2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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Price:
$14,487
Stock #:
P5697
VIN #:
KMHTC6AD2GU250850
Mileage:
14,438
Engine:
1.6L 4 Cylinder Engine
Exterior Color:
Boston Red
Interior Color:
Black
Body Style
Sedan
Transmission:
Unknown -Call
City MPG:
28
Highway MPG:
36
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One Owner clean CarFax, One owner, Clean Carfax, Voice activated technology, Moonroof / Sunroof, Rearview camera, Non-Smoker, COMPLETELY INSPECTED AND RECONDITIONED, LOW MILES, FINANCING AVAILABLE, Dimension Stereo System, 18" x 7.5J Alloy w/Chrome Accents Wheels, ABS brakes, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Panoramic Sunroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Odometer is 13759 miles below market average!


Reviews:

* Lots of features for the money; both engines are reasonably fuel-efficient; three-door styling is unusual and distinctive. Source: Edmunds


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2016 hyundai veloster

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
3.8
4 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (25%)
4 Star - (50%)
3 Star - (18%)
2 Star - (25%)
1 Star - (2%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
3
COMFORT
3.8
INTERIOR
4
RELIABILITY
3.3
VALUE
3.7

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Want an affordable car that stands out from the crowd? This three-door hatchback might win you over with its distinctive styling, impressive list of available features and reasonable price tag. Ready to learn more about Hyundai's unusual compact hatch?

What's New

For the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, a limited-edition turbocharged Rally Edition debuts with Rays wheels, matte blue paint and sportier suspension tuning than the Veloster R-Spec. The Veloster Turbo gets a new seven-speed automated manual transmission and new seats. An upgraded navigation system with HD radio, second-generation Blue Link and Apple Siri Eyes Free integration is available for base and Turbo models.

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PROS

Lots of features for the money; both engines are reasonably fuel-efficient; three-door styling is unusual and distinctive.

Introduction

If your ideal car is one that is small, fuel-efficient and offers great value, a compact hatchback could be the way to go. There are many cars in this class that meet those requirements, and some are even fun to drive. At first glance, the 2016 Hyundai Veloster appears to fit into this subsection, with a wide, low stance and muscular fender flares. But the actual driving experience may leave you wanting.

Certainly, there are some cool aspects to the Veloster. Its unique three-door body style, with the third door on the passenger side, offers easier access to the rear seat than a two-door coupe can. Inside, the Veloster comes with a substantial number of standard features, including a rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment system and satellite radio, all of which are typically optional extras in this class. Estimated fuel economy is good, too, with both engine and transmission packages hovering around the 30 mpg mark in combined city/highway driving.

But while the Veloster meets the basic requirements of a compact hatchback, it doesn't offer much in the way of excitement. The base engine is extremely slow and the turbocharged engine, while definitely an improvement, is slower than pretty much every hot hatch on the market. The suspension, particularly in the sportier states of tune, transmits a flurry of impacts into the cabin while traveling on rough surfaces. Usually this is a natural byproduct of capable handling, but even around corners the Veloster seems out of place.

While there are no three-door vehicles to compare against the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, there are plenty of two- and four-door rivals to consider. The 2016 Ford Fiesta is one of our favorites, with three engines to choose from, including an extremely satisfying performance-minded ST variant. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf is a bit more expensive, but the cabin has higher-quality materials and the sporty Golf GTI practically invented the "hot hatch" segment. The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of our favorite cars as well, with a 0-60-mph time that beats the Veloster Turbo by a hair; it gets better fuel economy to boot. While the Veloster has some high points, we think most of the competition is more desirable overall.

The One to Buy

The Veloster is extremely slow when powered by the standard four-cylinder engine. As its name suggests, the 2016 Veloster Turbo adds a more powerful engine in addition to a variety of luxury features.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2016 Hyundai Veloster is a four-passenger compact hatchback with three doors (one on the driver side and two on the passenger side) and four trim levels: base, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo Rally Edition and Turbo.

The base Veloster comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED running lights, heated mirrors, full power accessories, a rearview camera, cruise control, air-conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split folding rear seatback, a cargo cover, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 7-inch touchscreen electronics interface and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, Pandora Internet radio capability and a USB port.

The optional Style package adds 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, upgraded exterior and interior trim, foglights, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an eight-speaker Dimension premium audio system and Hyundai's first-generation Blue Link emergency telematics system. To this package the Tech package can be added (see below).

The Veloster Turbo R-Spec comes with a more powerful engine, a lower body kit, sport-tuned suspension and steering, a torque-vectoring system that selectively applies the brakes to improve handling around tight turns, an Active Sound Design feature that channels exhaust sounds through the stereo speakers, LED taillights, a B&M sport shifter and the features from the Style package (minus the sunroof, exclusive trim and foglights).

The new Turbo Rally Edition adds 18-inch Rays wheels, even sportier suspension components and leather upholstery. It is available solely in "Matte Blue" paint unique to the Rally Edition.

Compared to the R-Spec version, the Veloster Turbo features slightly less aggressive tuning for the suspension and steering along with a few additional creature comforts. It adds unique wheels, different styling elements, foglights, side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats, driver lumbar adjustment and leather upholstery.

The base and Veloster Turbo models are available with a Tech package, which includes rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, automatic climate control, a 115-volt household-style power outlet and a navigation system with the new second-gen Blue Link system (includes improvements such as Google-based navigation search and engine remote start).

Powertrains and Performance

The 2016 Hyundai Veloster in base trim comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 132 horsepower and 120 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automated manual known as DCT.

In Edmunds performance testing, a Veloster with the base 1.6-liter engine and a manual transmission went from zero to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds. That's about a second slower than the average for a budget-priced subcompact hatchback, and is definitely not swift. A DCT-equipped Veloster we tested did it in an even slower 10.2 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is pretty good, though, at 30 mpg combined with the manual transmission (27 city/35 highway) and 31 mpg combined (28/36) with the DCT.

The Veloster Turbo, Turbo R-Spec and Rally Edition come with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder good for 201 hp and 195 lb-ft. All come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but the Turbo is also available with a seven-speed DCT.

In Edmunds testing, a manual-equipped Turbo went from zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, which is much more respectable than the base Veloster's time, but still about a second slower than the class average for a sport-compact hatchback. Equipped with the manual gearbox, the turbocharged Veloster models are rated at 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway); the Turbo with the DCT is rated at 29 mpg combined (27/33).

Safety

Every 2016 Veloster comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Most Velosters will have some version of Blue Link, Hyundai's emergency telematics system, which offers roadside assistance, crash response, remote door lock control, remote start, stolen vehicle recovery assistance and monitoring features for parents with teenage drivers (speed, geo-fencing and curfew limits). A rearview camera is standard, with rear parking sensors available as an optional extra in the Tech package.

In government crash testing, the Veloster received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Veloster the highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset and roof-strength tests, with the second-highest rating of "Acceptable" for side-crash protection. The Veloster received the second lowest score of "Marginal" in the IIHS test for small-overlap frontal-impact protection. Its seat and head restraint design was rated "Good" for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

In Edmunds brake testing, the base Veloster came to a stop from 60 mph in a class-average 121 feet, while the Veloster Turbo needed 126 feet, which is longer than average for a sporty coupe or hatchback.

Interior Design and Special Features

A three-door layout sets the 2016 Hyundai Veloster apart from other compact hatchbacks. While the single driver-side door creates a coupelike appearance, the two smaller passenger-side doors provide added convenience for loading people or parcels. The truncated opening is a bit low, though, so taller passengers will have to duck quite a bit when they get in.

The backseat has a decent amount of legroom, but the seat cushion is mounted quite low and headroom is limited by the sloping rear roof line. That same roof line also places the heads of occupants under the sun-warmed glass of the hatch. The deep trunk holds 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space under that hatch, and with the seats folded down, maximum cargo capacity is 34.7 cubes. That's respectable if you're comparing the Veloster to two-door coupes, but most compact hatchbacks have at least 10 additional feet of space.

Up front, the cabin boasts a youthful and modern design that looks a bit better than it feels. There is an abundance of hard plastic, but it's textured for a more favorable appearance. The Veloster's controls are well organized, and the standard touchscreen interface is easy to use. A USB port and Bluetooth connectivity are standard across all trims, while the Tech package for the base and Turbo versions adds Apple Siri Eyes Free integration and HD radio.

Driving Impressions

Although the Veloster looks like a sporty hatchback, it doesn't really drive that way. The base model is just plain slow, especially when equipped with the automated manual transmission. Acceleration is better on the turbocharged models, but their performance is off the pace of hot hatches like the Focus ST and Volkswagen GTI. It's not all bad, though, as the 201-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged engine is generally refined, and the power comes on so smoothly that you almost can't tell it's turbocharged. The manual transmission is easy to shift, too.

For city commutes, both the base and the Turbo Veloster feel adequately nimble, but if you start pushing the car harder on twisty back roads, disappointment sets in, as the Veloster just isn't as sharp or communicative as most rivals. It's not a very comfortable car, either. If you drive on cracked streets with lots of potholes, the suspension will be easily upset by bumps and ruts. The harsh ride in the turbocharged models might be acceptable if the Veloster was more fun around turns, but that's not an area where this hatchback excels.

Factory Installed Options

  • BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Cargo Shade
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defrost
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Value Added Features

  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
  • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 36-Amp/Hr 410CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 3748# Gvwr
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • 90 Amp Alternator
  • Air Filtration
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Digital/Analog Display

 

  • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine: 1.6L 16-Valve 4-Cylinder GDI -inc: DOHC, Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), aluminum block and head, full engine cover and hood insulator
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver's seat w/height adjustment, armrest storage box and front passenger slide/recline w/seatback pocket
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Map Lights
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, Rear Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Glove Box
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

 

  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Regular Amplifier
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Selective Service Internet Access
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Transmission: 6-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch -inc: paddle shifters, hillstart assist control, ignition key interlock system and electronic shift lock system
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Window Grid Antenna
  • Wireless Streaming