Hyundai further expanded its crossover lineup with the debut of the 2020 Venue. With this subcompact crossover still fresh, we expect the 2021 Hyundai Venue to be a carryover model.
As a carryover model, we expect no visual updates to the 2021 Venue. We expect it to carry on with its funky design language that includes a bold nose with thin LED headlights, prominent fog lights, a flat hood, upright glasshouse, squared taillights, and a slight forward lean to its rear hatch. Buyers can spruce up their rig with striking contrasting colors on the roof, mirrors, and rocker panels on the Denim trim.
Inside, we expect the 2021 Venue to mimic the current model with its straightforward and upright dashboard, minimal buttons and knobs, small storage cubby on the passenger’s side, and more.
We also expect the Venue’s standard features to continue unchanged. This would mean the 2021 Venue will include Cloth seating, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, an 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a dual-stage cargo floor, power windows, and more.
Under the 2021 Venue’s hood, we again expect things to carry over without changes. This means it’ll come standard with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. Buyers can choose from the standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional continuously variable transmission. Front-wheel drive will remain the only available drive setup.
The IIHS has not tested the current Venue for safety yet, but it comes standard with all the standard safety equipment the IIHS requires to be a Top Safety Pick. The standard safety goodies include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, and driver-attention warning. Optionally, buyers can add blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. We expect the 2021 Hyundai Venue to carry all the same standard and optional equipment.