For The Veloster’s distinctive looks will appeal to some people, and the single rear door aids practicality. This Sport version comes with loads of kit, including heated leather seats, keyless entry, cruise control and a panoramic glass roof.
Against The ride is firm, the steering is remote and there isn’t much room in the back. Refinement is also poor and the panoramic glass roof on this Sport version limits front headroom.
What Car? says
If you want a Veloster, go for the cheaper entry-level version. Better still, buy a Vauxhall Astra GTC or a VW Scirocco.
What Car? readers say
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Target Price team says:
The Hyundai Veloster is a four-seater coupe that's designed to steal sales from the Vauxhall Astra GTC and VW Scirocco.
It offers something none of its rivals do – a single rear door on the passenger’s side. This adds a handy dose of practicality and ensures the Hyundai's 'best' side is facing the driver as he or she approaches.
Two petrol engines are available: a 138bhp 1.6 and a 184bhp 1.6 turbo. The non-turbo models come in two trims, both with plenty of standard equipment, while the handsomely-equipped Turbo SE model ticks off almost all the options.
The standard Veloster is priced lower than its closest competitor, the Vauxhall Astra GTC. However, the Vauxhall is a significantly better car and is available with some tempting discounts, so we’d think carefully before choosing the Hyundai. The Turbo SE actually costs more than its closest rival, the VW Scirocco 1.4 160 GT, and the Hyundai is not a match for the German car’s all-round excellence.
Reader test team says:
I have owned my blue Veloster Sport for five months.During that time it has been to the South West of France and back and used daily for the journey…