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2023 Hyundai Venue

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Expert Rating
3 (Fair)

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2023 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $19,650
2023 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $21,400
2023 Limited 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $22,900

Overview

What's New

Hyundai has bolstered the 2023 Venue’s list of features for the model year. The subcompact SUV now comes with a rear-seat reminder and a center console armrest as standard. The digital screen in the instrument cluster has grown to 4.2 inches. The Limited trim gains a wireless smartphone charging pad. Beyond these changes, the 2023 Hyundai Venue is mostly a carryover model.

Choosing Your Hyundai Venue

The Venue continues to be available in three trims: SE, SEL, and Limited. Pricing for the Venue starts at $20,795 and goes up to $24,045.

Engine Choices

Hyundai keeps things simple for the Venue by only offering the subcompact SUV with a single powertrain. The SUV comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission that Hyundai calls an intelligent variable transmission. The subcompact SUV is rated to get up to 29 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined. Unlike other subcompact SUVs in the class, the Venue is only available with front-wheel drive.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The subcompact Venue offers seating for up to five. As one would expect from an SUV of this size, the cabin offers snug seating for adults. Cargo capacity is also tight, as the SUV has 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 31.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Hyundai Venue

Safety Features

Despite being an affordable subcompact SUV, the Venue comes standard with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, automatic high-beam assist, a driver attention monitor, and rear-seat alert.

The SEL trim adds blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Connectivity

Every Venue comes with an eight-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an HD Radio, four audio speakers, Bluetooth, and two USB ports.

The SEL trim gains six audio speakers. Navigation, a satellite radio, and two extra USB ports are only available on the Limited trim.

Hyundai Venue

2023 Hyundai Venue SE – MSRP From $20,795

The affordable SE trim doesn’t come with a lot of upscale convenience features, but it has enough features to be a comfortable vehicle for commuting. Automatic headlights, 15-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable exterior mirrors, remote keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, power windows, cloth upholstery, and manually adjustable front seats.

2023 Hyundai Venue SEL – MSRP From $22,545

The mid-level SEL steps things up with roof rails, a power sunroof, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear disc brakes, a snow-driving mode, and 17-inch wheels.

2023 Hyundai Venue Limited – MSRP From $24,045

The top-of-the-line Limited trim brings a few niceties with heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, LED exterior lighting, hands-free keyless entry, push-button start, two rear USB ports, and a wireless charging pad. The Limited reverts back to having wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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CarsDirect Tip

Unless you’re looking for a really affordable vehicle for commuting or daily use, we recommend the 2023 Hyundai Venue SEL. It comes with a lot more convenience features that shoppers expect to see in a modern vehicle, while not being a huge upgrade in pricing compared to the base SE.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Cheap to buy and run
  • Excellent space inside
  • Decent infotainment
  • Easy to drive and park
Cons
  • Sluggish performance
  • Interior underwhelms
  • Out of its depth on the highway
  • No AWD, hybrid or more powerful versions
Expert Rating
3 (Fair)

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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Built for the town, not the country. At first glance, Hyundai’s boxy Venue looks like it’s inherited the ruggedness found in its Santa Cruz and Santa Fe siblings. In reality, this is very much a town car dressed up as a go-anywhere SUV. Not only is it ineffectual off-road due to the lack of AWD (even as an option), but it’s also pretty gutless on the highway as well. Its 1.6-liter engine is mated to a power-sapping CVT transmission, which attempts to disguise its throttle-linked power delivery by occasionally pausing to impersonate a gearchange. That’d be fine if the engine then responded with prodigious power, but its 121 hp seems to evaporate between pedal and road.

Venture outside city limits, and it’s not just the Venue’s lack of power that’ll frustrate you. This is a noisy traveling companion, with large amounts of road roar creeping into the cabin. There are no other engine choices, so you can’t even get the benefits of hybrid economy. The Venue returns 33 mpg on the highway, but its figure of 29 mpg city is arguably more impressive and will be of greater relevance to most buyers.

Cheap and cheerful. The Venue might be writing SUV checks its feeble performance can’t deliver, but in other respects, it’s pleasingly unpretentious. The external styling isn’t impressive (in green, it resembles an angry toad from the front), but it’s acceptable in darker tones. Inside, Hyundai has livened up basic trim with jazzy patterns and left certain panels unpainted for dramatic effect. You can add contrasting roof and rails to some funky wheel designs, and the plastic cladding is practical even if it’s not pretty.

The cabin is rather busy for our tastes – the steering wheel alone has 12 buttons and 16 functions – and there’s a cheapness to the finishings which is disappointing. Mind you, this is a cheap car…

Excellent value. The Venue’s trump card is its price. You can stick one on your driveway for around $20,000 in base SE trim. In that context, its weak performance and uninspiring cabin make more sense. As a first car for a teenager, it’s actually a pretty good proposition. And if you need to transport a significant amount of cargo (human or otherwise), it’s impressively spacious inside.

A high roof creates an airy ambiance in the cabin, while rear riders receive over 34 inches of legroom. Admittedly, the rear seats aren’t especially well padded, but this does allow the Venue to offer almost 19 cubic feet of cargo space – increasing to 32 once those near-vertical seat backs are lowered. That knocks the spots off most sedans, creating impressive versatility in a car measuring less than 160 inches from stem to stern.

Hyundai Venue

Keeping trim. That $20,000 starting price nets you an SE model, which delivers everything from cruise control to a smartphone-enabled eight-inch touchscreen display. Safety across the range includes standard automatic emergency braking, while we have to praise visibility throughout the cabin. You don’t need self-parking when you’ve got windows this big.

If your budget allows, we’d stretch the price tag by $1,800 to secure mid-range SEL trim. Blind-spot monitoring is a welcome addition despite the clear visibility, while this is also the first Venue to receive climate, a power sunroof, and funky alloy wheels. It’s harder to justify the $23,500 needed for Limited’s navigation, heated front seats, and keyless entry.

Final thoughts. When shopping around the $20,000 mark, any new car is going to bring limitations. The Venue is a far more accomplished budget buy than the Chevrolet Trax or Buick Encore, especially considering Hyundai’s five-year 60,000-mile warranty and three years of free servicing. We’re not sold on its fussy external styling, but the Venue’s cabin does a decent job of hiding its cut-price origins. Specifications are decent on every model, it rides well for such a short car, and cabin space is a notable plus.

It may seem unfair to be critical of such an unpretentious little car, but there are areas where the Venue notably disappoints. The listless performance and no-I’m-not CVT transmission make performance leisurely at best, yet mediocre fuel economy doesn’t provide a payoff. There’s little driving pleasure to be had, especially out of town, where the Venue feels out of its depth. The thin and upright back seat won’t impress anyone, and noise becomes wearying on longer drives, while handling is consistently uninspiring.

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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
29 / 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
29 / 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
Immobilizer
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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