2020 Hyundai Veloster N

MSRP range: $27,600
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MSRP$30,695
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2021 Hyundai Veloster Review

  • Unique and functional three-door body style
  • Enjoyable power from the Veloster's turbocharged engine
  • Sporty handling around turns
  • Elevated amount of road noise
  • Limited rear seat room compared to true four-door competitors
  • Blind-spot monitoring now standard on the Turbo R-Spec
  • Turbo trim level adds standard wireless charging pad
  • Manual transmission no longer offered for Turbo Ultimate models
  • Part of the second Veloster generation introduced for 2019

The 2020 Hyundai Veloster is an affordable fun car with unique style, performance and, relative to its size, a large and efficient interior. Fully redesigned last year and now in its second generation of production, the Veloster captures the spirit of fun, small and sporty compact cars and stands out with its signature three-door hatchback style. That extra passenger-side door is no gimmick either. It spares rear passengers the contortions often necessary to get in and out of a regular two-door sport coupe.

If you're looking for a higher tier of performance — something to compete against class leaders such as the Honda Civic Type R — there's the Veloster N. It's the most powerful Veloster you can get, putting out 250 horsepower from the turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A pumped-up version of the N is available too. When you add the optional Performance package, you get goodies such as a limited-slip differential, sticky Pirelli tires and a 25-horsepower performance bump.

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The Veloster N is fun to drive, affordably priced, and bundled with one of the best warranties in the business. On the downside, you sacrifice pretty much all of the Veloster's available driver aids plus quite a bit of comfort. But if you're willing to make that trade, the N is a seriously engaging small performance car.
The Veloster N offers more power than base Veloster models. It also has adaptive suspension dampers and N-specific suspension tuning. The optional Performance pack (equipped on our test car) adds even more power and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.

During our testing of the Veloster N, we clocked a 0-60 mph sprint in just 6 seconds. That's essentially a tie with the Civic Type R. Interestingly, the Veloster N is only 0.3 second quicker than a much less powerful Veloster Turbo, although the more powerful N does pull away convincingly at higher speeds.

The Veloster N's larger brakes help it stop in just 109 feet from 60 mph and can do so repeatedly without fading. And we're big fans of the Veloster N's light and lively handling. On our skipad, the Veloster N generated an impressive 0.96 of lateral g, and that grip can be exploited on a twisty road thanks to the Veloster's predictable behavior.
The Veloster N is sportier than most compact cars, and that means a fundamentally stiff suspension. Even so, the Veloster remains comfortable for driving around town or highway cruising if you leave it in the standard driving mode. Switch to Sport or Sport+, though, and things can get pretty bouncy, transmitting all the road's imperfections into the cabin. The exhaust can be tailored to stay relatively quiet or pop and bang on every shift.

The noise from the high-performance tires is pretty intense, with a constant drone over 50 mph and a near howl at highway speeds. This issue is the main reason Veloster N took a hit in this category. Otherwise, the seats are nicely shaped, offering ample support and side bolstering and plenty of adjustability.
The Veloster's interior is intelligently designed and packaged and it makes good use of available space afforded by the car's funky, asymmetrical styling. The long driver's door makes it tricky to get in or out of tight parking spaces, but the two shorter passenger-side doors make it easier. There's surprisingly ample front and rear space inside the car, and most adults can sit in the rear seat without too much complaint.

Fundamentally, the Veloster is a driver's car, and the driving position is appropriately low and sporty. The controls are logically grouped and placed close at hand. Forward and side visibility is good, but the massive rear roof pillars create large blind spots.
Unfortunately, the top-dog Veloster N is missing a lot of the tech that's available on the lower Veloster trim levels, so its score suffers here. You can't get blind-spot monitoring or adaptive cruise control, for instance, and navigation isn't available either.

Hyundai's infotainment system is very functional and easy to use. The N comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Blue Link connected services and a decent Infinity stereo system.

There is an array of USB and 12-volt charging and data connections, but the N is missing the lower trim's wireless charging pad. Voice commands are limited to a handful of functions, but the system responds well, even to some more natural phrases.
The Veloster's luggage area, with 19.9 cubic feet of capacity, is spacious for a subcompact hatchback. But you'll have to lift items to clear the high trunk opening. The Honda Civic Type R offers 25.7 cubes by comparison.

The cabin has enough space to store drink bottles and personal items, including adequate door pockets and a large center console. Rear passengers need to make do with cupholders and a small tray.

Got kids? Child safety seat anchors are near the surface of the seats and are clearly marked, but they're tucked between the cushions. The top tethers are inconveniently located on the trunk floor. This car is not the best one to choose if you're frequently installing and removing a car seat.
Right on par with its closest rival, the Civic Type R, the Veloster N gets an EPA estimate of 25 mpg combined (22 city/29 highway). That falls short of some less powerful, slower rivals, but that's the price you pay for the top performance option in the Veloster lineup. On our highway-heavy 115-mile test route, we averaged 26.5 mpg. As always, your driving style will have a massive impact on your mileage. Driving hard, we saw returns well under the city estimate.
Solid build quality, competitive price, and one of the best warranties in the business make the Veloster N an unbeatable value proposition. Sure, there's a lot of hard plastic around the cabin, but most of the touch points use nicer materials, and there are a variety of colors and textures that liven up the interior. The panels fit together tightly, and overall the Veloster feels substantial.

You also get Hyundai's excellent 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and five-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance and three years/36,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance. No one does it better in the class.
The Veloster N is small, light, and loaded with personality and performance. It's quirky and different yet comfortable and practical. The Veloster N caters to the enthusiast who wants genuine usability day to day and the ability to charge down a good road or handle a fun day at the track. Added bonuses are the selection of some bright, lively colors, and its quirky three-door design that will have people asking questions on your next coffee run.

Which Veloster does Edmunds recommend?

The Veloster N is the top trim level for the Veloster lineup, and it prioritizes performance. There is only one option available for the Veloster N, and it's a Performance package that adds 25 horsepower (for a total of 275 hp), a variable exhaust, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, 19-inch wheels with Pirelli tires, and upgraded brakes. We definitely recommend the Performance package on a bang-for-your-buck basis, but know that the upgraded Pirellis are very loud on the highway.

Hyundai Veloster models

The 2020 Hyundai Veloster is a three-door hatchback that seats four people. It's available in six trims: base 2.0, 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo, Turbo Ultimate and Veloster N.

The Veloster N comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It's paired to a six-speed manual transmission. N-specific equipment includes unique suspension tuning with adjustable dampers, upgraded brakes and front sport seats. Other standard features include adjustable driving modes, an 8-inch touchscreen display, an eight-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and a rearview camera. An optional package adds a limited-slip front differential, 19-inch alloy wheels, even bigger brakes and an extra 25 hp.

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Hyundai Veloster.

Average user rating: 4.9 stars
11 total reviews
5 star reviews: 91%
4 star reviews: 9%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, I get compliments everywhere....
Matthew Hutchinson ,
N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I traded in a 2017 veloster turbo, and could not be happier. The veloster N rips, I loved my turbo but the N is on another level completely. Buy one, you will love it
5/5 stars, Pocket Performance
Zach S.,
N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
The Veloster N is hand-down the best bang for your buck performance car you can buy in today's day and age. It is superbly quick and exiting to drive. I have never owned a car before that gives me as much exhilaration as the Veloster N. With its Performance Blue color, it turns heads everywhere too. This car gives me hope that the enthusiasts' market for fun, high power, low weight vehicles still exists.

2020 Hyundai Veloster videos

CARLOS LAGO: While it's not going to win any beauty pageants, the Honda Civic Type R is the de facto hot hatch. It's a blast to drive, with really engaging handling and pleasing road manners. KURT NIEBUHR: But what's its biggest competitor? How about the Hyundai Veloster N. It's Hyundai's first proper hot hatch for the USA, and I think it's up for the challenge. The question is, which one's worth your money? That's what we're going to find out. But before we get started, don't forget to click Like, Subscribe, and make sure to visit Edmunds to find your perfect car. OK, OK. So these cars don't line up quite so perfectly. Yeah, they're both high performance hatchbacks. Both have 2-liter, turbo-charged, four-cylinder engines, six-speed manual transmissions, automatic rev matching, and they both seat four people. There are differences, though, and big ones, too. For example, the Veloster has three doors. The Civic has three exhaust pipes. Price is a bigger concern. The Honda costs $6,700 more than the Veloster as equipped. And that's assuming you can find one of these at MSRP. It's also more powerful, even when the Veloster N is equipped with its performance back, like this one is. So the question really is, is the Honda's higher price worth the extra dough? First up, instrumented performance testing at the Edmunds test track. With a superior power-to-weight ratio, the Civic is unsurprisingly faster than the philosopher in a straight line. This particular Type-R, though, was a few tenths slower than the last one we tested. It had noticeable intervention that prevented quick up shifts. We suspected this was due to reliability concerns. After all, what good is 3/10 off your 0 to 60 time if you don't have a transmission to drive home with. Launching the Veloster N is tricky. The tires have a lot of grip when warm, and it's difficult to find the sweet spot between bogging the engine and excessive tire spin. On the upside, you could shift the six-speed transmission as quickly as you like. Both cars need to shift to third gear to reach 60 miles an hour, which worsens their 0 to 60 time and makes it less indicative of overall acceleration. Look at the quarter mile, though, and you see the Civic is much faster. The Civic consistently stops shorter than the Veloster during testing, with a nine-foot difference between the two best performances from these cars. Both vehicles are stable and predictable under simulated panic stops. Neither car exhibited odor or fade during testing, indicating they'll withstand normal use on a race track. It's worth noting that the lateral G-averages were the same regardless of stability control, showing that both car's stability control systems are tuned for high-performance driving. CARLOS LAGO: So as expected, the Honda Civic outperformed the handover lost her hand at the test track. But will those results translate to the racetrack? KURT NIEBUHR: Now, because we're at a race track, you'll probably hear some cars flying by. We spent all morning lapping these two cars and destroying their tires in the process. CARLOS LAGO: Much like you, we aren't pro racing drivers. And if you Google around, you'll find fast lap times for at least one of these vehicles. What we're actually interested in, though, is the difference in lap time that we've got from these two cars. And again, the faster car is the Civic Type R. KURT NIEBUHR: So if that's all you came here for, there's your answer. CARLOS LAGO: Now for the rest of you who care about how these actually drive from behind the wheel, that's what really get into next. KURT NIEBUHR: So Carlos, this car's fast. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, boy howdy. I mean, of course, it's the more powerful car here. It's the more fundamentally designed vehicle here, and the more expensive car, too, so no surprise. But man, you get going real quick in this. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah, it's almost hard to drive this car. It takes a couple laps, simply because you have to get used to how fast it is. CARLOS LAGO: But beyond the speed this car feels special. It doesn't feel like a tarted up Civic. It feels like a special version of a car that has some resemblance to a Civic. Some of that's going to be in the engine, and that's going to be in the chassis, some of that's going to be in the decorative stuff here, like the production number right behind the shifter-- the metal shifter, the red interior accents. All that stuff kind of speaks to how significant of a car this is. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah, I feel that a base Civic is at such a high level that it allowed Honda to focus more on the little special bits and pieces like that. CARLOS LAGO: You get this suspension that feels really sophisticated in the sense that it's really comfortable on the road. This doesn't punish you like so many firms sports cars do. This is a genuinely daily drivable car. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah, and you could drive it in the plus R mode that we're in right now, and it wouldn't be over the top. We're driving on a really bumpy course surface, and it still rides really well. CARLOS LAGO: When the car is smooth and controlled at high speed, you are concerned about how it's moving around. And that allows you to go even faster. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah. CARLOS LAGO: It allows you to go harder into braking zones, not be worried about, oh, can I maintain this speed through this corner here. There's a couple hairy corners on this track that this car feels totally fine in. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah, but it is, after all, a front-wheel drive car. CARLOS LAGO: Yes. KURT NIEBUHR: And what I found that I had to do was really manage the power application coming out of even medium speed corners the car will light the inside front tire up, and it's cool, but it's slow. CARLOS LAGO: We have a ton of torque, and we have front-wheel drive car, so you have to drive these things responsibly. When you do it, it rewards you. I would go as far to say that this thing drives as good as its design is silly. KURT NIEBUHR: Absolutely. Absolutely. CARLOS LAGO: We've got three exhaust tips. That's very silly. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah. CARLOS LAGO: This thing drives that well. On the downside, engine sound. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah, it's actually hard to drive this car at the limit simply because when you're wearing a helmet, it's almost silent on the inside, even in plus R mode when it does get a little bit more race-y, this is still not much louder than a basic Civic. CARLOS LAGO: You have to watch the tac. I caught myself frequently balancing off the limiter just because I didn't realize it because the sounds not there. I love these seats. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah. CARLOS LAGO: Bucket seats are tricky. When I get in and out of this car, I have to put the seat back in order to comfortably exit it because these thigh bolsters make getting in and out difficult. But on the road just commuting in this thing, they're wonderful. KURT NIEBUHR: They're also very breathable seats. This car is so comfortable on the road. This is the car I want to drive home. CARLOS LAGO: It's the little things. That get the shifter right. They get the clutch engagement right. The steering feedback isn't quite as there as the Veloster, but the effort is good. KURT NIEBUHR: Also, that the brake pedal on this car really deserves special mention. It's high, it's firm, but it's never touchy. It's exactly where you want it to be on the street. It's exactly where you want it to be on the track, and it adds confidence. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, I think my only real demerits on this car are engine sound, rev matching isn't as aggressive as I would like it to be as somebody who uses rev matching, and shame on me, and blah, blah, blah. I can read the YouTube comments now. And it has three exhaust tips. So the overall design is just so cartoonish, the opposite of how the car drives. It's an absolute standout. KURT NIEBUHR: And it's fast. CARLOS LAGO: It rips. It rips. It rips but it's stable. Like through this high speed section here, you feel like you can carry so much speed through this blind complex of corners. And this is a hairy corner at full speed. KURT NIEBUHR: It is. So that's thumbs up from you? CARLOS LAGO: I'd say two. Well, maybe a thumb up and a half for-- I hate to keep coming down on the design, but-- KURT NIEBUHR: I would have to say that, even though I like driving both cars, this is the car I would want to drive home. CARLOS LAGO: I agree. KURT NIEBUHR: All right, so why don't we go hop in the Veloster? CARLOS LAGO: I think we should. KURT NIEBUHR: I'm really surprised that we're even driving a 2019 Hyundai Veloster. And it's because when the Veloster first came out, it was such a unique and interesting vehicle, but it wasn't that good to drive. I expected it to just kind of come out for a couple of years then Hyundai go, whoops, and never build a second one. But I'm really impressed that they came back and they built an all new Hyundai Veloster. And you know what? I like it. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, it's neat that not only has a mainstream automaker decided to make a three-door hatchback, they've also made this N version, which is a really well done $30,000 hot hatch. Yeah, they've transformed the standard Veloster into a very enjoyable car doing the usual hot hatch tricks. You know, really stiff suspension, turbo motor that's really powerful, and they've executed a really fun to drive car for the money. KURT NIEBUHR: Yeah, and not only that, but in the process they've given this car so much personality. It's scrappy. CARLOS LAGO: Both of these cars-- the Civic and the Veloster-- are slow cars made fast. This definitely feels like a slow car made fast. KURT NIEBUHR: Absolutely. CARLOS LAGO: You still have the Veloster interior trappings-- this plastic is pretty stiff and firm, not very good to look at. The shifter-- it works, but it still feels like it has the original Veloster trappings going on with it. On the other hand though, the trick bits are really trick, right? This engine makes good power, has good throttle response, it's very vocal, a lot more so than the Civic, and that means when you're hitting red line you can actually hear it happening. And I'm not staring at the tac in this car like I have to in the Type R. The rev matching works really well, and that's one thing I really like, as somebody who likes using rev matching. I know a lot of people out there who don't, but I like the fact that I can just trust it every single time. In the Civic, I don't. KURT NIEBUHR: And there is something else that the Veloster has that I wish the Civic had, and that's the ability to really go in and adjust every electronic setting. So you can change the way the car rev matches. You can change the limited slip settings. You can change the suspension settings, the throttle mapping, the exhaust settings. Everything can be customized. CARLOS LAGO: And then we have to talk about the parts where this falters a little bit versus the Civic. This car feels fast. KURT NIEBUHR: Yes. CARLOS LAGO: But the data shows it is not relative to the Civic. KURT NIEBUHR: That is true, and I think if you drove them in isolation, you would swear they're just as fast, especially with how involving it is to drive the Veloster N. It's a very exciting car to drive. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, but when you look at the data, when you look at the lap times, when look at cornering speeds driving the two back to back, it's very apparent that the Civic is that much faster. And, of course, it's a more expensive car. No duh. It's more powerful, and so on and so forth. But I think that really isn't a discredit to the Veloster. I think it's part of the driving satisfaction. The Veloster decided to go with mechanically adjust-- electronically controlled mechanical flap in the exhaust that helps it make that pop. There's certainly a mode that switches on when you do that. The Civic, they've opted to go with a non-electronically adjustable thing. It's just those three pipes that work with different kind of back pressure to make it sound the way it does. That's nice on the road because it doesn't drone, but you don't get that excitement on the track that this thing has. KURT NIEBUHR: And I hate to bring in the way a car looks because that's so subjective. The Veloster drives like the Civic looks. The Civic drives like the Veloster. CARLOS LAGO: Exactly. But this is a ton of fun. I can't say that enough. Steering is really well weighted. Good feedback through it. Brakes are powerful. Everything here-- all the touch points. They've done their homework in making of Veloster N. KURT NIEBUHR: I actually prefer the feedback that comes through the wheel and in the Veloster than I do through the Civic. And that may be a function of how sophisticated and smooth everything is in that Civic. But I really like it in this car. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah I would not feel bad about driving this car daily. KURT NIEBUHR: Not at all. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah. As we come around this flat, skid pad like area-- both of these cars have a ton of power going into the front wheels, and under steer fighting it, especially when you're trying to power out is always an issue. What happened when you were doing that? KURT NIEBUHR: I found myself having to be very, very patient. Even though the limited slip is very sophisticated in this car, you have to wait because it's so easy to overwhelm the fronts on this car. And it's easy to get into a corner a little bit too quickly. And it's easy to get out of the corner a little bit too quickly. And front wheel drive cars are so dependent on the front tires. If you overcook them, you've lost them for a lap and you have to cool them down. CARLOS LAGO: Absolutely, or as we found, you can shoot chunks right off of them. KURT NIEBUHR: Yes, you can. CARLOS LAGO: What is amazing about both of these cars-- the Civic Type R is a very torque-y front drive car. No torques here. This is a very torque-y front wheel drive car, as well. No torques here. So verdict on the Veloster N? Thumb up. One thumb. KURT NIEBUHR: So, who wins? Actually, all of us win because both are fantastic hot hatches. They're so fun to drive. CARLOS LAGO: But the question we set out to answer is, is the Civic Type R's additional price worth it? Yes. KURT NIEBUHR: Absolutely, yes. CARLOS LAGO: From the moment that you sit in it, it feels very special. And then you start driving the car and it's so fast and it's comfortable and it's compliant, and it's really fast. Honda's made a great hot hatchback, and that doesn't mean the Veloster N is a bad car. If you can only swing 30 grand, you're going to have a lot of fun with this thing. Hyundai's turned the Veloster into something that's genuinely fun to drive, and still is really functional as a daily driver, too. Problem is, the Veloster N just can't hold a candle to how special the Civic Type R is to drive. And that's why the Civic wins this comparison. Now for more information on vehicles like these and for all your car shopping needs, be sure to visit Edmunds.com.

2019 Hot Hatchback Battle: Honda Civic Type R vs. Hyundai Veloster N

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Hyundai Veloster, but since the 2020 Hyundai Veloster is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$27,600
MPG & Fuel
22 City / 29 Hwy / 25 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gal. capacity
Seating
4 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 250 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 260 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
Basic Warranty
5 yr./ 60000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 167.9 in. / Height: 55.1 in. / Width: 71.3 in.
Curb Weight: 3036 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 19.9 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Veloster safety features:

Blue Link
Alerts the authorities in case of an accident, locks/unlocks the doors and checks the vehicle status from your smartphone.
Rear Parking Sensors
Audibly warns you of impending obstacles behind the vehicle.
Rearview Camera
Shows you what's behind the Veloster when you put it in reverse.

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
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Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Hyundai Veloster vs. the competition

2020 Hyundai Veloster

2020 Hyundai Veloster

2020 Mazda 3

2020 Mazda 3

Hyundai Veloster vs. Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 is bigger than the Veloster and provides more room for rear passengers and cargo. It's also nicer on the inside and has a more powerful standard engine compared to the Veloster's 2.0-liter engine. But the Veloster is typically less expensive and has more ultimate performance potential in its Turbo and N configurations.

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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 on 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. Honda Civic

The Veloster and the Civic hatchback are close competitors — both offer lively handling, similar four-cylinder power and excellent utility. The Civic is slightly more livable with its four doors and more refined ride quality, but you'll pay more for it too. The competition gets even more heated further up the trim ladder between the Veloster N and the Civic Type R.

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FAQ

Is the Hyundai Veloster a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Veloster both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.9 out of 10. You probably care about Hyundai Veloster fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Veloster gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Veloster has 19.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Hyundai Veloster. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Hyundai Veloster?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Hyundai Veloster:

  • Blind-spot monitoring now standard on the Turbo R-Spec
  • Turbo trim level adds standard wireless charging pad
  • Manual transmission no longer offered for Turbo Ultimate models
  • Part of the second Veloster generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Hyundai Veloster reliable?

To determine whether the Hyundai Veloster is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Veloster. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Veloster's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Hyundai Veloster a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Hyundai Veloster is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Veloster and gave it a 7.9 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Veloster is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Hyundai Veloster?

The least-expensive 2020 Hyundai Veloster is the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $27,600.

Other versions include:

  • N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) which starts at $27,600
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What are the different models of Hyundai Veloster?

If you're interested in the Hyundai Veloster, the next question is, which Veloster model is right for you? Veloster variants include N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). For a full list of Veloster models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Hyundai Veloster

2020 Hyundai Veloster N Overview

The 2020 Hyundai Veloster N is offered in the following styles: N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M). The 2020 Hyundai Veloster N comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The 2020 Hyundai Veloster N comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Veloster N 4.9 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 2020 Veloster N.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Veloster N featuring deep dives into trim levels including N, 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 2020 Hyundai Veloster N here.

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Hyundai Veloster N?

2020 Hyundai Veloster N N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2020 Hyundai Veloster N N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,695. The average price paid for a new 2020 Hyundai Veloster N N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $2,519 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,519 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28,176.

The average savings for the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is 8.2% below the MSRP.

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Which 2020 Hyundai Veloster NS are available in my area?

2020 Hyundai Veloster N Listings and Inventory

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Hyundai Veloster N?

2020 Hyundai Veloster N N 3dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (required)
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume109.8 cu.ft.
Wheelbase104.3 in.
Length167.9 in.
Width71.3 in.
Height55.1 in.
Curb Weight3036 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Hyundai Veloster?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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