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The standard features of the Hyundai Veloster Base include 1.6L I-4 132hp engine, 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.
Starting at: $18,100
Lease a 2017 Veloster 3dr Cpe MT for $179 per month for 36 months with $1,999 due at lease signing.
Closed end lease for 2017 Veloster 3dr Cpe MT (Model # F0303F45) available from April 11, 2017 through May 1, 2017, to well-qualified lessees approved by Hyundai Motor Finance. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Offer shown based on $1,999 due at lease signing (includes $179 first payment and $1,820 capitalized cost reduction). No security deposit required. MSRP $18,925 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title, registration, documentation fees, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $15,932.42. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $6,444.00. Option to purchase at lease end $9,841.00. Lessee is responsible for third-party fees. Third-party fees vary by state or locality. Lessee is also responsible for insurance, maintenance, repairs, $.20 per mile over 12,000 miles/year, excess wear, and a $400 disposition fee. Disposition fee of $400 applies in all states except in CO, IN, IA, KS, ME, OK, SC, WI, WV, & WY, where disposition fee is subject to state law limitations.
CO, IA, KS, ME, OK, WV, & WY: The amount of 2 times the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less. IN & SC: The amount of 3 times the base monthly lease payment or $400, whichever is less.. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by May 1, 2017.
See dealer for warranty and lease details.Cannot exceed 12000 miles per year.
|Base Search New||$18,100||132-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||6-spd man.||27 / 34|
|Base Search New||$19,200||132-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||6-spd auto with auto-shift||28 / 35|
|Value Edition Search New||$21,350||132-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||6-spd auto with auto-shift||28 / 35|
|$21,600||201-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||6-spd man.||25 / 33|
|Turbo Search New||$22,600||201-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||6-spd man.||25 / 33|
|Turbo w/Orange Accent Search New||$22,600||201-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||6-spd man.||25 / 33|
|Turbo Search New||$23,800||201-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||7-spd auto with auto-shift||26 / 32|
|Turbo w/Orange Accent Search New||$23,800||201-hp 1.6L 4-cyl||7-spd auto with auto-shift||26 / 32|
The base 1.6 is perky and revs easily, although there’s not much torque at low rpm. It’s maneuverable, although you’ll never mistake it for a VW Golf. The ride is often harsh, although it’s as comfortable as any car with such a short wheelbase can be.
The 201-horsepower Turbo brings 195 pound-feet of torque, bristling with power with either the 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed paddleshifting twin clutch.
The Turbo has stronger brakes and stickier tires, so the handling is sharper, as long as the road is smooth. The cornering is generally flat and crisp, and grows unsettled only if it’s pitched over patchy pavement. But the 18-inch wheels turn the ride brittle, and the electric power steering lacks feedback, and is weighty when it doesn’t need to be.
The R-Spec packaged hatchbacks have an even stiffer suspension, different steering tuning, and a B&M sport shifter. The ride is significantly less comfortable.
With even the stylish Civic hatchback copying Hyundai, the Veloster still looks fresh. With two doors on the passenger side and one driver’s door, you can’t really tell from looking at it what’s going on. The one rear door is short, allowing the curvaceous roofline.
The Turbo stands out with LED lighting, piano-black grille, and side skirts.
The cabin is stylish, classy and sporty, going easy on the trim. Its innovative layout is enough. Hyundai says it has hints of motorcycle design, and we’ve looked and looked, and we guess so, if you have a big imagination. The center console maybe suggests a motorcycle seat, and the vents maybe look like motorcycle exhaust tips.
A big start button lies at the bottom of the center stack on some models.
The Veloster is narrow like a compact car, but there’s good headroom in front, even with the optional panoramic sunroof. Tall drivers will be fine in the seats.
Back seat passengers might be miserable. It’s a tight fit for even medium-sized people. The single door isn’t very wide, so entry and exit to the rear can be awkward. If there are only two of you, you’ll be likely to keep the rear seat folded, in which case it makes great and easy-to-reach cargo space, from the side or rear, which, however, is relatively high. And there are plenty of bins, cubbies, and nooks for stowing away smaller items.
Parking sensors are available on the base version and standard on the Turbo; they’re a big help, since the low-slung Veloster has huge blind spots rearward, a consequence of its innovative door arrangement.
We are fans of the Veloster, either the base 138 horsepower or turbo 201 horsepower. You have to be ready to accept the compromises, namely a tight rear seat and ride quality that borders on stiff. But you can get a whole lot of style and quickness for $20,000, a bit more money with the paddle-shifting twin clutch. For just one or two people, it works.
Sam Moses contributed to this report.
Standard equipment includes all the basic power features, cruise control, fabric upholstery, AM/FM/XM/CD sound system with Bluetooth audio streaming and USB port, steering-wheel audio controls, and 17-inch wheels. For 2017 the infotainment system adds HD Radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics system is also standard on all Velosters. Like GM’s OnStar, BlueLink uses existing databases to provide directions and information for drivers via voice requests, and also includes safety services like automatic crash notification including emergency assistance, and roadside assistance. Turn-by-turn navigation is available on higher subscription levels. As part of the BlueLink suite of services, the Hyundai Assurance Connected Care service is included for three years regardless of the level of subscription.
Veloster Turbo models get 18-inch wheels; heated sport seats; keyless ignition; a 450-watt audio system; and leather seats.
Veloster Turbo R-Spec loses some features, such as keyless ignition and heated leather seats.
Major options include automatic climate control; parking sensors; navigation system; and a panoramic sunroof.