Hyundai Veloster vs. Competitors for Sale in Hyannis, MA
The three-door (yes, you read that right) Hyundai Veloster is an affordable hatchback that oozes unique style, performance, and practicality. Although you might feel it’s in a league of its own, the Veloster nevertheless competes with the Honda Civic Hatchback, Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Mazda3 Hatchback, and MINI Cooper. These cars are favored for their ability to handle like a sporty sedan but with a greater amount of space – and hotter looks. Plus, they’re easier to drive and park in urban areas than a typical crossover or SUV. Although it’s a strong competition among the aforementioned vehicles, the Veloster has a few noteworthy advantages over the others. We’ll take a closer look at some of its standout attributes.
Warranty and Pricing
Hyundai boasts the best basic warranty (5 years/60,000 miles) and powertrain warranty (10 years/100,000 miles) in the pack. The basic warranty covers various components and includes 24-hour roadside assistance, while the powertrain warranty takes care of the major drive-related repairs related to the engine, transmission, and transaxle. Most of the Veloster’s competitors only get a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, except for the MINI, which gets 4 years/50,000 miles of coverage for each. To sweeten the deal, the Veloster has the lowest starting MSRP of $19,800, while the Civic Hatchback ($21,750), Corolla Hatchback ($20,290), Mazda3 Hatchback ($23,600), and MINI Cooper ($23,400) have higher base pricing.
Capacities and Performance
Hyundai is generous with standard equipment on its vehicles. The 2020 Veloster’s 2.0 Premium trim (one level up from the base) comes with standard wireless smartphone charging, a feature that’s not available on the Civic Hatchback or Mazda3 Hatchback. It’s optional with the Corolla Hatchback, but only on its most expensive trim. The Veloster 2.0 Premium also has standard heated front seats, which the Corolla and Civic Hatchback models don’t add until their costlier trims. While the MINI comes with both of those features at lower trim levels the way the Veloster does, its base-level infotainment touchscreen is smaller than the Veloster’s.
The Hyundai Veloster is peppy as well, especially the Turbo R-Spec trim, with its turbocharged 1.6-liter engine yielding 201 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque. This particular version of the 2020 Hyundai Veloster is the most spirited car mentioned on this page, as even the higher-level trims from the competitors can’t match its performance.
The Veloster’s third door is not some gimmick; it actually serves a functional and convenient purpose. Unlike your typical two-door car, which can be a hassle for passengers to get into and out of, the small and subtle third door allows easy access for backseat occupants with no need to drop the front seat backs forward (which means everyone can get in and out at the same time). This combined with the Veloster’s sleek look means that it makes the appealing compromise between convenience and appearance. The MINI can be had as either a two- or four-door, while the Civic Hatchback, Corolla Hatchback, and Mazda3 Hatchback are exclusively four-door.