Why is the 2021 Hyundai Venue Being Ignored?

Why is the 2021 Hyundai Venue on the back burner? Other Hyundai options like the Palisade and Santa Fe are all over the place in the news. Even the Tucson is making headlines. But the Hyundai Venue is being ignored. Let’s discover why. 

Is the 2021 Hyundai Venue a good SUV? 

Yes, the 2021 Hyundai Venue is a pretty good SUV option. It made it on the U.S.News list of best SUVs you can buy for under $25,000. Out of the 15 SUVs on this list, the Venue ranks in 7th place. 

2021 Hyundai Venue on display
2021 Hyundai Venue | Hyundai

This is in the middle of the pack, which isn’t the best or worst. But the Subaru Crosstrek is in last place, and the Hyundai Kona is in first, so surprises are everywhere. Also, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson is in 8th place. 

The Venue could be getting ignored because it’s a subcompact SUV, meaning it’s pretty small. However, against competitors like the Nissan Kicks and Ford EcoSport, it has surprisingly good features to consider. It also ranks well as the best starter vehicle but its not perfect. 

How does the Hyundai Venue perform? 

The 2021 Hyundai Venue has an MSRP of about $18,750. This price is before the dealership markups, and destination fees have been added, but still, that’s a deal. It doesn’t get much cheaper than that. 

But a cheap price can mean that the vehicle itself is also cheap. This may be true in terms of power because the 1.6-liter inline-4 engine only pumps out about 121 hp.

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It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 8.8 seconds, which isn’t the best. It’s adequate for city driving but may struggle when passing people on the freeway. 

Also, the Hyundai Venue doesn’t offer all-wheel drive, but a snow driving mode is available. Plus, the 17-inch alloy wheels help! Otherwise, it’s incredibly nimble and agile in traffic with reactive steering, according to Car and Driver

Hyundai Venue features 

On a positive note, the Hyundai Venue isn’t cheap when it comes to the interior. Edmunds mentioned that it’s more spacious than expected. There are 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, with up to 31.9 cubic feet total. 

The front and rear seats are comfortable with enough space for taller adults unless you’re over the 6’ mark. You would expect the Venue to be filled with cheap materials, but the cabin is pretty nice compared to rivals. 

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. launched India’s first-ever fully connected SUV, Hyundai Venue at Andaz Hotel, Aerocity
The Hyundai Venue | Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

You’ll find an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system inside the 2021 Hyundai Venue. It comes with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too. Plus, the navigation system provides real-time traffic updates. 

Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and automatic headlights. You can upgrade to have more features such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and more. 

You can also make the Venue feel luxurious with optional features that include heated front seats, heated side mirrors, a power sunroof, keyless entry, and simulated leather seating. Overall the Venue seems like it provides a lot of value for its size and price.