2021 Hyundai Venue Test Drive

The Hyundai Venue is the definition of economical affordability with good looks and a smaller footprint

Meet the 2021 Hyundai Venue

The Venue is Hyundai’s smallest crossover, and it’s priced to move into budget friendly garages everywhere


Pricing starts and a very affordable $18,750 and maxes out at $22,050 – the starting price of the Mazda CX-30 and a little more than the Honda HR-V

6-liter four-cylinder engine

121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque pull you down the road through a CVT transmission and FWD

Impressive fuel economy

The Venue achieves 30 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined – more than most vehicles in this segment


You can tow up to 1,760 pounds when properly equipped, which is a bit shy of the Mazda CX-30 at 2,000 pounds

Exterior Design

The Venue is very attractive with Hyundai’s latest grille design and a very down-to-earth style

The rear end is reminiscent of something Fiat would build, but that’s okay

Interior Design

The interior makes it very clear that this is an affordable, entry-level model

Even the range-topping trim features cloth seats and it’s hard to find any soft-touch surface

The infotainment display looks like it was added as an after thought

Cargo capacity is pretty generous, ranging between 18.7 and 31.9 cubic-feet, which is less that the CX-30 and HR-V

For a model that’s a foot shorter, however, the amount of cargo room is commendable

Driving Impressions

Driving the Venue is nothing to write home about. It’s neither exciting or boring

It’s a great daily driver and small family hauler, and pretty comfortable too

For those on a budget that don’t need a lot of interior space, the Venue is a great option

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