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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

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2021 Hyundai
Veloster

MSRP*: $18,900 to $28,450
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2021 Volkswagen
Golf GTI

MSRP*: $28,695 to $36,945
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Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $27,547 to $35,467
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 109.8 ft3 53.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 228 hp
Exterior Length 166.9 in 168.0 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 70.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.6 in
Rear 34.1 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.6 in
Head Room Front 36.9 - 38.1 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 38.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf GTI than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Veloster and the Volkswagen Golf GTI in the front seats.

Convenience
The Hyundai Veloster will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Based on MSRP, the Hyundai Veloster is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Golf GTI. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Veloster and the Volkswagen Golf GTI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Veloster is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf GTI. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Veloster takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Handling
The Hyundai Veloster has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Veloster is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Veloster has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Volkswagen Golf GTI, making the Volkswagen Golf GTI the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Veloster will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Veloster than that of the Volkswagen Golf GTI.