Hyundai Veloster

Base MSRP price range:
$18,000 - $23,600
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Ratings Category: Subcompact cars (Manual transmission)
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Hyundai Veloster Overview

The Veloster hatchback has three doors, with the right-side rear one providing access to the tight rear seat. Based on the small Accent, the Veloster's 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder delivers adequate power, and the precise six-speed manual has low-effort throws. A dual-clutch, six-speed automated manual is optional. We got 31-mpg overall from a version with the manual transmission. Moving up to the Turbo gets you a strong 201-hp turbo-four and an available six-speed automatic. Handling is responsive and secure. The ride is quite stiff, but it isn't punishing. Rear visibility through the split back window is merely adequate at best. Reliability has been below average.

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