2021 Hyundai Venue for Sale in Hyannis, MA
The Hyundai Venue – or “the Urban Compact SUV,” as the automaker likes to call it – debuted for the 2020 model year after a good bit of anticipation. It has returned for its sophomore year with some upgrades and a new trim level called Denim, which joins the SE and SEL in the lineup. Those improvements for 2021 include 17-inch wheels for the mid-grade SEL, which also now gets a standard blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, a sliding center armrest, and genuine leather wrapping for the steering wheel and shift knob. One thing that hasn’t changed is the inclusion of an industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle warranty. Better still, like all Hyundai vehicles, it also gets a 3-year/36,000-mile free maintenance plan covering factory-scheduled services like tire rotations, oil/filter changes, and multipoint inspections.
Trim Levels and Specs
As mentioned, the trio of Venue trims consists of the SE, SEL, and Denim. Their power source is a 121-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine working with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). All versions of the Venue are front-wheel drive and achieve about 30 miles per gallon around town and 33 mpg on the interstates.
The SE has automatic headlights, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, a USB port, and 16-inch wheels. For versatility in carrying stuff, there’s a rear luggage shelf and dual-stage cargo storage system. Upgrades to the SEL include 17-inch wheels, a second USB port, automatic cabin temperature control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, roof rails, a sliding center armrest, and a drive-mode selector with settings for Normal, Sport, and Snow. Those who want even more can add the Premium Package (heated front seats, sunroof, heated exterior mirrors, keyless entry, push-button start, Hyundai’s Blue Link Connected Car system, and LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights).
The debuting Denim trim gets all of those features except for the LED headlights – although those become an a la carte option – and the sunroof. It also gets a trim-exclusive two-tone (dark blue with white) interior and exterior. The namesake upholstery is a blend of blue denim cloth with imitation leather.
Technology and Safety
Hyundai includes its SmartSense active safety bundle in all 2021 Venues. The SE gets the base package (forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and driver attention warning), and the other two trims get an upgraded version with a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert.
The infotainment system in the SE has an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, high-def radio, and four speakers. The SEL adds another pair of speakers, and it’s eligible for the optional upgraded system, which adds SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation but drops the wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in favor of the traditional plug-in variety. The Denim gets all of those aforementioned features on its standard equipment list.