Hyundai Veloster Turbo

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

88
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Winding Road

07/18/12
2012-07-18
91
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John Beltz Snyder John Beltz Snyder Score Pending 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

Whether it be in shifting, acceleration, or other dynamics important to going fast and having fun, the Veloster Turbo was at once capable and forgiving. It starts with a car with so much potential, and mitigates the main weakness—lack of power—without screwing up the rest of the package.

AutoBlog.com

09/18/12
2012-09-18
90
100

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Jeffreyy N. Ross Jeffreyy N. Ross Score Pending 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

The Veloster Turbo has plentiful power and practical interior space, and nowhere else can buyers get this kind of styling in this affordable price range. And there’s no other performance-oriented small car that can touch its fuel economy.

Popular Mechanics

06/27/12
2012-06-27
90
100

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Ben Stewart Ben Stewart Score Pending 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

This innovative three-door coupe now has the power to back up its aggressive styling. With a base price under $23,000 and 38-mpg highway, the Veloster Turbo makes a compelling package.

Car and Driver

06/27/12
2012-06-27
89
100

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Aaron Robinson Aaron Robinson 6.6 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

With the Turbo, Hyundai recognizes and celebrates the Veloster as a sporty car, not a sports car. If that sounds like damnation with faint praise, it’s not.

Edmunds.com

06/27/12
2012-06-27
89
100

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Dan Edmunds Dan Edmunds 7.8 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

A significant performance boost has elevated the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo from mostly funky to absolutely fun. We can safely say that the major horsepower and torque infusion brought about by Hyundai’s new Gamma 1.6-liter turbocharged engine has failed to expose any deal-breaking flaws.

Road & Track

06/26/12
2012-06-26
88
100

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John Lamm John Lamm 7.0 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

With the added power of the Veloster Turbo and only a minimal penalty in fuel economy, an important barrier for some potential buyers vaporizes. For some that still won’t be enough thanks to one fact: the Veloster’s polarizing exterior design.

AutoGuide.com

06/27/12
2012-06-27
88
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

An impressive machine based on all the available statistics, the Veloster Turbo is undeniably fun but fails to deliver that wow factor. It delivers the goods on paper while in reality it isn’t too hard-edged and won’t scare off the average consumer. A hot hatch for all, enthusiasts need not apply.

Motor Trend

06/29/12
2012-06-29
87
100

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Mike Floyd Mike Floyd Score Pending 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

Tthe Veloster Turbo performed relatively well during our on-road drive, but if you want the hottest hatch you can buy, you’d best look elsewhere. If value, edgy style, and MPGs factor in just as much, then the Veloster Turbo may be your ticket to ride.

Automobile Magazine

06/27/12
2012-06-27
87
100

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Eric Tingwall Eric Tingwall Score Pending 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

Even with a turbocharger, the Veloster’s best attributes remain its value, fuel economy, and infotainment features. As with the base Veloster, you’re more likely to experience emotions looking at the Turbo than driving it.

CNET.com

10/09/12
2012-10-09
86
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo adds a healthy dose of straight-line performance to its techie, trendy formula.

About.com

07/04/12
2012-07-04
85
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

Maybe I’m being a bit unfair to the Veloster Turbo, but with the extra power and mean-looking body kit, I was expecting a lot more thrills. All it is, is the car the original Veloster should have been — a sporty economy car that delivers acceptable acceleration and good fuel economy.

New York Times

10/05/12
2012-10-05
85
100

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Jonathan Schultz Jonathan Schultz Score Pending 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Hatchback

Irrespective of age or psychographics, consumers value a product that meets or exceeds their perception of it. By that standard, the Veloster is simply not as fast, frugal or fun as it looks.

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