Hyundai Venue vs. Hyundai Kona in Shrewsbury, NJ

Which Subcompact Hyundai SUV is Right for Me? Find Out Near Freehold

Recently, a new vehicle classification has risen in popularity in the automotive market: the subcompact SUV. With the high demand for compact SUVs, automakers saw an opportunity to design a smaller option that falls between a compact SUV and a full-size sedan. Many brands now feature subcompact SUVs in their vehicle lineups. Since 2017, the Hyundai Kona was the only subcompact SUV in the Hyundai lineup. Now, for 2020, the South Korean manufacturer introduced an all-new subcompact SUV into the mix: the Hyundai Venue.

Now when you visit the Circle Hyundai showroom, you'll have two subcompact SUVs to explore and test drive. With more than one option, it's time to research and compare the characteristics to see which SUV would benefit your trips between Freehold and Toms River, NJ. While the differences between these models are minimal, they're important to note so that you know which subcompact SUV to lease or finance at your Shrewsbury Hyundai dealer, serving Middletown, NJ.



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Differences Between the Two Subcompact Hyundai SUVs

Before driving less than 10 minutes from Tinton Falls, NJ, to tour these two SUVs at Circle Hyundai, you can save time by getting to know each one at home. With both subcompact SUVs, you'll get the outstanding warranty that features a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. You'll also get the reliability and quality that Hyundai is known for providing to all its New Jersey customers around the West Long Branch area. So, in the end, you'll do well with either SUV, but here are the key differences:

  • The Hyundai Venue reaches 35 mpg on the highway with its manual transmission, while the Hyundai Kona only excels to 33 mpg for its highway fuel economy.
  • If you want all-wheel drive in your SUV, the Hyundai Kona offers this traction-boosting system. All-wheel drive does not come offered on the all-new Hyundai Venue.
  • For power, Hyundai Kona offers up to 175 horsepower (147 standard horsepower). The smaller Hyundai Venue only gets 121 horsepower on all three of its trim levels.
  • Regarding the five-seat cabins of these SUVs, you'll get more interior volume in the Hyundai Kona (113.3 cubic-feet) than you do in the Hyundai Venue (110.6 cubic-feet).
  • The difference in cabin size also impacts maximum cargo capacity. Behind the front row, the Kona has 45.8 cubic-feet, and the Venue has 31.9 cubic-feet of storage space.
  • Wireless device charging is available in the Hyundai Kona. It's not one of the advanced features inside the Hyundai Venue cabin like the eight-inch touchscreen display.
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning is standard in the Hyundai Kona and an upgrade on the Hyundai Venue, unlike Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning (both standard).
  • The maximum wheel size offered for the Hyundai Venue is 17 inches. If you want bigger wheels, you can get 18-inch ones when you select the subcompact Hyundai Kona.

While these eight differences are minor, they help New Jersey shoppers distinguish these subcompact Hyundai SUVs. If you commute quite a bit around Shrewsbury, you may want the best fuel economy possible. In that case, you'll go with the Hyundai Venue. If you want the strongest balance of fuel efficiency and interior volume, you may lean toward the Hyundai Kona. Either way, the best next step will be scheduling a test drive at Circle Hyundai, serving Neptune City, NJ.

Pick the Right Subcompact SUV at Your Shrewsbury Hyundai Dealer

For daily adventures along the New Jersey coast, the team at Circle Hyundai wants to put you in the driver's seat of the suitable subcompact SUV. Between the urbanized Venue and the adventurous Kona, there's an SUV with your name on it in the Circle Hyundai showroom - minutes from Tinton Falls and West Long Branch. Reserve a test drive today and conclude which model you want to lease or finance at your Shrewsbury Hyundai dealership.