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. For 2021, all trims come with a suite of standard advanced safety features including forward collision warning, city speed automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist.
Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are standard on all trims, except the base.
Also, the N Line gets a new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.