2015 Hyundai Veloster

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Hyundai Veloster base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    28-30 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    138-hp, 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2015 Hyundai Veloster exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2015 Hyundai Veloster

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The front-drive Hyundai Veloster is a boldly styled hatchback with two front doors and one front-hinged rear door on the passenger side. 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 CR-Z, Mini Cooper hardtop and Scion tC.

(Skip to details on the: Veloster Turbo)
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Passenger-side rear door
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch wheels available
  • LED accent lighting
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Available grille with chrome surround and piano-black accents
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Air conditioning; available automatic air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel; leather-wrapped steering wheel available
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • CD stereo with 7-inch touch-screen, iPod connectivity and MP3 jack; available Dimension premium stereo
  • Available navigation system
  • Available push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine
  • 138 horsepower with six-speed manual transmission
  • 132 hp with six-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stabili...
Vehicle Overview

The front-drive Hyundai Veloster is a boldly styled hatchback with two front doors and one front-hinged rear door on the passenger side. 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 CR-Z, Mini Cooper hardtop and Scion tC.

(Skip to details on the: Veloster Turbo)
New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Passenger-side rear door
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; 18-inch wheels available
  • LED accent lighting
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Rear spoiler
  • Available fog lights
  • Available grille with chrome surround and piano-black accents
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split folding backseat
  • Air conditioning; available automatic air conditioning
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel; leather-wrapped steering wheel available
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • CD stereo with 7-inch touch-screen, iPod connectivity and MP3 jack; available Dimension premium stereo
  • Available navigation system
  • Available push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine
  • 138 horsepower with six-speed manual transmission
  • 132 hp with six-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors

Veloster Turbo
The Veloster Turbo is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 201 hp and 195 pounds-feet of torque. The engine works with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
What's Special

  • Torque-vectoring system to reduce wheelspin
  • Active Sound Design system pipes more powertrain sound into the cabin
  • R-Spec version with unique suspension and steering tuning as well as special design cues
  • Unique front and rear styling
  • Turbo-specific 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts

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Latest 2015 Veloster Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Would want no other

by Barbfitz from Munford on May 2, 2018

I love my Veloster!!!! Its a 2015 and i get compliments on this car about everything the look the color the inside of it so sporty. I have prople i dont wven know make comments about my car and it was ... Read full review

(5.0)

Fun, fast and very reliable

by snd224 from Salt Lake City, UT on March 29, 2018

I absolutely love this car! It is a blast to drive, the interior is sporty like I like and I get a compliment almost every day. I was looking for something reliable and something with a good warranty. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Hyundai Veloster Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
acceptable
Overall evaluation
marginal
Retraints and dummy kinematics
marginal
Structure and safety cage
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
marginal
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
acceptable
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
acceptable
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
marginal
Structure and Safety Cage
marginal
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Veloster received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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