2021 Hyundai Venue

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2021 Hyundai Venue
2021 Hyundai Venue

Key specs

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The good:

  • Standard safety and tech features
  • Affordable starting price
  • Fuel economy
  • Highway composure
  • Relatively spacious front seating area

The bad:

  • Not much power
  • Low-rent interior materials
  • Backseat legroom
  • Cargo space
  • All-wheel drive not offered

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Hyundai Venue trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Automatic transmission now standard
  • Five-seat subcompact SUV
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 121-hp four-cylinder engine standard
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2021 Hyundai Venue review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Hyundai Venue?

All-new last year, the five-seat Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV is long on features and value-priced. Powered by a 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a continuously variable automatic transmission, the Venue is available only with front-wheel drive. Competitors include the Nissan Kicks and Toyota C-HR

What’s New on the 2021 Hyundai Venue? 

The base SE trim level gets 15-inch alloy wheels, while the SEL trim adds blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, a sliding armrest and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. A six-speed manual transmission is no longer available; all trims have a CVT. 

What Features in the 2021 Hyundai Venue Are Most Important?

  • Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, a driver attention monitor and automatic high-beam headlights
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power moonroof available 

Should I Buy the 2021 Hyundai Venue?

Urban dwellers and others who prefer a vehicle that’s easy to maneuver and park would do well to consider the Venue. Two-tone paint options offer a bit of style, there’s room for adults in front and back (at least for short trips) and the Venue includes a lot of safety and convenience features for the money. Value is a big part of the Venue’s appeal, and it won our Best Value of 2021 award.  

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Would have been 100% except for headlight issue

I love my venue! However I just found out that when you have a headlight out you have to take it to a dealer you can’t just do it yourself! And it wouldn’t be so bad if they had the part in stock which they don’t. Not one dealer in San Diego had the part in stock! And of course my headlight went out on the weekend. So it takes 3 to 5 days for me to get a headlight fixed. Every other car I’ve owned I fix the headlight myself. I’m risking getting pulled over by driving at night with one headlight. You’re not supposed to it’s illegal; that’s why you get a ticket. And the hassle of getting pulled over who wants that? Another question is why did the head like go out after eight months? I’ve had cars for four years that I never had to replace the headlight. Good thing is it’s covered under warranty, and that is the only good thing about the headlight on the Hyundai venue. I don’t know when The warranty is over for the headlight, I think she told me it was three years or 36,000 miles. Good thing it happened now. But still I like to know why did my headlight go out after eight months? I’d like someone to answer that question. Does anybody know? Even if I had my lights on night and day for eight months it shouldn’t have gone out!


Finally, your money's worth.

Own a 2021. The car is perfect for its niche. Great around town and in secondary roads. Interstate - well, it keeps up with traffic. On secondary roads I routinely average 39-41 MPG @ 65mph. Its a good car for the times. I take several 5 hour trips to Tampa a year. And it always performs well. Just a bit more grunt would be good. But then, I didn't buy a PORSCHE.


Living my new car!

I needed a car that was not to close to the road or not to high that we had to climb into it. My mom has a broken hip so the purchase needed to fit her as well as our budget. The Venue is exactly perfect for all our needs.

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New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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