Over a year ago, Hyundai introduced the world to its new entry-level crossover. The subcompact Venue spoke at the 2019 New York Auto Show, and it quickly became an endearing machine that surpassed its subcompact class. Now we have another reason to be in awe of the venue as it won a 2020 Best security choice Insurance Institute for Road Safety (IIHS) award.
The criteria for awarding the award have changed over the years. For 2020, several safety and accident prevention parameters must be respected, in particular good scores in six different crash tests. For collision prevention, a vehicle must have Advanced or superior ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian situations. Headlights must also have a minimum rating of acceptable.
In the case of the place, he marked superior for the prevention of collisions with vehicles both as standard and with additional options. For pedestrians, the standard Venue won a Advanced note, who went to a superior filing with optional systems in the mix. The crash notes were good, and the optional LED projector headlights won acceptable Evaluation. However, standard lights have only been rated marginal due to poor visibility when cornering. If LED lenses were a standard issue, the Venue could have received the set Best security choice + price.
We have spent a lot of time with the Venue since its launch, and every experience has been pleasant and enjoyable to say the least. The feature-rich interior is a comfortable place for driver and passengers, and interior space is impressive given the Venue’s small size. The Venue’s styling is admittedly subjective, but we find it stands out – in a positive way – among a highly competitive segment that is growing every day. If anything, he could use a bit more horsepower, but it’s a small hit in what could be one of the best little crossovers available today.