There really aren’t any bad brand-new cars anymore. Even the cheapest, smallest new cars are all pretty good.
Not nearly enough new cars have a distinct personality and character, though, especially on the smaller, cheaper end of the spectrum. In that regard the Hyundai Venue — and especially this Denim edition — is a much-needed breath of fresh air.
- Standout all-blue interior design
- Tons of standard features
- Zippy powertrain and well-tuned chassis
- Lots of personality for the price
- So-so fuel economy
- Can’t get a sunroof or manual on the Denim
Singing the blues
The Denim version of Hyundai’s littlest crossover is, you guessed it, inspired by denim jeans. It only comes in one color, a nice blue called — wait for it — Denim. The white roof is actually hand-painted, which means you can’t get the Denim with a sunroof (it’s an option on the Venue SEL). There are a number of other white accents on the exterior, too, including the rear badges, some trim pieces on the bumpers and the wheel arches.
But the real star of the show is the interior. Yes, the denim-inspired