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Got my Ultimate Venue Denim model yesterday and I love it.

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I've watched road tests on utude since the Venue came out and most of the testers really don't have a clue about vehicles like the Venue...they compare it to every other car they've tested...they complain about the Venue because it doesn't do the 0-60 times, road noise, engine noise, not cornering like sports cars and cars that cost any where from 100 grand to millions...the Venue was built for those who are looking for a reliable car in the 20 to 25 grand price...my experience with my Ultimate has none of the bull that the testers have complained about...mine has all kinds of power and I proved that driving to my son's home where there are a variety of road conditions and with lots of very steep hills and the car didn't complain and I had the car in normal mode and was driving as high as 90 and 100 kilometers/hour and was always staying below the 4000 rpms that the break in is calling for the first 700 kilometers...and I was really surprised by the difference the sport mode was...I had my 37 year old son with me and he was really surprised when I move from normal to sport...as far as road noise it wasn't any where noisy as the testers made it out to be and all I could hear is probably from the tires and the condition of the pavement which wasn't any where close to being like a newly paved roads and there was absolutely no wind noise from the windows or doors and the ride was very smooth and the only rough spots were from broken pavement and small pot holes and I think some of that was because I discovered my tires had around 54 psi and I thought that maybe the tire read out I was getting on the instruments was probably not reading it right...today I checked the pressure with my tire gauge and the psi was indeed around the 54 and 55 psi, so I changed the tires down to 33psi like the sticker on the door says and as well in the manual...and as far as engine noise the only time I heard anything from it was on the type of acceleration needed on highways and the engine is very quiet at idle...when I was experimenting with the blue link by starting the engine from inside my house and I went to the front door to see if it was running and I actually had to walk closer to the car to hear the engine.

I'm attaching some pictures and you'll notice that the Canadian Ultimate is a bit different then the Limited in the US...we have a different grill and everything comes standard with the Ultimate like the sunroof and the full compliment of heated goodies like the seats, the steering wheel and outside mirrors and the mirrors have the side lights are on them instead of on the body of the car.

my post looks a little long winded but I'm very impressed with the Venue and like I told the dealer that the Venue is probably the best car in it's class especially because of how it's optioned out comparing it to much higher priced vehicles.
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the one picture for some reason didn't keep it's proper rotation even though I did fix it.
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Yay!!!
Well now I have to figure out if I can retro fit the heated steering wheel in the US model.
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We don't get heating options on our top-of-the range version here in Aust. We do get the 2 tone in either blue or white, but there are still a lot of buttons that are not in use.
I'm glad you got your Venue! And I'm glad you love it! I've been following your posts over the last few months and I kept thinking, "Dear God, get this guy his Venue already, he's waited long enough!"

Happy driving!!! And Congratulations!!
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I'm glad you got your Venue! And I'm glad you love it! I've been following your posts over the last few months and I kept thinking, "Dear God, get this guy his Venue already, he's waited long enough!"

Happy driving!!! And Congratulations!!
We don't get heating options on our top-of-the range version here in Aust. We do get the 2 tone in either blue or white, but there are still a lot of buttons that are not in use.
It looks like every country lets Hyundai know what they want to see on their vehicles they get, and of course each country will have mandated things for safety...here in Canada Hyundai will have the heated seats, heated steering wheel and heated outside mirrors because those 3 things are what the majority Canadians want, and AWD is another option that will be standard on many models that can only be gotten in Canada, where as many other countries don't require some of these options...as well Hyundai Canada must also have a say in design things like the grill on my Ultimate, which I think makes the front end standout and I like the side lights on the mirrors...look at India's Venues and the different things like engine and transmission option.
I need that heated steering wheel in my life!
Congrats on the delivery my man.
I need that heated steering wheel in my life!
Congrats on the delivery my man.
funny this is the first car I've had with a heated steering wheel and at one point the steering wheel was starting to get really warm and I looked down at the control button and I realized when I used the emergency brake I turned it on by mistake because the end of the brake handle is close to the button and being new to everything on the car I must have pushed the button with part of my hand while trying out the brake 馃榿...it's going to be nice when the winter season starts again.
So that's the top of the line, Canadian style. We NorteAmericanos obsess about the differences available to us. I enjoy your criticism of conventional reviewers; they just don't get it. However good your first impressions are, they will only get better.
I've owned 20 cars over the last 60 years and my 2022 SEL is the best designed of all of them. Even my spouse, notoriously critical of my petrolhead choices, grabs the keys and just goes, leaving me the perfectly fine 2018 Tucson, because it's not as much fun.
Some cars, eg the '67 Beetle, the pre 68 Valiant slant six, are classics. I suspect the first generation Venues will achieve that status.
So that's the top of the line, Canadian style. We NorteAmericanos obsess about the differences available to us. I enjoy your criticism of conventional reviewers; they just don't get it. However good your first impressions are, they will only get better.
I've owned 20 cars over the last 60 years and my 2022 SEL is the best designed of all of them. Even my spouse, notoriously critical of my petrolhead choices, grabs the keys and just goes, leaving me the perfectly fine 2018 Tucson, because it's not as much fun.
Some cars, eg the '67 Beetle, the pre 68 Valiant slant six, are classics. I suspect the first generation Venues will achieve that status.
my Ultimate was $25299.00 Canadian without the freight and taxes etc. added on, and the Canadian buck is worth about 78 cents to the US buck...I think we are getting a good deal for the money...I'm very satisfied with the power and the ride quality and all the features and with all the bad things said and written about the CVT/IVT I can't find any fault with it, and I don't expect it to be race car quality and performance oriented, it does what it was designed to do and with the price of gas the transmission is another plus.
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Congratulations! .You got it finally! Looks Great! Enjoy!!!.
I've had my Essential (Base model in CA) for 6 months and I have to say driving the Venue always makes me smile. It's a very agile car, the 1.6L motor gives good fuel economy and very practical.

I think you'll like it more each time you drive it.
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Congrats on getting your new baby! Yeah, the Canadian Ultimate is a bargain. You paid about $20,000 USD for it. I paid $22,000 USD for my mid-grade SEL that doesn't have everything yours has.

Yeah, the reviewers on YouTube are kinda nutty. They seem to be so used to $60,000 BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, Lexus, etc., that they poke fun at anything affordable. Newsflash to them: we all can't afford cars like that.

The neighbor guy bought a base Chevy Spark hatchback (LS model), and it was almost $18,000 out the door, and I was briefly considering the Mitsubishi Mirage which was $16,000 in base form. I am glad I spent a little more and got way more for the price and way more personality/style.

That two tone dash is way cool. I wish mine had that.
Conragts buddy, hope you enjoy every km of it. Shame that we don't have the sunroof option in any package when purchasing the car :(
........Even my spouse, notoriously critical of my petrolhead choices, grabs the keys and just goes, leaving me the perfectly fine 2018 Tucson, because it's not as much fun........
That's one of the reasons I insist on always buying a car with a manual transmission: I don't want my wife to be able to drive it!
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Congratulations on the Venue Ultimate! Mine is pretty much identical to yours with one exception: I upgraded the Map/Infotainment software to the April version and now have a much different radio layout. I didn't fancy the change at first (I really liked the retro tube look) but the new software is growing on me. Nice having larger album covers on SiriusXM. Just something to be aware of before you do the update.

I'm going to say it: I think the Venue is my favorite car in over 40 years of driving. Wonderful choice you made.
Since we took delivery on April 15, 2021, our Venue has been a perfect working car. The only two trips back to the dealership were for oil changes.
I've mentioned before that I'm a car nut and watched a lot of road tests mainly on u tube and none of the testers on the Venue don't known their butt from a hole in the ground...their problem is comparing the Venue with very high end vehicles while over 100 grand with 500+ horse power...they complained about lack of power loud road noise and lack of Rolls Royce interior...first of all they have no idea why the Venue was built...all they have to do is look at the price level the Venue is in and they'll see why the interior is what it is, and I think the interior is excellent, and as far as road noise, the only road noise I here is from the tires and it depends on the condition of the road surfaces, I have no noise caused by the sealing around the doors or windows, and the only time I hear the engine noise is at cold start up and one at operating temperature I don't hardly hear the engine at all in in the car or outside but do hear it when I floor it out and when I pull away from a stop to go to highway speed...as far as power goes, I have a Camaro SS with the LS1 engine and know a bit about power, and my Ultimate has fantastic power for a 4 banger non turbo in normal mode, and sport mode is excellent, I have no problem passing or going up hills, and I will admit that I was not happy about having a CVT, but Hyundai's IVT is great, and I'm now past the break in mileage and am getting 39.87 mpg all round average, and have gotten 43+ mpg on trips...because mine is an Ultimate I have all the features and they all work great and the sound system is excellent [another complaint by testers].

I'm 75 and have had cars from a VW Bug to Corvettes and now have a 1999 Camaro SS convertible and have had it for 23 years, my Venue is a daily driver and my daily drivers all have lasted 20+ years, I love my Venue and picked it for a daily driver for a reason, and probably the main one was because it's a naturally aspirated engine, no turbos, and it has a great interior which is Denim and goes great with the Denim colour and for the price, which also has all the options.

here's a website for all us Metric drivers to convert the liters/100k to US mpg and as well the site will give you the UK mpg...so I'm using the US mpg because most understand that.
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Since we took delivery on April 15, 2021, our Venue has been a perfect working car. The only two trips back to the dealership were for oil changes.
I鈥檓 in the same boat as this guy. Took delivery March 鈥21. Two oil changes, zero issues.馃檪
The ivt is a little wonky on grades, but other than that he has been a great daily so far.
I wouldn鈥檛 say the venue is fast, but it is quick due to its weight in stop and go situations. Fast ends at 3500rpm馃ぃ
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I would be happy to hook up with that camero and take you on a trip to the woodshed.馃槝j/k
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Interior is identical to my 2020 Denim, I really wish mine had the adjustable armrest though and not just the base armrest. Other than that I'm pretty sure I have everything except lane assist, forward collison and auto high beams
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another thing I like is the 6 speaker entertainment system that sounds great mostly because the interior being it's size and the heated seats and steering along with the LED lighting system along with everything else, and I'm glade they have the adjustable armrest...I'm happy with the whole of everything for the class of car that it is in it's price range...I now have 6000 Kilometers on it and I've noticed it seems to have more acceleration on demand in normal mode and the sport mode has more to it then I was expecting.
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