Compare 2017 Hyundai Veloster vs 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

2017 Hyundai Veloster
2017 Volkswagen Beetle
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Dual Clutch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster Dual Clutch 28 35 $18,500 $19,200
Veloster Manual 27 34 $17,454 $18,100
Veloster Turbo Dual Clutch 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster Turbo Dual Clutch w/Orange Accents 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster Turbo Manual 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster Turbo Manual w/Orange Accents 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster Turbo R-Spec Manual 25 33 $20,563 $21,600
Veloster Value Edition Dual Clutch 28 35 $20,525 $21,350
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#PinkBeetle Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle #PinkBeetle Automatic 24 33 $21,015 $21,890
Beetle 1.8T Classic Automatic 24 33 $19,657 $20,475
Beetle 1.8T Dune Automatic 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
Beetle 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $19,195 $19,995
Beetle 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $21,553 $22,450
Beetle 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $24,937 $25,975
Beetle R-Line 2.0T SEL DSG 23 29 $31,249 $32,550
Beetle Convertible #PinkBeetle Automatic 24 33 $25,723 $26,795
Beetle Convertible 1.8T Classic Automatic 24 33 $23,995 $24,995
Beetle Convertible 1.8T Dune Automatic 24 31 $28,219 $29,395
Beetle Convertible 1.8T S Automatic 24 33 $23,737 $24,725
Beetle Convertible 1.8T SE Automatic 24 33 $25,681 $26,750
Beetle Convertible 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $29,064 $30,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,500
$21,015
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,200
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a economy-car cake pop: it sounds like too much, but its hatchback sensibility really does taste better dipped in a layer of quirk. A versatile, retro throwback, the Volkswagen Beetle offers a decent value but not a lot of high-tech features... kind of like the original.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 85.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 49
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 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
166.1 168.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
34.7 29.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.5 15.4
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 3012
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 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
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)
4.70 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.51
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
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
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 6.3
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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