2015 Hyundai Veloster

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$18,000

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2015 Hyundai Veloster
2015 Hyundai Veloster

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Turbo models don't want premium gas
  • Affordability
  • Multimedia system
  • Front-seat adjustment range

The bad:

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2015 Hyundai Veloster trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Three-door hatchback with passenger-side rear door
  • Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Backup camera standard

2015 Hyundai Veloster review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2015 Hyundai Veloster?

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster is a sports hatchback with front-wheel drive, a choice of four-cylinder engines and three doors – two in front and a passenger-side front-hinged rear door. It competes with vehicles like the Honda CR-Z, Mini Cooper Hardtop and Scion tC. The 2015 Veloster comes in four trims: Base, Turbo R-Spec, RE:FLEX and Turbo.

What's New on the 2015 Hyundai Veloster?

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster has no significant updates for 2015.

How Does the 2015 Hyundai Veloster Compare to Other Sports Hatchbacks?

When it comes to speed, performance and handling, the 2015 Hyundai Veloster lags behind smoother and quicker competitors like the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Subaru WRX. More concerning, the Veloster's poor safety ratings lag behind virtually all competitors. Though the 2015 Veloster is an affordable option, performance- and safety-minded shoppers have better choices elsewhere.

What Features in the 2015 Hyundai Veloster Are Most Important?

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 1.6-liter, direct-injection four-cylinder engine. It produces 138 horsepower when teamed with a six-speed manual transmission, but that number drops to 132 when paired with the available six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Veloster Turbo uses a turbocharged 1.6-liter making 201 hp and 195 pounds-feet of torque with either transmission, and it employs torque-vectoring to reduce wheelspin. The R-Spec version has unique suspension and steering tuning.

Chrome-tipped exhaust, a rear spoiler, heated side mirrors, LED accent lighting and 17-inch alloy wheels are all standard on the 2015 Veloster. It also gets standard cloth upholstery, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a 60/40-split folding backseat, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning, and a CD stereo with a 7-inch touchscreen, iPod connectivity and an MP3 jack. Available features include fog lights, a panoramic moonroof, a chrome surround and piano-black accents for the grille, 18-inch wheels, push-button start, a navigation system, a Dimension premium stereo, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic air conditioning.

As is required in every new car, the 2015 Veloster comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. It also comes standard with a backup camera, side-curtain airbags and side-impact airbags for the front seats. Rear parking sensors are available.

Should I Buy the 2015 Hyundai Veloster?

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster is an affordable choice, so if your budget is the most important factor when buying a sports hatchback, it's worth a look. The multimedia system is also robust for a sporty vehicle of this model year. If cost isn't a big factor, though, you'll be better served by competitors with better steering and handling, better brakes, better backseat comfort, better rear visibility and better safety ratings.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Fun car

I've never owned a fun car until I purchased a Hyundai Veloster. She is beautiful and sporty. I love the panoramic sunroof, tight steering, good gas mileage, and heated seats.

5.0

Very Sexy Car to me it will definitely Represent M

I Love it so much I brought it just haven’t picked it up yet BARGA MOTORS was very professional when I went there and Tony treated me with Respect

4.5

It’s definitely a good car

It was definitely a great car to drive. If handled nice and the power was sufficient for the size of the car even though it sounded like that 1.6 liter was working really hard to move me and the dual clutch felt a little overworked as well. I really like it’s funky design and quirky motorcycle like interior. The visibility is awesome so I’d recommend either installing a back up camera or finding one with a back up camera but otherwise a decent little car.

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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