Home » Featured »Hyundai Reviews »Reviews »Road Test Reviews » Currently Reading:

Video Review: 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

We got to sample the upgraded Veloster goods earlier this year when we attended the first drive event. This time around, we got to hang out with the car for a week. At the time we felt that Hyundai handed the hatchback its hotness thanks to the turbo-fed engine mounted under hood. Do we still enjoy the car after a full week with it? Click past the break and check out the video to find out.

[Disclaimer: Hyundai lent us the Veloster Turbo for a week and included a tank of gas.]

  • wisc47

    The Veloster has some potential, I'm just not a fan of the asymmetrical doors.

    • TheOtherMacLeod

      Aesthetically, or practically? I feel that is a GREAT feature especially for a younger couple with a kid or two, or (better yet) a car seat. Also, it eliminates people trying to crawl out streetside. In person, I don't even notice the extra door all that much.. the funky body lines draw your eye to the overall shape of the car as opposed to the doors of any number.

      • wisc47

        It bothers me both aesthetically and practically. I personally think they should just give it four doors and call it a day, that way it would look better and be even more practical. What has always confused me though is how they have to make a RHD Veloster in other markets so that means that they have to switch the doors on to the other side. It just seems like a lot of hassle for a gimmick.

        • Devin

          The gimmick does seem to move units though, the Veloster owners seem to like the asymmetry – my boss' reasons for buying one were pretty much "it's different and cute!" – and if I'm honest I kind of do as well. Though if I did buy a Hyundai I'd get all sensible and find an Elantra GT in my driveway.

    • BobWellington

      I don't like it, either. It bothers me both aesthetically and practically. I'll take a Focus ST, pretty please!

    • Irishzombieman

      I got a thing for asymmetry.

      And baby puke green.

      <img src="http://0.tqn.com/d/motorcycles/1/0/Z/f/-/-/BMW_S1000RR_nose.jpg&quot; width="400/">

  • Scandinavian Flick

    Jeff Glucker makes it rain. You other posers just wish you could be this fresh. Hooniverse represent.

    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/duJyd.png&quot; width="550">

    • very well done…

      Have you heard of /r/PhotoShopBattles over on Reddit?

      • Scandinavian Flick

        I am subbed to it. I have yet to submit anything though. Some seriously hilarious and talented people over there.

  • BobWellington

    Good review, Jeff. It's been too long since we last saw that hot bod of yours.

    • BobWellington

      No homo.

  • Jeff is like the inverse of a TARDIS.

    He looks infinitely bigger once he's inside a car.

    • I just look bigger these days…

      /looks up the gym on the hotel map

  • BlackIce_GTS

    This transverse I4 has longitudinal V6 engine cover. (the non-turbo has a transverse I5 engine cover.)
    Oh, Hyundai engine cover engineers. What?

  • Van_Sarockin

    So, this is a car that will deliver a billion pizzas.

  • JayP2112

    This car would be way more interesting if the 2.0 turbo was innit. 260hp would put it right there with the ST and Mazda.

    • Maybe they're saving it for a hot rod Elantra?

      On a semi-related note, I'd love to see Nissan put the Renaultsport Megane's 2.0L turbo in the next Sentra SE-R. And maybe the Juke's 1.6L turbo in a Versa SE-R.

  • Alcology

    Not being able to fit in, or fill out, a tracksuit has ever stopped someone from wearing one.

  • 48chevy

    Really surprised at negative posts. This car is in its own class. I drove both models and the turbo is a really nice and a fair price car for someone that sometimes needs to carry four people a short distance or flip down seats to carry cargo in a semi-sports car.
    The car with all options is a fun ride. Nothing off the line but plenty of go at higher speeds. Also, mpg is still great.
    See one and drive one then post your comments.
    I do agree the rear end gets bumpy over rough road, it may be the low profile tires.
    Also, they are selling like hot cakes, not on the dealer lot more than a day or two. Been trying to buy one for 2 months.

  • pj134

    … How long did that tank of gas last you?

    • the entire time I had the car. It's sporty, yet you can still eek out solid fuel economy.