Cars.com Names Venue Best Value of 2021

By Staff Writer February 19, 2021
Cars.com chooses the Value Winner based on features, warranties and overall performance for the money. Cars.com chooses the Value Winner based on features, warranties and overall performance for the money.

Cars.com names the 2021 Hyundai Venue its inaugural Best Value of 2021 winner, an all-new award category in the company’s annual Best Of awards program. The Venue’s overall affordability, combined with its fuel efficiency and variety of safety and technology features, cemented it as Cars.com’s Best Value of 2021 award winner for car shoppers.

“With new-car prices reaching over $40,000, some car buyers may feel priced out of the market, but that’s not true — new cars are not out of reach,” said Jenni Newman, Cars.com editor-in-chief.

Jenni Newman Cars.com's editor-in-cheif

“New cars, like the Hyundai Venue, are priced at or below some used cars, deliver more long-term value and offer a bevy of features that are extra-cost options on more expensive vehicles. Shoppers who are flexible and resourceful can find a great value if they think — and research — more broadly using the tools on Cars.com.”

The auto industry has seen formidable consumer demand over the last several months, despite strains on inventory. Average new-car prices are up 5 percent and used-car prices are up approximately 10 percent year-over-year, averaging $22,600 in January.1

The Venue’s lineup of tech and safety features ultimately set it apart — all for a suggested starting price of $19,935. Even if shoppers go for a fully loaded Venue, the result is still a sub-$25,000 SUV. Base features include:

  • 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Forward automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane keep assist
  • Up to three years/36,000 miles of free maintenance
  • Lengthy warranties of five years/60,000 miles for bumper-to-bumper and 10 years/100,000 miles for powertrain

Newman added, “The Hyundai Venue is packed with must-have tech, critical safety features and a standout warranty, all for less than $20,000. That’s what makes it the winner of our inaugural Best Value award.”

Cars.com experts chose the Best Value of 2021 winner based on the average price listed, features, warranties and overall performance for the cost.

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Last modified on Friday, 19 February 2021 14:50