Just last year, Hyundai introduced one of its newest vehicles to North America. The smallest member of the brand’s utility vehicle family, the 2021 Hyundai Venue is a subcompact crossover or, as it’s sometimes referred to, a mini crossover. It’s smaller than the Hyundai Kona, though both are technically part of the same segment. Now in its sophomore year on the lineup, not a ton is different from its debut year, although Hyundai did make a few changes before it arrived here in Melbourne FL.
When the Hyundai Venue made its debut, the SE trim level came standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, but this year the brand decided to nix that manual trans altogether. Similarly, the SE came standard with a set of 15” steel wheels but those are gone too. Instead, the 15” alloy wheels that were standard on SEL last year are now standard on the SE trim. Likewise, the 17” alloy wheels that were standard on Denim or available through the Convenience Package are now standard on SEL and Denim.
That last one is partly because the Convenience Package has also been discontinued altogether for the 2021 model year. Instead, everything that was part of that package now comes standard on the SEL trim level in addition to the Denim. That includes the sliding armrest storage box, the leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Warning, in addition to those wheels.
Beyond what’s changed, there is plenty to get excited about within the 2021 Hyundai Venue. It offers all the benefits of a small car with the added bonus of extra cargo capacity. It’s fun to drive, has a fun aesthetic inside and out, and is packed full of a surprising number of features and tech for an entry-level vehicle. If you think you might be interested in one of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Coastal Hyundai today!