2012 Hyundai Veloster First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Hyundai Veloster - Road Test Specs

2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

(1.6L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual w/Gray Interior)


Year Make Model2012 Hyundai Veloster
Vehicle TypeThree-door hatchback
Estimated MSRP$18,060
Assembly locationUlsan, Korea


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,591/97
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)138 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)123 @ 4,850
Fuel type87-octane recommended
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I: 3.615; II: 1.955; III: 1.370; IV: 1.036; V:0.794; VI: 0.688; R: 3.545
Final-drive ratio (x:1)4.267


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent twist beam-axle, coil springs, monotube dampers, integrated stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14.2
Tire make and modelKumho Solus KH25
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP215/40VR18
Tire size, rearP215/40VR18
Tire sizeP215/40VR18
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAluminum
Brakes, front11-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.3-inch one-piece solid steel discs with sliding calipers

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)28/40/32
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionLG 450-watt Dimension premium audio system with AM/FM/XM® Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with eight speakers including external amp and subwoofer
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard aux jack, iPod via USB, USB stick
Satellite radioStandard
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional hard drive 7-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard 6 months trial subscription
Smart entry/StartOptional on ignition and doors
Parking aidsOptional parking sonar rear back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,740
Length (in.)166.1
Width (in.)70.5
Height (in.)55.1
Wheelbase (in.)104.3
Track, front (in.)61.3
Track, rear (in.)61.8
Turning circle (ft.)34.12
Legroom, front (in.)43.9
Legroom, rear (in.)31.7
Headroom, front (in.)37.2
Headroom, rear (in.)35.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.0
Seating capacity4
Trunk volume (cu-ft)15.5


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 mile
Corrosion7 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/Unlimited miles

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