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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2022 Ford Ecosport2022 Ford Ecosport
#18 in Small SUVs
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Quick Specs
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.
The 2022 Chevrolet Trax is a budget-friendly crossover SUV that feels as cheap as its price tag suggests.
The 2022 Ford Ecosport doesn’t offer much “sport,” and even the “Eco” part’s a stretch.
The 2022 Kia Soul hatchback boasts substance and style in the same sleek package.
The 2021 Toyota C-HR needs to be seen to be believed; the driving’s forgettable.
MSRP From    
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
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    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilityHatchbackSport Utility
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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