Hyundai Veloster

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

85
Priced From $17,300
MPG 34.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

Los Angeles Times

11/24/11
2011-11-24
80
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Hyundai Veloster has a youthful appeal, including an outstanding interior. But if you care about horsepower and acceleration on the open road or in the passing lane, buckle up for disappointment.

Car and Driver

09/19/11
2011-09-19
81
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Daniel Pund Daniel Pund 7.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

It’s not door count or horsepower or weight that disqualifies the Veloster from second-coming-of-CRX status. It’s that the Veloster just isn’t that much fun to drive.

Detroit Free Press

12/08/11
2011-12-08
82
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The innovative Hyundai Veloster has great looks, good handling and an appealing price, but a noisy interior, poor iPod and phone compatibility and troublingly large blind spots reduce its appeal.

Automobile Magazine

09/19/11
2011-09-19
82
100

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David Zenlea David Zenlea Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Hyundai’s gamble on the Veloster will likely pay off big. It’s hard to imagine a car so cool-looking, so practical, so efficient, and so inexpensive failing to find a sizable following. And yet we walk away wanting more.

Road & Track

10/04/11
2011-10-04
83
100

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Calvin Kim Calvin Kim Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

with a broad list of standard features, reasonable price, compact platform and 40 miles per gallon capability, we believe the Veloster is another car that proves that efficiency doesn’t have to be bland.

Bloomberg News

11/10/11
2011-11-10
83
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Your daughter or son may already have an eye on the Hyundai Veloster. It’s a mess, but a happy one, not unlike a college dorm room. It rides far better than the economy cars of yore, but nobody will mistake it for an Audi.

Popular Mechanics

09/19/11
2011-09-19
83
100

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Ben Stewart Ben Stewart Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Veloster can go toe-to-toe with other small, efficient, fun-to-drive and relatively inexpensive cars. But the Hyundai’s biggest shortcoming is its engine.

AutoGuide.com

09/19/11
2011-09-19
84
100

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Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Hyundai is hoping to capture a demographic that is increasingly falling out of love with cars. If they are going to buy a car at all, it should be frugal, visually striking and practical enough to meet all of their needs. The Veloster ticks all the boxes based on the above criteria.

USA Today

10/27/11
2011-10-27
84
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The most exciting car yet from South Korean automaker Hyundai is the 2012 Veloster. Plenty of standard features mean you’re getting not only an unusual car but also a nicely appointed one, with unexpected highway composure.

AutoBlog.com

02/16/12
2012-02-16
84
100

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Steven J. Ewing Steven J. Ewing Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

What makes the Veloster stand out is its unique styling, incredible levels of standard equipment, and the fact that it’s more interesting than the majority of other econoboxes. Of course, Hyundai’s excellent ten-year/100,000-mile warranty is a big win, too.

Edmunds.com

09/21/11
2011-09-21
84
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

With plenty of features, laudable fuel economy and sharp looks, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a top pick for a fun-to-drive hatchback.

Edmunds.com

09/19/11
2011-09-19
84
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Mark Takahashi Mark Takahashi Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Hyundai starts with evocative styling, continues with ample features and winds up with a small-car driving experience that fights above its weight class, and the Veloster’s $18,060 base price and 40 mpg highway rating are a potent combination.

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