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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Car and Driver

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

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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.

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.

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