The 2014 Hyundai Veloster skirts the boundary between sporty, rakish hatchback and urban runabout, and provided you see it as that, it's one of the most fuel-efficient models you could get that packs in so much excitement.
The non-turbo Veloster is primed for good gas mileage, with either shift mode. It's rated at 27/37 mpg for the manual, or 27/35 mpg with the dual-clutch automatic.
Veloster Turbo models are less efficient, but manuals aren't as far off the mark as versions with a six-speed automatic. They're now rated by the EPA at 24/35 mpg (down from 26/38 mpg) with the manual shifter, and drop to 24/31 mpg (formerly 25/34 mpg) with the automatic. Because of the Turbo's high torque, Hyundai doesn't offer its efficient dual-clutch automatic on the more powerful Veloster.
We saw around 30 mpg over a six-month period with a base Veloster.