2020 Hyundai Veloster vs. Its Competition

2020 Hyundai Veloster
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Small, sporty coupes are hard to find these days, and few offer the Veloster’s utility.

The Honda Civic Si coupe isn’t as practical as the Hyundai, but it is refined, loads of fun, and well-equipped.

The Toyota C-HR blends crossover-esque seating with decent driving dynamics, though it’s light on power.

We can’t say that about the base Ford Mustang, which is a peppy coupe even in its most modest configuration.

The Mini Cooper entertains drivers immensely, but its price escalates rapidly with options.

The more pragmatic among us might point out that the polished Mazda 3 is almost as fun as the Veloster while offering the ability to seat four adults in comfort and five in a pinch.

2020 Hyundai Veloster2020 Hyundai VelosterGet Your Price2020 Ford Mustang 2.3 High Performance Package2020 Ford MustangGet Your Price2020 Toyota C-HR2020 Toyota C-HRGet Your Price2019 Honda Civic Si2019 Honda Civic
2019 Mazda 32019 Mazda MAZDA3
Quick Specs
6.5
The 2020 Hyundai Veloster has a polished feel, matched with strong engine options and a dash of practicality.
6.2
The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point.
5.5
The 2020 Toyota C-HR’s updated styling is less polarizing, and it now includes both Apple and Android smartphone support.
6.5
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.
6.8
The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that.
MSRP From    
$18,800$26,670$21,295$19,550$21,000
Gas Mileage    
22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
2.0 AutomaticEcoBoost FastbackLE FWD (GS)LX CVTFWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
44555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
HatchbackFastbackSport UtilitySedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2020 Ford Mustang2020 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2020 Toyota C-HR2020 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2019 Honda Civic2020 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2019 Mazda MAZDA3