It wasn’t so long ago that an SUV would make no sense as a city car. Bulky and hard to maneuver, they were lousy choices for crowded conditions. These days, though, the thriving subcompact crossover class has a lot to offer city-dwellers — none more so than the 2022 Hyundai Venue.
As Europeans have appreciated for longer than Americans, the most space-efficient vehicle is tall but not very long. The Venue measures just 159.1 inches long, the least of any U.S.-market crossover and far less than any sedan. Yet it also has an unexpectedly roomy interior, fantastic gas mileage, and prices starting at just $19,000. Naturally, though, an extra-small, extra-affordable, extra-economical vehicle has some tradeoffs. Keep reading to learn more about the Venue’s pros and cons to see if this little crossover is the right fit for you.