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

New Car Test Drive

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

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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.

Rides Magazine

04/16/12
2012-04-16
89
100

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Michael Crenshaw Michael Crenshaw Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

As far as styling, the Veloster has it in spades. All in all, it’s an incredible package with standard features that, honestly, should be found on every modern car. And with all the available options, you’re looking at a diamond in the rough.

MotorAuthority.com

08/27/12
2012-08-27
88
100

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Score Pending 2013 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Veloster is a category-buster, and we say that’s a good thing. Now, for 2013, a turbocharged Veloster model joins the lineup, and it promises to add a dose of sport to Hyundai’s personality-filled hatch.

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.

MSN Autos

03/12/12
2012-03-12
87
100

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

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Evan Griffey Evan Griffey 7.0 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

Highly technical, lowly priced, and fun to throttle, the Veloster is a definite entry-level candidate. It does an admirable job of combining frugality and fun as the miles roll by.

Boston Globe

03/30/12
2012-03-30
87
100

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Gerry Miles Gerry Miles Score Pending 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The Veloster does just what Hyundai set out to do: it muddles the competition picture with an offering that provides economy at the pump while giving drivers a lot of fun.

Washington Post

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

DriverSide.com

04/20/12
2012-04-20
87
100

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

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Alison Lakin Alison Lakin 6.3 out of 10 2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

The niche group of buyers looking for reasonably priced, sporty compacts generally swoons over a few key selling points, like the latest technology, low base price, and cool looks. The Veloster certainly checks those off the list.

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.

Cars.com

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

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

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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.

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