The heavier Chevy's turbocharged engine also supplies more torque low in the rev range, and the Trax is available with all-wheel drive. If you want something more practical and stylish than a subcompact sedan, it'll be worth your time to check out the Venue. It's not quick, mind -- this is still an entry-level economy car at heart -- but it's plenty powerful both for urban stop-and-go running and freeway merging. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

In this review, we're testing the 2020 Hyundai Venue Active. The Venue is small, so there's only so much you can physically fit inside. This is a vehicle that doesn't feel the least bit claustrophobic up front. The brand has reported selling 2316 copies of its Venue in 2020 so far, holding a nice 14 per cent slice of segment share as a consequence. What you do get is a rear skid plate finished in grey, alongside a set of 17-inch alloy wheels (upsized from 15-inch as a running change in mid-2020. View all 8 consumer vehicle reviews for the 2020 Hyundai Venue on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the 2020 Venue. I also say that in light of front-wheel-only configuration, because the Venue could safely be viewed as more of a tall hatchback than a utility vehicle (in much the same way the Soul and Kicks' genres are routinely debated). It's hard to make such small dimensions look rugged or imposing, but to my eyes, the Venue is more successful at this than rivals. For my money, beyond a full warranty, one of the key reasons to stretch to a new-vehicle purchase over a used one -- especially with parents shopping for their kids -- is the rapidly mushrooming availability of advanced driver assist systems. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Venue is a good car for you. An adjustable floor yields a deeper cargo hold, but it's still tight. Australia's road network is over 50% gravel, and to their credit, Hyundai's route planners didn't shy away from the rough stuff. There's plenty of elbow, head and legroom. Its four-cylinder powertrain isn't quick, and only front-wheel drive is offered, but the Venue is peppy at low speeds and the engine never sounds too coarse. Some vehicles start where the Venue tops out on price and don't have the same amount of tech. Unfortunately, the Venue's novel lenticular-lensed taillamps seen here won't make it to the US market. Other factors that will affect a parent's decision is that the Venue lacks both rear air vents and any form of rear power outlet out back. For a full list of Venue models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page.