Which Ultra compact SUV Works Best for You? Comparing the All-New 2020 Hyundai Venue and 2019 Nissan Kicks

If there is an SUV for everyone, then even those Red Bank or Neptune drivers who don't desire a large amount of space can be accommodated. Hyundai doesn't believe every crossover has to be rugged and ready for adventure. But it should provide an exciting ride and high-quality ride. Hyundai is introducing the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue for Asbury Park and Middletown drivers. To truly give you a sense of what the 2020 Venue is, Circle Hyundai of Shrewsbury will compare it to a competitive subcompact, the 2019 Nissan Kicks.



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Tale of the Tape

2020 Hyundai Venue:

  • Three trim levels; SE, SEL, Denim
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Seats five passengers
  • LED head and taillights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

2019 Nissan Kicks

  • Three trim levels; S, SV, SR
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Seats five passengers
  • LED headlights

Performance Comparison

Though not built to scale mountains, the Hyundai Venue still gives Freehold and West Long Beach drivers a thrilling experience behind the wheel. It handles the curves with confidence and tackles the highways with efficiency.

2020 Hyundai Venue:

  • 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Matched with a Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission or six-speed manual transmission
  • Manual: 30 mpg/city, 35 mpg/highway. CVT: 32 mpg/city, 34 mpg/highway

2019 Nissan Kicks

  • 122-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission
  • EPA-Estimated 31 mpg/city, 36 mpg/highway

Interior Comforts

2020 Hyundai Venue:

The 2020 Venue is subtly large, despite the subcompact package. It comes with standard, but upgraded cloth upholstery, with ample head room and legroom for all passengers. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter bring a touch of luxury. The six-way power-adjustable driver's seat is standard. With the SEL model you get comfortable heated front seats for chilly Tinton Falls nights.

The 60/40 split-folding rear seats give you up to 32 cubic feet of cargo space.

2019 Nissan Kicks:

Has cloth seats, but also comes with available Sport-style cloth seats or synthetic leather upholstery. A leather-wrapped steering wheel is available. 60/40 split-rear folding seats unveil 25 cubic feet of storage.


2020 Hyundai Venue:

The infotainment system of the Venue is led by the vibrant, high-resolution eight-inch touchscreen display. It includes the standard smartphone integration you hope to find in a sophisticated crossover. Real-time traffic is included in the available navigation system. Dual USB ports and Bluetooth integration keeps you connected while on the road. As does the advanced Blue Link Connected Car Service app, through your smartphone. You have access to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and remote features. A power sunroof gives you a different view of the Asbury Park skylines.

2019 Nissan Kicks:

A seven-inch touchscreen is in charge of the NissanConnect infotainment system of the Kicks. It comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot and the same smartphone integration you'll find in the Venue.


2020 Hyundai Venue:

You'll find several driver-assist measures aimed to protect you and everyone else on the road. Driver attention monitoring, Forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist lead the way. The rearview camera gives you dynamic guidelines for a clear view of your favorite parking spot.

2019 Nissan Kicks:

The Kicks gives you a rearview camera, forward collision warning and emergency braking come standard. For a little extra you can get rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.

Discover the Hyundai Venue in Shrewsbury

Pound-for-pound the all-new Hyundai Venue is a welcome addition to the world of subcompact crossovers. Built for the streets and not for the rugged outdoors, it makes for the perfect travel companion around your New Jersey neighborhood. Take the Venue for a test drive and learn more about the Hyundai Venue at Circle Hyundai and begin your new adventure.