2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review: Pricing and Trim Levels
The new Veloster Turbo starts at $21,950, or $3,725 more than a standard Veloster. That premium pays for the turbocharged engine with 63 extra horsepower and 72 more lb.-ft. of torque at lower rpm, recalibrated electric steering for a sportier feel, and a set of 18-inch aluminum wheels with chrome spears on the spokes. Additionally, the Veloster Turbo includes a restyled front end with fog lights and projector-beam headlights, turn signal indicators integrated into the exterior mirror housings, a body kit, and LED taillights.
There’s more to this car than hardware and cosmetic upgrades. The interior includes leather upholstery, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, metallic pedals, electroluminescent gauges, and a 450-watt Dimension premium sound system. Hyundai’s Proximity Key keyless entry and push-button ignition system is also standard.
If you can’t operate a manual transmission, you’ll need the automatic, which runs an extra grand but includes paddle shifters and an Active Eco system designed to improve fuel economy. Special Matte Gray paint is also a thousand bucks, and a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer performance tires runs $1,200 and, according to Hyundai, increases skidpad performance from 0.82g to 0.94g.
Next, consider whether you want the Ultimate Package ($2,500). It includes a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, a reversing camera, reversing sensors, a 115-volt power outlet, and automatic headlights. An auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener ($250) and an interior light kit ($250) are available, and several additional extras all running less than $100 each: floor mats, a cargo mat, a cargo net, and wheel locks.
In addition to the optional reversing camera and reversing sensors, the Veloster Turbo is equipped with standard safety features including six airbags, 4-wheel-disc antilock brakes with brake assist, a traction control system, and a stability control system. Crash tests had not been performed on the Veloster as this review was published.