2012 Veloster review
The all-new 2012 Hyundai Veloster is at once more practical and more
adventurous than a typical sporty coupe?punctuated, from the outside, by
an unusual three-door layout that features a larger door on the
driver's side and two smaller doors on the passenger side.
Underneath, the Veloster borrows some of its underpinnings from the
Elantra sedan, yet a redesigned, retuned suspension gives it a more
nimble and confident feel on curvy roads?even though we're still not
wild about the steering. Powering the Veloster is a 138-horsepower,
1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that, paired with new six-speed manual or
six-speed Dual Clutch automatic transmissions, returns up to 40 mpg on
the highway. This setup's Achilles Heel is that it, quite simply, lacks
low-rpm torque?leading to a rather gutless feel from a standing start.
Get the engine revving, however, and the attitude of the car really
The Veloster works multiple angles, attempting to charm discerning
younger vehicle shoppers with its unique formulation of hip urban
design, a sporty driving feel, reasonable comfort, and enough features
to satisfy and entertain a crowd that's always connected.
In keeping with that pitch, Hyundai has priced the Veloster low
enough?and wrapped enough standard features into it?to cause serious
market upheaval among those selling small, sporty coupes. With a base
price of $18,060, the Veloster includes a standard USB/iPod interface,
RCA inputs, Bluetooth hands-free, and GraceNote music display technology
that lets you request music with voice commands. Hyundai's BlueLink
suite of services is also included, in a trial subscription, and options
include a huge panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, upgraded wheels,
and a 115-volt outlet.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HYUNDAI SONATA
Name of Study: J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability StudySM
Claim Awarded to: Hyundai Sonata
Claim: "Most Dependable Midsize Car"
Disclaimer: The Hyundai Sonata received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among midsize cars in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability StudySM. Study based on responses from 37,917 original owners of 2010 model-year vehicles after three years of ownership about problems experienced in the past 12 months. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed September-December 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/ Hyundai
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS
- Price: $17,195
- Gas Mileage: 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway
"practical" written all over it, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS
offers gobs of passenger and cargo space. It's an ideal compact car for
transporting a family around town or across the country.
inches of rear-seat legroom and 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space, it
ranks second on our list of compact cars in both categories. That's
significantly more cargo room than the midsize Ford Fusion and a half
inch more rear-seat legroom than the Lexus ES 350.
Folding down the 60/40 split rear-seat backs opens cargo space to a whopping 65.3 cubic feet.
around all of the people and stuff that the Elantra Touring GLS can
hold depends on a 138-horsepower, 2-liter, four-cylinder engine. The
posted price includes a four-speed automatic transmission.
"Cutting edge" isn't a term we would use to describe the exterior or interior styling, but both are pleasing and functional.
among the standard features are full power accessories, remote keyless
entry, a tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control, six air
bags, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio and