2017 Hyundai Veloster: A Three-Door Hatchback; New Value Edition Added For 2017

Apr 24, 2017 09:00 AM EDT | Anthony Hunter

The new 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a compact car that has a unique characteristic. Instead of being a two-door or a four-door with a hatchback, the company decided to go with a three-door hatchback.

For 2017, joining the Veloster lineup is the Hyundai Veloster Value Edition. The new Value Edition comes with many of the options that are available in the Turbo, but the standard 1.6-liter engine only powers it.

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is offered in four trim levels. It starts with the base Veloster that comes well equipped with features. The Value Edition adds some premium features that are seen on the Turbo. The Turbo R-Spec comes with sport-tuned suspension, manual transmission, and R-Spec specific interior bits. The top of the range is the Veloster Turbo that comes with the most luxury-oriented materials such as leather seating and heated seats.

Features for the base Veloster will include a 17-inch alloy wheels, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and a six-speaker sound system, and a 7-inch touchscreen. It's powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 132 hp and 120 lb-ft of torque.

The Value Edition adds a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition and entry, a premium eight-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a navigation system. The steering wheel mounted paddle shifters also comes standard which controls the standard six-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission.

The Turbo R-Spec is equipped more like the base version, but it's powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine that makes 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It also comes with an aerodynamic body kit, projector headlights, and unique interior trim.

Lastly, the Turbo retains the turbocharged engine and has a dual-clutch automatic as an option. It has a more comfortable suspension setup compared to the other trim levels. On the inside, it offers leather seating surfaces and an upgraded gauge cluster. Owners need to get the optional Turbo Tech Package to get the panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and navigation system.

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster Base price starts from $18,935. The Value Edition is priced at $22,185; the R-Spec is at $22,435, and the Turbo at $23,435.


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