Hyundai Veloster

Price $37,799 – $39,399
Fuel consumption 8.3 – 12.0 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 83%(view ratings)
For the 2021 model year, Hyundai has eliminated nearly all Veloster models, retaining only the high-performance Veloster N. A fun and lively performer, this small hatchback from Korea stands out with agile handling and punchy looks. The turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder under the hood delivers as much as 275 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The standard six-speed manual gearbox can now be replaced by an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 83%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 7/10
Safety 8/10
Infotainment 8/10
Driving 9/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2021

Only the Veloster N remains, 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, lighter sport seats.


  • Attractive design
  • Serious handling and solid performance
  • Well-designed and efficient sports modes
  • Ergonomic controls


  • Firm, noisy ride
  • Rather large turning radius
  • Narrow tailgate and small access to the trunk
  • Limited rear visibility