2019 Hyundai Veloster

2019 Hyundai Veloster
Save up to $3,279
MSRP range
$18,500 - $28,150
2019 Hyundai Veloster
Save up to $3,279

What’s new

  • New exterior and interior design
  • New 2.0-liter inline-four base engine
  • Revised suspension for better handling
  • Part of the second Veloster generation introduced for 2019

Pros

  • Unique and functional three-door body style
  • Enjoyable power from the Veloster's turbocharged engine
  • Sporty handling around turns

Cons

  • No power seat adjustments
  • Less trims and option packages mean fewer choices
  • Base engine is down on power


Which Veloster does Edmunds recommend?

If you're looking at the Veloster, we're assuming you're exploring the sportier end of the hatchback spectrum. For that role, we recommend the R-Spec due to its turbocharged engine, sport-tuned suspension and standard summer performance tires. All are standout features in the class.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is fully redesigned. Hyundai made a variety of subtle changes to improve it compared to the first-generation Veloster, yet the car's signature design element continues to be its unique door configuration. Instead of being just another compact two-door hatchback, the Veloster has a single driver-side door and two passenger-side doors. That extra door makes carrying a third, or even fourth, passenger a piece of cake because there's no need for the contortions a typical passenger must go through in order to get into the rear seat of a coupe.

Power from either of the two available engines won't win any horsepower awards, but the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine (201 hp, 195 lb-ft) is plenty sporty for this lightweight, sub-3,000-pound car. The new base engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, produces 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. It's enough to get the Veloster moving, but that's about it. Both engines come with a six-speed manual as standard. The base engine is available with a six-speed automatic, while the turbo engine can be paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

On the technology side, the new Veloster is better equipped. All versions get lane keeping assist, forward collision mitigation, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. Some optional equipment on higher-trim vehicles include an 8-inch infotainment display, an Infinity eight-speaker audio system, automatic climate control, and wireless charging pad.

Overall, the 2019 Veloster fills a niche as a sporty and usable hatchback with good in-car technology and usability. Compared to the last Veloster, it's a more cohesive and comfortable car that performs better. Other compact hatchbacks, such as the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte5, feature more interior volume with similar levels of handling. But nothing else on the road offers the Veloster's unique three-door configuration.

Trim levels & features

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is a three-door hatchback that seats four people. It is available in five trims. The base 2.0 model is well-equipped on tech features, while the next-up 2.0 Premium adds some luxury features. Both are powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four (147 hp, 132 lb-ft). The next three trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four (201 hp, 195 lb-ft). The Turbo R-Spec adds performance features while keeping it simple. The Turbo adds safety and luxury features, while the Turbo Ultimate combines the best from both and adds even more luxury amenities.

The 2.0 model is the only Veloster variant that rides on 17-inch wheels. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but it can be optioned with a six-speed automatic. Since the 2.0 is the base car, all its features are standard on every other variant. These features include safety features such as a forward collision mitigation system, lane keeping assist and a rearview camera. The 7-inch infotainment system features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, two USB ports and a six-speaker sound system.

Premium models add 18-inch wheels and come with the six-speed automatic transmission as standard. Also standard is additional safety equipment such as blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. In addition, standard luxury equipment includes a sunroof, automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a proximity entry system with push-button start. The infotainment system gets a boost as well thanks to an 8-inch display, Hyundai's Blue Link connected services, a standard wireless charging pad, and an eight-speaker Infinity audio system with satellite radio.

The Turbo R-Spec is our favorite of the line. It has the turbocharged engine, a standard six-speed manual transmission (the automatic isn't offered here), summer performance tires and a sport-tuned suspension. R-Spec equipment includes much of what you get with the 2.0 with bits of Premium intermixed throughout, such as the infotainment system, Blue Link connectivity, and the proximity entry system and push-button start. R-Spec specific items include LED headlights with high-beam assist, LED taillights and its own cloth seat design.

For the Veloster Turbo, Hyundai essentially takes the Premium and adds the turbocharged engine, the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and special interior trim. The Turbo Ultimate reverts back to a standard six-speed manual transmission, with the dual-clutch transmission as an option. It also comes with some luxury equipment, such as leather seating surfaces, a head-up display and a built-in navigation system. Also included is additional safety equipment encompassing a forward collision mitigation system that features pedestrian detection, automatic wipers, and adaptive cruise control for automatic transmission-equipped cars.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our first drive of the Hyundai Veloster R-Spec (turbo 1.6L inline-4 | 6-speed manual | FWD).

Driving

The Veloster's turbo engine is respectably strong, and the manual transmission works well. The automatic can occasionally be sluggish to downshift. In R-Spec trim, the Veloster feels responsive and connected around turns. This is a hatchback that no longer just looks quick; it's genuinely athletic.

Comfort

The seats and ergonomics are generally good for this class of car. We like the changes Hyundai made to the suspension, in particular, the independent rear suspension. The ride comfort of this car has improved.

Interior

Fit and finish is good for the class, and contrasting fabric and trim in the Turbo Ultimate and the R-Spec spice things up. The high level of standard in-car tech is easy to access and use.

Utility

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

Technology

The optional Blue Link communications system allows owners to set speed alerts, check maintenance timing, lock and unlock doors, and even contact authorities in case of an accident, all through your smartphone. Standard smartphone connectivity is just about best-in-class.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$22,750
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$19,500
MPG
27 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$25,400
MPG
28 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed automated manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$28,150
MPG
28 city / 34 hwy
Seats 4
7-speed automated manual
Gas
201 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Veloster safety features:

Blue Link
Alerts the authorities in case of an accident, locks and unlocks the doors, and checks 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 put it in reverse.

Hyundai Veloster vs. the competition

2019 Hyundai Veloster

2019 Hyundai Veloster

2018 Fiat 500

2018 Fiat 500

Hyundai Veloster vs. Fiat 500

Compared to the Fiat 500 Abarth, the Hyundai's larger footprint and better suspension allow it to ride smoother on the street, without compromising handling for when the road gets twisty. Its slightly larger engine produces over 40 more horsepower, while getting nearly identical fuel economy. The Veloster is also a lot bigger and easier to live with on the inside.

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Hyundai Veloster vs. Mini Hardtop 2-Door

The Mini Cooper S may make more torque, but the Veloster's 1.6-liter turbocharged engine makes more horsepower. And if usability is a priority, the Veloster beats the Cooper's interior volume and rear-seat space. The Mini does offer more customizability, options and accessories, but it's also more expensive.

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Hyundai Veloster vs. Ford Fiesta

The Veloster R-Spec and Fiesta ST are close competitors. They make similar amounts of power and have identical fuel economy, although the Veloster weighs about 100 more pounds. Thanks to the Fiesta's true four-door platform, rear-seat passengers do get more room, although the Veloster still wins out on overall cargo space.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster for Sale

Hyundai Veloster 2019 Turbo 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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Edmunds Suggested Price$24,778
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MSRP: $26,410

Hyundai Veloster 2019 2.0 Premium 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
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Edmunds Suggested Price$22,239
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MSRP: $23,760

Hyundai Veloster 2019 Turbo 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)
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Edmunds Suggested Price$24,743
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MSRP: $26,410

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More about the 2019 Hyundai Veloster

First introduced in 2011, the Hyundai Veloster has finally received a full redesign for 2019. The three-door hatchback form factor remains the same 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. The 60/40-split rear seats can fold down for even more cargo volume.

For 2019, the standard Veloster produces 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque from its 2.0-liter non-turbocharged engine. We think it's 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 automatic transmission. Seventeen-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.

Check out the 2.0 Premium for more content. It has the same engine as the Veloster 2.0 mated to the six-speed automatic transmission. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button starting, an eight-speaker premium audio system with larger 8-inch display, and a sunroof. This puts the Premium at the sweet spot for value.

If you want performance, check out the Veloster R-Spec. Equipped like the base 2.0 model, it's powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a B&M six-speed manual transmission equipped with a short shifter. The R-Spec also comes with sticky summer tires on 18-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension.

The Veloster Turbo upgrades the R-Spec to match the 2.0 Premium, but with LED headlights and taillights, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and Turbo-specific seats. The Veloster Ultimate ups the ante even more, with a built-in navigation system, leather seating surfaces, head-up display, and adaptive cruise control.

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.

2019 Hyundai Veloster Overview

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.0 Premium 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Turbo 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Turbo Ultimate 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM), Turbo Ultimate 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and Turbo R-Spec 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M).

What do people think of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster and all its trim types. 0 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 2019 Veloster.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,410. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $2,969 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 Premium 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 Premium 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,760. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 Premium 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $3,037 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 Premium 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is12.8% below the MSRP.

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The 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $20,510. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $3,279 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,160. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is trending $1,923 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate 3dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM) is6.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M)

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $19,510. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is trending $3,100 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6M) is15.9% below the MSRP.

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