of the 2015 Hyundai Veloster. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Turbo models don't want premium gas
- Multimedia system
- Front-seat adjustment range
- Weak brakes
- Steering and handling
- Backseat headroom
- Rear visibility
Three-door hatchback with passenger-side rear door
Regular or turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
Backup camera standard
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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2015 Veloster Turbo fantastic little car
The only issue is the rear set up with the suspension. If you hit a big dip in the road on occasions it can unsettle the rear momentarily. Tyres aren?t the best standard issue. Read full review
Great and fun car to drive.
Nice. Good color (Pearl Grey or White or something like that) Has much more power than I expected. I?m starting to like the cars style. The interior is very nice too. My first used car. Read full review
The 2015 Hyundai Veloster currently has 0 recalls
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