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2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

At a Glance

Pricing $18,100 - $23,800
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4, 1.6l I4 T
Transmissions M6, SM6, SM7
Fuel Economy 25-28 (city), 32-35 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 66
Style 4 stars out of 5
Utility 2 stars out of 5
Livability 3 stars out of 5
Value 5 stars out of 5
Fun 3 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The Hyundai Veloster is a unique new compact coupe/hatchback that serves as a sportier alternative to the Elantra sedan. The distinctive styling of the Veloster features a high, nearly horizontal hatchback with a vertical rear window similar to the Honda CR-Z. Hyundai has taken a novel approach to the ingress/egress problems associated with coupes. The driver's side has a full-length single door; however, the passenger side actually has two forward hinged doors. In theory, this is a more workable solution than the half-sized access doors that have appeared on cars and trucks in the past. The Veloster is almost identical in size to its corporate relative the Kia Forte Koup. Inside are two rows of seats for five passengers. A 1.6l four cylinder engine rated at 138-bhp is standard, but the Veloster should feel quick due to its low curb weight. Hyundai offers only one trim level, but owners can upgrade their Veloster with one of two option packages. The Preferred package adds upgraded wheels/tires, a premium audio system and a panoramic sunroof. The Technology package adds a Navigation system and push button start.

Official Word:

Hyundai unveiled a new Rally Edition, coupled with significant design, dynamic and connectivity enhancements to its Veloster coupe at the Chicago Auto Show today. The Veloster Rally Edition builds upon Veloster Turbo R-Spec enthusiast credentials, with a more performance-focused suspension, RAYS(r) lightweight wheels with wide 225/40R18 tires, carbon-fiber-look aero accents, unique badging and floor mats. The Rally Edition is a limited production run planned for 1,200 units, all in a stunning Matte Blue paint, guaranteeing exclusivity...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Veloster 2 1.6l I4 (132-bhp) M6 FWD 27/34/30 50 $18,100
Veloster 2 1.6l I4 (132-bhp) SM6 FWD 28/35/31 50 $19,200
Veloster Value Edition 2 1.6l I4 (132-bhp) SM6 FWD 28/35/31 52 $21,350
Veloster Turbo R-Spec 2 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) M6 FWD 25/33/29 66 $21,600
Veloster Turbo 2 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) M6 FWD 25/33/29 66 $22,600
Veloster Turbo 2 1.6l I4 T (201-bhp) SM7 FWD 26/32/29 63 $23,800