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2020 SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive w/Manual
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Price:   -  From $17,350
2020 SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive w/CVT Price:   -  From $18,550
2020 SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive w/CVT Price:   -  From $19,250
2020 Denim 4dr Front-wheel Drive w/CVT Price:   -  From $22,050


What's New

The Hyundai lineup seems to sprout crossovers like a garden sprouts weeds. Their latest is the 2020 Hyundai Venue, a small, boxy conveyance that is the cheapest crossover the brand offers.

It is front-wheel drive, seats five, and is the cheapest crossover on the market with its $18,345 price tag. If you must have a crossover but can only spend hatchback money, start your hunt with the Venue.

Choosing Your Hyundai Venue

Hyundai offers the Venue in three trim levels: SE, SEL, and Denim. Pricing starts at $18,345 including destination for the SE and only rises to $23,045 for the Denim.

Engine Choices

All Venues will be built with the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. This little motor churns out 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. All Venues will be exclusively front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive isn't available.

The SE comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is a $1,200 upgrade there and standard elsewhere. The latter unit is Hyundai's very first attempt at such a transmission.

With the manual, the Venue is slated to return an EPA-estimated 27 miles per gallon city, 35 mpg highway, and 30 combined. These figures climb to 30/34/32 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the CVT.

It's also worth noting that the SE comes with rear drum brakes rather than disks. It's little things like this that keep the price down, but if you're shopping one, be aware that the stopping power of drums is inferior to disks.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Venue is a five-seater, but with a 99-inch wheelbase, rear passengers won't want to spend multiple hours back there. The tidy size means shoulder room is also inherently compromised; even slightly bigger crossovers like the related Hyundai Kona will be better in this regard. There's plenty of space up front, however.

With the rear seats in place, the Venue will tote up to 18.7 cubic feet of cargo. This is down just half a foot from the larger and more expensive Kona, and is significantly more than any similarly priced compact sedan can fit. With the rear seats folded, the Venue has 31.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Hyundai Venue

Safety Features

Despite the rock-bottom pricing, Hyundai has masted the value play and therefore doesn't skimp on driver assist safety features. Every model gets automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and a driver attention monitor.

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are optional on SEL models as part of the Convenience Package ($1,100), and are standard on the Denim.


The base Venue comes standard with an 8-inch color touchscreen that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other standard tech includes a smattering of USB, 12V, and aux ports, as well as Bluetooth connectivity.

There's also integration with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa; you can command your smart speaker to remotely start the Venue and activate the climate control. To ensure not just anybody is telling Alexa to fire up your car, it will first ask for your Hyundai cloud-services PIN before commencing with the command.

Navigation is standard on the Denim and available on the SEL through the Premium Package ($1,750).

Hyundai Venue

SE - From $18,345

The base SE doesn't give itself away as the base model, thanks to body-colored trim and 15-inch steel wheels with convincing-looking hubcaps. A black grille is the only bit that suggests the SE's lowly place in the lineup.

Inside, the most noteworthy features are a six-way manual driver's seat, cloth upholstery, manual single-zone climate control, and a four-speaker audio system.

SEL - From $20,245

Moving up from the SE gets you into the mid-grade SEL. It wears a chrome grille, 15-inch alloy wheels, and roof rails. Inside, there's a driver armrest and center console storage, dual USB charging, automatic climate control, and an auto-up driver's window.

The Convenience Package, at $1,150, includes a sunroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Premium Package costs $1,750 and includes navigation, LED headlights and taillights, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, and push-button start.

Denim - From $23,045

Before you get your hopes up, the Denim doesn't come upholstered with Levi's finest. Instead, it earns its name by way of an exclusive dark blue paint that's paired with white accents and an interior boasting a unique denim-like hue and a special leatherette/cloth upholstery combination.

Except for the sunroof, all the content from both of the SEL's optional packages comes standard here.

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CarsDirect Tip

Were we buying, our 2020 Hyundai Venue would be an SEL with the Convenience Package. Affordable, well-enough equipped, and with more flexibility in paint choice for those not sold on a car the color of their jeans, it's a great value if you want practical style on the cheap.

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Expert Review

  • Easy on wallet
  • Eye-catching exterior
  • Great standard features
  • Still quite small
  • Also quite slow
  • Bold color palette
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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

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Not so boring anymore. Hyundai was once known for cars that blended into the background. Good value, but nothing to get excited about. The 2020 Hyundai Venue is more evidence that things have turned around. The Venue's spunky looks and feature-packed trims should get plenty of buyers excited.

It slots in as the smallest of the brand's lineup, balancing the release of the huge Hyundai Palisade. While other releases have drawn heavily from Hyundai’s existing design elements, the Venue forges its own identity with chunky proportions and a bold contrast roof. The grille is busy and the colors may be too loud for some buyers, but the design works well overall.

The Venue’s small wheelbase (2 inches shorter than the Hyundai Accent sedan) positions the car as a runabout meant for zipping through traffic and sliding into tight parking spaces. Like its most direct rivals, the Nissan Kicks and Kia Soul, the Venue wants to make sure you do it in style.

Practicality squared. To make the most of its diminutive proportions, the Venue squares its edges and raises its roof. It works on the outside, but it’s nice from the inside, too.

Head room is excellent in both rows, with rear passengers enjoying 38.6 inches. The short wheelbase isn’t as accommodating for second-row leg room, but the Venue’s 34.3 inches best the Kicks (33.2 inches). The larger Soul offers 38.8 inches of rear leg room.

The interior, in general, is a standout feature on the Venue. Plastic remains plentiful, but the mesh-grained dash and integrated touchscreen feel more upscale than competitors like the Ford EcoSport. For a vehicle at this price point, it feels reasonably premium.

Sacrifices must be made somewhere, and the Venue loses some ground on cargo capacity. Its 18.7 cubic feet behind the seats puts it behind most of its rivals, though the hatchback shape and folding bench do add utility.

Hyundai Venue

Understandably slow. The Venue wears many hats, but racer isn't one of them. The 1.6-liter engine needs more than 10 seconds to get the Venue up to 60 mph.

The suspension is more of the same, with a simple strut-and-beam suspension managing small 15-inch wheels. It’s simple and direct, though the vehicle can start to squirm above 80 mph.

We don’t hold the Venue’s performance against it too much. In an economy car, simplicity is a virtue, and it does an admirable job managing its short wheelbase over bumpy city roads. It isn’t exciting, especially with the continuously variable transmission that most buyers will want, but it’s stable and predictable.

The upside is good fuel economy. Although Hyundai’s sedans are still the stingiest of the lineup, the Venue turns in a respectable 32 miles per gallon combined, according to the EPA. That’s about average for subcompact cars, but it still bests many hatchbacks and crossovers.

What buyers want. One thing hasn’t changed: Hyundai still puts a lot of effort into its feature lists. The Venue comes packed with standard equipment, ticking a surprising number of boxes for a small economy crossover.

That starts with a generous 8-inch touchscreen for infotainment, boasting good software and compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cloth upholstery is quality, and the details are thoughtful, like a storage groove for the cargo cover.

The Venue comes with plenty of active safety tech. Automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams all come standard, with blind-spot monitoring on the options list. It’s an impressive kit for a small vehicle – about the only feature missing is adaptive cruise control.

If that’s not enough, the Venue comes with Hyundai’s excellent five-year/60,000-mile warranty, at a starting price that undercuts the Kicks, Soul, and EcoSport. What buyers want most of all is value, and the Venue delivers it in spades.

Final thoughts. The Palisade may have stolen the spotlight, but the 2020 Hyundai Venue may be an equally important car for the automaker. As small crossovers gain popularity, the competition becomes sharper.

Hyundai gets a lot right in the Venue. It looks great, drives well enough, and packs decent usability into a small frame. Small economy vehicles are still the realm of the cheap and the cheerful, and Hyundai has proven that it can do both.

Some buyers may look for more space, but dealers can direct them to the Hyundai Kona across the showroom.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 121 HP / 113 ft.lbs.
6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 35 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 121 HP / 113 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 35 / 31 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent Torsion Beam Beam
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
11.9 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
31.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
92 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
159.1 "
Exterior Width
69.7 "
Exterior Height
61.6 "
Front Headroom
39.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.6 "
Front Legroom
41.3 "
Rear Legroom
34.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,557 Lbs.
Wheel Base
99 "
Turning Radius
16.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Steel
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Clock, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist (lka) Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (fca) W/pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention Warning (daw) Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
High Beam Assist Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
120 Months / 100,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles

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