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2017 Hyundai Veloster Overview (See Available Styles)

  • New Value Edition trim
  • Available 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
  • Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility
The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a sporty, three-door hatchback. It competes with the Ford Focus, MINI Hardtop, and Honda Civic. This year, Hyundai took some of most popular features of the Veloster and put them into a new Value Edition trim.

Four trims are available: the base model, Value Edition, Turbo R-Spec, and Turbo.

The Veloster remains one of the more unique-looking hatchbacks on the road. It has a lower profile stance, an aggressive front-end, and a chopped hardtop. The Turbo R-Spec and Turbo trims come with tuner-style underbody spoilers and larger 18-inch alloy wheels. Standard features include automatic headlights, front fog lights, power/heated side mirrors, a centered exhaust system, and a rear LED high center-mounted stop light. Projector headlights, turn signal indicators at the side mirrors, a panoramic moonroof, and LED taillights are also available.

Under the Hood
The base model Veloster is powered by a standard 132-hp, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Things get more interesting with the Turbo R-Spec and Turbo trim levels, which are powered by a 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder joined to a standard 6-speed manual. A 7-speed automatic is also available for the Turbo trim. Models with the 1.6-liter/automatic powertrain have the best EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 28/35 city/highway. The lowest rating is 25/33 mpg for the high-performance models with the Turbo 1.6-liter/manual.

Inside, the Veloster has a sporty cloth interior with a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Maximum cargo capacity is 34.7 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features a standard audio system that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to the Blue Link Telematics System with navigation as well as a Dimension premium audio system. Standard features include air conditioning, power windows/locks, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an automatic dimming rearview mirror. Leather upholstery, two-tone trim, heated front seats, sporty interior accessories, proximity key entry, and push-button start are available as well.

Standard safety features include a rearview camera, six airbags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 25 - 28 MPG
  • Highway: 33 - 35 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

48 of 52 (92%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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