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2019 Hyundai Veloster | CarMax

The Hyundai Veloster is a stylish vehicle with plenty to offer. More than the creative three-door configuration that made it famous, and even more than its modern and sporty hatchback design. Originally launched for the 2012 model year, the 2019 model features more power, style, and interior features. There are three engine choices—a base 2.0L engine and two turbos—one of which is reserved for the Hyundai Veloster N performance version.

The Veloster is simply a very solid hatchback with a touch of flair.

Here's what you'll find in this 2019 Hyundai Veloster review:

Key Specs & Features

  • As a four-passenger, three-door hatchback, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster has a total passenger volume of 89.9 cubic feet with 38.1 inches of front-seat legroom.
  • The 2019 Hyundai Veloster has a 2.0L base-model engine rated at 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. Also available is a 1.6L turbo four-cylinder engine making 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Base models of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster with the 2.0L engine get an EPA-estimated 28 combined mpg.1
  • The 2019 Hyundai Veloster comes equipped with a standard seven-inch infotainment touchscreen; an eight-inch screen is available.
  • Total cargo space behind the rear seat of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster is 19.9 cubic feet; cargo volume with the rear seat down is 44.5 cubic feet.

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Unique and Modern Styling

Most people know about the Veloster's unique three-door configuration: two on the passenger side and one on the driver side. But the 2019 Hyundai Veloster is also known for its unique shape and style, as well. That design adds flair and character to its hatchback practicality and functional interior. From its sporty roofline to its aggressive grille and slim headlights, the Veloster looks ready for fun and function. Add to that a contrasting roofline for the 2019 turbo models, and the Veloster shows off its sporty side.

2. Fun-to-Drive Experience

A multi-link suspension and stiff body structure give the 2019 Hyundai Veloster distinct handling capabilities. Add to that a firm (but comfortable) ride, and you might start looking for tight corners and twisty drives to try out on your daily commute—with two turbo engines to choose from, you're sure to have a fast and fun time doing so. There are the 1.6L four-cylinder turbo and the 2.0L turbo that comes with the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N. Those engines can be matched with a standard six-speed manual transmission, six-speed automatic, or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with the turbo.

3. Refined and Comfortable Interior

2019 Hyundai Veloster: Front Seats | CarMax

The crown jewel of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster's interior is the sizable infotainment touchscreen in the center stack. Seven-inches is standard while an eight-inch touchscreen is optional. There's also piano black trim and excellent interior materials. Up front, seats are ample and legroom measures 38.1 inches. Also, while base models offer cloth seats, the turbo DCT trim includes leather upholstery.

2019 Hyundai Veloster: Backseats | CarMax

4. Lots of Tech Features

2019 Hyundai Veloster: Tech Dash | CarMax

Technology is an important part of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster experience. Even on the base 2.0 trim, infotainment and connectivity features are numerous. There's Bluetooth®, a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and more. Performance tech includes drive settings as standard, while the automatic transmission features Normal, Sport, and Smart modes. Manual transmissions get Normal and Sport modes only.

5. Plentiful Power Options

2019 Hyundai Veloster: Engine | CarMax

The base model 2019 Hyundai Veloster is slightly more powerful than the previous model years. The 2.0L four-cylinder engine is rated at 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque—15 horsepower more than the 2017 model. And power options don't stop at the base model; the 2019 Hyundai Veloster also offers two turbocharged engines: a 1.6L turbo four-cylinder engine, making 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque and a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder that generates 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, exclusive to the 2019 Veloster N.


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What You Need to Know

2019 Hyundai Veloster Trims

2.0 Base: A 2.0L four-cylinder engine is standard, as is a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

2.0 Premium: Standard equipment includes the 2.0L four-cylinder engine, keyless start, blind-spot monitoring, wireless smartphone charging, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, and 18-inch wheels.

Turbo R-Spec: Standard equipment includes a 1.6L turbo four-cylinder engine, LED headlights and taillights, a sport-tuned suspension, and alloy pedals.

Turbo DCT: Standard equipment includes the 1.6L turbo engine, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and more.

Turbo Ultimate: Along with the 1.6L turbo engine, standard equipment includes wireless smartphone charging, navigation, and a heads-up display.

Turbo N 2.0: Standard equipment includes a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder and a six-speed manual transmission. Also included are 18-inch wheels, sport seats, a sport instrument cluster, and electronic suspension.

2019 Hyundai Veloster Available Colors

2019 Hyundai Veloster exterior colors include:

  • Chalk White
  • Phantom Black
  • Racing Red
  • Sonic Silver
  • Sunset Orange
  • Thunder Gray

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The Bottom Line

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is known as a unique, modern, and altogether different take on the traditional hatchback. The 2019 Hyundai Veloster also offers a refined interior paired with a fun-to-drive experience, ample technology in the cabin, and spirited turbo choices under the hood.

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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
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