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Hyundai Veloster Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2012 Hyundai Veloster specs.

2012 Hyundai Veloster Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body Hatch
Wheelbase 104.3 in
Length 166.1 in
Width 70.5 in
Height 55.1 in
Curb Weight 2657 lb.
Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 55.6 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.2 in
Legroom, Row 1 43.9 in
Headroom, Row 2 35.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.0 in
Hip Room, Row 2 52.6 in
Legroom, Row 2 31.7 in
Total Legroom 75.6 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 15.5 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 34.7 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 Okay, adults won't want to spend a long road trip in the back seat of a Veloster. But given the car's sleek styling and tidy exterior dimensions, there's a surprising amount of room back there. Not only is the third door justified, but a fourth portal would also be welcome. As is, whoever sits in the left rear seat has no easy way to get to it. Between the lack of a fourth door and the presence of a low console where a fifth person might otherwise sit, it's as if they want people who regularly tote kids to get an Elantra GT. Which, sadly, isn't offered with a 201-horsepower engine. see full Hyundai Veloster review
 

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2012 Hyundai Veloster Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base
Standard Engine 1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
138 hp@6300
123 lb-ft@4850
Standard Transmission6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWD
Standard Tires215/45HR17 tires
Optional Tires215/40VR18 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2013 Like many other Hyundais, the Veloster Turbo feels about ten percent less powerful than it actually is. But 90 percent of 201 horsepower in a 2,800-pound car still feels perky enough to (finally) justify the car's name. On the other hand, the manual transmission's shift feel barely earns a passing grade. Those in Hondas and Mazdas feel slicker, shorter of throw, and more precise. Fuel economy used to be the #2 reason to buy a Veloster. But Hyundai had to revise its EPA mpg figures due to flawed testing procedures. The revised figures--24 mpg city, 35 highway with the manual and 24/31 with the automatic--are much less impressive, but still competitive. see full Hyundai Veloster review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 3dr Hatch turbocharged 201hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I would not have believed you could get this much power and speed from a 1.6 litre turbo car ! It is very impressive and fun to drive . see full Hyundai Veloster review
2012 3dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I went from a turbocharged Audi A4 to this car, so there was a noticeable drop in performance. However, the Audi was lucky to clear 400km on a tank ($80+) in city driving. The Veloster routinely gets 550km on a tank ($50) in city driving and even more on the highway. You can drive it hard and still get great mileage. I sometimes miss the performance of the A4 but I got rid of it (in part) because of the abysmal gas mileage - a complaint I don't have with this car. With gas pushing $1.50/L (~$5.67/Gallon) for regular and $1.65/L (~$6.24/Gallon) for premium I'm much happier driving a more fuel efficient car that doesn't need premium fuel. Merging on to the highway, the 6 speed really lets the engine stretch when you hold the gears. It's no sports car but it can get moving in a hurry. I read some reviews when it was new about quarter mile perfomance and all that - it's not relevant in daily life. Are you really going all out to race to a red light? 75% of the time people are in traffic and just want to comfortably accelerate. If you don't need white knuckle performance this car will reward you with much better gas mileage. see full Hyundai Veloster review
2012 Hyundai Veloster Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 3dr Hatch turbocharged 201hp 1.6L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am having a high rpm engine cut out problem . Hyundai is working on it . I know several Veloster turbo owners and no one else has this problem. see full Hyundai Veloster review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster

2012 Hyundai Veloster Tires: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 3dr Hatch 132-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
I cant wait till the tires wear out so I can replace them with better ones. Threadwear is good but it's noisy. see full Hyundai Veloster review
2012 Hyundai Veloster Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 3dr Hatch 138-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The tires Hyundai chose for this car had to be chosen for price. There are much better ones out there. They do pretty well in the hot weather, but as soon as the rain comes I need to drive much slower and be careful in the corners. They are also quite loud which is annoying on the highway. Their tread life is pretty good and they have done well with heavy driving, but I will be getting my preferred tires (Yoko Avid Envigor) once these wear out. see full Hyundai Veloster review
 

2012 Hyundai Veloster MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
Hatch Base 17,300 16,699 775

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