With a base MSRP of just $17,250, it’s no wonder Hyundai was eager to release that figure along with the first photos of the entry-level SUV. If that piques your interest, know the Venue is arriving at dealerships across the United States at the end of November.
There are three trims for the Hyundai Venue: SE, SEL, and Denim. The base can be had with a manual transmission, making for the perfect opportunity to teach the youth in your life how to manage a stick shift. If you go with the Denim without upgrades MSRP is set at $21,950.
At a time when people are complaining about automakers gouging everyone with ever-inflating vehicle prices, it’s the Koreans who ride in to save the day. Before you start making assumptions, just know the Venue isn’t totally stripped down. In the SE you get a 3.5-inch gauge cluster digital screen, an 8-inch infotainment screen, HD radio, rearview camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB charging port, Bluetooth, cruise control, automatic headlights, air conditioning, remote entry, and outside temperature display. Not too shabby.
Considering how well sister brand Kia has done with the Soul, it won’t be surprising if you start seeing Hyundai Venues all over the place. After all, a cheap and practical SUV is music to many shoppers’ ears.