In today’s world of expensive and often overdesigned SUVs, the Venue represents a simple, more rational choice. It comes with a simple design, without unnecessary features and tech solutions. Therefore, it’s no wonder it’s one of the most affordable subcompact crossovers on the market. The current generation has been around since 2020 and the 2023 Hyundai Venue will represent the fourth production year. While there are rumors about the possible mid-cycle update, we are pretty sure that such changes won’t happen and that the next year’s model will continue in the same way.
Therefore, we are pretty sure that the 2023 Hyundai Venue will come with a familiar design and characteristics. When it comes to things we like about it, the first thing that comes to mind is its size, which ensures excellent maneuverability in tight places. Furthermore, we like the intuitive infotainment system. The powertrain is definitely underpowered but on the other hand, it provides excellent fuel economy. The cargo area is small, even by the standards of this segment.
2023 Hyundai Venue Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Hyundai Venue will probably continue in the same way, without more important changes. We are about to see a design that’s based on the company’s older-generation K2 platform, which underpins models like Hyundai Accent. It’s a relatively simple platform, but that doesn’t mean that the Venue isn’t a modern car. It offers good ride quality, while we particularly like its maneuverability and pretty engaging handling.
Visually, the car follows most of the brand’s contemporary design language. The vehicle looks nice and we don’t believe it will bring any notable changes for the next year. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see minor updates like new color options and similar things. Some sources even speculate about a new appearance package.
We expect no changes inside the cabin for the next year. The 2023 Hyundai Venue interior will continue in the same way, with a familiar layout. Considering the price, it’s hard to expect some premium materials. Most of the cabin is covered with hard plastics and the build quality is actually pretty good and everything seems to be put well together.
Despite pretty modest dimensions, this cabin offers a lot of space for the passengers. The front seats are very spacious, well-shaped and offer a lot of adjustability options. The second row also accommodates adults pretty easily, which isn’t always the case in this segment.
On the other hand, things aren’t that impressive when it comes to cargo capacity. You may count on about 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 31.9 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is below average for the segment.
Of course, yearly updates usually bring a few additions to the list of standard equipment. However, we are pretty sure that most things will remain the same. The base models should come standard with goodies like remote keyless entry, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired in Limited trim), HD Radio, a four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, and a USB port. The list of available features should include automatic climate control, sunroof, keyless entry, remote start, navigation, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, and a second USB port.
The same thing is with safety features. All models should come standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, automatic high beams etc. Furthermore, count on available safety features like blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
2023 Hyundai Venue Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change and the 2023 Hyundai Venue will continue with just one powertrain option under the hood. That would be a familiar 1.6-liter inline-four, which features a max output of 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough for city cruising but once you hit the open road, you will feel the lack of power. Also, the CVT makes this engine very loud at higher speeds.
On the other hand, benefits come in terms of fuel economy. You may count on 29 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, which is pretty impressive for this segment.
2023 Hyundai Venue Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2023 Hyundai Venue sometime in the last quarter of the year, with starting price going under 20.000 dollars. Key competitors should be models like VW Taos, Ford EcoSport etc.