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Selected Style 5-Door Sportback ES FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,618 $18,395
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $20,444 $21,345
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,618
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,395
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$288 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 3
EPA Classification Compact - TBD -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 31.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 89.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 166.1
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.0 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.09 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 34.1
Steering Type Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/40VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/40VR18
Spare Tire Size T145/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3021 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 90
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code 4B11 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 37 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 27 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.41 4.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Continuously variable ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.52 3.61
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.37
Trans Type 1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Hatchback 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Hyundai Veloster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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