Hyundai Venue vs. Kona: What’s the Difference?

Hyundai Venue vs Kona - Gossett Hyundai South - Memphis, TN

When it comes to the subcompact SUV segment, there are dozens of makes and models to choose from. Two of the best choices in the segment are the Hyundai Venue and the Hyundai Kona. What is the difference between these two crossovers, and which one is right for you?


When it comes to size, the Hyundai Venue is smaller and branded an “urban compact SUV.” That means it’s shorter than the Kona and is better suited for navigating narrow roads and parking lots.

Both seat five passengers and have comparable cargo space when the rear seats are in place (18.7 cubic feet for Venue and 19.2 for Kona). When you fold the seats, that number expands to 31.9 cubic feet for the Venue and 45.8 for the Kona.


The Hyundai Kona comes with a standard 2.0-liter engine with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. Night, Limited, and Ultimate trims come with a speedier 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The Venue’s standard engine is a 1.6-liter four-cylinder good for 121 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. While it’s not as powerful as the Kona’s engine options, it’s perfect for driving around the city.


Standard features are similar in both crossovers. Both the Venue and the Kona come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, plus some high-tech safety features like Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist. Both have cloth seats on their base models, but only the Kona offers leather as an option on higher trims.

Depending on your needs, either the Hyundai Venue or Kona could be your perfect match. See both crossovers in person at Gossett Hyundai South.

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