Consumer Reviews Summary
36 of 40 (90%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Hyundai Veloster Overview
After its 2012 debut, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster rolls back in with a new trick up its sleeve, the Veloster Turbo which gets a new engine and more horsepower for even more fun on the road.
The three-door Veloster was and still is one of the most unique cars on the road. There are two normal front doors like you’d expect to find on a normal sport coupe, but the Veloster adds a third door on the passenger rear side for easier entry and egress to the second row. The door handle is hidden in black plastic so the Veloster still looks symmetrical, but if you ever have to carry more than two passengers they will thank you for that extra door.
There are plenty of unique styling cues on the 2013 Veloster as well, including blacked out pillars which makes it look like the windshield flows seamlessly into the front, then the rear windows and gives the roof a floating appearance. There are plenty of vents and creases in the front, which is dominated by the large front grille and air intake, along with LED running lights under each headlamp. A panoramic moonroof is optional and really opens up the Veloster’s cabin. The Veloster Turbo gets a few of its own styling quirks as well, such as fog lights, unique front bumper, rear diffuser, and an optional matte-gray paint scheme.
Under the hood, the Veloster adds a second, turbocharged engine option for 2013. The standard engine is a 138-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. More exciting however is the Veloster Turbo’s brand new 201-horsepower, twin-scroll turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that is mated to the aforementioned six-speed manual or a more conventional six-speed automatic. The Turbo also adds unique exhaust and suspension tuning, as well as tighter steering.
Fuel economy is rather different between the two models. The standard Veloster is actually quite efficient and returns 27-28 mpg in they city and 37 mpg on the highway. The Veloster Turbo follows behind with 24 mpg in the city and 31 or 35 mpg on the highway (35 with the manual transmission).
The Veloster’s interior has seating for up to four passengers and is more conventionally styled than the exterior. It’s a familiar look that is found in most of Hyundai’s cars these days, with an angled dashboard and large vertical air vents around a trapezoidal center console with the wide-side on top. Like most Hyundais, the amount of standard features given considering the Veloster’s price is very impressive. Every Veloster comes with a 7-inch touch screen display, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod port, Pandora internet radio support, and BlueLink telematics. Push-button start, a navigation system, leather upholstery, and a backup camera are optional. The Veloster Turbo adds “Turbo” stitching on the seats and a premium stereo.
Standard safety features on the 2013 Veloster include antilock brakes, electronic stability system with traction control, and side-impact and side curtain airbags.