The Hyundai Veloster has no peers, and it's no exaggeration to say that it's different from everything else on the market.
That said, there are a few vehicles that we see it being cross-shopped with.
The MINI Cooper Hardtop and VW Beetle have evolved to be a little less quirky, but they carry a lot of design charm.
The current (new) Mini Cooper Hardtop is more fuel-efficient than before and better in some of the practical respects, without losing its sporty character.
The Beetle's better rear suspension and turbo four upgrade the whole driving experience, though we wish the VW had some more sound deadening.
The Scion tC is an unusual design, too, with its hatchback design that looks like a notchback coupe in profile—although it's far more subtle in its styling and overall statement.
One other model to consider is the Scion iM, a five-door hatchback that is far more practical than the Veloster but hardly as eye-catching.
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|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
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