2021 Hyundai Venue

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$18,750

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

31
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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5

Seating capacity

159.1” x 61.6”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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
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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 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Excellent car!

Hyundai Venue Denim limited is just about perfect. Only change I would make would be to add a backup sensor that beeps and move the radio and a/c knobs closer to the driver. Other that that it’s terrific!!

1.0

Don't buy a Hyundai

Recall after recall. Electronic problems. Battery problems. Tire problems. Taillight issues repeatedly. Not comfortable. Ac/heater not very strong. Worst vehicle I've owned. Can't wait to trade it in.

5.0

Great option

Shocking amenities for $24K. All the reviewers say it’s slow, and it’s definitely not fast by any stretch. However if you keep it in the “sport” mode it is more than adequate, even on the HWY. Reall no complaints with the new smartstream engine and transmission. The best part of this (for me) is the exterior styling. It looks like a baby version of the Pallisade, esp in darker colors. I love that you get a sunroof, heated seats and steering wheel plus all safety features for 24K$ the only thing I don’t love is the amount of hard touch plastics, though it is tastefully executed. The front seat could also have better lumbar, otherwise this car is a winner.

See all 24 consumer reviews

Safety

Based on the 2021 Hyundai Venue base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Overall rating
4
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
19.3%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Powertrain
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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