The redesigned Veloster hatchback retains the original car’s unusual three-door configuration, with a right-side rear door that allows access to the backseat. The base 2.0-liter engine isn’t very exciting; the 1.6-liter turbo version fits this sporty coupe better.
We got 29 mpg overall in our tested R-Spec trim with the slick manual transmission. Handling is nimble, with sporty versions exhibiting tenacious grip in sharp turns. The ride is very stiff, and the cabin is loud. The top high-performance version, the N trim, is more powerful and has upgraded suspension, steering, and brakes. The controls are easy to use, including the color touch-screen infotainment display. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard, except in the N trim line.