hyundai Venue Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 4, 2020

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Certainly, Hyundai has come up with yet another crossover SUV, that too with an entirely new character but the same old trademark performance. The 2020 Venue with its sturdy design and an affordable price tag is raising some eyebrows. Already hit Kona has found a young and diminutive sibling in Venue. The 2020 Hyundai Venue offers three trims: SE, SEL, and Denim starting from $17,250.

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Pros

Hatchback Practicality

Ample of standard safety features

0-inch touchscreen

Cons

Comparatively small to be called a crossover.

What's New?

The Hyundai Venue is all-new for 2020.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$17250

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

160 mph

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

98 cu.in.

horsepower

121 hp

torque

113 lbs.-ft.

transmission

6 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

30/32/35 mpg

warranty

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
 2020 Hyundai Venue Exterior video
 2020 Hyundai Venue Review video
 2020 Hyundai Venue Interior video

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

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

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 @ 6,300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$17,250 - $18,450


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $17,250 MSRP (27/30/35) 121 hp @ 6,300 rpm, 1.6L, Inline 4, regular unleaded
6-Speed Manual front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $18,450 MSRP (30/31/34) 121 hp @ 6,300 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4,
Continuously Variable Transmission front wheel drive TBD

 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL

SEL

power
121 hp @ 6,300 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
31 combined

$19,150


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $19,150 MSRP (30/31/34) 121 hp @ 6,300 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4,
Continuously Variable Transmission front wheel drive TBD

 2020 Hyundai Venue Denim

Denim

power
121 hp @ 6,300 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
31 combined

$21,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) Starting at $21,950 MSRP (30/31/34) 121 hp @ 6,300 rpm, 1.6 L, Inline 4,
Continuously Variable Transmission front wheel drive TBD

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The 2020 Hyundai Venue made its first appearance at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and is up for sale in the US market. The 2020 Venue presents itself with unapologetically small dimensions and agile handling. Fresh design and chiseled angles showcase the automaker’s fresh outlook. Further, Venue brings in city-smart utility and potential attitude. Available with single-engine and multiple transmissions at an affordable price makes it an asset.

Starting at $17,250 for the base SE and ranging up to $21,950 for Denim trim, Hyundai Venue presents flexibility with ample of choices. Further, the new kid on the block got a style of its own and is street smart.  

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Front View
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Rear 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 curious. This subcompact crossover 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. Affordable price range allows this car from the automaker to compete among already flushed crossover segment as well as hatchbacks.

Trims

SE

SEL

Denim

MSRP (1.6L 4-cylinder Manual transmission FWD)

$17,250

-

-

MSRP (1.6L 4-cylinder Automatic transmission FWD)

$18,450

$19,150

$21,950

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

Dual USB charging

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

 

4 speakers

6 speakers

Heated front seats

 

Seatback pocket

The leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

 

Hyundai also offers optional packages with all its trim to suit your needs. The two packages available include convenience and premium upgrades. The details are as below:

Package

Convenience

Premium

MSRP

$1,150

$1,750

Key Features

Power sunroof

Premium requires Convenience

 

Sliding armrest storage box

Heated front seats & side view mirrors

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

LED headlights

 

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

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

 

 

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

Flexibility and practicality have been the inbuilt traits, the 2020 Venue showcases. Its got all the right moves, taking streets like a boss. The safety features that look out for you when distractions around make it a true urban explorer. The staggering subcompact SUV market finds yet another competitor with a unique character. One can find a crossover from almost all auto manufacturers. From an aggressive-looking Toyota C-HR to a nimble Nissan Kicks and a harmonic Ford Ecosport, your all and every driving desire can be fulfilled.

What do we recommend?

SEL is the mid-range trim that is the best value for money among the lineup. Costing a few thousand dollars ahead of the base, the SEL fetches you an automatic transmission (CVT), ample of advanced interior and convenience features to complement 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 1.6L inline-4 engine, only engine across all three trims. The modest engine generates 121 hp which feels enough to drive this lightweight crossover. Though on the start, Venue takes time to reach a decent pace. The front-wheel-drive comes standard and the only option. However, this engine from Hyundai seems to be much more refined than previous generations.

Keeping up the driving thrill, the automaker equips Venue with both manual and automatic transmission options. The base SE gets a standard 6-speed manual transmission while the continuous variable transmission comes standard with the SEL and Denim. Don’t Worry, Hyundai cares about the needs of its audience and offers CVT as an option with the SE model as well.

Models

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

MSRP

$17,250

$20,485

$18,870

$21,295

Engine

1.6L Inline-4

1.0L Inline-3

1.6L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Transmission

6-speed Manual

6-speed shiftable automatic

Continuously variable-speed automatic

Continuously variable-speed automatic

Power

121 hp @ 6300 rpm

123 hp @ 6000 rpm

122 hp @ 6300 rpm

144 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque

113 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

125 ft-lbs. @ 6000 rpm

114 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

139 ft-lbs. @ 3900 rpm

The manual transmission revives the driving thrill of the SUV with quick and smooth shifts. Moving on to the CVT, forget and drive. The CVT works pretty well with the engine and delivers better efficiency than the traditional automatic and manual transmission as well.

Acceleration

The 1.6L engine allows the 2020 Venue to charge to 60 mph in just 9.9 seconds, impressive. The lightweight Venue makes full use of all the power and torque generated but at higher speeds the engine feels saturated. The CVT may offer better timing but with fractional improvement.

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Rear View
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV 0-60 MPH In just 9.9 sec

With a top speed of 115 mph, Hyundai Venue hits the road with a daily commuter personality. Hyundai has surely moved aways from common design language. The rugged look on the outside lacks the complement from the inside, vigor from the mill brings doubt.

Models

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

0-60 MPH

9.9

10.4

N/A

11

Quarter mile

17.8

16.5

N/A

18.4

Engine

1.6L Inline-4

1.0L Inline-3

1.6L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4

Emission

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

N/A

7

5.4

N/A

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.

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 suspension lacks the travel room to soak up the impacts.

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

The venue is compact, even smaller than the Kona and its stubby proportions make it a nimble drive. The steering is properly weighted and offers reliable feedback with accuracy. Hyundai employs a brake-based torque-vectoring cornering system to help maintain a tight line through the curves.

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.

Braking Performance

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 Venue with ABS complemented by the Electronic brake force distribution.

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

Brake Front(in)

11

12.2

10.2

11.8

Brake Rear(in)

10.3

11.8

8

11.1

Curb weight(lbs.)

2557

3021

2639

3300

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Considering the lower heft and compact dimensions, the Venue is nearer to be a hatchback. This sub-compact SUV features brakes with adequate rotor size which accomplish the purpose intended for. Also, the brake pedal feels firm and offers linear feedback.

2020 Hyundai Venue Fuel Economy

9.0/10

Steed for your need. The 2020 Venue clearly signifies the utilitarian aspect with economical fuel efficiency. With a manual transmission, Venue is EPA rated at 30 mpg combined which is improved by 2 mpg with the CVT.

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 (gal.)

11.9

13.8

10.8

13.2

Range (Cty/Hwy)

N/A

373 / 400 miles

335 / 389 miles

356 / 409 miles

With no all-wheel-drive, the CVT does its job perfectly alright, bringing in efficiency and adding to the practical appeal of the car. However, this segment features equally good competitors with exceptional fuel efficiency ratings. Nissan Kicks tops the list with 33 mpg combined.

2020 Hyundai Venue Interior

8.0/10

Going through the spec sheet will create a doubt whether it is a crossover or a hatch. Inches-shorter here and there than Kona, the 2020 Venue boxy design provides for ample of headroom both in front and rear, and great outward visibility. The venue feels inviting with ample legroom both in rear and front. This five-seater can comfortably bear four adults over a long journey.

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Front Seats
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Front Seats

Further, the Venue ‘s cabin is quieter with a youthful design. 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.

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (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

Second (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

Key Interior Features

  • 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

Infotainment

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 top trims, one gets in-built navigation, satellite radio, and a 6-speaker system. With SEL and above inclusion of voice recognition comes in handy.

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Infotainment screen
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Has a  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.

Key Infotainment Features

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

Cargo Capacity

The compact dimensions of the Hyundai Venue translate into a pretty average cargo space behind the rear. Thanks to the standard 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback which allows the falt rear for increased cargo capacity for hauling bulk.

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

Behind Rear Row (ft. Cube)

18.7

20.9

25.3

19.1

Behind 1st Row (ft. Cube)

31.9

N/A

32.3

N/A

The cargo area in Venue features smart design elements for better cargo management. The smartest feature is the cargo cover, which can slide down vertically to enhance the space for hauling taller items.

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Interior

2020 Hyundai Venue Exterior

9.0/10

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is an example of the automaker’s new design philosophy. Hyundai has clearly parted ways from its old habit of following the same design pattern across the segments. The 2020 Venue is styled with unique features which include an exclusive grille and high-contrast color scheme.

2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Three Quarter View
2020 Hyundai Venue SUV Three Quarter View

Venue rides atop of 15-inch wheels with an option of 17-inch wheels. The side fenders are designed with creased flares and the deeply sculpted body seems inspired from Santa fe.

Model

Hyundai Venue SE

Ford Ecosport S

Nissan kicks S

Toyota C-HR LE

Curb Weight(lbs.)

2557

3021

2639

3300

Length(in)

159.1

161.3

169.1

172.6

Width(in)

69.7

69.5

69.3

70.7

Height(in)

61.6

64.8

62.4

61.6

Ground clearance(in)

6.69

N/A

7

5.9

Wheelbase(in)

99.2

99.2

103.1

103.9

Track width(in) F/R

61.2/61.6

N/A

N/A

N/A

Key Exterior Feature

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

2020 Hyundai Venue Safety

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is yet to be crash-tested by the federal safety rating agencies. Since the Venue is all-new for 2020 no reference from other models can be used to draw an inference. Anyways, we will update you with the safety standards as the crash-results are out.

 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.

Key Safety Features:

  • 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

Hyundai Venue Vs Ford Ecosport

The 2020 Venue presents a great value and makes the life of already struggling crossover 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 Ford Ecosport SUV

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. But Nissan Kicks surpasses the 2020 Venue with better cargo capacity, roomier interiors, and unmatchable fuel economy. However, Kicks lack some desirable features which allow Hyundai to score better in this department. Though both cars are equally potent, it will be a difficult choice. P.S- Hyundai offers an unmatchable warranty.

2020 Nissan Kicks SUV
2020 Nissan Kicks SUV

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 23 hp with 800 pounds of penalty. The CH-R isn’t powerfull and offers even slower acceleration for all the heft it carries. Along with this, CH-R 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.

2020 Toyota C-HR SUV
2020 Toyota C-HR SUV

 

2020 Hyundai Venue Final Verdict

Hyundai has redefined the crossover SUV segment with the small but big city hustler, which is 2020 Venue. The standout style makes you a boss on the street, taking you uptown and downtown with confidence and ease. The 2020 Hyundai Venue is a good and practical car with great potential. The only desire we have is that Hyundai equips the Venue with a mighty mill under the hood for that occasional thrill.