The new for 2020 Venue has a boxy, SUV-like shape that makes it feel roomier than one might think.
It fits beneath the Kona in the Hyundai lineup, and competes with the Nissan Kicks.
All-wheel drive is not offered.
As is the case with other subcompacts, the Venue's 121-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is not tremendously powerful, the ride is stiff and choppy, and the cabin is noisy.
Handling is nimble and the car is extremely easy to park and maneuver.
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility come standard, as does an 8-inch touch screen.
Heated front-seats are optional, and buyers can opt for a white roof.
The Venue touts a long list of standard advanced safety features, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane keeping assistance.
Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are optional. For 2021, the manual transmission has been dropped.