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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2021 Hyundai Veloster Review

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2020 Honda
Civic Si

MSRP*: $25,200 to $25,400
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2021 Hyundai
Veloster

MSRP*: $18,900 to $28,450
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Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $18,271 to $27,070
MPG - City 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 36 MPG 33 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 109.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 205 hp 147 - 201 hp
Exterior Length 177.3 in 166.9 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.1 in
Head Room Front 36.5 in
Rear 34.5 in
Front 36.9 - 38.1 in
Rear 35.9 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Honda Civic Si offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Hyundai Veloster with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic Si and the Hyundai Veloster in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Veloster. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic Si and the Hyundai Veloster have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic Si is about the same width as the Hyundai Veloster. If you go with the Honda Civic Si, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Veloster.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Hyundai Veloster.

Utility
The Honda Civic Si offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Veloster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Honda Civic Si has significantly less cargo room than the Hyundai Veloster, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic Si is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Veloster.