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Hyundai Veloster

Overall Score
Hyundai Veloster 2019 3-door hatchback
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The redesigned Veloster hatchback retains the original car's unique three-door configuration, with the right-side rear door allowing access to the back seat. The 147-hp, 2.0-liter engine gained a bit more power and the Turbo version returns with 201 hp. Handling is nimble but the ride is rather stiff. The cabin is loud. The most powerful version will be the Veloster N, a high-performance variant with a 275-hp and upgraded suspension and brakes. The new interior features a seven-inch color touch-screen infotainment display and standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning are standard on all trims.
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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 $15,850 - $20,050 $12,080 - $15,880
2016 $14,625 - $17,000 $10,980 - $13,080
2015 $13,150 - $14,950 $9,600 - $11,200
2014 $11,400 - $13,150 $8,000 - $9,550
2013 $10,050 - $11,300 $6,750 - $7,850
2012 $8,625 $5,480