2021 Hyundai Veloster Overview, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images
The 2021 Hyundai Veloster hatchback is the correct buddy, on the proper time, for the correct worth. Its expressive shapes, quirky demeanor, and punchy powertrain stare us within the face to ask: Why so severe, bro?
The Veloster is all about enjoyable, however its 6.7 TCC Score is significantly good. Not a lot is new this yr apart from an 8-speed dual-clutch computerized on Veloster N variations. That’s wonderful. (Learn extra about how we charge vehicles.)
Like final yr, the 2021 Veloster is out there in 2.0, 2.Zero Premium, R-Spec, Turbo, Turbo Final, and Veloster N trim ranges that vary from $20,000 to $30,000 for extra enjoyable than we must always rightfully afford.
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The rorty, shorty, three-door Veloster (4, together with the hatch) appears like nothing else on the highway, and it’s largely a great factor. The hatchback’s three passenger doorways are cut up between two sides; do the maths and there’s at all times a the rest. The 2 doorways on the passenger facet juxtapose the one driver’s facet door, and that’s just the start of the outside’s story. It’s clear and quirky, even when we’re not.
Inside, the hatchback covers up price range supplies with clear shapes and much more enjoyable together with a typical touchscreen with smartphone compatibility.
Beneath that metallic, the Veloster is provided with a trio of 4-cylinder engines, two of that are turbocharged. The bottom engine is a 2.0-liter inline-Four that’s not screaming quick with 147 horsepower, however nonetheless has the appears. A 1.6-liter turbo-Four makes 201 hp and lights up the fronts to the tune of six-second 0-60 mph sprints. On the prime is a 250-hp (or optionally, 275 hp) turbo-Four within the Veloster N that thumbs its nostril at big-displacement, high-horsepower, top-dollar conference; enjoyable doesn’t want prolific thirst or a profane price ticket.
All Velosters will be geared up with a 6-speed handbook or 6-, 7-, or 8-speed computerized transmissions, relying on trim stage. Our suggestion is to maintain it easy: six speeds, shift your personal gears, have a blast, and be again for dinner.
Each Veloster holds its personal on curvy roads with good steering and a reliable experience, however Veloster Turbo and Veloster N fashions are excellent.
Carry a buddy—only one—within the Veloster. Though there’s sufficient room for 4 on paper, the rear seat is cramped and never nice for adults. Behind the second row there’s practically 20 cubic ft of cargo area, which grows to greater than 45 with the seats folded.
The IIHS referred to as the Veloster a High Security Decide final yr, though federal testers haven’t set their date for official crash-test scores.
Each Veloster will get a minimum of computerized emergency braking, lively lane management, 17-inch wheels, material upholstery, energy options, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, two USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity. Up the value and energy ladder, Hyundai equips the Veloster with a bigger touchscreen, larger wheels, extra energy, and extra security options.
Like several worst-best buddy we’ve had, it eggs us to go additional, sooner.