Hyundai Veloster vs. Competitors for Sale in Fairfield, CT

Overview

There is nothing quite like the 2020 Hyundai Veloster. Although this hatchback is a blast to drive, it’s just as practical for your daily commute. Its most unique feature is its three-door body style, with two doors on the passenger side and a single door for the driver, which helps to set it apart from its competitors. But this unique car is not without its competition, as it goes head to head against the likes of the Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Mazda3 Hatchback, and Honda Civic Hatchback, which we’ll compare it to below.

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Pricing and Warranty Coverage

Compared to these competitors, the 2020 Hyundai Veloster has the most attractive starting price. The 2.0 trim level starts at a mere $18,800, which is less than the Corolla Hatchback ($20,290), Civic Hatchback ($21,750), Mazda3 Hatchback ($23,700), and Golf ($23,195). The 2020 Hyundai Veloster also gets a package of generous warranties. All new Hyundais come with “America’s Best Warranty,” for 10 years/100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. The listed competitors don’t even come close to this, as their offers are only for five years/60,000 miles. Hyundai’s 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and 7-year/unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty are also the longest in this comparison. Plus, Hyundai now offers three years or 36,000 miles of complimentary maintenance (for oil changes and tire rotations), once again beating out all of these competitors. Toyota and Volkswagen’s complimentary maintenance offers are for a shorter term, while Honda and Mazda don’t include complimentary maintenance at all.


Mechanical Features

The 2020 Hyundai Veloster comes standard with a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that’s paired to a six-speed manual transmission (a six-speed automatic transmission is available on the lower trims). This powertrain delivers 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque; the VW Golf’s 1.4-liter turbo engine matches that horsepower output but doesn’t have an available engine upgrade. The Veloster’s Turbo R-Spec and higher trim levels upgrade to a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder turbo engine that puts out 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, and the Turbo and Turbo Ultimate trims get a unique 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission. This 1.6-liter engine is more powerful than anything under the hood of any car in this comparison. A couple of other advantages that are worth noting: the Veloster has more cargo space than the Golf, yet a smaller turning radius. It also has about 2 more cubic feet of cargo volume (behind the back seat) than the Corolla Hatchback and Golf.


Safety

To keep up with its theme of modern excellence, the 2020 Hyundai Veloster is loaded with advanced safety technology on even its base trim. It includes driver aids such as forward collision avoidance assist with pedestrian detection and other technologies that you won’t find on the base model Golf, such as lane keeping assist and driver attention warning. While the Civic Hatchback and Corolla Hatchback have lane keeping assist, neither of them features a driver attention warning system.

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