Hyundai has stepped up its SUV game and, in some ways, created competition against itself. That’s a great problem for a carmaker to have, and offering two well-appointed, affordable SUVs on the lot leaves buyers having to choose between the 2020 Hyundai Venue vs. Kona.
If size matters, the Kona may be the better choice for you. Both vehicles seat five, but Kona has 45.8 cubic square feet of cargo room while the Venue has just 31.9 cubic feet. The Kona also takes the lead when it comes to performance with its 2.0-liter 4-cylinder compared to the Venue’s 1.6-liter engine. This adds up to 26 more HP from the Kona.
For those who drive on rougher terrain or live where roads get icy, the decision between Venue vs. Kona is easier as the Kona is the only one with available all-wheel drive.
Both vehicles offer affordable starting prices, especially when you consider the impressive features.
2020 Hyundai Kona – $20,300
2020 Hyundai Venue – $17,350
If you opt for the top trim levels for the Kona or Venue, you’ll find prices starting at $27,750 and $22,050 respectively.
One thing that might surprise you is that despite the larger size of the Kona, the two vehicles offer almost identical passenger space, so you won’t sacrifice any comfort by opting for the smaller Venue. You will, however, lose nearly 14 cubic feet of cargo space as mentioned above.
Only the Kona is available in an electric version, and it has a respectable range of 258 miles. As with any maker, choosing an electric version drives the price up considerably, but many find it worth the extra cost in order to save on gas and to lower their carbon footprint.
The standard safety features are identical on both vehicles and include:
- Backup Camera
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Brake Assist
- Stability Control
- Traction Control
- 5 Airbags
Both the Kona and the Venue offer keyless entry, AC, power mirrors, and cruise control standard. The Kona also offers steering wheel audio controls which are not available on the Venue.
Are the 2020 Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Kona Worth Buying?
The affordable price of both of these vehicles makes them worth buying—especially when you consider the impressive features both offer. Some of the standard safety features you’ll find on the Kona and Venue are options on much higher priced SUVs, so you don’t have to look very hard to see the value.
So, which is the right choice for you? Both are excellent vehicles and excellent values. If you’re not interested in an electric version and have no need for AWD, it largely comes down to the style you like. The Venue has a boxy look you may expect from a larger SUV while the Kona has a sleeker, more streamlined appearance.
The team at Greg May Hyundai is happy to further discuss the features and give you a test drive in both vehicles. Whether you choose the Hyundai Kona or Hyundai Venue, 2020 is a great year for small SUVs!