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Hyundai Veloster Interior

According to auto journalists, the 2015 Hyundai Veloster's cabin is built with plastics that are hard to the touch, but nicely grained. They like the interior's modern look, and appreciate the straightforward touch-screen display for operating the audio and optional navigation system. They’re also pleased with the Veloster's available cargo space.

  • "The Veloster boasts an interior that manages to pack in a lot of features while still being easy to use." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Once inside, passengers will find an attractive, modern dashboard and plenty of standard tech features, including Bluetooth connectivity with Pandora radio capability, a rearview camera and Hyundai's Blue Link telematics system." -- Left Lane News
  • "Common to all trims is the spaceship-like dashboard, which looks so cool that we're inclined to forgive the mediocre materials employed." -- AutoTrader (2014)
  • "Up front, the cabin boasts a youthful and modern design that never seems cute or gimmicky. There is an abundance of hard plastic, but it's textured for a more favorable appearance." -- Edmunds (2014)

Seating

The Veloster seats four and is available with leatherette seats with cloth inserts or leather upholstery, depending on the trim, as well as heated front seats. The 2015 Veloster's front seats are comfortable and supportive, reviewers say, though they caution that taller drivers may not have adequate headroom. Some reviewers say the rear seats are more spacious than they are in other small coupes, but most find that the rear seats are too small for comfort.

  • "On the driver's side is a single, elongated coupe door, but the passenger's side features two smaller doors that not only provide a unique appearance, but add an extra measure of practicality, furnishing rear occupants with safe and convenient curbside ingress/egress." -- Left Lane News
  • "Up front are comfortable seats for average sized adults, although a tall driver will be short on headroom. That goes double for the cramped back seats, which are clearly meant for occasional use." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Our interior evaluation of the Veloster left us impressed with the base model's front seats, as they feature more lateral support than we're used to feeling at this price. The turbocharged model's sport front seats are grippier still." -- AutoTrader (2014)
  • "Once you pass through the single rear door (be careful not to clip your head on the truncated opening) you'll find a backseat that's roomier than most coupes but less so than most hatchbacks." -- Edmunds (2013)

Interior Features            

The Hyundai Veloster comes standard with Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio, a rearview camera and a six-speaker audio system with voice recognition and a 7-inch touch-screen display. Options include rear parking sensors, proximity key, automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-speaker Dimension audio system, Pandora Internet radio and navigation.

Most test drivers think the 2015 Veloster's standard touch-screen audio system has sharp graphics and is user-friendly, though a few critics point out that it takes a while to figure out how to sift through some of the menus.

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  • "The Veloster boasts an interior that manages to pack in a lot of features while still being easy to use. The controls are simple to use and easy to reach, with minimal touch-screen operations limited mostly to the navigation and audio functions." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The Veloster's controls are well organized, and the standard touchscreen interface is easy to use." -- Edmunds (2014)
  • "The navigation system's maps now feature a three-quarter view in addition to the top-down 2D view that most Hyundai systems have been restricted to. I also like that the destination input menus don't lock the driver out while the vehicle is in motion -- although I'm sure many anti-distraction advocates will scream bloody murder." -- CNET (2013)
  • "Every Veloster comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, which absorbs most audio and infotainment adjustments. The climate controls are separate. Some menus, such as those for general setup adjustments, can be complicated." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Cargo

The 2015 Veloster has 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 34.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Veloster has more cargo space behind the rear seats than rivals like the Honda Civic Coupe, Scion tC and Kia Forte Koup, though its overall cargo space is less than what a number of hatchbacks offer. Reviewers say the Veloster has a useful amount of cargo space considering its size.

  • "With 15.5 feet of space, the rear cargo area can easily swallow luggage, and the back seats fold to accommodate larger items." -- Kelley Blue Book (2014)
  • "Veloster's hatchback design makes for better-than-average storage space for a sporty car. The cargo area is deep and wide, and the rear seat backs fold nearly flat." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "The Veloster's hatchback form factor with fold-flat rear seats also allows city dwellers to cram a lot of cargo room and stuff-carrying capacity into a relatively small parking space, which is a treat for city living. During my week with the Veloster, I purchased two road bikes and was able to fit the boxes of both of them into the cavernous rear hatch with plenty of room to spare." -- CNET (2013)
Review Last Updated: 8/28/15

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