The Hyundai Venue soldiers on as the South Korean automaker’s entry in the ongoing compact car wars against the likes of the Kia Soul and Nissan Kicks, and it’s proven to be a sales success since it debuted for the 2020 model year. Hyundai chose to make light updates for 2023, adding some more standard equipment to enhance its appeal while also raising the price slightly over the outgoing model.
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Same Canvas, New Tricks
The exterior styling of the Venue carries over into 2023 largely unchanged, with a boxy design infused with some of Hyundai’s funky design language. All models are still powered by a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that’s good for 121 horsepower and EPA-estimated fuel economy of 29/33/31 mpg city/highway/combined.
The bulk of the changes come inside: All models now feature a standard map light as well as a standard center console armrest. Hyundai’s rear door alert also becomes standard, and the instrument cluster gets an all-new 4.2-inch color display to replace the outgoing 3.5-inch display. A wireless charging pad is also now available on the range-topping Limited trim.
Pricing and Release Date
The additional equipment the Venue received for 2023 has thankfully not altered pricing too much, with the base SE trim now starting at $20,795 (all pricing includes the unchanged $1,295 destination charge), up just $500 over 2022. It’s on sale now, and full pricing for the lineup is as follows:
- SE: $20,795
- SEL: $22,545
- Limited: $24,045
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