Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2014 Hyundai Veloster OVERVIEW
The Hyundai Veloster reportedly has styling that was inspired by a high-performance sport bike. The Veloster is a sleek, coupe-like compact with a barely visible third door on its right-hand side. This unique feature allows easier entry and exit by rear-seat passengers without creating the family-sedan look of many four-doors. For a reasonable base price, the Veloster brings a wealth of standard equipment and decent fuel economy numbers.
What's New for 2014
For 2014, a new Turbo R-Spec trim is added. New features for the Veloster Turbo include torque vectoring and Active Sound Design in-cabin sound enhancement. The base Veloster gains a rearview camera, a driver’s blind-spot mirror and daytime running lights. Automatic climate control is now available on the Turbo model and Hyundai Assurance Connected Care telematics services are standard for three years via the Hyundai BlueLink platform.
Choosing Your Hyundai Veloster
All Veloster models come well-equipped, with a 7-inch multimedia touchscreen, rearview monitor, cabin air filter, six-way driver seat with height adjustment and Internet radio-ready AM/FM/satellite/CD system with 196-watts and six speakers.
Trim levels determine the kind of performance you can expect:
Opt for the Base model, and you’ll get a comfortable ride, tepid acceleration, great fuel economy and a low price. Spend a bit more for the Turbo, and you will get a car that loves to accelerate, carves turns with ease and still manages to get decent EPA fuel economy ratings.
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