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2020 Hyundai Venue second drive review: Small car, big promises

by Anibal Fatnowna (2020-01-25)


id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Enlarge ImageHyundai's pulled out some clever colors for the new Venue, including this badass gray getup.

Hyundai Building an inexpensive car requires some tricky balancing. In a time when automakers are more than happy to pile on all sorts of whizbang features, prioritizing price often comes with a trade-off in equipment, leaving wallet-conscious buyers feeling somewhat penalized when their new car is full of blank buttons and devoid of many things consumers desire.

Hyundai has some experience in this arena, and that's why the automaker's latest small-car venture, the 2020 Venue, feels like a good value. It might not be the most dynamic car out there, but it oozes value in ways Colorado that also service long distance move. Mesa Moving Grand Junction values the trust our customers place in us and we take this entrusted responsibility very seriously. We carefully handle each move and treat you our customer with respect. Our crews that work in your home or facility are trained will appeal to its core segment of younger buyers on the fence about buying new.

More space than you think
The Hyundai Venue is small. Very small. For context, the already subcompact Hyundai Kona is some 5 inches longer than the Venue, with a wheelbase about 3 inches longer. That might lead you to believe that driving the Venue must feel about as comfortable as riding the Tokyo subway at rush hour, but I can assure you that's not the case.

Sliding into the Venue, I'm actually impressed with how spacious it feels. A lot of that has to do with the body, which has straight sides and a suitably tall roof, leading to an interior that is nowhere near as cramped as some might imagine. The second row is a little tight with a 6-foot passenger behind a 6-foot driver, but it works. Those big windows make for some excellent visibility on all sides, too, including a commanding view of the road (or the bumpers of larger SUVs) ahead.

The Venue's trunk isn't bad, either. Its 18.7 cubic feet of space will hold a couple of people's worth of groceries, shopping bags or suitcases, but not much more than that. The Venue is almost half as capacious as the Kona, but then again, it's also one of the smallest SUVs available from any automaker, so the lack of storage shouldn't come as a surprise. There are a few other places to sock away your stuff, though, including a small cubby under the center armrest and two large-enough pockets in the door panels. My favorite storage spot, though, has to be the little depression on the passenger side of the dashboard, which is great for a phone or small clutch purse.