2020 Hyundai Veloster N

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$27,600

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2020 Hyundai Veloster N
2020 Hyundai Veloster N

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

1 trim

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • N

    $27,600

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Our 2020 Hyundai Veloster N trim comparison will help you decide.

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 N 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 4.1
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

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

4.7

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 brought one home. I am a spirited driver and I feel that this car delivers much more than I will try to get out of it. Acceleration is amazing. The handling is tight and it wants even more in the corners! The E-LSD is SOOOO worth it. Makes the car really fun! It is so tight that I got the rear to come around in a corner. What fun!

2.9

Only 230 hp with preformance package not 275

this vehicle is a cool concept but thats it a concept nothing more. They promise it will be 275hp stickers all over the place, full of lies and and more lies. If your gonna get a car go with something else if you want the full horse power, i recently go mine Dino tested and it was a low blow! Only 230 horse power really! I did my research and found out that its not only me on you tube!!! I had the 250 horse power and hyundai also lies about the horse power on that one it says it has 275hp on the display and on the odometer!! Hyundai said to bad so sad so i traded it in for what I thought I actually wanted and they still lied im not getting the 275hp and thats what i paid for! Hyundai will never get my business ever again they lost one of their best clients!

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance

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