2014 Hyundai Veloster

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2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R Spec Front Left Side View 2
2014 Hyundai Veloster

New For 2014

A rearview camera is now standard on all Velosters. The Veloster Turbo gets active sound design, which enhances engine noises, and brake-controlled torque vectoring, which helps the car more effectively go through corners.

Vehicle Summary

A car that's different for the sake of it, that's darn near impossible to compare to anything else on the market, will always be intriguing. The Hyundai Veloster has three doors. It has a funny name. It's styled like a dinosaur's skull. It doesn't fit into one of the auto industry's well-established segments. Simply put, it's a rogue. Last year, the Veloster sold almost on pace with its closest competitor, the high-riding Nissan Juke. The Veloster is even bolder than the curvy Juke, and we dig that. When the Veloster is equipped with a manual transmission, it gets much better fuel economy than the Juke. Better yet, it's dirt cheap -- you can get into a Veloster for a tad over $18,000. The Veloster won't make sense for everyone, but it's worth a look if you want something affordable, economical, and very different from anything else on the road.


We like the Veloster. What's not to like? It's quirky, it's a good value, it has an airy greenhouse, it's small, and it lacks an ultimate purpose. This Hyundai is based on a combination of Accent and Elantra architecture, but it's closer in size to the little Accent. The base Veloster has the same 138-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine as the Accent, too. The engine does a good job of moving the three-door hatchback along city side streets, but the engine runs out of grunt once you put the little Korean monster on the highway. Worry not, though, since Hyundai builds a turbocharged Veloster.

The $4500 premium for the Veloster Turbo gets you a lot: a front fascia with a huge grille, sport-tuned steering, projector headlights, LED taillights, foglights, a Dimension audio system with a subwoofer, aluminum pedals, and leather-trimmed seats. The Turbo also has active sound design, which enhances engine noises, and brake-controlled torque vectoring, both new features for 2014. The most important addition? 63 more horsepower, thanks to the twin-scroll turbocharger that's piped between the 1.6-liter engine's intake and exhaust manifolds. It makes a huge difference on the highway. While the base Veloster struggles to pass other cars on the freeway, the Veloster Turbo does it with ease. What's surprising, though, is that the turbocharged Veloster isn't really any more fun on roads and streets than the normally aspirated Veloster. The most enjoyable Veloster you can get is the simplest one -- with a 138-hp engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and, best of all, a sub-$19,000 price tag.

You'll like:

  • Turbo's extra power
  • Stand-out styling
  • Asymmetrical doors

You won't like:

  • Harsh ride
  • Weak dual-clutch automatic
  • Subpar visibility

Key Competitors

  • Ford Focus
  • Mini Cooper
  • Nissan Juke
  • Volkswagen Beetle
2014 Hyundai Veloster REFLEX Edition 02
The latest special-edition Hyundai Veloster is called the RE:FLEX, and it debuts at the 2014 Chicago auto show as a follow-up to the Veloster RE:MIX that was introduction in fall 2012. The new car, the 2014 Hyundai Veloster RE:FLEX, goes on sale this spring and is limited to just 3000 units.

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2014 Hyundai Veloster Specifications

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1.6L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
26 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
35 MPG
138 hp @ 6300rpm
123 ft lb of torque @ 4850rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
60,000 miles / 60 months
100,000 miles / 120 months
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
IIHS Front Small Overlap
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
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NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
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NHTSA Rating Rear Side
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NHTSA Rating Overall
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NHTSA Rating Rollover
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