The 2020 Hyundai Venue is Realistic, Affordable and Friendly
There is a newcomer to the subcompact utility segment. It is under the banner of the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai that it is found and it is simply called Venue. The 2020 Nissan Kicks is no longer alone in its segment, the Hyundai Venue is emerging with a similar approach.
The 2020 Hyundai Venue, Palisade and the Accent
After launching the massive Palisade to establish itself in the niche of large three-row SUVs, Hyundai is now targeting the other end of the spectrum to take advantage of the growing popularity enjoyed by commercial vehicles. small format.
Just like the Accent Venue offers a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine offering 121 horsepower with 113 lb-ft of torque. For those who insist on a manual gearbox, it only exists in the basic Essential version. The other three versions come with a CVT that Hyundai calls IVT (for Intelligent variable transmission) which simulates eight gear changes.
2020 Hyundai Venue Trims
The 2020 Hyundai Venue comes in 3 trims: SE, SEL and Denim. I test-drove the SEL trim, which starts at $19,250 and all added features can reach to $23,280 dollars. It comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic temperature control, rear disc brakes, Drive Mode Select including Snow Mode and with 121-hp engine reaches to 32 MPG cmobined, 30 city and 34 Hwy.
I particularly liked the 2020 Hyundai Venue for the higher driving position it provides thanks to its ground clearance of 170 mm, compared to 140 mm for an Accent, but also because of the driver's seat with six adjustments (manual). The interior space of these two vehicles and the useful volume of their trunk, on the other hand, are comparable. Moreover, the Venue's trunk proves to be more versatile than one would imagine, despite the reduced dimensions of its body.
The 2020 Venue provides, among other things, an air conditioner and heated front seats, an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems, window regulators electric and a telescopic and tilting steering wheel.
Venue is Affordable
Regarding the interior of the 2020 Hyundai Venue, at such an affordable price, you should not expect luxury amenities. There is therefore no leather upholstery, woodwork or other high-end element. However, you are entitled to a quality interior and interesting accessories such as automatic headlight control, body-colored mirrors and door handles (in black plastic), steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control , sun shades, two vanity mirrors and all the technology already mentioned in a $ 22,000 SEL trim version.
For me the strong points of the 2020 Hyundai Venu are the elegant silhouette, versatile interior and the really pleasant driving experience. The weak points are occasional torque effect and some limited rear legroom. Other than that this is a great car with an affordable and reasonable price. I want to also add that the 2020 Hyundai Venue has a bold style, well-soundproof interior, well-equipped for the price and like mentioned above, realistic price.
Driving, the 2020 Venue surprises with its balance and exceeds reasonable expectations. Despite its fairly short wheelbase, this SUV is well planted on the ground and the silence on board is the best in its class.
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