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Hyundai Veloster vs. Volkswagen Golf

When we compare the Hyundai Veloster to the Volkswagen Golf, the Hyundai Veloster has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Volkswagen Golf has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The Hyundai Veloster and Volkswagen Golf have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Hyundai Veloster versus the Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Golf is a better car than the Hyundai Veloster.

Hyundai Veloster versus Volkswagen Golf Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Hyundai Veloster ranges from $18,993 to $27,994 while a used Volkswagen Golf from the same model year range is priced between $19,999 to $25,990. For a new model, the Hyundai Veloster's price is between $21,003 and $29,647, with the Volkswagen Golf priced between $21,812 and $25,810.

Hyundai Veloster versus Volkswagen Golf Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Hyundai Veloster is 7.9 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Golf's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Hyundai Veloster being ranked 19 out of 51 Best Small Cars and the Volkswagen Golf being ranked 5 out of 51.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the base engine of both the Hyundai Veloster and the Volkswagen Golf makes 147 horsepower. The Veloster is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. The Golf is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 515 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are compact cars, the Volkswagen Golf has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room and rear leg room. The Hyundai Veloster has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space.

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2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Volkswagen Golf

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,003 - $29,647

Used Asking Price:

$18,993 - $27,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,812 - $25,810

Used Asking Price:

$19,999 - $25,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

17 / 51
19 / 51
21 / 51
32 / 51

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 51
5 / 51
5 / 51
13 / 51

Summary Review

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Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Hatchback

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

2.0L Premium, Turbo 1.6T, 2.0L, Turbo R-Spec, Turbo Ultimate

Trim Levels

TSI

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque:

132 foot-lbs @ 4500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

147 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 1400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 33 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

330 / 436 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

29 / 39 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

383 / 515 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Cargo Space:

19.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

109.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.9 inches

Cargo Space:

17.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

110.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2822 lbs

Width:

70.9 inches

Height:

55.1 inches

Length:

166.9 inches

Wheelbase:

104.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

2945 lbs

Width:

70.8 inches

Height:

58.2 inches

Length:

167.6 inches

Wheelbase:

103.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/45R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

205/55R16