Hyundai Venue vs. Competitors for Sale in Springfield, MA
The subcompact crossover class is in high demand, with so many drivers craving a nimble and fuel-efficient vehicle with payments that aren’t out of control. The appeal of a true crossover – the blending of a sedan’s maneuverability with an SUV’s capability – is understandably strong. If this is the segment that gets your attention, listen up: The all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue is making its debut as a good-looking and sensible subcompact crossover with an affordable price, agile performance, and exceptional standard and available equipment. But as exciting as this newcomer is, it must compete with models such as the Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, Toyota C-HR, and Mazda CX-3. Let’s look more closely at some of the ways it outdoes its competitors.
Class-Leading Warranty and Pricing
Buyers of the all-new Venue will appreciate getting the longest-lasting warranties out there. This includes a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty that covers the entire vehicle and provides 24-hour roadside assistance, as well as a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, which covers repairs on the engine, transmission, axles, joints, and driveshafts. The other vehicles in this comparison only provide 3-year/36,000-mile basic and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranties. To top it off, the Venue flaunts the lowest starting price in the pack at just $17,350 with the manual transmission and $18,550 with the automatic transmission. The EcoSport ($19,995), HR-V ($20,820), C-HR ($21,295), Trax ($21,300), and CX-3 ($22,040) are all a bit more costly right out of the gate.
You’ll likely feel the most confident in the Venue, as it provides a standard forward collision-avoidance assist system and a lane departure warning. The EcoSport does not offer either of these systems, and while the Trax and C-HR include collision warning, they don’t come with crash-mitigation braking. The HR-V offers these safety features as well, although only on its more expensive trims, and even though you can get these features on the CX-3 too, keep in mind that it carries a higher price tag than the Venue.
The 2020 Hyundai Venue its subcompact brethren beat with an efficient 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that returns an EPA-estimated 30 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway when configured with the automatic transmission (with the manual, fuel economy around town drops to 27, but on the highway it ticks up to 35). The others don’t quite match up, with their EPA ratings as follows: the Mazda CX-3 (29 city/34 highway), the EcoSport (27 city/29 highway), the Trax (26 city/31 highway), the C-HR (27 city/31 highway), and the HR-V (28 city/34 highway). Finally, of note for old-school driving purists who delight in doing their own shifting, none of the other models offers a manual transmission.