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2019 Hyundai Veloster – Detailed Review – Configurations

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The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is completely redesigned. Hyundai made many different subtle modifications to enhance it compared to this first-generation Veloster, however, the automobile’s signature design element has been its distinctive doorway configuration.

Rather than being just another streamlined two-door hatchback, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster includes one driver-side doorway and 2 passenger-side doors. That third door makes carting around a third, or fourth passenger much easier.

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A Review of the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Coupe

First released in 2011, the Hyundai Veloster has received a complete redesign for 2019. The three-door hatchback form variable stays the exact same to optimize utility without forfeiting a streamlined footprint. There are two smaller doors on the passenger side of the vehicle and one larger door for the driver’s side. A big rear hatch opens into a deep but narrow freight area. The 60/40-split rear seats can fold down for even more cargo volume.

In general, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster fills a market as a sporty and useable hatchback with great in-car usability and technology. When compared with the previous generation Veloster, it is a more cohesive and comfier car that plays better. Other compact hatchbacks, like the 2019 Honda Civic has more interior volume with comparable handling characteristics. But nothing else on the road provides the Veloster’s unique three-door design.

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MSRP Range

$18,500 – $28,150

2019 Hyundai Veloster Configurations

2019 hyundai veloster review

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is a three-door hatchback which seats four people. It’s offered in five trims. The base level 2.0 version is well-equipped on technology attributes, although the next-up 2.0 Premium adds some luxury features. Both are powered with a 2.0-liter inline-four (147 hp, 132 lb-ft). The Turbo R-Spec adds functionality features while keeping it easy. The Turbo adds luxury and safety features, although the Turbo Ultimate unites the best from both and adds much more luxury conveniences.


The 2.0 base is the only Veloster version that rides on 17-inch wheels. It includes a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but it may be optioned with a six-speed automatic. Since the 2.0 is the base model, all of its attributes are standard on the higher trim levels. These include safety features such as a forward collision mitigation system, lane keeping assist plus a rearview camera. The 7-inch infotainment system features standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth, two USB ports and a six-speaker sound system.

2.0 Premium

Have a look at the 2.0 Premium for more information. It has the exact same engine as the Veloster 2.0 mated to the six-speed automatic transmission. It includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, keyless entry with a push-button engine start, an eight-speaker premium sound system with bigger 8-inch screen, and a sunroof. This puts the 2.0 Premium in the sweet spot for value.

Turbo R-Spec

If you would like performance, take a look at the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec. Equipped like the base 2.0 model, it is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a B&M six-speed manual transmission equipped with a brief shifter. The R-Spec also includes sticky summer tires on 18-inch wheels and a specially sport-tuned suspension.

Turbo and Turbo Ultimate

For the Veloster Turbo, Hyundai basically gives you the Premium trim level and provides the turbocharged engine, the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT) and unique interior trim. The Turbo Ultimate gets the six-speed manual transmission as standard, with the dual-clutch transmission as an alternative.

Additionally, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate includes a few luxury items, such as leather seating surfaces, a head-up display, and an integrated navigation system. Also included is additional safety equipment consisting of a forward collision mitigation system which has pedestrian detection, automatic wipers, and adaptive cruise control for automatic transmission-equipped cars.

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Interior, Utility, and Technology

2019 hyundai veloster interior


For 2019, Hyundai produced a driver-driven interior. They completely revived the Veloster interior with a cabin that is more driver-focused and contemporary. Fit and finish is excellent for the class, and contrasting fabric and trim in the Turbo Ultimate and the R-Spec spice things up. The high degree of standard in-car tech is easy to get and utilize.


The seats and ergonomics are exceptionally great for this type of car. The modifications Hyundai made to the suspension, in particular, the independent rear suspension. The ride comfort of the car has improved.


With its amazing three-door arrangement, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster makes curbside passenger and freight loading easy. Just be certain you duck because it is still basically a low-roof coupe. The big hatch opening is narrow but deep. The back seats fold down for even more room.


The available Blue Link communications program makes it possible for owners to set alarms, assess maintenance time, lock and unlock doors, and also contact police in the event of a crash via your smartphone. Conventional smartphone connectivity is about best-in-class.

Final Thoughts

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster is a compact car with a special characteristic: Rather than being a four-door hatchback, it is a three-door. The driver gets one big door, and the passenger side of the vehicle has two smaller doors. In comparison to a similarly sized coupe, it is a genius solution to the issue of being able to effectively get into the back seat in such a small car, and it works well. Combine this with its tech-heavy standard features list, the Veloster could be just the thing if you’re looking for a little, uniquely styled automobile. However, it isn’t perfect.

From a price standpoint, the base model 2019 Hyundai Veloster hangs with a bunch of fuel-efficient four-door hatchbacks. The majority of them are roomier, more comfortable to drive and give superior acceleration. The Veloster Turbo would appear to be a fantastic way to solve the aforementioned considering its 201-horsepower engine. But compared to other “hot hatches,” functionality and performance can be considered underwhelming.

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