If you do most of your driving in the city and want a compact crossover to navigate the busy traffic, the Hyundai Venue could be perfect for you. Hyundai’s smallest SUV is also a good choice if you don’t require too much storage space or are shopping for a vehicle on a modest budget. Here at Huffines Hyundai Plano, we’ve taken a look at the 2023 Venue to learn more about its exterior and interior features. You’ll find the answers to your questions about its engine specs, infotainment tech, and much more below.
2023 Hyundai Venue Engine and Exterior Features
The 2023 Venue and editions from earlier model years have the perfect power train for stop-and-go city traffic. A 121-horsepower four-cylinder engine is paired to a continuously variable transmission, which produces enough power to get around without harming your fuel economy. This Hyundai SUV is only available in front-wheel drive but returns impressive gas mileage of 29 mpg on city roads and 33 mpg on the highway.
Compact is the ideal description of the Venue’s body style. Its dimensions make it a good candidate for squeezing in and out of tight parking spots and navigating narrow streets. The base model rides on 15-inch alloy wheels and boasts a black front grill with angular headlights. If you step up through the trim ladder, you can add additional features, such as a chrome grill and roof rails. The higher trims also gain larger 17-inch alloy wheels and extra contrasting paint color options. LED headlights and taillights become available in the Limited trim.
If you feel like your driving habits require more power than the Venue can offer, you may want to check out the Hyundai Kona. It’s only slightly larger than the Venue, meaning that it’s still a good candidate for city driving. However, it offers some additional horsepower under the hood and a touch more cargo space at the rear for your things.
Hyundai Venue Cargo and Passenger Capacity
The Venue has 18.7 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row of seats. That’s slightly more than you’d find in a sedan, and should be enough to accommodate a large load of groceries or your daily necessities. If you need to transport bulkier items, you can fold down the rear row of seats to open up over 31 cubic feet of space. This should provide you with enough room to transport bigger suitcases or bags.
There are five seats in the Venue, which is fitted with cloth upholstery in its base trim. The rear row can accommodate two adults on short trips, but the dimensions back there are more suited to children on longer drives. If you need to install kids’ seats, you’ll find two sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outermost seats and a tether anchor for the middle seat. As you move up through the trims, you can add upscale features to the cabin, including a heated steering wheel and heated front seats.
Hyundai Infotainment and Safety Tech
Considering the Venue’s modest starting MSRP of under $20k, its list of infotainment features is impressive. You’ll get an 8-inch touch screen to select your favorite radio station or streaming service, and a four-speaker stereo for your listening pleasure. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are provided for smartphone compatibility, alongside Bluetooth and two USB ports to ensure connectivity for other electronic devices.
Higher trims offer a more powerful stereo with six speakers. You can also add a navigation system so you can plan your route and respond to heavy traffic alerts during your next drive. On top of these optional add-ons, you can add another two USB ports and satellite radio.
In keeping with its variety of infotainment features, Hyundai is generous with the Venue’s safety tech. The base trim includes forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. If you spend a lot of time on the highway, you can benefit from lane-keep assist and a driver attention monitor, which checks on your response times and other behaviors to determine when you should take a break.
Other standard features provided are automatic high-beam headlights and a rear-seat alert, which reminds you to check the back of the Venue before you get out so you don’t leave your kids or pets behind. The only two optional upgrades are blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. These features can prove helpful for added peace of mind amid hectic city traffic approaching from all angles.
Trims and Pricing for the 2023 Venue
With an MSRP for the base SE trim of $19,500, the Venue is an extremely affordable option. There are two other trims on offer: SEL and Limited. The top Limited trim starts at $22,750.
The base trim has cloth upholstery, an armrest for the driver’s seat, and remote keyless entry. Stepping up to the SEL trim gets you the leather-wrapped steering wheel and six-speaker stereo. Other upgrades include a sunroof to let more light and fresh air into the cabin, automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The top trim comes equipped with heated front seats, additional USB ports, navigation system, and push-button start. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are wired in this trim.
If you’re unsure which trim to choose, we’d recommend thinking about your priorities. If your main concern is the price tag, the base SE offers everything you’ll need in a vehicle for the daily commute. However, if you don’t mind spending a bit more money, you can gain some useful luxuries to make your time in the cabin more relaxing and enjoyable.
Would you like to test drive a 2023 Hyundai Venue near Dallas? Then feel free to contact us today. Our Hyundai experts here at Huffines Plano are waiting to talk you through this SUV’s features and help you close the deal with a competitive loan package. Alternatively, you can explore the leasing options offered by our finance department. To learn more about our Venue inventory, swing by our dealership during opening hours or browse our online selection of vehicles from the comfort of your own home.