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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