2023 Hyundai Venue is a shot-sized crossover with a cent-sized interior. Although it lacks a few desirable optional features such as all-wheel drive, the Venue features a host of driver assistance features as well as infotainment techs. This includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Every Venue is equipped with a 121-hp four-pot engine, front-wheel drive, and a continuously variable automatic transmission(CVT). This powertrain doesn’t deliver juice enough for overtaking on the highway, but it is well-suited for scouting around town. Despite its lowly negatives, the Venue’s impressively low starting price and amazingly spacious cabin make it an appealing option for buyers on a budget. Both the front and rear seats have ample passenger space, and the cushions in both rows are comfortable.
For 2023, the Venue receives quite a few new features. The carmaker has now added a rear-seat alert to remind drivers of passengers or goods that could be forgotten in the back seat after parking. Also, a center console armrest now comes standard, and the digital screen in the instrument cluster has been enlarged to 4.2 inches. This is now rendered in color. The Limited trim now comes with a wireless smartphone charging pad.
Engine & Performance
All Venues are powered by a 121-hp four-cylinder engine, which provides ample motivation around town but lacks passing power on the highway. The continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) is the only gearbox offered here. Buyers wanting an all-wheel drive will be disappointed, as the all models are front-drive only. On testing, the subcompact SUV is vigor in traffic thanks to its small dimensions and sensitive steering. However, the steering needs constant touches on the highway which is quite disappointing. While the SEL model often requires attention to remain steady in the lane at highway speeds. This makes the tiny Hyundai a better option for short commutes rather than highway road trips. The exterior design isn’t particularly flashy, but the interior is well dressed and bolstered by a sturdy shifter. With an attractive gauge cluster and infotainment system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard and the SEL trim.
|2023 Hyundai Venue Mileage||City||Highway|
|Venue FWD||29 mpg||33 mpg|
The Venue earns EPA estimates of up to 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. These numbers are slightly more disappointing than those of the Nissan Kicks, which has estimates of 31 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.
Dimensions & Airbags
|2023 Hyundai Venue Dimensions|
|Cargo Volume||18.7 cu-ft|
All Venues feature a user-friendly 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The infotainment system has appealing menus which respond quickly to inputs. The unit also has useful volume and tuning knobs below the screen. Those looking for built-in navigation with real-time traffic updates can have it on the SEL and Limited.
|2023 Hyundai Venue Trims||Price (USD)|
We would recommend getting the top-of-the-line Limited trim. Not only does it have all the features that come on the other two models, but it also can be had with a unique Denim exterior and interior treatment which includes a dark blue exterior hue. The cabin also gets plastered in dark blue upholstery with a denim-like fabric insert on the seats. The Limited trim level also comes standard with 17-inch wheels, heated front seats, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and in-dash navigation.
Specifications & Top-Speed
|2023 Hyundai Venue Specifications||Specs|
|Engine||DOHC 16-valve inline-4|
|0-60 MPH||8.5 sec|
|0-100 MPH||28.4 sec|
|1/4 Mile||16.7 sec|
|Top Speed||115 mph|