2021 Hyundai Venue vs. 2021 Hyundai Kona | Brownsville, TX

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If you’re shopping for a subcompact crossover, Hyundai has you covered. The 2021 Hyundai Venue and 2021 Hyundai Kona are both ideal for drives around Brownsville and longer road trips, but they have some key differences. Learn more about them, and contact us at Tipton Hyundai with any questions.


The Hyundai Kona and Venue might be from the same brand, but they look completely different as you walk up to them. If you prefer a more traditional crossover shape, the Kona might be for you. Its design is very athletic, and you can choose from six exterior colors. For turning heads, the Hyundai Venue makes a bold statement with its seven color choices, including a bright Green Apple shade, and a contrasting roof option. Its body is shorter than the Kona, and the shape is much boxier.


When comparing the interior space of the Kona and the Venue, it’s important to think of your priorities. They both have seating for up to five passengers, but the Venue’s angular shape means that there is slightly more headroom for taller people in the back row. The models are fairly close when it comes to rear legroom, but the Kona does win in rear shoulder room — 54.5 inches vs. 53.7 inches — and hip room —52.2 inches compared to 43.5 inches.

Ultimately, the Hyundai Kona is the winner when it comes to cargo space thanks to its longer body. It has 19.2 cubic feet of cargo volume with the seats open and 45.8 cubic feet with the rear seats collapsed. The Hyundai Venue has a comparable 18.7 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats up, but with everything folded flat, the Venue achieves 31.9 cubic feet of space.


Both the Hyundai Venue and the Hyundai Kona are packed with technology options to fit your preferences. The crossovers are available with 8-inch color touchscreens with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® capabilities. However, you can upgrade the Kona’s sound system to an eight-speaker Infinity® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology setup. The Kona also has an available Heads-up Display to help you monitor the vehicle as you drive down the road.


When it comes to performance, the Hyundai Kona has the power advantage, but the Venue has better fuel economy. With its Smartstream four-cylinder engine, the Venue has an estimated 30 city mpg, 33 highway mpg, and 31 combined mpg.* The Hyundai Kona’s most powerful engine, an inline four-cylinder turbocharged option, achieves 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. If you think you’ll be up against challenging driving conditions regularly, the Kona also has an available All-Wheel Drive powertrain.

The 2021 Hyundai Venue and the 2021 Hyundai Kona might be in the same vehicle class, but there are some key differences between them. Come see us at Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas, to take both models for a test drive.

**EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition. Some accessories are not available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.

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