When Hyundai introduced the all-new Accent subcompact for the 2018 model year, it was only introduced as a four-door sedan, as the previous five-door hatchback was discontinued. In fact, it was really only discontinued for the United States, as even Canada gets an all-new Accent Hatchback, as do many other countries around the world. However, at the 2019 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Hyundai introduced the "replacement" to the Accent Hatchback for the United States, based on the subcompact Hyundai Accent. Called the "Venue", Hyundai's subcompact entry-level crossover SUV slots below the Kona, and competes with the likes of the Kia Soul, as well as the Nissan Kicks. Hyundai has announced that the all-new 2020 Venue will start at a very affordable $17,250, undercutting both the 2020 Kia Soul (starting at $17,490), and the 2019 Nissan Kicks (starting at $18,640). The all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue will be offered in three distinct trim levels: base SE, midlevel SEL, and range-topping Denim. NOTE: All pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory $1,095 destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes or other fees.
Starting out the 2020 Hyundai Venue lineup is the base SE trim level. Starting at a very affordable $17,250, the SE trim still includes many impressive standard convenience, safety, and technology features for its price point. These features include Hyundai's all-new "Smartstream" 1.6L Dual Port Injection (DPI) Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine producing 121 horsepower, and 113 lb. ft. of torque, a six-speed manual transmission, Front Wheel Drive (FWD, the Venue is NOT available with All Wheel Drive (AWD)), fifteen-inch tires with steel wheels and full plastic wheel covers, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Warning, front, side, and head curtain airbags, an Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, an Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist, power windows and door locks, a rear window defroster, cloth seating surfaces, air conditioning, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a rearview backup camera system, a four-speaker audio system, USB and auxiliary audio inputs, automatic front headlamps, steering wheel-mounted remote audio system, Bluetooth phone, and cruise controls, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, a driver's-side front armrest, a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, a spare tire/wheel, and intermittent two-speed windshield wipers. An Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission (IVT), otherwise known as a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT), is available for an additional $1,200.
The midlevel 2020 Hyundai Venue SEL trim adds more convenience features to the base SE trim. Starting at $19,150, the SEL trim adds an Intelligent Variable Automatic Transmission (IVT) (otherwise known as a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT), fifteen-inch alloy wheels, roof side rails, an automatic climate control system, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a paid trial subscription, a six-speaker audio system, an additional USB charging port, and an automatic-up power front driver's side window. The SEL Convenience Package, available for an additional $1,150, adds even more convenience and safety features, such as a power moonroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and transmission shift lever, a sliding front armrest storage box, and Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW). For an additional $1,750 SEL buyers can add the SEL Technology Package, which includes all of the features of the SEL Convenience Package, plus features such as dual heated front bucket seats, LED headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps (DRL's), LED rear tail lamps, keyless access with push-button start, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a paid trial subscription, HD Radio, and the Hyundai Blue Link in-vehicle telematics system with a paid trial subscription, and seventeen-inch tires and alloy wheels.
Topping out the 2020 Hyundai Venue lineup is the Denim trim level. Starting at $21,950, the top-of-the-line Denim trim level includes all of the features of the midlevel SEL trim when equipped with the SEL Convenience Package and SEL Technology Package, plus the option for a unique Denim exterior paint color, a two-tone roof, and cloth-and-leatherette combination seating surfaces.
The all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue is available in several different exterior color options: Black Noir Pearl (Black), Ceramic White (White), Scarlet Red Pearl (Red), Intense Blue (Bright Blue), Stellar Silver (Silver), Galactic Gray (Gray), and Green Apple (Lime Green). Denim (Blue) is also available exclusively on the top-of-the-line Denim trim level. Interior colors for the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue are either Black or Gray. The all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue has begun production at Hyundai's Ulsan, South Korea Assembly Plant, and will reach Hyundai dealerships across the United States starting later this month (November 2019). The Venue isn't the only new Hyundai product to reach Hyundai dealerships this month, as the all-new 2020 Hyundai Sonata began production at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) in Montgomery, Alabama, as well as in South Korea on November 1st, 2019, and will reach Hyundai dealerships nationwide by the end of this month (November 2019). For first-time new car buyers, the Venue offers an excellent value proposition with plenty of standard convenience, safety, and technology features at a very impressive price point. What do you think of the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue? Let us know in the comments down below!