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Subaru WRX vs. Hyundai Veloster

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

Subaru WRX versus Hyundai Veloster Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Subaru WRX ranges from $28,931 to $43,624 while a used Hyundai Veloster from the same model year range is priced between $18,993 to $27,994. For a new model, the Subaru WRX's price is between $28,795 and $44,138, with the Hyundai Veloster priced between $21,003 and $29,647.

Subaru WRX versus Hyundai Veloster Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Subaru WRX is 8.4 out of 10 while the Hyundai Veloster's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Subaru WRX being ranked 6 out of 25 Best Small Cars and the Hyundai Veloster being ranked 14 out of 25.

Subaru WRX versus Hyundai Veloster Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Subaru WRX’s base engine makes 271 horsepower, and the Hyundai Veloster base engine makes 147 horsepower. The WRX is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 432 miles. The Veloster is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 436 miles. The WRX uses premium unleaded, and the Veloster uses regular unleaded.

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2022 Subaru WRX

2021 Hyundai Veloster

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,795 - $44,138

Used Asking Price:

$28,931 - $43,624

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

29.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$21,003 - $29,647

Used Asking Price:

$18,993 - $27,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

9.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 25
14 / 25
15 / 25
16 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

13 / 25
13 / 25
14 / 25
20 / 25

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

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Premium, GT, Base, Limited

Trim Levels

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

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

271 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

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

0.082 hp per pound

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

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

19 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

315 / 432 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

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

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

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:

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

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

12.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

98.9 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3297 lbs

Width:

79.3 inches

Height:

57.8 inches

Length:

183.8 inches

Wheelbase:

105.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.4 inches

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

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/45R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P215/45R17