2020 Hyundai Venue

absolutely! AUTO REVIEW | By Steve Kursar –

The 2020 Hyundai Venue is an all new crossover model primarily designed to appeal to a young, urban car buyer who wants all the newest safety technology included as a standard feature.  It’s small on the outside, surprisingly roomy on the inside and with an engine that’s peppy and fun to drive.  This is an affordable subcompact crossover with a lot to offer.

Small cars used to be the way to lure first time car buyers into the new car market.  But, now everyone wants to drive a crossover/SUV with a higher driving position for a better view of the surroundings.  So, car makers began to fill their showrooms with those crossover/SUV models and began dropping small cars from their line up. But, now safety technology and connectivity are the features driving consumers to the showrooms, so new cars have to include it all to lure in the customers.

The 2020 Venue, with a base MSRP of $17,350, offers a suite of advanced safety technologies for a strong sense of protection in an entry-level vehicle. These features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist that uses the car’s front-facing camera to help detect an imminent collision, Lane Keeping Assist to help prevent accidental lane departure along with Blind-Spot Collision Warning that helps detect approaching vehicles that may be obscured from view during highway driving.

Only one engine is offered in the Venue, a 121 hp, 1.6 liter four-cylinder. It’s paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and delivers EPA estimated fuel economy ratings of 30 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The interior is surprisingly roomy considering how small it may look from the outside.  Venue comes standard with a 60/40 split, flat-folding rear seatback to maximize utility for various trips, like to the local farmer’s market or escaping to the Piney Woods for the weekend with loads of camping gear.

And for those customers who live to activate everything by voice commands, the Venue is your kind of car. Hyundai’s Blue Link software integrates with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to give customers the ability to remotely start their crossover using their voice.

The 2020 Hyundai Venue conveys a fun, yet functional design in a versatile and modern compact package. It’s a great fit for young car buyers looking for a stylish crossover that includes safety, versatility and connectivity.