2021 Hyundai Veloster for Sale in Hyannis, MA
With its three-door design, the Hyundai Veloster hatchback is easily one of the most distinctive vehicles out there. Approach it from the driver’s side, where it has one door, and you’re looking at a sleek coupe, but when you look at it from the passenger side you’ll see a front door and a back door, just like a sedan has. With those two passenger-side doors, the rear occupants won’t need to fold down the front passenger’s seat to enter or exit the vehicle.
Trim Levels and Mechanical Components
The 2021 Hyundai Veloster is a front-wheel drive hatchback available in five trim levels: the 2.0, 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo, and Turbo Ultimate. (The high-performance Veloster N is also offered, but we cover it in a separate overview.) The 2.0 and 2.0 Premium come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that whisks out 147 hp. Their default transmission is a six-speed manual, but a six-speed automatic is available. The 2.0 Premium is made exclusively with the automatic. The Turbo R-Spec, Turbo, and Turbo Ultimate get a 201 hp turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Like the 2.0, the Turbo R-Spec’s powerplant is paired to the six-speed manual, but this time it’s not eligible for the automatic. The Turbo and Turbo Ultimate get a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch automatic transmission.
With the manual tranny, the 2.0 returns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. With the automatic, it gets 27 city/34 highway (same as the 2.0 Premium). The Turbo R-Spec achieves 26 city/33 highway, and the Turbo and Turbo Ultimate are good for 28 city/34 highway.
The base 2.0 gets automatic headlights, heated side mirrors, a rear spoiler, tinted glass, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with fixed head restraints, cargo area tie-down hooks, and a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. The 2.0 Premium adds a sunroof, leather seat bolsters, heated front seats, Blue Link connected car services, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, automatic climate control, and keyless entry and ignition. The performance-oriented Turbo R-Spec loses the sunroof, automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather seat bolsters, but it gains a sport-tuned suspension, grippier tires, LED headlights and taillights, trim-specific seats and shift knob, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with adjustable head restraints, active noise control, and alloy pedals.
The Turbo returns the sunroof, automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather bolsters, and it also gets side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, power-adjustable lumbar support for the driver’s seat, a wireless smartphone charger, and a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Turbo Ultimate gets a two-tone look with a black roof and loads up on amenities with rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather seats, additional Blue Link services, and a head-up display.
Technology and Safety
Every Veloster comes with a selection of active safety aids, but the higher trims add features. The 2.0 starts with forward collision-avoidance assist, a driver’s blind-spot mirror, lane keeping assist, and driver attention warning. The 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, and Turbo add blind-spot collision warning and rear cross-traffic collision warning, while the Turbo Ultimate gets the full slate with pedestrian detection to the forward collision-avoidance assist system plus adaptive cruise control.
The 2.0 has an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The 2.0 Premium, Turbo R-Spec, and Turbo upgrade things with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, a premium eight-speaker Infinity audio system, and satellite radio. The Turbo Ultimate earns its name with integrated navigation and HD radio.