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

AutoSavant.com

02/24/12
2012-02-24
86
100

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Kevin Gordon Kevin Gordon Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Veloster brings style, technology, a good driving experience, and impressive economy to this new class of cars. But its looks give it an expected sportiness that isn’t quite matched by the drive.

CarReview.com

03/23/12
2012-03-23
86
100

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David Colman David Colman Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Veloster represents a delightful departure from the norm in terms of appearance, design and usefulness. It makes heads swivel, and the sensible approach to passenger and space packaging makes you wonder why no one’s done this third door trick as successfully as Hyundai has here.

Motor Trend

09/18/11
2011-09-18
86
100

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Mike Floyd Mike Floyd Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Add it all up and from where we’re sitting, the Veloster lends Hyundai the sort of reverse halo effect the automaker was seeking, at a relatively affordable price. Now get that turbo model here and that halo may really shine.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

09/29/11
2011-09-29
85
100

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Edward Niedermeyer Edward Niedermeyer Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Hyundai Veloster is a funky, distinctive and surprisingly practical little car that reflects the values it champions in this market. It offers a European-style premium subcompact flavor for relatively little money.

About.com

09/19/11
2011-09-19
85
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

I think the Veloster is going to appeal to a much broader audience than Hyundai expects and I think it’s going to be a bigger sales success than the CR-Z or the tC. Love it or hate it, you have to admire Hyundai for doing it right.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

10/10/11
2011-10-10
85
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

So, the Veloster isn’t as fun as it looks. But its performance and handling are adequate, while its styling, feature set and price are very attractive. As-is, it will fit the bill for many sporty coupe buyers.

Jalopnik.com

09/19/11
2011-09-19
85
100

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Davey G. Johnson Davey G. Johnson Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Hyundai Veloster’s some strange hybrid of an Aston One-77, Saturn’s unlamented three-door SC2 and the beloved Honda CRX. Who’d have thought such a combination was even possible, let alone be a recipe for the most compelling economy car in a largely uninspiring market?

Winding Road

09/22/11
2011-09-22
85
100

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Seyth Miersma Seyth Miersma Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The audience seems broad for Veloster and we like the way the car backs up its looks with its driving chops. Hyundai’s getting a bit less conservative, it seems, while building a coupe that appeals to head, along with heart.

Detroit News

10/27/11
2011-10-27
85
100

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Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Hyundai Veloster is a sporty compact car that defies logic and description. It provides a mixed bag on the performance side, but iIt has a very distinctive look, like nothing else on the market.

Edmunds.com

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

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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.

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.

AutoBlog.com

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

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

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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.

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