2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback — Volkswagen Beetle hatchback

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2012 Hyundai Veloster — FROM $17,300

plenty of features, laudable economy and sharp looks, the Hyundai Veloster is a top pick for a hatchback.

What’s New for 2012

The Hyundai Veloster is an all-new


An old adage says, favors the bold. We wouldn’t be too if we saw that quote hanging the designers who developed the 2012 Veloster. The new Veloster is a brave of the modern hatchback, with lines, aggressive details and an three-door layout. Yes, are three real doors not two doors and a hatch or rear-hinged door. Hyundai achieved by using a longer coupe-like on the driver side and two smaller doors on the passenger side. The here is that you get sporty styling without sacrificing

Built on a heavily revised platform, the front-wheel-drive Veloster is by a new 1.6-liter direct-injected inline-4 for 138 horsepower. Buyers have the of a six-speed manual transmission or a new automated dual-clutch transmission shift paddles. That’s power for a little car, but an emphasis on fuel economy looking at a 32 mpg combined estimate don’t be surprised if this acceleration doesn’t quite up to what the exterior styling For those with a penchant for performance, a 208-hp turbocharged Veloster is expected next

As hatchbacks go, the 2012 Veloster a decent amount of driving on twisting roads. The ride is compliant and the interior provides a amount of comfort. There’s a surprising number of standard that are either options on cars in this class or not at all. A 7-inch touchscreen on the a wide array of advanced telematics and built-in Pandora radio connectivity are just a few

As the hip newcomer to the hatchback segment, the Hyundai Veloster presents nice advantages. Compared to hybrid CR-Z, the Veloster is more practical and gets as good fuel economy. also more stylish the Scion tC or more traditional like the Mazda 3. For a more experience, the Mini Cooper or Beetle are both better but the Veloster counters with standard features while in at a much lower price.

It can be said that you can’t get without sticking your out. With its 2012 Hyundai has proved that.

Styles, Trim Levels, and

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a three-door hatchback that is in one very well-appointed trim Standard features include alloy wheels, LED accent heated sideview mirrors, a spoiler, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping wheel, cruise control, power accessories, a cargo cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable seat, split-folding rear Bluetooth and a six-speaker sound with a CD player, satellite an auxiliary audio jack and connectivity.

Also standard is a touchscreen that comes Pandora (via your connectivity, two fuel economy games and photo/video playback Hyundai’s BlueLink telematics is also included.

Options are into two packages. The Style adds 18-inch wheels, a grille surround with highlights, foglights, a panoramic a premium eight-speaker sound leatherette upholstery and a leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob. The package can be added to the Style and gets you automatic headlights, parking sensors, a navigation a rearview camera, keyless and a 115-volt outlet in the center bin. Hyundai also optional side graphic

Powertrains and Performance

The 2012 Veloster is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that 138 hp and 123 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed transmission is standard and an automated manual transmission (DCT) is as an option. The DCT also includes shift paddles.

In Edmunds of a DCT-equipped model, the Veloster 10.2 seconds to accelerate a standstill to 60 mph. That’s slow by economy car standards, let for a sporty hatchback. Estimated EPA economy is 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway and 32 mpg in driving for the manual transmission; the DCT, it is rated at 29/38/32 Both sets of numbers are though in extensive Edmunds we’ve found the Veloster to meet its highway estimate in the world.

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Standard features on the 2012 Hyundai include antilock disc traction and stability control, side airbags and full-length curtain airbags. Hyundai’s (which is similar to GM’s service) also provides SOS and crash notification.

In Edmunds brake testing, the came to a stop from 60 mph in a 121 feet.

Interior Design and Features

Clearly, the most feature of the 2012 Hyundai is its three-door layout. The larger, driver door permits ingress and egress and the two smaller doors provide added for loading people or parcels. The seats offer plenty of support to hold you in while and ample cushioning for long-distance The overall interior design a youthful and modern look being kitschy or gimmicky. is an abundance of hard plastic, but well-textured for a more favorable

In back, the Veloster isn’t as as other traditional hatchbacks, as the seat cushions are mounted low and headroom is limited by the sloping roof line. The glass will also have passengers’ heads exposed to the but at least there is ample These seats fold to provide greater cargo but it may not be all that necessary, as the deep trunk should suffice for hauls. The rear hatch and roof edge, however, do and distort the view rearward.

The Veloster is notable for its standard and entertainment features. Hyundai’s new telematics system comes the typical safety features, outbound text messaging and navigation. Other extras location sharing (via a geo-fence system that you when the car travels outside of a area (for keeping on younger drivers) and valet functions. It’s an impressive of features, though, like it’s fee-based. And in our initial the voice recognition system had a time interpreting many of our

Driving Impressions

The 2012 Veloster’s extroverted styling things a little; this is an economically minded hatchback. said, the Veloster delivers a amount of fun behind the wheel. The four-cylinder engine won’t you away in terms of acceleration, but the is both balanced and predictable. buyers will probably be OK the Veloster’s firm ride but one should be aware that and ruts in the road can generate harsh impacts.

In everyday driving, the cabin is quiet in terms of wind and noise, but road noise is The DCT transmission is also praiseworthy, quick, smooth shifts in or manual modes and responsive paddles. In nearly every the Veloster delivers a great more than its modest suggests.

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