Designed to be simple and affordable, the Venue has been competing in the subcompact SUV segment for a couple of years. More precisely, the 2023 Hyundai Venue will represent the fourth model year in North America and from what we know so far, it will feature no bigger changes. We expect to see a familiar layout, though there is always a chance to see some revisions regarding the standard and available equipment.
The next year’s model will continue to deliver the same pros and cons. Among things we like about this crossover, one of the first things that come to mind is its very affordable price. Due to its small dimensions, the car is pretty maneuverable and easy to drive. Furthermore, the fuel economy is great, while, and the infotainment system is intuitive and easy to use. On the other hand, the biggest complaints go to the small cargo area and underpowered powertrain.
As there are no bigger changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Hyundai Venue will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Hyundai Venue Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Hyundai Venue will continue in the same way. This model has been around since 2020 and it was designed to be simple and easy to maintain. Therefore, it’s no wonder it rides on the same platform as models like Hyundai Accent and Kia Sonet, which are models designed primarily for developing markets.
Visually, the car looks nice, while things under the skid are pretty simple. This particularly refers to the suspension setup and as a result, the ride is pretty firm. However, you don’t get too much athleticism either, as this definitely isn’t a car designed for enthusiasts.
Considering the price tag, most buyers don’t have big expectations from the Venue. For that reason, they usually get pleasantly surprised. Of course, most of the cabin features hard plastics but everything feels very solid and well assembled. Furthermore, the dashboard looks pretty nice as well. On the other hand, sound insulation is a big downside, as there is plenty of wind and road noise.
Of course, the 2023 Hyundai Venue will continue in the same way, and that also means that you may count on the same amount of passenger space. This crossover is surprisingly comfortable and even the second row accommodates adults relatively easily. The front seats are very generous with space. Moreover, the seats are massive and supportive, and there are many adjustability options, so everyone can find a good driving position.
When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 19 cubic feet behind the second row and 32 cubic feet of the total volume. That’s not much, even for the subcompact segment.
Although novelties in this aspect are always possible, we don’t have big expectations from the 2023 Hyundai Venue. Most things should remain the same. So, base models should come standard with goodies like remote keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD Radio, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Also, base models should come standard with driver-assistance features like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, automatic high beams etc.
When it comes to available features, we count on things like push-button start, automatic climate control, a sunroof, proximity keyless entry, navigation, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and a second USB port. Safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert should also be available.
2023 Hyundai Venue Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2023 Hyundai Venue will continue with a single powertrain option, a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated inline-four gasoline engine, which puts out 121 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque. Considering the numbers, it’s hard to expect much in terms of performance, especially if we consider that the engine comes coupled with a CVT.
On the other hand, a big benefit of such a modest powertrain setup comes in excellent fuel economy, which goes around 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
2023 Hyundai Venue Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Hyundai Venue will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year, with a starting price of around 19.000 dollars. Key competitors should be models like Chevrolet Trax, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, Kia Niro etc.