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The sporty Veloster hatchback has three doors, with the right-side rear door 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 trim gets you a strong 201-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and an available seven-speed automated manual transmission. Handling is responsive and secure. Though the ride is quite stiff, it isn't punishing. Rear visibility through the split back window is decent at best.

Road Test

With its low, distinctive coupe-like styling and agile handling, the Veloster is an original and innovative design. Based on the subcompact Accent, the Veloster features a unique asymmetrical door layout, with a single rear door only on the passenger...

Highs

  • handling
  • fuel economy

Lows

  • ride
  • noise

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 2 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
  • Basic: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 year/100,000 miles
  • Rust through: 7 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
3-door hatchback
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Sequential
  • 6-speed Sequential
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.6-liter 4 (132 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 turbo (201 hp)
  • 1.6-liter 4 (138 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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