The 2021 Hyundai Venue
One of Hyundai's newest additions to its model lineup, the 2021 Hyundai Venue is a surprisingly fun and feisty subcompact SUV with great interior space and a peppy driving attitude. Designed for urban environments, the Venue's small size and agile handling lets it zip around with ease while still tackling highway drives with ease.
In a class with the likes of the Nissan Kicks, Toyota C-HR, and Honda HR-V, the Venue blows them all away with a more attractive look and upscale interior. And at a starting price of just $17,599, it is a value-packed vehicle for any buyer.
The Hyundai Venue made its debut in 2020, so while not a lot has changed for the second iteration, Hyundai has made some tweaks. The Venue is no longer offered with a manual transmission; instead, all models now have a continuously variable automatic transmission. In addition, the standard steel wheels were swapped out for a set of alloy rims on all models.
Models and Pricing
The 2021 Hyundai Venue is offered for sale in Kanata and across Canada in four trim levels: Essential, Preferred, Trend, and Ultimate. Starting at $17,599, the entry-level Essential includes such luxuries as an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, and more.
For drivers wanting the latest in safety features should opt for the Preferred ($21,599) trim level or above, which adds in front collision avoidance assist, high beam assist, lane keep assist, blind-spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic collision warning, and lane change assist.
The 2021 Hyundai Venue is powered by a four-cylinder engine that delivers 121 horsepower, which is more than sufficient for this subcompact SUV. As mentioned, it is paired with a continuously variable transmission and is only available in front-wheel drive. Agile in traffic, the steering is smooth and responsive. The Venue is best suited for short commutes where it can zip in and out of traffic.
Its small size allows the 2021 Hyundai Venue to get excellent fuel economy. It averages 8.6 L/100km in the city and 6.8 L/100km on the highway.
Despite its subcompact designation, the Venue has a roomy cabin for its size. The front and rear seats both have ample passenger space with padded seats that are comfortable for adults. The cabin environment is well assembled and features an attractive look and technology-forward appearance with the infotainment system front and centre between the air vents.
Even with the rear seats up, the Venue offers 538 litres of cargo space, which is more than respectable for an SUV, especially a subcompact one. In addition, the rear seats feature a 60/40 split to enable drivers to utilize more room for cargo as necessary.
Myers Kanata Hyundai is a dealership that offers the 2021 Hyundai Venue for sale in Kanata. The Venue might be labeled as a subcompact SUV, but its design and performance make it more than satisfactory.