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

Wall Street Journal

12/31/11
2011-12-31
87
100

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Dan Neil Dan Neil 8.6 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Veloster is a kick in the pants, and it features a landslide of content for a car with a base price of $17,300. Alas, the Veloster’s bratty, hot-spit design over-promises performance.

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.

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.

Cars.com

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

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Joe Wiesenfelder Joe Wiesenfelder 8.2 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a distinctive, high-mileage sport coupe that hints at the excitement to come in future variants.

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

07/25/12
2012-07-25
87
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The 2013 Hyundai Veloster is not as fun to drive as it looks, and its ride can be harsh. But an ample list of features, efficient engines and distinctive styling still make this a good alternative to regular old economy cars.

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.

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.

Washington Post

11/19/11
2011-11-19
87
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Veloster is sexy. It’s also very practical in terms of rear-seat passenger ingress and egress, and in terms of cargo capacity. It’s an economy car, but it’s zippy for what it is.

New Car Test Drive

10/20/11
2011-10-20
88
100

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

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Sam Moses Sam Moses 7.2 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Hyundai Veloster is an all-new car and an engineering gem. Its 1.6-liter engine is smooth, powerful and efficient; the ride and handling are spot-on, and the 6-speed gearbox is fun. Distinctive styling, terrific interior and 32 mpg at $17,300 bring it all together for these times.

MotorWeek

12/31/11
2011-12-31
86
100

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

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Without a doubt, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is striking and different, even if its current performance high point is fuel economy. But, for an affordable, head turning little runabout, it works.

New Car Test Drive

08/05/12
2012-08-05
90
100

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

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Sam Moses Sam Moses 7.2 out of 10 2013 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Hyundai Veloster is a fun car that’s smooth and efficient with unique looks and great handling. Enthusiasts will especially welcome the Veloster Turbo’s extra oomph.

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