The all-new Hyundai Venue is set to release soon, but according to the industry research and valuation authority, it's already set be one of the highest-value compact crossover SUVs in the US. It'll upend rivals like Nissan Kicks, Kia Soul, and Ford EcoSport for what's offered -- plenty for the entry-level -- as well as value, starting for as little as $17,000. A recent first-look review by Kelley Blue Book gives us the scoop.

For one, Hyundai Venue will offer one large standard infotainment system, measuring a sizable 8 inches. It'll come standard with the smartphone integration capabilities of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay -- a feature sure to appeal to young professionals and jet-setters looking to stay connected on the go.

Secondly, it'll make a navigation system available that includes three years of updates on real-time traffic and map info. Ditto for the next generation of Blue Link connected car technologies. The latter will work with your Amazon Echo and Alexa as well as Google Assistant via Google Home to allow remote start, remote climate management, and more.

KBB even calls Hyundai Venue a "compelling choice for teen drivers." That'll owe to an "impressive safety suite" incorporating forward collision-avoidance assistance, a pedestrian detector, lane-keeping assist, and a driver attention warning feature. Each will come standard. Others, such as blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning, will be available to improve your situational awareness.

Finally, its ride quality will "challenge and exceed many expectations." Hyundai Venue will handle in a mannerly way and run quietly for a small SUV. Our brand's internal testing even evinces excellent combined fuel economy to boot -- up to 32 mpg. That's road-trip-out-of-Reading territory.

Eager to learn more about the 2020 Hyundai Venue? Stay tuned for updates on its appearance. Until then, feel free to get in touch with us here at 6125 Shillington Plaza at Seidel Hyundai to schedule a test drive in a new Hyundai SUV. We'll be glad to help you get a feel for what to expect!