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Features Comparison: Hyundai Veloster vs. Chevrolet Cruze

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Model Year 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Model Veloster Veloster Veloster Cruze Cruze Cruze Cruze Cruze Cruze
Trim Base Turbo R-Spec Turbo LS Eco LT 2LT LTZ Diesel
Engines (show)  
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
138 hp@6300
123 lb-ft@4850
               
turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
201 hp@6000
195 lb-ft@1750
             
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
138 hp@6300
123 lb-ft@3800
               
turbocharged
1.4L I4
DOHC-4v
138 hp@4900
148 lb-ft@1850
         
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
151 hp@4000
264 lb-ft@2600
               
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manual    
6-speed automated manual                
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic    
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
Tires (show)  
215/45HR17 tires            
215/40YR18 tires            
215/40VR18 tires            
215/60R16 tires          
215/55R17 tires              
225/50R17 tires            
225/45WR18 tires                
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 196W, 6 speakers                
Dimension, 450W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)            
Unbranded, 6 speakers      
Pioneer, 250W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)        
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.              
Ashtray and lighter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Cruise control  
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side window (one side)            
Power rear side windows      
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.          
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (locks, lights, HVAC) from a telephone or computer.            
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.        
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.            
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.      
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.            
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.        
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.            
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.                
Knee airbag, driver      
Knee airbag, passenger      
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.    
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.        
Rear side airbagsTorso-level second row airbags, usually contained in the rear door. Some also protect the head, but not as well as side curtain airbags.      
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.  
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.      
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire          
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.              
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover            
Cargo net
Cargo tray            
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.            
Second-row low consoleSecond-row center console that does not rise above the level of the seat cushions.            
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
A/V input jacksJacks for a video camera, game console, or other device with A/V output.            
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.        
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.              
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.  
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.      
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.      
Rear wiper            
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.            
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for audio system        
Voice control for external devicesGenerally works for some devices but not others.        
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.      
Exterior (show)  
Active grille shuttersClose grille openings when not needed to reduce aerodynamic drag.              
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.        
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.            
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.
Paint, matte finish                
Paint, special black      
Paint, special green      
Paint, special red      
Paint, special white                
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.              
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Special exterior trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.              
Sport front fascia (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.              
Sunroof          
Underbody aerodynamic aidsUnderbody shields to improve fuel economy. (Optional, no standard value because might or might not be present on other models.)              
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.  
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.  
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.      
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.  
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.              
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.          
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.            
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors                
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Visor mirror, driver                
Visor mirror, passenger                
Powertrain (show)  
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.      
Short-throw shifter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.              
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench            
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench      
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.      
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row      
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats          
Illuminated door sill trim plates      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.          
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat          
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat      
Metal pedals            
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat        
Power height adjuster, driver seat        
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.                
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.        
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.              
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels        
Alloy wheels, optional designSame value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.                
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.                
Performance steering system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.              
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an ultra-bright finish. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.                
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.            

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Option Package Contents

Style Package

Features
Synthetic leather seating surfaces
Metal pedals
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Panoramic sunroof
Special exterior trim
Dimension, 450W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)
215/40VR18 tires

Tech Package

Features
Alloy wheels, optional design
Proximity key

Tech Package

Features
Automatic climate control, front
Panoramic sunroof

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Remote start
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger

Enhanced Safety Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Rearview camera

All-Star Edition

Features
Sunroof
Pioneer, 250W, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Remote start
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger

Enhanced Safety Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Technology Package

Features
Rearview camera

MyLink / Intellilink

Features
App support
Voice control for audio system
Bluetooth cell phone link
Voice control for external devices
Bluetooth audio streaming

RS Package

Features
Body kit
Body kit
Body kit

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Remote start
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger

Enhanced Safety Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Rearview camera

RS Package

Features
Body kit
Body kit
Body kit

Enhanced Safety Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

RS Package

Features
Body kit
Body kit
Body kit

Enhanced Safety Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Rearview camera

Driver Convenience Package

Features
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Remote start
Heated mirrors
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger

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