Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster

About Hyundai Veloster

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a fun and funky sporty compact car with value pricing and a secretly practical side. While it looks like a low-slung coupe, the Veloster hides its functional nature until you need it, thanks to an upward-rising rear door that reveals respectful cargo space, plus a hidden third side door on the right side that allows easier entry for rear passengers. Though it has aggressive looks and a carnivorous name, a base Veloster doesn't have much muscle. Hyundai remedied that a few years ago with a turbocharged model that better competes with sporty hatchbacks like the VW GTI. The Veloster remains a great value thanks to its sub-$19,000 starting price, standard features like Apple CarPlay compatibility, and Hyundai's excellent 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Hyundai Veloster
What's new for 2017?
2017 Hyundai Veloster

For 2017, Hyundai is adding the Value Edition to the Veloster lineup. It includes panoramic sunroof, navigation, dual-clutch auto transmission, automatic climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels and premium audio system. At $22,185, it's roughly $3,000 more than a standard model, and priced just under the more powerful Turbo R-Spec Veloster.

  • Expert Rating: 6.8
  • Consumers Rating: 7.9
  • MPG 27|34
2016 Hyundai Veloster
What's new for 2016?
2016 Hyundai Veloster

For 2016 a new Rally Edition joins the lineup featuring a stiffer suspension, RAYS lightweight alloy wheels and a B&M Racing sport shifter. A new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is available on turbo trims, while all Velosters feature a revised hood and grille design, available Siri Eyes Free and upgraded interiors.

2015 Hyundai Veloster
What's new for 2015?
2015 Hyundai Veloster

After the introduction of a turbocharged model and the sharp-looking RE:FLEX model, the Veloster carries over with only a handful of changes. Automatic climate control is now part of the Technology package, and the Style package adds 18-inch wheels.

2014 Hyundai Veloster
What's new for 2014?
2014 Hyundai Veloster

A new Turbo R-Spec trim is added. The R-Spec brings unique visual elements, a B&M short-throw shifter, red leatherette bolstered cloth seating, enhanced suspension and steering tuning, and the lowest price point in the Turbo lineup. New features for the Veloster Turbo include torque vectoring and Active Sound Design in-cabin sound enhancement, while automatic climate control is added to the options list. The base Veloster gains a rearview camera, a driver’s blind-spot mirror and daytime running lights.

2013 Hyundai Veloster
What's new for 2013?
2013 Hyundai Veloster

2013 marks the introduction of the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, a more powerful version of the Veloster, which remains in naturally-aspirated form. In addition to the souped-up engine, the Veloster Turbo features unique front and rear styling, bigger wheels and more standard features, including leather seats. Hyundai’s first use of a matte gray paint will also see its debut on the Veloster Turbo.

2012 Hyundai Veloster
What's new for 2012?
2012 Hyundai Veloster

The 2012 Veloster's stylish looks and odd three-door arrangement are likely focal points, but fuel economy numbers up to 37 mpg on the highway and a price tag that undercuts all of its key competitors are also worth noting.

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Consumer Reviews

The longest Ive kept a car

By on Thursday, July 6, 2017

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Single car accident

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "FUN! good looking, great mileage (40+), nice sound"

Cons: "Slightly rough ride, A/C could have been better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Although it was only a few years that I had the Veloster, I had no intention of giving it up until I wrecked it. I cannot think of a single thing I could complain about except the occasional rattles and the right front speaker regularly going bad. But with that warranty, its hard to go wrong. The 6 speed was a gas to drive too."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love the turbo!

By on Thursday, November 15, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Sporty unique look, fun to drive, large trunk"

Cons: "Needs power seats,no dimmer for display screen"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Loved the 2012 Veloster so much we bought 2 this year and just traded one in for the turbo. The turbo is worth the extra money! Love the push button start, all the added extras, rear camera has a wide view angle. Ride is a lot smoother than the 2012 version and extremely smooth handling. Thinking about trading in our other 2012 for another turbo!"

42 people out of 45 found this review helpful

I like this car

By on Sunday, July 29, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 955

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Owned this car for 2 weeks dont know how people are geting 40 mpg I cant even get 35 out of it on freeway at 72 mph. Also it seems the speedo is off by about 5 mph. other than that I like the car. Oh one more thing it does'nt come with a spare tire or jack and tools if you want those it's 250.00"

51 people out of 55 found this review helpful

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