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2021 Hyundai Veloster

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Hyundai Veloster highlights

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RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

28 city, 34 highway, 30 combined

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Three doors of functional fun.

The 2021 Hyundai Veloster is a great way to upgrade your hatchback game. Loaded with options across five trims, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster offers everything you'd expect from a hatchback and some things you don't. The Veloster is Hyundai's three-door hatchback, loaded with current technology and features. Pop open the rear hatch to access more trunk space than you might expect. You can choose from two engines to get the spirited driving style you want. The 2021 Hyundai Veloster is an attractive option on your hatchback shopping list. While we currently do not have many 2021 Hyundai Velosters on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should consider prior model years of the Hyundai Veloster with similar features

All Hyundai Veloster years

New for 2021

  • The Ultimate trim now comes with Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

Explore Hyundai Veloster details

R-Spec 2WD 3D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Optional Features

  • Cloth Seats

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.6"/R 34.1"

Head room

F 38.1"/R 35.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity



Manual 6

5 reasons to buy the 2021 Hyundai Veloster

1. A hatchback with style

2021 Hyundai Veloster Review: Exterior | CarMax

Stand out from the crowd with the 2021 Hyundai Veloster. Its unique three-door design breaks from the typical hatchback shape without sacrificing the improved cargo space you want. LED accents on the headlights make the 2021 Hyundai Veloster feel classy. Sport-bucket seats and colored accent lines add a hint of aggressiveness to the modern styling. Tailpipes centered on the rear complete the eye-catching design.

2. Brimming with technology

2021 Hyundai Veloster Review: Dash | CarMax

Regardless of the trim level, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster has the technology you want and need in your next car. At base trim, get full Android or Apple connectivity, forward collision-avoidance assist, and a seven-inch touchscreen. Upgrade to higher trims to add wireless charging, a head-up display, and an Infinity sound system. You'll find most of the driving assists you want in the 2021 Hyundai Veloster's 2.0 Premium trim or higher.

3. Engines that go the extra mile

2021 Hyundai Veloster Review: Engine | CarMax

The 2021 Hyundai Veloster features a peppy pair of engine choices that boast impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy. At 2.0L, the base engine gets paired with a six-speed manual transmission in 2021 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 trims. There's a seven-speed automatic transmission available on the 2.0 Premium trim. Boost the fun with the optional 201 hp 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. When equipped with the 1.6L turbo engine and seven-speed automatic transmission, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster gets an EPA-estimated 30 combined mpg.

4. Room for the whole gang

2021 Hyundai Veloster Review: Backseats | CarMax

An advantage a hatchback like the 2021 Hyundai Veloster offers is more passenger space than a compact sedan might have. At 88.9 cu-ft, the 2021 Hyundai Veloster has plenty of room for five to ride. There's space for what you're traveling with, too, thanks to an impressive 19.9 cu-ft of cargo space. If you need to haul an oversized item, fold down the second row for a functional 44.5 cu-ft of cargo space.

5. Loaded 2.0

You won't be missing out on features or options by picking even the base-model 2021 Hyundai Veloster 2.0. You'll have the fun of a manual transmission, a seven-inch touchscreen, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Stream your favorite tunes with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some of the latest driving aids are standard, like forward collision-avoidance assist, lane-keep assist, and driver attention warning. A long list of the features you're looking to have is in the 2021 Hyundai Veloster 2.0 base trim.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 Hyundai Veloster, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

The Hyundai Accent is a subcompact sedan that can seat five people comfortably and offers ample storage space. The 2019 model is powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder engine combined with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission and generating 130 horsepower. Cargo capacity measures at 13.7 cubic feet and features Bluetooth connectivity and an infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen as standard for 2019, with forward collision warning and forward automatic emergency braking available as an option on all trims.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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RepairPal reliability rating


RepairPal gave the Hyundai Veloster an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Veloster 29th out of 44 among Compact Cars.


RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Hyundai Veloster is $518, compared to an average of $482 for Compact Cars and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.


According to RepairPal, Hyundai Veloster owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 1.0 times for Compact Cars and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.


RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 12% for the Hyundai Veloster, compared to an average of 10% for Compact Cars and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

2021 Hyundai Veloster trims

More about the 2021 Hyundai Veloster

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Chalk White

  • Racing Red (not available on Turbo R-Spec)

  • Sonic Silver (not available on Turbo R-Spec)

  • Sunset Orange

  • Thunder Gray

  • Ultra Black (not available on Turbo R-Spec)

Interior details

  • 19.9 cu-ft of storage space behind the second-row seats

  • A total of 88.9 cu-ft cargo space with the second-row folded flat

  • Available wireless charging on 2.0 Premium and above

  • A center-mounted LCD touchscreen with available streaming apps

  • Comfortable seating for five


The 2021 Hyundai Veloster has not yet been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

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