2020 Hyundai Veloster NChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- 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
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The past three Most Fun-to-Drive awards have gone to cars known for an appealing mix of affordability and driving pleasure, and the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N takes that formula to another level. It’s the most fun we had behind the wheel this year.
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.
Bang for your buck
Best car for under 30k. Its performance is great and it very reliable. You could easily have this car as your daily-driver and there is also a decent amount of cargo space Read full review
3000mi and still loving the car!!
When I was looking to this segment of cars, I thought I would be driving a Mazda 3 and bored out of my mind. Low and behold, at the same dealer, there was a Veloster N. Drove it, studied about it and ... Read full review
The 2020 Hyundai Veloster N currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2020 Hyundai Veloster N has not been tested.
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