2020 Hyundai Venue Test Drive Video: Stuck at Home? Maybe It’s Time for a New Venue

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With the stress on the economy due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders in place across much of the country, vehicle shoppers are likely to be prioritizing affordability and Hyundai’s newest model isn’t a bad one to check out. After upgrading to an automatic transmission (a manual is standard), the 2020 Hyundai Venue costs just over $19,000. 

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2020 Hyundai Venue SEL
41,241 mi.
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2020 Hyundai Venue SEL
35,634 mi.
Good Deal

But what is it? The 2020 Venue looks like an SUV, but it’s front-wheel drive only; it’s a little shorter and narrower than the Hyundai Kona, the automaker’s subcompact SUV. It costs over $1,700 less than the Kona. 

The Venue has only one engine, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that’s also in the Accent sedan. Two transmissions are offered with the Venue: a six-speed manual available only in the base SE trim and a continuously variable automatic available on the SE and standard on SEL and Denim trims. 

What’s it like to drive? Watch the video for more.

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