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Pros: Engine performance is the Veloster Turbo’s strong suit. With 201 hp on tap, there’s no lack of fun in this compact hatchback.

Cons: Rear visibility is not a strong suit of either the Veloster or Veloster Turbo. Also, turbo lag and slow throttle response have been issues in prior years.

Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Photo: Hyundai

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Pricing: Pricing for the Veloster Turbo starts at $26,749 for the manual-equipped model and $28,049 for the dual-clutch six-speed automatic. Adding Matte Grey paint will cost you an extra $1,000 no matter the transmission choice.

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Economy: Six-speed manual Veloster Turbos are rated at 8.4/5.9L (city/highway) per 100 km. Those equipped with the dual-clutch six-speed automatic drink a little heavier, rated at 8.6/6.3L (city/highway) per 100 km on the EnerGuide cycle.

Improvements and Changes: Hyundai, in their quest to make the Veloster Turbo a sportier drive, have equipped the Veloster Turbo with Active Cornering Control (ACC) to improve power delivery in “spirited driving”. They’ve also added an Active Sound Design system to provide improved in-cabin intake and exhaust noise. And, like normally aspirated Velosters with the optional Tech Package, Turbo models receive a heated steering wheel and power adjustable lumbar support.

Don’t Miss: If you opt for the expensive Matte Grey paint, make sure you’re ready to take care of the finish. Frequent car washing will be in your future.

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Powertrain: The Veloster Turbo is given the same 1.6-litre ‘Gamma’ four-cylinder as its non-turbocharged brother, but the addition of the snail boosts output to 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Both manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions are available, each featuring six gears of fun.

Safety: The Veloster Turbo comes standard with six airbags (front, front seat-mounted side, and side curtain) available on all trims. Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control Systems comes as standard on all trims as well.

Comparables: The funky fun Veloster Turbo competes with other hot compacts, namely the Volkswagen GTI, Fiesta ST, MINI Cooper S, and Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ.