Nearby Ontario Hyundai Dealers Love This Fun Little Compact - 2017 Hyundai Veloster

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a quirky compact car. If you’re wondering why we say that, ponder this. The Veloster is a hatchback with three doors for passengers. There’s one large door for the driver and two smaller doors on the passenger side. It’s a great solution to the problem of accessing the rear seat in a small car. It’s one of the first things you’ll notice when you see the Veloster at Ontario Hyundai dealers. But there’s so much more to the 2017 Hyundai Veloster, not least, it’s long list of standard technology features. And with its 201-horsepower engine, the Veloster Turbo is perfect for those looking for a little more power under the hood.

The Hyundai Veloster Value Edition is new for 2017. This variant features options offered in the Veloster Turbo but features a standard 1.6-liter engine.

The automotive press joins the legions of happy Veloster owners, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “If you want a sporty, unique compact car with a surprisingly practical nature at a low price, the 2017 Hyundai Veloster fits the bill. Standard models are efficient at up to 35 mpg, while the Turbo Veloster with its 201-horsepower engine packs a satisfying punch while still earning 33 mpg.”

The 2017 Veloster is offered in four trim levels: base, Value Edition, Turbo R Spec and Turbo. The base trim has a great array of features, while the Value Edition adds the options and features of the Turbo trim. Driving enthusiasts will want to choose the Turbo R Spec, with its manual gearbox, sport-tuned suspension and custom interior fittings. The well-appointed upper Veloster Turbo trim gives you a touch of luxury with heated leather seats and other high-end touches.

In The New Hyundai Veloster Zipping Around Ontario and The Inland Empire As Never Been So Much Fun

Powering the base Veloster is a standard 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine developing 132 horsepower and 120 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The optional 1.6-liter turbocharged engine puts out 201 hp and 195 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with the six-speed manual standard or an available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

The base Veloster features 60/40 split-folding rear seats, cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen, HD Radio, satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, a USB port, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and voice recognition.

The Veloster Value Edition gets the 1.6-liter engine and the six-speed dual-clutch automatic. It adds a proximity key, push-button start, a panoramic sunroof, an upgraded eight-speaker audio system with a subwoofer, a navigation system with predictive traffic and Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics setup.

The Turbo R-Spec is powered by the turbocharged engine and the manual transmission. It starts with the features from the lower trims, and adds a B&M Sport Shifter, LED taillights, a sport-tuned suspension, red seatbelts, red leatherette door inserts and seat bolsters, and special R-Spec floor mats and badging.

Under the hood, the Veloster Turbo sports the turbocharged powerplant and the six-speed manual gearbox. Buyers can opt for the seven-speed automatic. The Turbo starts with the features on the base trim and adds heated front seats, leather upholstery and driver lumbar support. There’s an optional Tech package that includes nav system with a 7-inch touchscreen, a panoramic sunroof, predictive traffic, rear parking sensors and the Blue Link telematics system.