• (4.3) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $10,338$17,422
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 28-31
  • Engine: 132-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Hyundai Veloster

Our Take on the 2014 Hyundai Veloster

Our Take

The front-drive Veloster is a boldly styled hatchback with two front doors and one forward-opening rear door on the passenger side of the car. Available with a choice of four-cylinder engines, including a turbocharged one, the Veloster has room for up to four people and competes with the Honda C... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Weak brakes
  • Steering and handling
  • Backseat headroom
  • Rear visibility
  • Reliability history

Notable Features

  • Three-door hatchback with passenger-side rear door
  • New R-Spec version of Veloster Turbo
  • Newly standard backup camera
  • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Six-speed manual or automatic

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Even a nifty multimedia system and a Lady Gaga-sized helping of uniqueness can't distract from the fact that the 2014 Hyundai Veloster is slipping behind its competition. Strange does not equal strong, as Hyundai's three-door hatchback experiment proves. The automaker introduced the front-wheel-drive Veloster in late 2011 as a 2012 model whose sole engine was a pipsqueak of a four-cyl... Read full review for the 2014 Hyundai Veloster

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 25 reviews

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Fun, fast, and practical

by GrumpyJarhead from Cleveland, OH on December 2, 2015

Found myself in my early 50's tired of driving mid-sized sedans. Wanted something fun! Something fast! Considered a muscle car, but rear wheel drive in Cleveland winters pretty much killed that idea, ... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2014 Hyundai Veloster trim comparison will help you decide.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Veloster Base w/Black

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NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Veloster Base w/Black

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2014 Hyundai Veloster.


Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

60mo/60,000mi

Powertrain

120mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/unlimited

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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