Hyundai Venue (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - You might think that Hyundai would have already plugged every possible niche there is in the utility-vehicle category, but the automaker has (at least) one more trick up its sleeve. The Tiny Venue slots below the Kona in the lineup, but, like the slightly larger Nissan Kicks, it isn't available with all-wheel-drive. It does come with a thrifty 1.6-liter four-cylinder, rated at 121 horsepower and 113 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for the base SEL trim, while a continuously variable transmission is optional, but standard with the premium SE. Base equipment includes an eight-inch display plus an assortment of collision-avoiding dynamic-safety technology. Among the options, many of which can be found in the SE, are roof rails, alloy wheels, navigation system, sunroof, premium audio system and blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. Two-tone paint, something that the Nissan Kicks also offers, can be ordered for the Venue.
Base price (including destination): $19,000 (est.)
Type: Subcompact utility vehicle
Engine (h.p.): 1.6-liter I-4 (121)
Transmissions: Six-speed manual; continuously variable
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): TBA
Base weight (lb.): 2,600 (est.)