What Does It Cost to Fill Up a 2019 Hyundai Veloster?

2019 Hyundai Veloster

Redesigned from the inside out for 2019, Hyundai's quirky three-door Veloster hatchback now has some competitive pricing to go along with its spring on-sale date. The car represents a unique prospect, with one large door on the driver's side and two smaller ones on the passenger side. Compared to rivals, however, its performance angle also represents a price at the pump.

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That may have some shoppers rethinking their options. According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report early Thursday, the average price for regular gas went up another 6 cents this past week to level off at $2.90 per gallon, the ninth week in a row it has increased. A national average of $3 could soon become reality.

The 2019 Veloster sidesteps that issue by offering a choice of four-cylinder engines that shouldn't break the bank at the pump, though it doesn't compare favorably to rivals such as the Honda Civic, Mazda3 or Volkswagen Golf.

  • The base Veloster engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 147 horsepower. The EPA says it has city/highway/combined fuel economy of 25/33/28 mpg with the standard six-speed manual transmission and 27/34/30 mpg with the optional six-speed automatic.
  • That means that filling the Veloster's 13.2-gallon tank would cost $38.28, based on the national average of $2.90 for regular.
  • In California, which had the highest average price for regular at $3.70, filling the tank would cost nearly $49.
  • Mississippi had the lowest average at $2.59, and a fill-up there would run a bit more than $34.

Pushed by rising oil prices and high demand for gas, pump prices rose by a nickel or more the past week in more than half of the 50 states. The biggest increases for regular were 9 cents in Michigan; 10 cents in Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin; and 14 cents in Missouri. AAA listed 15 states on Thursday where regular averaged $3 or more.

The national average for premium gas rose 6 cents to $3.42, and diesel fuel was up 7 cents to $3.16. Regular and premium were 56 cents higher than a year ago on Thursday, and diesel was 66 cents higher. Pump prices are now the highest they've been since 2014. 

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