2019 Hyundai Veloster vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.

Toyota’s new C-HR hatchback has hightail styling but low-aspiration power.

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-4 upgrade the whole driving experience, though we wish the VW had some more sound deadening.

The paragons in this class are the sleek, peppy Mazda 3, and the hatchback version of the new Honda Civic; both are greater-sum cars with ordinary specs and an undeniable composure that seems to be innate to their brands.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo spends all its second-generation capital on feel-good features–and it works.
6.5
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
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The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.
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The 2019 Toyota C-HR compact crossover is about looks. All about looks.
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The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.
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The 2019 Mini Cooper makes no apologies for its heritage, packing charm and fun into a pint-size package.
MSRP From     
$18,500$19,450N/A$21,145$20,895N/A
Gas Mileage     
25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4N/A
EPA Class     
Compact CarsCompact CarsN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact CarsN/A
Style Name     
2.0 ManualLX ManualN/ALE FWD (GS)S AutomaticN/A
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity     
45N/A54N/A
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanN/ASport UtilityHatchbackN/A
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManual w/ODN/ACVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/A
Detailed Spec Comparison
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