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2014 Hyundai Veloster 2014 Mazda Mazda3 2014 Volkswagen GTI
2014 Hyundai Veloster 2014 Mazda Mazda3 2014 Volkswagen GTI
     
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
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV

Prices

MSRP $19,050 $17,995 $25,095
Invoice $18,359 $17,495 $24,091
Avg. Paid $14,777 $14,220 $18,524

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.6 9.4
Performance 6.9 9.3 8.9
Interior 7.6 7.6 9.1
Cost to Own 9.4 9.2 8.8
Safety 8.5 9.7 9.7
Reliability 2.5 3.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong turbocharged available engine
  • Lots of standard features
  • Sporty handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Upscale cabin
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Premium cabin materials
  • Roomy seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great overall performance
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Cramped rear seat
  • Limited trunk space
  • Slow navigation system with small screen

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG N/A 30 City / 41 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 101.5
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 165.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 57.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2848 3113

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 96.3 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 54.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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 Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 155 @ 6000 200 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 150 @ 4000 207 @ 1700
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.8 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.