2013 Hyundai Veloster Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.38/5 Average
22 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

The Hyundai Veloster gets some much-needed extra velocity for 2013 thanks to the addition of a new Turbo model, which boasts an extra 63 horsepower and 72 pound-feet of torque along with other mechanical and aesthetic enhancements. Meanwhile, the regular Veloster loses a little engine power with the automated manual transmission, but gets better fuel economy in return. There's also the new RE:MIX edition, which dresses the standard Veloster up with a body kit and special wheels.

Pros:
  • Lengthy warranty.
  • Large trunk
  • Efficient engines
  • Lots of features for the money
  • Distinctive styling
Cons:
  • Not as sporty as it looks
  • Harsh and unsophisticated ride
  • Slow base engine
  • Noticeable road noise
  • Limited rear seat access and headroom.

User Reviews:

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  • Not worth the money - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    Too many problems, unwilling to fix. Many times the radio stopped working, finally they replaced it. The back up sensors constantly beep. They fixed one, but now it beeps again and they said it's cold outside and that's normal when it's cold. There is an air flow problem. When I drive the car and it's cold outside, the temperature with the heat on high is below freezing from the seats down. The dealership tested and found the temperature to be below freezing, but there is nothing to fix. Now the keyless entry works half the time, and they won't fix it. Bottom line, don't buy this car if you live in a cold climate. Don't pay $28,000 for a car that works 8 months out of a year.

  • Clutch issues, warranty? Nope! - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    My girlfriend and I both purchased new Hyundai's last year. Elantra for her, Veloster Turbo for me. After this, we will be trading them in ASAP! Highly disappointed in the dealer and manufacture support with my Veloster's clutch failures. I would assume the company would be paying close attention and offering more support and care for a new model release. Especially during the first couple years as quirks and arising issues are being worked out and brought to their attention. I will say it was a fun experience driving the Veloster Turbo but I can't say that about owning. My lady and I will not buy Hyundai's again after the experience we've been through and financial hardships this car caused

  • The Ultimate Mix of Sporty Luxury & Economy! - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    I have only had it for a few days now but I can't put into words the level of awesomeness of this car. This car is a bat mobile / tron futuristic spaceship rather than just a car. I haven't even begun to toy with all the gadzillion features it has but I can say for certainty that a trinity of unique style, power, and economy have birthed this majestic wonder.

  • Great car for the money - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    The 1.6 liter with 6 speed transmission works flawlessly and has all the power I need. It is super smooth and a real joy to drive in the mountains. I get over 40 mpg highway regularly. The touchscreen is VERY nice, and includes a Pandora application so I can stream Pandora from my Android phone via Bluetooth, and it shows the song and artist on the touch screen. I can even skip songs from the control on the steering wheel. As it has a USB jack, so, I can also charge my Android phone with the cable it came with, nothing extra to buy. My phone connects via Bluetooth and even imports contacts. I can answer and hang up calls from the steering wheel.

  • Drove it home today - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    I bought a black base with manual adding both the style and tech packages. I purposely drove it over bumpy roads to see how rough the ride really is. It really isn't. I traded in a 2012 Focus with only 12K miles, a tiny Sync screen with very complicated controls, the sh*ttiest plastic hubcaps on 16" tires, and an automatic transmission that made the Ford feel practically epileptic at times. Very happy with this Hyundai. Back up camera rocks, Bluelink is nice, Sirius is great, PLENTY of pep in the manual, and overall just a solid, roadworthy feel. Still getting used to the front end styling, but because of how nice and quiet the interior is, I'm almost oblivious to the eclectic exterior

  • Awesome car - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    So I really like this car, I've had it sense January and already have about 10k on it. It is a very reliable and durable little car, I had someone t-bone me going 40 and the only damage it had was a little crack and scuff on the bumper. the backseat is also big enough to fit 2 car seats.The gas mileage is better than I expected also, I usually drive between 40-50 mph and I average 38-43 mpg. The highest mpg I've averaged was 51.2 with the Eco boost on. I would recommend this car to a friend and think they should make it in a hybrid because it would get outstanding gas mileage. It also turns heads when I pull up to lights and people surprised its my car and not my parents because of my age.

  • My very first Hyundai - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    I was looking for on a car: gas efficient (35mpg +), gasoline engine, no turbo, comfortable for 70 miles commute, daytime driving lights, auto on/off headlights, Bluetooth/music streaming with good sound, manual transmission, good warranty, affordable insurance, a different look and most important, a total package for the price. Tested several 2013 models in 4-door and 5-door configurations from all different auto companies; some great, and others not so. I wanted something different. Just when I was about to give up on my search, my wife suggested to test a Hyundai. I have several friends who own them, heard all the good and bad things about it, and yet never consider driving one myself.

  • FUN SPORTY VALUE WITH ECONOMY TOO - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    Just purchased a REMIX Veloster. Love this car! So far it's been great. First new car in 7 years going from a Hummer H3 to this was a change but a very welcome one. I test drove several competitors and found Hyundai to have the best quality, price, styling and warranties that are fantastic. The dealership was awesome...best new car buying experience ever. I wanted economy and hope to see it soon in my pocket book. It is not a speed demon...I don't need the tickets either! It has plenty of power to get up and go. Want more power get the Turbo just save money for tickets! :)

  • Fun car! - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    Test drove several cars from Honda, Scion and Toyota. BORING! Reporters please Stop comparing to a CRX. May I remond you how much you all complained about the styling among other things? The Veloster does many things well and yes it is a quirky car to drive. So what do you get? You get a car that is sporty, different, great gas mileage, huge cargo area, great foot room, awesome features and a blast to drive! It feels much faster than the numbers suggest (though off line is not great) but this is why it turns over those great gas numbers. This car is no Acura, BMW or mini and should not be compared at this price point. I love mine and FYI my other car is a BMW!

  • Reviewers are wrong! - 2013 Hyundai Veloster
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    I have to say the base veloster is a great car. I'm going from a 2009 Hyundai Elantra and have to say after 4 years Hyundai's styling and build quality has improved. The base engine is fine with six speed automatic and paddle shifters its like having a manual shift car. If you know about cars you would know a mushy peddle means mushy performance. This car has a hard gas pedal so it means the engine has power on tap. I only own it a day and have to say its nibble sporty and does have power on tap. So stop giving this car a bad review, most owners love the car like I do.

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