Used Hyundai Veloster (2012 - 2014) Review

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 09 Jan 2013
3
Hyundai’s Veloster is a stylish, sleek coupe and it certainly turns a few heads. The three-door layout (two doors on the passenger side and one on the driver’s side) adds a bit of quirkiness.

Hyundai Veloster (12-14)
Stylish looks, rear passenger door offers easy access, interior quality
Lacks steering feel, cramped rear, absence of a real sporty version

New price range:

£17,000 - £23,070

Used price range:

£3,435 - £7,608

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

Hyundai’s Veloster is a stylish, sleek coupe and it certainly turns a few heads. The three-door layout (two doors on the passenger side and one on the driver’s side) adds a bit of quirkiness. Technically, the Veloster is a four-door if you include the tailgate and although the addition of the extra door on the near side makes access easier for rear passengers it does make the car look unbalanced because the mid-pillars are not symmetrical.

So, the Veloster is an unconventional coupe and not just in the way it looks. It’s fair to say that coupe buyers want a car that’s entertaining to drive but, sadly, the Veloster is found wanting once you get it out on the open road. Enthusiasts are more likely, therefore, to choose the Vauxhall Astra GTC, the VW Scirocco, the Peugeot RCZ and the Audi TT over the Hyundai.

Its major attraction though, is that it offers value for money. There are not many coupes under £20,000 that offer a five-year unlimited mileage warranty so if you are on a tight budget it could be the car for you. Still, if you are after a coupe you have plenty to choose from. Can the Veloster cut it in this competitive market? Read on to find out…

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The third door for rear passengers and the practical storage dotted around the car plus a good sized boot.  

5 out of 5

Mark Buckley ,   29 Dec 2014    ... read more

 A sporty looking 4 seater with real room in the back. I tried out an RCZ and a Scirroco both failed my back set test. The boot is also huge for a car this size. The other day I had to pick up a 45...  

5 out of 5

Simon Small ,   21 Jun 2013    ... read more

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