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2015 Volkswagen GTI 2014 Hyundai Veloster
2dr HB Man S
  • 2dr HB Man S
  • 4dr HB Man S
  • 2dr HB DSG S
  • 4dr HB DSG S
  • 2dr HB Man SE
  • 4dr HB Man SE
  • 2dr HB DSG SE
  • 4dr HB DSG SE
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn
  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn
3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo R-Spec
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Blue Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Blue Int


MSRP $24,395 $19,050  
Invoice $23,419 $18,359
Avg. Paid $24,661 $19,610

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.3 7.2  
Critics' Rating 9.3 7.5
Performance 9.2 6.9
Interior 8.2 7.6
Safety 10.0 8.5
Reliability N/A 2.5

Pros & Cons

  • Sharp steering and nimble handling
  • Good gas mileage
  • Large cargo hold
  • Peppy and smooth powertrain
  • Good gas mileage
  • Peppy turbocharged engine
  • Long list of standard features
  • Lackluster infotainment graphics
  • Sluggish base engine
  • Cramped back seat

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/97
MPG 25 City / 34 Hwy 28 City / 36 Hwy



Body Style Hatchback Hatchback  


Wheelbase(in) 103.6 104.3  
Length, Overall (in) 168 166.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.8 55.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional  
Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2972 2657  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 4  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.5 89.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 39
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.6 31.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 52.7 34.7


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard


Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard  
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 1.6 L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 210 @ 4500 132 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 120 @ 4850
Transmission Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 34.1


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 13.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Torsion Beam


Automatic Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard