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2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Honda CR-Z

  2012 Hyundai Veloster 2012 Honda CR-Z 3dr CVT EX w/Navi Side Exterior View
Invoice $16,699 $18,763
27/37 31/39
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Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. Read Full Review The 2012 Honda CR-Z is the only hybrid sports coupe, but that's not quite enough for us. Read Full Review
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  • Genre-busting good looks
  • Awesome grip, handling poise
  • Comfy front seats
  • Excellent gas mileage
  • Impressive infotainment system


  • Coupe-like backseat space
  • Feels sluggish from stoplights
  • Steering lacks sharpness
  • Auto up/down driver's window not standard


  • Has the magic "hybrid" badge
  • Superb gauge graphics teach better driving
  • Higher fuel economy than virtually any other coupe
  • Six-speed gearbox adds sportiness to hybrid


  • Weighs as much as an Insight, uses more gas
  • Suspension crashes over rough roughs
  • Driving fun doesn't come with the CVT
  • Very little cargo room
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