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Hyundai Veloster

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The redesigned Veloster hatchback retains the original car's unique three-door configuration, with a right-side rear door that allows access to the back seat. The base 2.0-liter engine isn’t very exciting but the 1.6-liter turbo version fits such a sporty coupe better, particularly with the slick manual shifter. We got 29 mpg overall in our tested R-Spec trim with the 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, whether with the automatic or manual transmission.
All Ratings & Reliability
2012-2017
2012 Redesign Year
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 $15,350 - $18,950 $11,630 - $15,000
N/A
N/A
2016 $14,100 - $16,450 $10,530 - $12,550
2015 $12,650 - $14,400 $9,150 - $10,750
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N/A
2014 $10,775 - $12,600 $7,450 - $9,010
N/A
N/A
2013 $9,425 - $10,550 $6,215 - $7,190
2012 $8,125 $5,020
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Hyundai Veloster Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned Veloster hatchback retains the original car's unique three-door configuration, with a right-side rear door that allows access to the back seat. The base 2.0-liter engine isn’t very exciting but the 1.6-liter turbo version fits such a sporty coupe better, particularly with the slick manual shifter. We got 29 mpg overall in our tested R-Spec trim with the manual transmission.

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2012-2017
2012 Redesign Year
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.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $15,350 - $18,950 $11,630 - $15,000
N/A
N/A
2016 $14,100 - $16,450 $10,530 - $12,550
2015 $12,650 - $14,400 $9,150 - $10,750
N/A
N/A
2014 $10,775 - $12,600 $7,450 - $9,010
N/A
N/A
2013 $9,425 - $10,550 $6,215 - $7,190
2012 $8,125 $5,020