2020 Hyundai Veloster

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$18,800

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2020 Hyundai Veloster
2020 Hyundai Veloster

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Suspension refinement
  • Steering response
  • Turbo four-cylinder's power reserves
  • Dual-clutch transmission's smoothness
  • Shifter feel (R-Spec)
  • Touchscreen's ease of use

The bad:

  • Rear visibility
  • Claustrophobic backseat
  • Limited utility
  • Gas-pedal lag in Normal drive mode
  • Jerkiness in everyday driving (Sport mode)
  • Soft brake-pedal feel

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Sporty hatchback with one driver-side door, two passenger-side doors
  • Choice of three engines, including two turbos
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • High-performance Veloster N available

2020 Hyundai Veloster review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Hyundai Veloster?

Redesigned last year, the front-wheel-drive, four-seat Veloster is a sporty compact hatchback with one driver-side door and two doors on the passenger’s side. Power comes from a standard 147-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. An available turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder makes 201 hp and teams with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A high-performance Veloster N powered by a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is rated as high as 275 hp is also available. Competitors include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Toyota Corolla hatchback and Mazda3 hatchback. 

What’s New on the 2020 Hyundai Veloster?

All models now have cargo area tie-down hooks, and gloss-black exterior accents have replaced flat-black trim. 

What Features in the 2020 Hyundai Veloster Are Most Important?

The Veloster’s unusual door arrangement makes it easier to get in and out of the passenger-side backseat. Standard features include heated side mirrors, air conditioning, a 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and a 60/40-split, folding backseat. Standard active safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist and a driver-drowsiness monitor. 

Available safety and tech features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, an Infinity premium stereo and wireless charging. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Hyundai Veloster?

With its refined suspension, responsive steering and strong turbo engine, the Veloster is a fun-to-drive hatchback. However, the car’s distinctive styling does contribute to poor rear visibility, a claustrophobic backseat and limited utility. The Veloster N is a blast to drive, and it took home top honors as the Most Fun-to-Drive Car of 2020.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.9
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best performing car I’ve owned

This car suits my everyday commute to work and also provides a nice sporty touch to it. The interior is comfortable and spacious for the size of the car

5.0

Best performance car I’ve owned.

This car has all of my needs. The features are greats and the performance is unbelievable. Sunroof is amazing for the summer time. Comfortable is a check!!

5.0

This R Spec is a blast to drive!

This car is as much fun to drive as stated. Has the power to move with high end cars. Getting the N next time when released in 2023.

See all 15 consumer reviews

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