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2020 Hyundai Venue vs 2020 Kia Soul

Hyundai has been introducing several new nameplates and redesigned models over the past couple of years, and the latest fruit of that labor is the 2020 Hyundai Venue, a mini-crossover that slates into the lineup below even the Hyundai Kona. There aren’t a ton of vehicles in its segment yet, so it is contending with the fast-growing subcompact crossover segment more than anything, perhaps even some larger hatchback sedans. We thought we’d see how it measures up to a vehicle that is probably its most direct competitor, by pitting the 2020 Hyundai Venue against the 2020 Kia Soul.

2020 Hyundai Venue Exterior Driver Side Front Profile vs 2020 Kia Soul Exterior Passenger Side Front Profile

2020 Hyundai Venue


2020 Kia Soul

27 mpg City Fuel Efficiency 25 mpg
35 mpg Highway Fuel Efficiency 31 mpg
121 HP Horsepower 147 HP
18.7 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 24.2 cu. ft.

Advantages of the 2020 Venue

As you can see by the table above, these two vehicles are quite comparable to one another, though each has its clear advantages. Starting with the first row we kick things off in Hyundai’s favor. The Venue achieves an extra two miles per gallon when driving through the city, and doubles it to an extra four mpg when on the highway.

However, that superior fuel efficiency does leave the Venue open to giving up some power to the Soul. 26 HP extra horsepower isn’t a massive difference – it certainly could’ve been worse – but it’s nothing to sneeze at either. Unfortunately, the final row also highlights the fact that the Kia Soul’s wagon-like nature leads to it having more space than the miniature Venue, in the form of 5.5 cubic feet of space.

Of course, there is certainly more to consider than just the specifications in this table. The Hyundai Venue offers all sorts of great features and technologies, like the Hyundai SmartSense suite of driver-assistive safety features and much more. If you think you might be interested in a brand-new Venue of your own, be sure to get in touch with us right here at Coastal Hyundai!