2014 Hyundai Veloster


For 2014, the Hyundai Veloster gets an additional Turbo R-Spec model to its lineup and the base model gets additional features like a rearview camera, LED daytime running lamps, and a new drivers side blind-spot mirror. Turbo models also see improved handling over the outgoing model.

The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is available in three trim levels- base, Turbo R-Spec, and Turbo.

Standard features found on the entry level model include a hidden third door on the passenger side, 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, dual chrome-tipped exhaust tips, heated mirrors, LED headlight accents, full power accessories, premium cloth upholstery, a 7-inch high-resolution LCD video touchscreen, Bluetooth® with voice recognition and a 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio and an iPod/USB/auxiliary input jack.

An optional Style Package will get you a panoramic sunroof, unique interior and exterior trim elements, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an upgraded sound system. A Technology Package is also available that will add 18-inch alloy wheels, auto on/off headlamps, push-button start, and navigation.

Stepping up to the new mid-level R-Spec will get you a manual transmission mated to a more powerful turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder, 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a body kit, fog lamps, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the premium sound system.

Opting for the Turbo will get you 18-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. An optional Ultimate package will add rear parking sensors, the panoramic sunroof, auto on/off head lamps, automatic climate control, and navigation.

Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control, traction control, antilock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system and six airbags. Backup warning sensors and a rearview camera are optional on both trim levels.

Prices for the 2014 Hyundai Veloster start at just under $18,000 for the entry level model and tops out around $27,000for the top-of-the-line time with all of the bells and whistles.

 Styling, low entry price, good fuel economy, long warranty

 Styling, underpowered base engine, harsh ride, tight rear seat access and headroom

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Christine is a Contributing Editor at DriverPulse, a provider of online automotive editorial reviews and news. She is also an Account Manager and Head of Client Services for Nusani Media. She drinks a lot of coffee, loves to drive (manual, of course) and enjoys the company of her dog. She spends her free time exploring the great outdoors, painting and volunteering at her local animal shelter. Her passion for cars started at an early age. While most little girls were playing with dolls, she was playing with matchbox cars and watching her grandfather work on his prized Fords. She believes a vehicle should not only give you goosebumps while speeding around the circuit, its design should be purpose focused and elicit a pure emotional response. Her dream car, the Porsche Carrara GT, may not be easy to control however it is the perfect definition of form following function; mind blowing performance and beauty.

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