2021 Hyundai Veloster

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Key specs

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Seating capacity

166.9” x 55.1”


Front-wheel drive



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The good:

  • Suspension refinement
  • Steering response
  • Turbo four-cylinder's power reserves
  • Dual-clutch transmission's smoothness
  • Shifter feel (Turbo 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

2021 Hyundai Veloster review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Hyundai Veloster?

The front-wheel-drive, four-seat Veloster is a sporty compact hatchback with one driver-side door and two doors on the passenger 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 makes 275 hp is also available. Veloster competitors include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Toyota Corolla hatchback and Mazda3 hatchback. 

What’s New on the 2021 Hyundai Veloster?

The Veloster N now offers an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission in addition to the standard six-speed manual. There are also new lighter sport seats, an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system and additional standard active-safety features including automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. Features from the Performance Package are also now standard. The regular Veloster, meanwhile, is unchanged. 

What Features in the 2021 Hyundai Veloster Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split, folding backseat
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist

Available features include:

  • LED headlights
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Navigation
  • Infinity premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • Head-up display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert

Should I Buy the 2021 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 our Most Fun-to-Drive Car of 2020

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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