2022 Hyundai Venue vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Venue
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Venue is part of a growing cohort of tall hatchbacks that could appear as SUVs at first glance.

Although the Kia Seltos is closely related to the Venue, it’s the Kia Soul that’s a better alternative, with its city-focused handling, front-wheel drive, and super-versatile interior.

The tall-riding Chevy Trax does offer all-wheel drive and a refined interior, although it feels cramped in terms of passenger space.

The cabin of the Ford Ecosport feels like that of a cheap small car a decade ago, and it’s too thirsty, noisy, and flawed.

The Toyota C-HR doesn't have all-wheel drive, but it's a unique (non-hybrid) hatchback that manages nearly 30 mpg combined.

2022 Hyundai Venue2022 Hyundai VenueGet Your Price2022 Chevrolet Trax2022 Chevrolet Trax
#17 in Small SUVs
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#18 in Small SUVs
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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2022 Hyundai Venue makes good on space and value and is one of the better ways you can spend $20,000 on a new vehicle.
4.5
The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is a budget-friendly crossover SUV that feels as cheap as its price tag suggests.
3.5
The 2022 Ford Ecosport doesn’t offer much “sport,” and even the “Eco” part’s a stretch.
6.0
The 2022 Kia Soul hatchback boasts substance and style in the same sleek package.
5.5
The 2021 Toyota C-HR needs to be seen to be believed; the driving’s forgettable.
MSRP From    
$18,900$21,400$21,990$19,190$21,695
Gas Mileage    
29 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsSmall Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 4WDSmall Station WagonsCompact Cars
Style Name    
SE IVTFWD 4-Door LSS 4WDLX IVTLE FWD (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilityHatchbackSport Utility
Transmission    
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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