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2020 Hyundai Venue

What’s new

  • All-new model
  • Smaller than a Hyundai Kona
  • Abundance of available tech and driver aids
  • Kicks off the first Venue generation

Pros & Cons

  • Smart packaging produces good cargo capacity for its size
  • Light and nimble handling
  • Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Impressive array of available driver aids
  • Engine sounds and feels coarse at higher speeds
  • All-wheel drive isn't offered
MSRP Range
$17,350 - $22,050
MSRP Starting at
$17,350
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$17,612
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$17,612 - $21,945

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MSRP Range
$17,350 - $22,050
MSRP Starting at
$17,350
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$17,500
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$17,500 - $21,945

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2020 Hyundai Venue Review

Hyundai takes the subcompact SUV to new dimensions — tinier dimensions, that is — with the new 2020 Venue. It serves as the bookend for the small side of the brand's SUV lineup. It's dwarfed by the already diminutive Hyundai Kona, measuring a full 5 inches shorter, but it still technically seats up to five passengers. Even so, calling the Venue a true SUV requires a certain linguistic flexibility. Instead, the Venue represents an increasing number of vehicles that combine crossover styling with the stance and handling abilities of a traditional hatchback.

Under the hood of the Venue sits a four-cylinder good for 121 horsepower. That's not a whole lot of power for a modern car, but it's enough to get the Venue zipping up on freeway onramps without too much trouble.

Hyundai pairs the engine to a continuously variable automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. The latter is a rare offering in this class of vehicle and helps make the Venue a little more fun to drive. All Venues are front-wheel-drive with no option for all-wheel drive, though Hyundai says using the Snow driving mode can help keep power on the ground when the road is slippery.

Shoppers looking for affordable transportation aren't always comfortable with purchasing a used car. Many used cars are past their warranty coverage periods, offering no assurance if something breaks. And oftentimes it's hard to truly know how well the previous owner cared for the car. If that sounds like you, and you want something more practical and stylish than a subcompact sedan, then it'll be worth your time to check out the all-new 2020 Venue.

Which Venue does Edmunds recommend?

The base SE offers a good number of features for relatively little money, but we recommend stepping up to the midgrade Venue SEL for a little bit more. It adds features such as automatic climate control and an upgraded sound system that make the Venue a little more comfortable and useful to drive.

Hyundai Venue models

The 2020 Venue is the most affordable SUV in Hyundai's already value-oriented lineup. It comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL and the stylish Denim trim. Highlight features include:

SE
Starts you off with:

  • 121-hp four-cylinder engine
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Automatic headlights
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Automatic emergency braking (warns if a front impact is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond in time)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the car back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)

SEL
The midtier SEL includes the SE features and adds:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Armrest storage box
  • Automatic climate control
  • Additional USB port
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Snow drive mode

Two optional packages are available on the SEL:

Convenience package:

  • Sunroof
  • Sliding armrest
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Blind-spot monitoring (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle behind you is about to cross your vehicle's path while in reverse)

Premium package:

  • LED headlights
  • Heated front seats
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Hyundai's Blue Link Connected Car system

Denim
The Denim trim includes almost all of the above. It also has:

  • Two-tone blue and white paint (the only available color)
  • Simulated leather seating

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Hyundai Venue.

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    2020 Hyundai Venue video

    2020 Hyundai Venue First Look | New York Auto Show

    2020 Hyundai Venue First Look | New York Auto Show

    [MUSIC PLAYING] ELANA SCHERR: This little cutie behind me is the 2020 Hyundai Venue. And it is on the opposite end of the spectrum from the big eight passenger Palisade that Hyundai recently introduced. That's to say its new compact SUV, even smaller than the Kona, to round out Hyundai's SUV offerings. Hyundai says that it wants the Venue to appeal to people who are buying a car for the first time, younger buyers, folks who live in the city, wants the car to seem attainable, and sassy, cool. It kind of reminds me a little bit of the Nissan Kicks with the optional two tone roof and the small footprint. But it has a boxier appearance, more like a big SUV, and I think that gives it a distinctive look for a compact SUV. I'm still trying to decide how I feel about Hyundai's grills, they are distinctive. But one thing I'm wholeheartedly in favor of is Hyundai's lighting design. The boxy square headlights and tail lights on the Venue look great-- really cool, really unique-- two thumbs up. I have a lot more to tell you about the Venue, but before I do head over to Edmunds because we can help you with all your car shopping needs. Performance options for the Venue are easy because there really aren't any. There is only one engine, a 1.6 liter four-cylinder, although there are two transmissions, a six-speed manual or a CVT automatic. Car's only available in front wheel drive, so your decision's made. Hyundai is predicting about 33 miles per gallon and the engines making 121 horsepower, so we're not expecting a rocket ship. What the Venue lacks in performance bragging rights, it makes up for in interior and tech. Let's check it out. [MUSIC PLAYING] We have entered the Venue. There's so many good jokes to be made in the name, but I'm not going to make any of them. I'm going to talk about the interior because it's really nice. Hyundai does a great job with interiors. They're always subtle and airy. They give you the impression of a lot of space. It's like whoever designs the interiors has a really good idea of when to stop, when to let it breathe. The only complaint that I have about the interior in the Venue is that there isn't more of it. And, by that, I mean it's really small in here. It's nice up here in the front seat, but I wouldn't want to put any big friends in the back. And, well, there is clever storage in the cargo area, there isn't a whole lot of it. With the seats down, it's only 31.9 cubic feet and there are other small SUVs is in the class that offer you a lot more than that. But let's talk about tech, because Hyundai's very generous with their technology in their cars. There's a digital dash, there's an 8-inch screen. It's Android and Apple friendly, has all of the expected technology, plus additional stuff like lane keep assist and a drowsy driver warning, so you won't fall asleep behind the wheel. All of the controls in the cockpit are clearly labeled, nicely laid out, it's not busy, everything makes sense. I really like it. It would be a fun car to drive around. With a small SUV there are always compromises, but for the Venue it looks like the pros are going to outweigh the cons. You can be sure that as soon as it hits the streets, Edmunds is going to get behind the wheel and give you a full report. [MUSIC PLAYING]

    Big news from Hyundai at the 2019 New York International Auto Show! Well, big news about a small vehicle: the 2020 Hyundai Venue, a compact SUV to round out Hyundai's SUV lineup. Edmunds special correspondent Elana Scherr got a first look during the Venue's debut.


    Features & Specs

    SEL 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    SEL 4dr Hatchback
    1.6L 4cyl CVT
    MSRP$19,250
    MPG 30 city / 34 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower121 hp @ 6300 rpm
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    SE 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    SE 4dr Hatchback
    1.6L 4cyl CVT
    MSRP$18,550
    MPG 30 city / 34 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower121 hp @ 6300 rpm
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    Denim 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    Denim 4dr Hatchback
    1.6L 4cyl CVT
    MSRP$22,050
    MPG 30 city / 34 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    TransmissionContinuously variable-speed automatic
    Horsepower121 hp @ 6300 rpm
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    SE 4dr Hatchback features & specs
    SE 4dr Hatchback
    1.6L 4cyl 6M
    MSRP$17,350
    MPG 27 city / 35 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed manual
    Horsepower121 hp @ 6300 rpm
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    See all 2020 Hyundai Venue features & specs

    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Venue safety features:

    Blind-Spot Collision Warning
    Warns you of vehicles in the Venue's blind spot and illuminates a light in the mirror as an alert.
    Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
    Alerts you of vehicles or objects crossing the Venue's path when reversing.
    Driver Attention Warning
    Monitors your driving patterns to display an alert if the Venue senses you aren't paying attention to the road.
    NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.3%

    Hyundai Venue vs. the competition

    Hyundai Venue vs. Hyundai Kona

    The Hyundai Kona is the Venue's slightly larger sibling. As such, it offers a bit more passenger and cargo space than the Venue. The Kona is available with all-wheel drive and a powerful turbocharged engine, neither of which is available on the Venue. You'll pay more to get a Kona, but in return you get a more capable vehicle.

    Compare Hyundai Venue & Hyundai Kona features

    Hyundai Venue vs. Nissan Kicks

    As with the Venue, the Kicks sits at the bottom of Nissan's lineup, slotting below the Rogue Sport. These two models are quite similar in size and power. The Kicks offers more space inside than it might appear, but we wish that interior was available with more features.

    Compare Hyundai Venue & Nissan Kicks features

    Hyundai Venue vs. Ford EcoSport

    The Ford EcoSport isn't our favorite subcompact crossover, but it's priced close to the Venue and is available with more power and all-wheel drive. You also get more cargo space. But the EcoSport it disappoints with subpar fuel economy, a choppy and unrefined ride, and a relative lack of advanced driver safety features.

    Compare Hyundai Venue & Ford EcoSport features

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    FAQ
    Is the Hyundai Venue a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Venue both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Hyundai Venue fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Venue gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg to 32 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Venue has 18.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Hyundai Venue. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Hyundai Venue?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Hyundai Venue:

    • All-new model
    • Smaller than a Hyundai Kona
    • Abundance of available tech and driver aids
    • Kicks off the first Venue generation
    Learn more
    Is the Hyundai Venue reliable?
    To determine whether the Hyundai Venue is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Venue. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Venue's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Hyundai Venue a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Hyundai Venue is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Venue is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Hyundai Venue?

    The least-expensive 2020 Hyundai Venue is the 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $17,350.

    Other versions include:

    • SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $19,250
    • SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $18,550
    • Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) which starts at $22,050
    • SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) which starts at $17,350
    Learn more
    What are the different models of Hyundai Venue?
    If you're interested in the Hyundai Venue, the next question is, which Venue model is right for you? Venue variants include SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M). For a full list of Venue models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Hyundai Venue

    2020 Hyundai Venue Overview

    The 2020 Hyundai Venue is offered in the following submodels: Venue Hatchback. Available styles include SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT), and SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M).

    What do people think of the 2020 Hyundai Venue?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Hyundai Venue and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Venue.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Hyundai Venue and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Venue featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Hyundai Venue?
    2020 Hyundai Venue Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2020 Hyundai Venue Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,410. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Venue Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,336 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,336 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $22,074.

    The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Venue Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is 5.7% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 7 2020 Hyundai Venue Denim 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Hyundai Venue SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,525. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,202 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,202 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $19,323.

    The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is 5.9% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 91 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT)

    The 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,670. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is trending $1,259 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,259 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $18,411.

    The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) is 6.4% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 17 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl CVT) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)

    The 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $18,655. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) is trending $1,183 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $1,183 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17,472.

    The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) is 6.3% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 7 2020 Hyundai Venue SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2020 Hyundai Venues are available in my area?

    Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Hyundai Venue for sale near. There are currently 331 new 2020 Venues listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $18,510 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Hyundai Venue. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $5,487 on a used or CPO 2020 Venue available from a dealership near you.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Hyundai Venue?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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