2020 Hyundai Venue - Driven

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Hyundai introduced the Venue subcompact crossover for the 2020 model year as an all-new model that’s based on the same platform as the Ascent compact sedan. As a subcompact, you can get a well-equipped model for less than $20,000, but that affordability doesn’t come without its tradeoffs. Being an all-new model, we’ve been itching to see how Hyundai’s latest entry to the U.S. market holds up, especially against long-running nameplates like the Ford EcoSport and Nissan Kicks. We finally got our chance with the mid-level SEL trim, and this is what you can expect from it.

 

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2020 Hyundai Venue - Driven

2020 Hyundai Venue - Driven

Hyundai introduced the Venue subcompact crossover for the 2020 model year as an all-new model that’s based on the same platform as the Ascent compact sedan. As a subcompact, you can get a well-equipped model for less than $20,000, but that affordability doesn’t come without its tradeoffs. Being an all-new model, we’ve been itching to see how Hyundai’s latest entry to the U.S. market holds up, especially against long-running nameplates like the Ford EcoSport and Nissan Kicks. We finally got our chance with the mid-level SEL trim, and this is what you can expect from it.

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Hyundai's Intelligent Manual Transmission Means You Can Row Your Own Without Pressing a Clutch Pedal

Hyundai’s Intelligent Manual Transmission Means You Can Row Your Own Without Pressing a Clutch Pedal

Hyundai’s iMT is a real manual transmission, but clutch duties are done automatically

The death of the manual transmission has been lurking for some time as laziness kicks in and sales continue to decrease. But, what if there was a middle ground where you can still shift on your own without dealing with finessing a clutch pedal? As it turns out, Hyundai has a solution for that, and it’s called the Intelligent Manual Transmission. That’s right; Hyundai now has a manual transmission that doesn’t have a clutch pedal. How the hell does that work?

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Comparing the Smallest Crossovers: 2020 Hyundai Venue vs. 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks

Comparing the Smallest Crossovers: 2020 Hyundai Venue vs. 2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Nissan Kicks

We test three affordable subcompacts and pick a winner

Ever since Subaru lifted the Legacy’s suspension, slapped on some body cladding, and called it the Outback, it’s been harder and harder to draw a firm line between ’regular’ cars and SUVs. And we recently drove three vehicles that are right in that blurry area. Their manufacturers call them crossovers, and they’re tall and plastic-clad. But they’re tiny and come only with front-wheel-drive.

Whatever you call them, the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue, the freshly-redesigned 2020 Kia Soul, and the 2020 Nissan Kicks are a lot of vehicle for the money. They all start below $20,000, all get at least 30 mpg, and all have higher seating positions and more cargo room than a sedan. They slot under their brands’ crossovers that already wear the pint-sized label of subcompact — the Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, and Nissan Rogue Sport — to provide an even lower price and even more city-friendly parking abilities.

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Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Hyundai Venue

Wallpaper of the Day: 2020 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai’s smallest crossover deserves some time on the screen, right?

The weekend is upon us, and that means it’s time for a new wallpaper of the day. This time around we’re going with the Hyundai Venue. Of course, it’s the smallest SUV in the Korean brand’s stable, and it’s undeniably a Kia, but it definitely has a certain design element the just resonates good intentions. The one thing we’re not too fond of is how out of place the overly flared rear wheel wells look, but overall, the Venue is a relatively attractive little crossover. And, since it’s Kia, it’s more premium than its price tag would lead you to believe, so that’s always a nice touch. Either way, we figured why not give the 2020 Hyundai Venue some love on the screen. We’ve picked out our favorite wallpaper and placed it below, but you can choose your favorite from the gallery at the bottom of the page!

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2020 Hyundai Venue

2020 Hyundai Venue

Hyundai’s smallest crossover yet goes against the Nissan Kicks and Ford EcoSport

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is the company’s smallest and most affordable crossover yet. Introduced at the 2019 New York Auto Show, it slots right under the 2018 Hyundai Kona, but it sports a boxier design inspired by the full-size 2020 Hyundai Palisade.

Designed to compete against the 2020 Kia Soul and the 2019 Nissan Kicks, the 2020 Hyundai Venue is only available with a single four-cylinder engine that’s not overly powerful. However, the crossover offers substantial value for the money through numerous standard features, modern technology, and plenty of options usually available with more upscale vehicles. Let’s find out more about it in the review below.

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The 2020 Hyundai Venue Raises the Bar for Compact SUVs As It Wows New York

The 2020 Hyundai Venue Raises the Bar for Compact SUVs As It Wows New York

It’s Hyundai’s smallest SUV yet

Hyundai’s new entry-level SUV, the Venue, made its global debut at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Slotted under the Kona, the Venue isn’t notably smaller, but Hyundai aims to attract customers with cool features and an affordable sticker.

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Here's Your First Look at the 2020 Hyundai Venue Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Here’s Your First Look at the 2020 Hyundai Venue Before it Debuts at the New York Auto Show

Based on the Carlino concept, it’s Hyundai’s answer to the Kia Soul

In March 2019, Hyundai confirmed it will bring a new crossover to the New York Auto Show. The Koreans confirmed that it will be called Venue and released a not-so-revealing teaser. Come April, and we can see how it looks like before the official unveiling thanks to a batch of leaked photos. Specifically, someone managed to take photos of a prototype with some of the camouflage removed and the "Venue" lettering on the tailgate confirms that this is indeed the company’s upcoming crossover.

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If You Thought the Hyundai Kona Was Small, The Venue Crossover will Change Your Mind

If You Thought the Hyundai Kona Was Small, The Venue Crossover will Change Your Mind

Hyundai’s growing crossover lineup proves that you can’t go small enough with these models

Hyundai is preparing an all-new crossover for the masses. The crossover, called the Venue, will make its début at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Once launched, the Venue will slot below the Kona in the Korean automaker’s expanding crossover lineup, making it the smallest crossover in Hyundai’s entire portfolio. Limited details are available, but expect to hear more about the Venue in the weeks leading up to the New York Auto Show. The Hyundai Venue premieres on April 17, 2019.

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