2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. Its Competition

2021 Hyundai Veloster
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Veloster’s performance versions punch up to traditional sports coupes like the Mustang and Camaro, which both offer turbo-4s now.

They’re all different, and the Veloster takes the road less traveled among the three thanks to its looks and short stance.

The Honda Civic competes across the board and is more practical for daily use, but also more expensive.

The Mazda 3 has more elegant lines, and is bright to drive, but not as expressive.

The Corolla Hatchback has sporty ideas, we think there’s more to come too.

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Quick Specs
Fun always comes at a price. Thankfully for the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, fun won’t break the bank.
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro remains an engaging sports car in a pony car body.
The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point.
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars.
The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
It’s still among the more mildly flavored mass-market sedans, but the 2020 Toyota Corolla has dropped the bland from its diet.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
2.0 Manual2-Door Coupe 1LSEcoBoost FastbackLX ManualFWDL CVT (GS)
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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