The 2012 Hyundai Veloster earns a below average Total Car Score in the Compact Coupe and Convertible category.
With its inventive three-door design, this sporty hatchback is a unique entry within this small car segment. The Veloster received praise for many reasons, including its innovative design, plethora of features and overall high value. Within, it offers a modern cabin, comfortable front seats and a large cargo area. And from a driving perspective, the Veloster was lauded for its even balance of ride and handling, excellent cornering grip and high fuel economy.
Conversely, reviewers noted the Veloster for poor rear visibility, lackluster acceleration, a vague steering feel and the presence of road noise in everyday driving. It was also criticized for its very tight rear seating.
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is an all-new offering that, like all Hyundai vehicles, includes excellent warranty coverage (10-year/100,000-miles on the drivetrain).
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a three-door hatchback that accommodates four passengers and is available in only one trim.
The list of standard features consists of 17-inch wheels, tilt/telescoping steering, heated power mirrors, cruise, Bluetooth and a touchscreen CD Stereo with USB interface and app capability.
Optional upgrades include larger 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, a full-panorama sunroof, navigation, a back-up camera system, automatic headlights, push-button start and a premium-level audio system.
Standard safety comes form ABS, stability control, six airbags and the Bluelink telematics system for alerting emergency personnel in the event of an accident.
The 2012 Hyundai Veloster gets its power from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder producing 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. This engine mates to either a six-speed manual transmission or a dual-clutch automated manual gearbox with steering-wheel paddles for manual shifting.
EPA-estimated fuel ecomony for the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is 28 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 32 mpg combined with the manual and 29/38/32 with the dual-clutch transmission.
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