The 2023 Hyundai Venue achieved a four-out-of-five star overall safety rating from the NHTSA, with four stars for the frontal and rollover tests and five stars for the side crash test. Over at the IIHS, the 2023 Venue was rated as a Top Safety Pick, one of the highest recognitions from the authority. This award only applies to the Limited with the LED headlights.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
It may be short on luxuries - a consequence of the Venue's positioning in the market rather than stinginess on Hyundai's part - but a quick review of the spec sheet reveals that the Korean brand has done a good job of equipping even the cheapest Venue with the safety technologies expected of any new vehicle. Every version comes with tire-pressure monitoring, a rearview camera, electronic stability control, traction control, and ABS brakes. The airbag count totals six, with dual-front, front-side, and curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions.
Driver-assist technologies encompass forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, driver-attention warning, automatic high beams, and - from this year - rear-seat occupancy alert. The top two trims add blind-spot detection and rear cross-traffic alert.
|Hyundai Venue Trims||SE||SEL||Limited|
|Rear Parking Aid||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||S||S|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S|
J.D. Power gives the 2023 version of the Venue an overall rating of 77 out of 100 and a good 82/100 rating for quality and reliability, which are decent but fall short of competitors like the Kia Soul, which attains scores of 80 and 87, respectively. Promisingly, the Venue has yet to be recalled for any problems for the 2023 model year, but the 2021 and 2022 models were recalled once for a seat-belt pretentioner that may explode and injure passengers.
If anything does go awry, it's satisfying to know that the Venue comes with one of the best warranties in the industry. The five-year/60,000-mile new vehicle warranty is complemented by a ten-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. A seven-year anti-perforation warranty applies regardless of mileage covered, while 24-hour roadside assistance runs for five years.