2020 Hyundai VelosterChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
—Compare 5 trims
- Suspension refinement
- Steering response
- Turbo four-cylinder's power reserves
- Dual-clutch transmission's smoothness
- Shifter feel (R-Spec)
- Touchscreen's ease of use
- Rear visibility
- Claustrophobic backseat
- Limited utility
- Gas-pedal lag in Normal drive mode
- Jerkiness in everyday driving (Sport mode)
- Soft brake-pedal feel
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
We’re looking for the best deals on a Hyundai near you…
A year into its second generation, the Hyundai Veloster has similar pricing and a few reshuffled features for 2020 but less availability for...
A year into its second generation, the Hyundai Veloster has similar pricing and a few reshuffled features for 2020 but less availability for the manual transmission. Stick-shift purists can rest assured the turbocharged R-Spec and N variants still offer three-pedal driving, but if you wanted premium features like leather seats or a head-up display, you’ll have to get an automatic transmission now.
Previously, Hyundai offered the Veloster in a stick-shift Turbo Ultimate trim with the aforementioned features, but given that it accounts for just 1 percent of remaining model-year 2019 Veloster inventory as of this writing, it’s doubtful many shoppers fancied it. Other changes for 2020 include gloss-black exterior accents in place of flat-black accents, and wireless smartphone charging on more variants. More trim levels now have a blind spot warning system, while automatic emergency braking remains standard on all but the high-performance Veloster N. Finally, all trims add tie-down hooks in the cargo area.
The 2020 Veloster is on sale now. The three-door hatchback offers a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (147 horsepower), turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder (201 hp) or, in the N, a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder (250 hp or 275 hp with a Performance Package). A six-speed manual is available across the board, with a six-speed automatic available on the 2.0-liter and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic available on the turbo 1.6-liter. The Veloster N remains stick-shift only — something the purists can celebrate each July 16.
Price changes for 2020 range from a $10 drop to a $490 increase, including the destination charge. Believe it or not, the latter fee ($920) is down, if only by $10, versus that of the 2019 Veloster. It’s a stark contrast to the inexorable upswing in destination fees industrywide in recent years. Here’s how it all shakes out for the 2020 Veloster versus the equivalent 2019 model-year trim:
- 2.0-liter manual: $19,520 (up $90)
- 2.0-liter automatic: $20,520 (up $90)
- 2.0-liter Premium automatic: $23,720 (up $40)
- Turbo 1.6-liter R-Spec manual: $24,070 (up $240)
- Turbo 1.6-liter automatic: $26,370 (up $40)
- Turbo 1.6-liter Ultimate automatic: $29,070 (down $10)
- Turbo 2.0-liter Veloster N manual: $28,320 (up $490)
Cars.com’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with Cars.com’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of Cars.com’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.
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 Read full review
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!! Read full review
The 2020 Hyundai Veloster currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2020 Hyundai Veloster has not been tested.
New Car Program Benefits
60 months / 60,000 miles
60 months / unlimited distance
Free Scheduled Maintenance
36 months / 36,000 miles