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2021 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $18,750
2021 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $19,800
2021 Denim 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,050
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3.2 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

The 2021 Hyundai Venue continues into the new model year with a slight bump in its price, newly standard alloy wheels, and the loss of the formerly standard manual transmission. All trims now utilize a continuously variable transmission.

Choosing Your Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue is available in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Denim. Pricing starts at $19,925 including destination for the base SE and only climbs to $23,225 for the Denim.

Engine Choices

The Venue is equipped with a small but high-tech 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a continuously variable transmission. Its 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque ratings are less than its competitors, but it's more fuel efficient.

The Venue achieves an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon city, 33 mpg highway, and 31 combined. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive isn't available.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Venue is very small by American vehicle standards. It measures just 159.1 inches in length, has a wheelbase of 99.2 inches, and sits 67.7 inches wide. While it can hold five passengers, four is the more reasonable limit, although it does have 34.3 inches of second-row leg room.

The Venue's short length limits cargo capacity to 18.7 cubic feet behind the second row, or 31.9 cubic feet with it folded down.

Hyundai Venue

Safety Features

The base trim is equipped with active safety features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and a driver attention monitor. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert require stepping up to the SEL trim.

The 2020 Venue was an IIHS Top Safety Pick when equipped with the upgraded headlights, which we expect to carry over, although the 2021 model manages just a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Connectivity

All Venue trim levels are equipped with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen display with integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SEL trim gains two extra speakers (totaling six), more USB charge ports, and offers SiriusXM, navigation, and Hyundai’s Blue Link connected services as an upgrade. The Denim trim gets it all standard.

Hyundai Venue

SE - From $19,925

The SE trim is expectedly focused on low cost, although last year’s steel wheels are replaced with 15-inch alloys. Automatic headlights, body-color mirrors, and an exterior temperature sensor are noteworthy features, while cloth seats, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and cruise control help to keep the driver comfortable and focused on the road ahead.

SEL - From $20,975

The midrange SEL trim receives 17-inch alloy wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Other upgrades include a chrome grille, roof rails, automatic temperature control, and a driver’s auto-up window.

To include the full roster of features available on the Venue, the SEL can be equipped with the $2,350 Premium Package that adds LED headlights, daytime running lights, and taillights; proximity entry; heated outside mirrors; and a power sunroof.

Denim - From $23,225

The Denim trim includes all of the features of the SEL with the Premium Package while offering a unique appearance. Its blue hue is called – no surprise here – “Denim” and contrasting white-colored roof and mirrors are a nod to the latest styling trends. Inside, it’s slightly more retro as the denim-blue leatherette and cloth seats appear to take inspiration from jean patchwork from the 1990s. Other standard equipment includes push button start, heated front seats, and the navigation system.

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The 2021 Hyundai Venue SEL with the Premium Package presents an impressive value. It undercuts many competitors on cost and comes with a nice array of features.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Unique styling
  • Spacious cabin
  • Generous safety tech
  • Large infotainment screen
Cons
  • Tight back seat
  • Not a strong performer
  • Is it a wagon or crossover?
Expert Rating
3.2 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: 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.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Easy on the wallet. Hyundai’s certainly made a name for itself as one of the more value-oriented brands on the market. Pricing for the 2021 Hyundai Venue starts at $19,925 including destination, making the subcompact crossover – or medium-sized wagon – the second-most affordable vehicle from the automaker behind the Accent.

Despite the affordable price tag, the Venue comes well equipped. Standard features include an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a four-speaker audio system, and 15-inch alloy wheels.

For roughly $1,000 more, the SEL trim adds more niceties, like LED exterior lights, six audio speakers, and automatic climate control. Additionally, it opens the door to add a sunroof, heated front seats, and navigation.

Beyond coming with a lengthy list of standard equipment, the Venue is backed by one of the longest warranties on the market. It comes with a five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. That coverage handily beats the majority of options in the class.

Spacious where it counts. Part tall hatchback, part subcompact crossover, the Venue’s odd design results in a spacious cabin. Head room is especially noteworthy for the segment, as passengers in the back get 38.6 inches, which is among the highest. Unfortunately, leg room isn’t as generous – passengers only get 34.3 inches in the back.

As one of the smaller options in the subcompact segment, the Venue is down on cargo space. With the rear seats in place, the Venue only offers 18.7 cubic feet. In total, it offers 31.9. Nearly every competitor offers more cargo space than the Venue.

Where the Venue really stands out in the class is with its upscale cabin. While it has a lot of plastics, they all feel high-end and feature a design that’s well above average for the class. Fit and finish is also remarkable for the segment, as rivals feel every bit as cheap as their starting price tags.


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Loads of safety features. In testing conducted by the NHTSA, the Venue earned a four-star overall safety rating, which is average for the class. The IIHS named last year’s model a Top Safety Pick, which should carry over for the new model year. While the results are mixed, the Venue does come with all sorts of standard tech features.

The base trim comes with forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and driver drowsiness monitoring. The only available features include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The list of equipment is impressive for a small, affordable vehicle, especially considering the only thing that’s missing is adaptive cruise control.

Performance takes a back seat. Subcompact crossovers aren’t known for having high-performance powertrains, but the Venue falls even further. The only engine offered is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that’s rated at 121 horsepower.

The engine is paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that helps route power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive isn’t available, which is a negative as nearly every other option in the segment is offered with it.

While the Venue isn’t meant to feel quick, it feels unnaturally slow – it takes about 10 seconds to get to 60 mph from a standstill. Urbanites won’t mind the lack of performance, but if you spend a lot of time driving on the highway, merging and overtaking take some patience.

The flip side to the underpowered engine is good fuel economy. The Venue is rated by the EPA at up to 31 miles per gallon combined, making it one of the more efficient vehicles in the class.

Final thoughts. Depending on how you classify the 2021 Hyundai Venue – a medium wagon or a subcompact crossover – the vehicle stands out as being a fresh take in a packed class. Offering an efficient powertrain, a spacious cabin, and advanced tech features at an affordable price, the Venue gets a lot right.

Sure, it isn’t supposed to be a sports car, but it could use a turbocharger or a more powerful engine. While not a huge deal, consumers are looking for all-wheel drive as a safety net to tackle inclement weather, and the Venue’s front-wheel-drive platform could be seen as a downside.

There’s plenty of competition in the subcompact crossover class. The Kia Soul is another funky crossover that’s similarly sized to a large hatchback. The Soul has more powerful engines, a more spacious cargo area, and similar convenience features, but lacks the same standard safety features.

The Nissan Kicks, just like the Venue, is front-wheel drive only. It’s more efficient, has a more spacious cargo area, has one more horsepower, and comes with more standard safety features. The warranty coverage for the Kicks isn’t nearly as generous and it has a more traditional body.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.6L I-4 / 121 HP / 113 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Smartstream IVT 2-spd SHIFTRONIC CVT w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
30 / 33 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
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
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
30 / 33 / 31 Mpg
Brakes
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Strut
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
$45
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
2,612 Lbs.
Wheel Base
99 "
Turning Radius
16.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
15.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Body-colored With Metal-look Insert
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
4
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
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
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
Front
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 (hba) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Warranty
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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