model. 2020 Hyundai Venue
price. $17,350 - $22,050
as tested. $23,425 Venue SEL
powertrain. 1.6-liter 4-cylinder 121 hp
transmission. 6-speed manual or CVT
fuel economy. 30/34/32 city/highway/combined (CVT)
words. Nicole Wakelin
visuals. Nicole Wakelin
Compact crossovers are king and the 2020 Hyundai Venue is the latest model vying for the crown. While SUVs and larger crossovers cater to families, the Venue caters to the younger set with busy lifestyles.
Part of its appeal is the price. The base trim starts at just $17,350 with the top Denim trim coming in at $22,050. Combine that with EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 32 mpg combined and you have a winner for those on a tight budget.
It has the versatility of a hatchback with plenty of room to carry cargo with 31.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats. It can manage tall or long items that won’t fit into the trunk of a compact sedan and still has 18.7 cubic feet for cargo with the rear seats upright.
While the front seats are roomy and comfortable with enough space for even the 6-foot-plus crowd, the rear seats are tight. They’ll work for two adults, but longer trips or fitting in three rear passengers will be snug.
The 2020 Hyundai Venue offers the versatility and style young buyers want at a price they can afford. ~ By Nicole Wakelin