2022 Hyundai Veloster

MSRP $19,050 Est.

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2022 Hyundai Veloster Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 24, 2021

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Just like regular hatchbacks, Hyundai Veloster has been patiently offering the kind of practicality buyers look for. The Hyundai Veloster is a sporty and affordable hatchback that was completely redesigned recently in 2019. It can be used as a daily driver, one that offers practicality and comfort. It can also be driven in the track if you opt for the Veloster N. Hyundai has been keeping the 2022 model year pretty much under the wraps, but since it recently got a redesign, we don’t expect there to be much of an upgrade.

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Pros

Unique and practical design

Decent performance for an affordable hatchback (turbo engine)

Good ride and handling

Good list of standard available feature

Cons

Interior material quality could be better

Average fuel efficiency

Base engine lacks juice

Limited rear seating

What's New?

Few minor updates for 2022 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19050

bodystyle

3dr Hatchback

engine type

horsepower

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $19,050 Est. onwards

147 hp @ 6200 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Hyundai Veloster in Chalk White color 2022 Hyundai Veloster in Racing Red color 2022 Hyundai Veloster in Sonic Silver color
Chalk White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


In its second generation, we expect the 2022 Veloster would be kept pretty much the same as the 2021 model year. Currently, there are five trims on offer along with a Veloster N model. The Veloster hatchback is offered in two engine options, one is the base 2.0-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine and the other one is a 1.6-liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine. Pricing for the 2022 Veloster would start at $21,000 and continues up to $30,000. It faces off against Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda 3.

2022 Hyundai Veloster Features

The 2022 Hyundai Veloster will continue to offer five trim levels- 2.0 Base, 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo, and Turbo ultimate. the first two trim levels come powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 147 horsepower and 137 lb-ft. of torque. While the Tubo trim levels get powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. 

Trims

2.0 Base 

2.0 Premium

Turbo R-Spec

Turbo

Turbo Ultimate

MSRP (MT)

$18,900

-

$23,420

-

-

MSRP (AT)

$19,900

$23,100

-

-

-

MSRP (DCT)

-

-

-

$25,750

$28,450

Key Features

Premium cloth seats

Front seat slide and recline

Adjustable head Restraints

Heated front seats

Leather seats

 

Bluetooth Handsfree

Leather Bolsters + Cloth inserts

R-spec shift knob

Power lumbar support

Climate control

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Cargo Area Tie-down hooks

Bluelink connected core

Rear cupholders

HD Radio

 

Automatic volume control

Rear cross-traffic alert

Driver attention warning

Infinity Premium Audio

Smart Cruise control

 

Projector headlamps

8-inch infotainment screen

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Shark-Fin antenna

Push button start

 

6-way adjustable seats

17-inch alloy wheel

Sports tuned suspension and steering wheel

Child safety locks

Side-impact airbags

 

Rear view camera

Wireless charging

Rear spoiler

8-inch touchscreen with navigation

Heads-up Display

 

Adaptive cruise control

Chrome interior inserts

Blind spot monitoring

Power tilt and slide sunroof

Forward Collision Avoidance

There are no extra options or packages with the Hyundai Veloster trims. However, the range-topping Turbo Ultimate trim gets features like Hyundai's Bluelink and Forward Collison Avoidance with Pedestrian Detection as standard.

We Recommend 

We would suggest you spend a few more bucks and select the Turbo R-Spec model. the first reason is that it doesn’t cost too much than the 2.0 Premium trim and the second reason is that the trim offers 201 hp 1.6-liter engine. The engine is peppy and offers great performance when combined with a sporty chassis design. 

2022 Hyundai Veloster Price

The Hyundai Veloster entered into its second generation in 2019 and received a complete overhaul back then. We are expecting the 2022 Hyundai Veloster to arrive with least changes. The prices might go slightly high with an estimated starting MSRP of $21,000.

2022 Hyundai Veloster Engine and Performance

The base engine on the Veloster is a 2.0L naturally aspirated inline-4 that is capable of delivering 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque. The power is driven to the wheels by the means of either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive (FWD) comes as standard. The other engine is a turbocharged 1.6L inline-4 which offers 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The transmission of choice is also a six-speed manual with a B&M Racing sport shifter, but the higher trims use a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. 

With a 0-60 MPG of six seconds, this thing easily offers a great performance as a hatchback for the price. The seven-speed DCT is more responsive and seamless when it changes gear as compared to the six-speed manual. The base 2.0L engine is not something you would want unless you are on a very tight budget. The base engine is sluggish and does not inspire confidence. It is decent for your day-to-day city driving, but as soon as you reach the highway, you would feel the need for something better. Both the automatic and manual transmissions are nothing special either. It isn’t horrible, but it is not too fun either.

Models

2022 Hyundai Veloster (expected)

2021 Honda Civic hatchback

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback

MSRP

$19,500

$23,195

$20,465

$23,645

Engine

2.0L Inline-4 

1.5L Inline-4

2.0L Inline-4 

2.5L Inline-4 

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed manual w/OD

6-speed manual w/OD

6-speed manual w/OD

6-speed manual w/OD

Power

147 hp @ 6,200 rpm

174 hp @ 6,000rpm

169 hp @ 6,600 rpm

86 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

132 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm

162 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm

151 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

The turbo engine body has a low curb weight and also a shorter wheelbase, which makes it sporty. Being low on weight, you will not notice much of a body roll around the corner. The steering is generally precise and the suspension keeps things comfy inside. The Veloster generally has big praises when it comes to its handling at this price range.

The base engine of the Veloster falls in line with its opponents here. The Corolla offers the most, at least on paper, but it also costs slightly more. All the cars come with FWD and a 6-speed manual or auto. The Civic and Mazda 3 offer the most power, but also cost more.

2022 Hyundai Veloster Fuel Economy

The base 2.0L engine offers 25 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on highway driving respectively. The combined driving is 28 MPG. Decent figures for a car at this price. The six-speed manual transmission will get around 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on highway and 29 MPG for combined driving respectively. The automatic transmission in the 2.0L engine will get around 27/34/30 MPG and the 1.6L engine will achieve around 28/34/30 MPG. The figures are very good and in line with most of its rivals. 

The Veloster gets a 13.2-gallon fuel tank and that means that the base engine with the manual transmission will get a 330/435/369-mile range for city/highway/combined driving and the automatic transmission for the base engine will get 343/435/382 miles for city/highway/combined. Overall, the range shouldn’t disappoint you, since you wouldn’t need too many gas stops to refill before going across states.

Models

2022 Hyundai Veloster (expected)

2021 Honda Civic hatchback

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Mazda 3 hatchback

MPG (City)

27

31

28

26

MPG (Highway)

34

40

37

34

MPG (Combined)

30

34

31

29

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

13.2 

12.4

13.2 

13.2 

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

356.4/448.8/396.0

384.4/496.0/421.6

369.6/488.4/409.2

343.2/448.8/382.0

The Veloster offers good fuel economy and range, but the range of the Mazda 3, Honda Civic, and Corolla are better than the Veloster. The Civic offers the most intriguing fuel economy. 

2022 Hyundai Veloster Interior

The Veloster’s interior does little to inspire you from within. The interior is pretty dated and bland. Though you might expect a lot more when you first step inside the car, some people might be content with what it has to offer. The materials are not very high-quality. Driver inputs are simple and easy. The dull interior is further complemented by the cheap materials that are used throughout the cabin. Premium models also include leather and some other set of features, which might make you feel better.

In the base version, you get cloth seats and the driver’s seat is 6-way manual adjustable with seat height adjustment and the front passenger’s seat can slide/recline. The passenger’s seat also has 4-way adjustability. The Premium trim adds heated front seats and also brings a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Ultimate trim also adds full-leather wrapped seats with power lumbar adjustment for the driver’s seat. Legroom is not a problem in the front row, but headroom can be a little low for tall people. The rear seats also come with cloth upholstery and can be folded in a 60/40-split. The seats are not very wide and can only fit two people. Spacing in the rear seat can also be a little troublesome for tall people. 

Despite being a small hatchback, the Veloster does not have a small cargo storage area. It can store up to 19.9 cubic feet of cargo as standard, with the rear seats up. With the rear seats up, it can increase to a cavernous 44.5 cubic feet. The rear seats fold in a 60/40-split and even though they do not fold completely flat, they can still offer some generous options for storage.

Models

2022 Hyundai Veloster (expected)

2021 Honda Civic hatchback

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Mazda 3 hatchback

Seating Capacity

4

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom; inches)

36.9/56.0/42.6

39.9/56.9/42.3

38.4/53.9/42.0

38.0/55.7/42.3

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder room/Legroom; inches)

35.9/54.3/34.1

37.4/55.0/36

37.6/54.5/29.9

37.2/53.4/35.1

Cargo capacity (cu-ft.)

19.9

25.7

17.8

20.1

The base model of the Veloster comes with a 7” touchscreen display, which is average, and your typical screen is a hatchback at this price. Decent, but not great. Standard features include Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, aux jack, dual USB ports, and a 6-speaker sound system. The Premium trim offers an eight-inch screen and the Ultimate trim also gets the same screen but it comes with navigation built-in. The higher trims also offer wireless charging. The higher trims will also get you an Infinity sound system with eight speakers.

Right off the bat, the Hyundai Veloster is the only one that can seat four people, while the other can fit five people. But to be honest, with the spacing in the rear row, three adults won’t be happy sitting in any of these cars. The Honda Civic offers the best cargo space among all four.

2022 Hyundai Veloster Exterior

Perhaps one of the best things about the Veloster is the way it looks and the strike it poses. The design is compact and very muscular and curvy. There are strong curves at almost all places on the exterior. The front fascia has the LED headlights which have an appealing shape and the grille below it presents itself strongly.

The hood also has strong lines giving away to the front fascia. The sides are muscular with strong wheel arches over the fenders. Hyundai does its best to give this hatchback the sloping roofline to make it look interesting. The mid-range Turbo R-Spec model gets some sport tuning and design fitments like a rear spoiler and tuned suspension system.

Models

2022 Hyundai Veloster (expected)

2021 Kia Soul

2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

2021 Mazda 3 hatchback

Curb Weight (lbs)

2,855

2,906

3,060

3,082

Length (in)

166.9

177.9

172.0

175.6

Width (in)

70.9

70.8

70.5

70.7

Height (in)

55.1

56.5

57.1

56.7

Ground Clearance (in)

5.6

N/A

5.1

5.5

Wheelbase (in)

104.3

106.3

103.9

107.3

The taillights are curvy and angled and flank the trunk at the back. The bottom has two stylish exhaust outlets with a masculine look. We don’t expect Hyundai to make any changes to the Veloster on the 2022 model year, but even if they do, it would be minor. The Veloster weighs about 2800 lbs, which is a normal weight for a car at this segment. Some exterior features are:

  • 18” wheels
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st-row sunroof w/ sunshade
  • Rocker panel extensions
  • Window and wiper defroster
  • Rain detecting variable intermittent wipers
  • Liftgate rear cargo access
  • Auto on/off projector-beam LED low beam daytime running headlamps 
  • LED brake lights

2022 Hyundai Veloster Safety

The 2022 model has not been released yet, so obviously, the ratings of the 2022 Hyundai Veloster are not available. But since the 2022 model will mostly be a carryover model of the 2021 model year, we can take a look at those ratings to get an idea. The 2021 Veloster has been rewarded with the “Top Safety Pick” by IIHS. It achieved a “good” in all the tests conducted by IIHS and thus, this shows us how safe the Veloster is. Unfortunately, NHTSA has not tested it yet but it would still get great results in those tests too. So, needless to say, the Veloster is pretty safe.

The high-end trim of the Veloster will get all of the niceties as standard safety and driver assistance features. Some of them are:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TMPS)
  • Dual-stage airbags

2022 Hyundai Veloster Competition

2022 Hyundai Veloster vs Honda Civic

The Civic is an excellent hatchback. It offers a more refined engine, better interior spacing, and cargo spacing. The Civic’s only downside is that it costs more. The handling on the Civic is also quite decent and rivals that of the Veloster. The Veloster N and Civic Type-R also compete on the track. Both are very close, but when it comes to popularity and reliability, the Civic takes the cake. Although, the Veloster offers better warranty schemes. 

2022 Hyundai Veloster vs Toyota Corolla

The Corolla also has slightly more interior spacing than the Veloster and also offers more cargo space than the Korean hatchback. The Corolla cannot offer the same grip on the road as the Veloster does, but it is slightly quicker than the Korean. The Corolla is also another hugely popular vehicle compared to the Veloster. Practicality-wise, the Corolla beats out the Veloster. It also has slightly better fuel economy than the Veloster.

2022 Hyundai Veloster vs Mazda 3 

The Mazda 3 is another great hatchback in the segment. It goes toe-to-toe with the Veloster but offers slightly better performance. Fuel economy is also better on the Mazda 3, and so is the range. One of the big reasons for Mazda 3’s success is the way it handles. It certainly offers a better driving experience than the Veloster. Everything else is quite on par with each other. Mazda has also done a good job with the design and quality of its interior.

2022 Hyundai Veloster Final Verdict

The 2022 Veloster might not be in its final year of production, but it will surely be reduced. No new information is available but we expect the 2021 model year to be carried over, so we can say that the new model will also be pretty good. The Veloster is a good choice for those who want to spend less but experience a sporty, practical hatchback. This is one for those who do not want to compromise much. The Veloster fulfills the sporty aspirations while being affordable, but it has a lot of stiff competition and it does its best to stay alive.

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