All About the 2021 Venue
The Venue was released last year as a value-centric vehicle from Hyundai, and it enters 2021 with minor changes to standard and optional feature availability to retain its reputation as a top pick in the subcompact crossover SUV class. The 2021 Venue is available in SE, SEL, and Denim variants.
SE: The 2021 Venue is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 121 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough for most driving situations. The engine is hitched to a continuously variable transmission, an automatic transmission that changes seamlessly through a continuous range of gear ratios instead of relying on the more energy-consuming gear shifting mechanism of traditional transmissions. The powertrain produces 30 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, thereby making the Venue one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class. The cabin contains two cloth-trimmed rows of seats to accommodate five people, with six-way manual adjustment on the driver’s seat and rear seats that can be folded down to expand cargo space into the cabin. The standard cargo storage, which is measured between the rear seats and liftgate, has a dual-stage partition to make said space more versatile for any item size. For infotainment, the Venue has an 8-inch touchscreen that integrates four speakers, an AM/FM radio tuner with HD Radio digital tuning, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a USB port and an audio jack for playing content from mobile devices, and Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming. Also standard is remote keyless entry, which enables you to lock and unlock the doors with key fob buttons, rather than with an ignition key. The Venue has a good amount of driver-assistance features that include the following:
• Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection to help prevent an impending front-end crash
• Lane keeping assist to apply steering power to get you back into the intended lane of travel when you leave it without activating the turn signal
• Driver attention warning to suggest taking a break when drowsiness or inattentive driving is detected
If there’s a crash, the Venue can deploy any of six airbags in its cabin, which comprise two frontal impact airbags, two side impact airbags, and two side curtain airbags. Other standard safety features include the following:
• Electronic stability control system with traction control for keeping you on the right track and the tires planted on the road
• Anti-lock braking for preventing the wheels from locking up when the brakes are abruptly applied
• Electronic brake-force distribution for distributing stopping force to the wheels to provide needed traction
• Brake assist to supply stopping power when necessary
SEL: At the SEL trim level, the 2021 Venue receives a Drive Mode Select system—consisting of Normal, Sport, and Snow—for adjusting powertrain and drivetrain components to best suit the weather condition of type of terrain. The urethane on the steering wheel is replaced by leather, and the manual climate controls are replaced by automatic ones. Hyundai adds two speakers to transform the stereo system into a six-speaker setup. Driver assistance gets a boost with the addition of blind spot collision warning to be aware of hard-to-see vehicles approaching you from the side or the rear; and rear cross-traffic alert, which makes you aware of any vehicles crossing the path behind you when reversing at low speed.
DENIM: The range-topping Denim comes with cloth-and-leatherette upholstery, with front seats gaining heating ability. Remote keyless entry is upgraded to proximity keyless entry to enable access by just having the key fob with you, with push-button engine start for more convenient engine starting. For infotainment, Hyundai adds a navigation system, a trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (instead of wireless), and two charging-only USB ports.
With Team One Hyundai, you will get exceptional customer service in the Gadsden area and beyond. Call us at Team One Hyundai in Gadsden to set up an appointment and test-drive this high-value SUV.