2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback

2017 Hyundai Veloster
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2017 Hyundai Veloster
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Pros

  • Lots of features for the money, especially with the new Value Edition
  • Unique and functional three-door body style

Cons

  • Base engine is down on performance
  • Harsh ride without the sports car-like handling
  • Low roofline makes backseat access difficult


Which Veloster does Edmunds recommend?

For a 2017 Veloster, we like the Turbo R Spec best. It features the car's high-output turbocharged engine that best matches the car's sporty styling. You also get 18-inch wheels, a navigation system and an eight-speaker premium audio system. But the Turbo R Spec does have a fairly harsh ride quality. The new Veloster Value Edition is a good alternative. Though it doesn't have the turbo engine, it's more comfortable and comes with an impressive set of standard features.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a compact car with a unique characteristic: Instead of being a two-door or a four-door with a hatchback, it's a three-door. The driver gets one large door, and the passenger side of the vehicle has two smaller doors. Compared to a similarly sized coupe, it's a genius solution to the problem of being able to effectively access the rear seat in such a small car, and it works great. Combine that with its tech-heavy standard features list, the Veloster could be just the thing if you're looking for a small, distinctively styled car. But it's not perfect.

From a price perspective, the base Hyundai Veloster hangs with a crowd of equally fuel-efficient four-door hatchbacks. Most of them are roomier, more comfortable to drive and offer superior acceleration. The Veloster Turbo would seem to be a good solution to the above considering its 201-horsepower engine. But compared to other "hot hatches," performance is again underwhelming. Overall, we like how the Veloster stands out on the road but think you'll be happier with a more well-rounded rival two-door or four-door small car instead.

2017 Hyundai Veloster configurations

The 2017 Veloster is available in four trims. The base Veloster comes pretty well equipped with features. The new-for-2017 Veloster Value Edition adds premium features and options that are found on the Turbo model. The Veloster Turbo R Spec is the enthusiast's choice, with sport-tuned suspension, manual transmission and R Spec specific interior bits. At the top of the price range is the Veloster Turbo. It comes with the most luxury-oriented accoutrements, such as leather seating and heated seats, for not much more money.

Highlights for the base Veloster include 17-inch alloy wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and a six-speaker sound system. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (132 hp, 120 pound-feet of torque) powers the front wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Veloster Value Edition upgrades to 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a premium eight-speaker sound system and a navigation system. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are also standard, and they control the standard six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

If you want a sportier feel than the base Veloster offers, check out the Veloster Turbo R Spec. It's equipped more like the base Veloster but comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine (201 hp, 195 lb-ft of torque), sport-tuned suspension and steering, and a B&M short-throw shifter for the six-speed manual transmission. It also has an aerodynamic body kit, projector headlights and special interior trim.

At the top, the Veloster Turbo keeps the turbocharged engine and offers the dual-clutch automatic as an option. It also reverts to a more comfortable suspension setup. Inside, you'll find leather seating surfaces and an upgraded gauge cluster. You'll need to order the optional Turbo Tech Package, however, to get the panoramic sunroof, navigation system and dual-zone climate control.

Driving

The Veloster won't win any races, but the manual transmission works well. The dual-clutch automatic has sluggish shift speeds. Steering feedback is adequate, but the suspension has an unrefined feel to it. Buy a Veloster for its style and functionality, not for its performance.

Comfort

The seats and ergonomics are fine enough, but the suspension needs some work. "Harsh" would be the chief complaint, particularly on the R Spec.

Interior

Fit and finish is good for the class, and contrasting fabric and trim in the Turbo as well as the red fabric in the R Spec spice things up. Rear seat passengers will feel claustrophobic, as the heads of taller passengers can touch the back glass. Otherwise, the rest of the interior is conservative.

Utility

With its funky three-door arrangement, the Veloster makes curbside passenger and cargo loading easy. Just make sure to duck, as it is essentially a low-roof coupe. The large hatch opening is deep but narrow. The rear seats fold down for even more space.

Technology

As in all Hyundais, Blue Link is standard. This allows the Veloster owner the ability to set geo-fences, speed alerts, check maintenance timing, lock and unlock doors, and even contact authorities in case of an accident. It's easy to set up and works with an app on your smartphone.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Hyundai Veloster.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Wow! Great value for the money
Scott,04/07/2018
Some of my NA ‘s in the features is because I have only had this a week now! Let me tell ya, I am impressed! This is a little demon of a car! Sleek, fun to drive and comfy to boot! I can’t say enough great things about my new Veloster! If you get one (and I recommend you do) get a turbo if speed off the red is your thing! If you more conservative like me the value edition is amazing!
The transmission sucks.
Gerry Vogel,12/17/2017
Try low speed manuvers. The DSR transmission is NOT for low or moderate speeds.
N/A
Bob,03/09/2018
Hard to find vehicle the way I want it
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$19,200
MPG
28 city / 35 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed automated manual
Gas
132 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$23,800
MPG
26 city / 32 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed automated manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$22,600
MPG
26 city / 32 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$21,350
MPG
28 city / 35 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed automated manual
Gas
132 hp @ 6300 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Veloster safety features:

Blue Link
Alerts the authorities in case of an accident, can lock/unlock the doors and check vehicle status, all from your smartphone.
Rear Parking Sensors
Audibly warns you of impending obstacles to the rear of the vehicle.
Rearview Camera
Shows you what's behind the Veloster when you engage reverse.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Acceptable
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Hyundai Veloster

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is virtually identical to the Veloster that was first introduced in 2011. The three-door hatchback form factor aims to maximize utility without sacrificing a compact footprint. There are two smaller doors on the passenger side, with one large door for the driver. A large rear hatch opens to a deep but narrow cargo area. Finally, the 60/40-split rear seats can fold down for even more cargo volume.

For 2017, the standard Veloster model returns and is still relatively well equipped. Producing just 132 horsepower, its 1.6-liter non-turbocharged engine is a little on the anemic side for genuine sport driving, but it should be fine for the daily commute. You can pick either a six-speed manual or a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission, and 17-inch alloy wheels come standard. A 7-inch touchscreen display handles infotainment duties and, though navigation is not included, the system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The new-for-2017 Veloster Value Edition splits the difference between the higher-end turbocharged models and the standard Veloster. Feature-rich, the Value Edition is powered by the same engine as the standard Veloster mated to the six-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation, automatic climate control and keyless entry with push-button starting. This puts the Value Edition at the sweet spot for value.

If you want performance, check out the Veloster Turbo R Spec. Powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four that produces 201 horsepower, you can row your own gears via a B&M short shifter and a six-speed manual transmission. The R Spec also gets its own suspension calibration, and a unique interior featuring red interior trim and red seat belts.

The Veloster Turbo upgrades the interior with two-tone leather seating surfaces, with a Turbo specific silver-black or orange-black color scheme, and the option to equip the car with a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. Interestingly, you have to specify a Tech Package in order to get some options that are standard on the Value Edition, such as panoramic roof and navigation.

The compact segment used to be full of boxy and boring cars, and these days, Hyundai is not the only one bringing something different to the table. But no matter what configuration you're interested in, let Edmunds find the perfect Veloster for you.

2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback Overview

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback is offered in the following styles: w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6AM), Turbo w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Turbo w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Value Edition w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6AM), Turbo R-Spec w/Red Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Turbo w/Orange Interior Accent 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M), and Turbo w/Orange Interior Accent 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Veloster Hatchback 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Veloster Hatchback.

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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Veloster Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including w/Black Interior, Turbo w/Black Interior, Value Edition w/Black Interior, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback here.
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2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback Value Edition w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6AM)

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback Value Edition w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,360. The average price paid for a new 2017 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback Value Edition w/Black Interior 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6AM) is trending $3,822 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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