Compare 2016 Hyundai Veloster vs 2015 Volkswagen Beetle

2016 Hyundai Veloster
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3-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic 28 36 $18,406 $19,100
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic Turbo 27 33 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic Turbo w/Orange Accent 27 33 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Yellow Accent 28 36 $18,406 $19,100
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual 27 35 $17,360 $18,000
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual Turbo 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual Turbo R-Spec 25 33 $20,563 $21,600
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual Turbo Rally Edition 25 33 $22,755 $23,950
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual Turbo w/Orange Accent 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Yellow Accent 27 35 $17,360 $18,000
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2-Door Automatic 1.8T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T 24 32 $24,571 $25,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T Classic PZEV 24 32 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T PZEV 24 32 $24,571 $25,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav 24 32 $28,411 $29,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 32 $28,411 $29,595
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech 24 32 $26,377 $27,475
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Tech PZEV 24 32 $26,377 $27,475
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 30 40 $28,987 $30,195
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 30 40 $30,139 $31,395
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 23 29 $29,755 $30,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 29 $29,755 $30,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 29 $30,715 $31,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 29 $30,715 $31,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 29 $33,691 $35,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 29 $33,691 $35,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 30 40 $27,931 $29,095
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 30 40 $29,083 $30,295
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $28,699 $29,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 31 $28,699 $29,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound 23 31 $29,659 $30,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound PZEV 23 31 $29,659 $30,895
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav 23 31 $32,635 $33,995
Beetle Convertible 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $32,635 $33,995
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T 25 33 $20,923 $21,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T Classic 25 33 $19,387 $20,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T PZEV 25 33 $20,923 $21,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun 25 33 $23,217 $24,185
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 25 33 $23,217 $24,185
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 25 33 $25,147 $26,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Automatic 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 25 33 $25,147 $26,195
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 31 41 $24,859 $25,895
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 31 41 $27,657 $28,810
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line 24 30 $25,489 $26,550
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line PZEV 24 30 $25,489 $26,550
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 24 30 $30,361 $31,625
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound 24 30 $28,047 $29,215
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 24 30 $28,047 $29,215
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 30 $30,361 $31,625
Beetle Coupe 2-Door DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 30 $31,177 $32,475
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T 24 33 $19,867 $20,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T PZEV 24 33 $19,867 $20,695
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun 24 33 $22,162 $23,085
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun PZEV 24 33 $22,162 $23,085
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 31 41 $23,803 $24,795
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav 31 41 $26,602 $27,710
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line 23 31 $24,433 $25,450
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line PZEV 23 31 $24,433 $25,450
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Snd/Nav PZEV 23 31 $29,304 $30,525
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound 23 31 $26,990 $28,115
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound PZEV 23 31 $26,990 $28,115
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav 23 31 $29,304 $30,525
Beetle Coupe 2-Door Manual 2.0T R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav PZEV 23 31 $30,121 $31,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,406
$24,571
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,100
$25,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$318 / month
$427 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Hyundai Veloster is a tough one to classify, but it is what it appears: part sports coupe, part sensible hot hatch, and a lot of quirky. The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle offers plenty of powertrain choice and decent practicality in a retro-leaning package.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 81.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 43.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
39 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 58
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
166.1 168.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.7 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 7.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45HR17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2756 3225
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
120 @ 4850 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6300 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.94 3.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.50
Trans Order Code
D6GF1 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Veloster Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Body Style
Hatchback Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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