When you’re shopping for an efficient small crossover, you’ll find that the 2022 Hyundai Venue SEL hits the sweet spot with its friendly price and richly appointed cabin. Let’s take a closer look at everything this Venue trim model can bring to your daily drive.
What’s the difference between the Venue SEL and SE?
Compared to the base Venue SE, the mid-grade SEL trim model comes with a longer list of standard features (see below). As a result, the 2022 Hyundai Venue SEL (starting at $20,750) costs more than the Venue SE (starting at $19,000).
Which features come with the 2022 Hyundai Venue SEL?
Compared to the base model, the mid-level Venue SEL offers greater style, with a standard sunroof, and interior comfort, with automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SEL also treats you to standard roof rails, helping you transport a kayak or oversized camping gear with ease. This Venue also includes many of the model’s standard features, including a robust list of driver safety aids and smartphone-friendly infotainment gear.
The SEL adds features you won’t find on the base Venue trim model, including:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- Automatic climate control
- Center storage box with sliding armrest
- Dual USB ports
- Six-speaker sound system
- Roof rails
- Blind-spot monitoring
The 2022 Venue SEL also includes many of the features that are standard for the base SE, including a smartphone-savvy infotainment system:
- Automatic headlamps
- Height-adjustable driver’s seat
- 8-inch infotainment touchscreen
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Forward collision mitigation
- Lane departure mitigation
- Driver attention warning
What’s under the Venue SEL’s hood?
Here, the SEL isn’t much different from any other Venue trim model. All of these subcompact crossovers help you strike a balance between peppy performance and fuel economy with a turbocharged engine and continuously variable transmission. The transmission sends power to the front wheels, and all-wheel drive is not available. The SEL adds to the base lineup with one upgrade — rear disc brakes — for increasingly powerful stops
Like other Venue trim models, the SEL performance specs include:
- Turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine (121 horsepower, 113 lb-ft of torque)
- Continuously variable transmission
- Front-wheel drive
- Rear disc brakes
- 31 mpg combined (29 city/33 highway)
Is the 2022 Hyundai Venue SEL a good crossover SUV?
Yes! The Venue SEL was built to deliver strong, reliable performance for years to come. Your model will require regular maintenance, of course, but a well-cared-for Venue will also take care of you.
If you do experience an issue with your Hyundai, you can always head to our dealership service department for warranty-related repairs. Hyundai comes with one of the best warranties in the nation, including up to 10 years’ or 100,000 miles’ worth of limited powertrain coverage.
2022 Hyundai warranty coverage includes:
- Basic coverage: 5 years/60,000 miles
- Powertrain limited warranty: 10 years/100,000 miles