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Hyundai Veloster

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned Veloster hatchback retains the original car's unusual three-door configuration, with a right-side rear door that allows access to the backseat. The base 2.0-liter engine isn't very exciting; the 1.6-liter turbo version fits this sporty coupe better. We got 29 mpg overall in our tested R-Spec trim with the slick manual transmission. Handling is nimble, with sporty versions exhibiting tenacious grip in sharp turns. The ride is very stiff and the cabin is loud, however. The top high-performance version, the N trim, is more powerful and has upgraded suspension and brakes. The controls are easy to use, including the color touch-screen infotainment display with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard, except for the N trim line.
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Hyundai Veloster 2017
Unique coupe-like styling and reasonably entertaining handling mark the Veloster as an original and fairly engaging auto with a distinctive asymmetrical door layout. A single rear door on the passenger side eases rear seat access and improves practicality over a traditional coupe. While the engines could be more powerful, they were willing and the manual transmission offered good shifter feel. Generous standard equipment features add to the appeal. On the downside, outward visibility is compromised, ride quality could be more compliant and better noise isolation would improve the overall experience. For those seeking the most power available, go with the 201-hp, turbocharged model over the slightly less powerful 1.6-liter normally aspirated four-cylinder engine.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $14,500 - $18,250 $10,970 - $14,290
2016 $13,200 - $15,500 $9,750 - $11,725
2015 $11,975 - $13,600 $8,560 - $10,010
2014 $10,050 - $11,650 $6,795 - $8,195
2013 $8,750 - $10,000 $5,615 - $6,705
2012 $7,625 $4,580