2017 Hyundai Veloster Overview
Easily the most unique vehicle in Hyundai’s lineup, the three-door Veloster is an affordable, fun-to-drive performance car with no comparable rivals. With an available turbo engine and loads of race-worthy interior enhancements, the 2017 Hyundai Veloster is in a class all its own.
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What’s New for the 2017 Hyundai Veloster?
Not much has changed this year from the 2016 version of the Veloster. It retains the same style and features as it previously did, with the specs remaining generally identical.
What Hyundai did add for 2017, though, is the new Value Edition trim. Slotted just above the base trim, the Veloster’s new Value Edition trim offers the more high-end (and popular) features of the decked-out Velosters at a lower price. Forgoing the top-of-the-line turbo engine, the Value Edition adds 18-inch alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, push-button start, 7-inch navigation system, automatic climate control, BlueLink, and a premium audio system.
In addition the 2017 Hyundai Veloster has three other trims: base, Turbo R-Spec, and Turbo.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Exterior
The Veloster’s high-strength steel body is the basis of many of its best qualities: its unique three-door configuration, its muted road noise, its sport-tuned suspension, and its rounded hatch rear. Its wide front fascia features the brand’s now-signature grille shape and elongated, wraparound headlights. Its wheelbase stretches 104.3 inches, with total length measuring 166.1 inches and width 70.5. A short, stocky vehicle, the Veloster only stands 55 inches tall.
The Veloster is offered in eight colors, such as Vitamin C orange, Pacific Blue, 26.2 Yellow, and Ironman Silver.
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Exterior Features on the 2017 Hyundai Veloster:
- Veloster Base Trim: LED Center High-Mount Stop Light (CHMSL), Headlights with LED accents, Automatic headlights, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Front fog lights, Dual centered chrome-tipped exhaust, Heated power side mirrors, Shark fin antenna
- Value Edition Trim: None additional
- Turbo R-Spec Trim: Unique front fascia/grille and bodykit, Projector headlights, LED taillights
- Turbo Trim: Side-mirrors with turn-signal indicators
2017 Hyundai Veloster Performance
You might not think that an affordable car like the Veloster can achieve any notable performance on the road, but this little hatchback benefits from brake-based torque vectoring and a 1.6-liter, Gasoline Direct Injection, Dual Overhead Cam, 16-valve, inline-4 engine with optional turbocharger. As it stands, the engine reaches an optimum 132 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 120 lb-ft of torque at 4,850 rpm. With a twin-scroll turbo, the block is energized to 201 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 195 lb-ft of torque at 1,750-4,000 rpm.
Both engines get either a six-speed manual or dual-clutch transmission, or seven-speed for turbo.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Efficiency
The 2017 Hyundai Veloster’s starting-level 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine achieves 27 mpg city, 34 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined with its manual transmission. When paired to the six-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission, that same engine achieves a slightly-elevated 28 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, 31 mpg combined.
If you turbocharge the 1.6-liter engine and make it the Turbo/R-Spec trims’ version, paired to a manual transmission, the fuel economy doesn’t drop very far. It stays near 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined.
*EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Interior
Filled with edgy styling and hot, racing-inspired touches, the Veloster’s cabin further emphasizes its heart as a compact performance vehicle. Depending on which trim buyers choose, the Veloster’s seats, doors, and dashboard can be accented with contrast stitching and stripes bearing the trim name.
The Veloster is intended primarily for only two passengers, being generous in legroom (43.9 inches) in the front more than the back (31.7 inches). However, the back is still equally spacious in head (35.3 inches) and shoulder room (54 inches). Cargo room starts at 15.5 cubic feet but can be extended to 34.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
2017 Hyundai Veloster Interior Photos:
Interior features on the 2017 Hyundai Veloster:
- Veloster Base Trim: Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, Steering-wheel-mounted audio, Bluetooth® and cruise controls, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, 7-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Trip computer with custom settings, AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 premium audio system with 6 speakers, Smartphone/USB and auxiliary input jacks
- Value Edition Trim: Proximity Key with push button start, Auto defog, Dimension® AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 premium audio system with 8 speakers and external amplifier and subwoofer
- Turbo R-Spec Trim: Alloy pedals, Active Sound Design (ASD), Electroluminescent Gauge Cluster, Premium leatherette seating, R-Spec floor mats
- Turbo Trim: Leather seating surfaces with front setback Turbo stitching, Heated front seats, Piano Black interior accents, Power windows with driver’s auto-up
2017 Hyundai Veloster Safety
The Veloster’s high-strength steel frame makes it a durable car in collisions. Because of its high quantity of standard safety features, the latest Veloster has earned a NHTSA 5-star safety rating.
In addition to the essential features listed below, the Veloster contains six airbags, including driver and front passenger side-impact airbags, and front/rear side-curtain airbags.
Standard Safety Features:
- Remote keyless entry system with alarm
- Rearview camera
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist (BA)
- Front and rear crumple zones
- Energy-absorbing steering column
- Power window lock-out button
- Advanced dual front airbags (SRS) with Occupant Classification System (OCS)
- Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (SRS)
- Side-curtain airbags (SRS) (front and rear passengers)
- Driver’s blind spot mirror