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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 Hyundai Veloster Review

Picture of the 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2021 Hyundai
Veloster

MSRP*: $18,900 to $28,450
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $18,271 to $27,070
MPG - City 21 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 33 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 248-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, M/T 6-Speed A/T, 7-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 248 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 166.9 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.1 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 36.9 - 38.1 in
Rear 35.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 230 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Veloster with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The BMW 230 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Hyundai Veloster, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 230 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Hyundai Veloster, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the Hyundai Veloster have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 230 is a little narrower than the Hyundai Veloster, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 230, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Veloster.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Veloster, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 has a much more powerful engine than the Hyundai Veloster. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 230 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Veloster.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Hyundai Veloster.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW 230 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Veloster.