2022 Hyundai Veloster vs. Its Competition

2022 Hyundai Veloster N
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Veloster N punches up performance and lands somewhere in traditional pony-car territory.

It can take on traditional sports coupes like the Mustang and Camaro, which both offer turbo-4s; it’s also a direct rival to the pony cars of the new century, cars like the Honda Civic Type R.

For a more sedate and nuanced take, the Mazda 3 has a weird body and nice steering.

For more a practical fling, we’d pick a GTI of just about any generation for its fine-tuned handling and for its uncanny resemblance to a big-box store.

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach 12021 Ford Mustang
2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo2021 Mazda MAZDA3
Quick Specs
6.8
The 2022 Hyundai Veloster N continues to take up rent-free space in the Civic Type R’s head—for now.
7.0
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.
6.8
The 2022 VW GTI is a good hot hatch, but the Golf R fully realizes the platform’s potential.
5.8
Wrapped in a cool pony car body, the 2021 Chevy Camaro has sports car moves.
6.0
The 2021 Ford Mustang flips its own blue-collar script with natural agility and searing V-8 performance.
6.7
The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
MSRP From     
$32,500$22,550$29,880$25,000$27,205$20,650
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Compact CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
ManualLX CVT2.0T S Manual2-Door Coupe 1LSEcoBoost Fastback2.0 FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
455445
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackSedanHatchbackCoupeFastbackSedan
Transmission     
Manual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODManualManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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