Big Jim’s Garage

When you have a small car that looks like the Hyundai Veloster it better be fun to drive. Seriously, what’s the point of having a cool looking car that feels like a go-kart when you get behind the wheel? I’ll be honest – a base Veloster is fun to drive, but did it match up with the vibe from the cool exterior? Not in my opinion. BUT WAIT – We’ve got the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Ultimate…and guess what? We have a winner.

First thing you’ll notice when you get out on the road is the 1.6 liter turbocharged inline 4 generating 201hp – it’s got a sweet power band that will definitely get up and go, even if the paddle shifters tend to be a bit slow to respond. So we’ve got the power covered. Good.

Small, hot cars also need a tight turning radius – and this car nails it. You can feel it grip the road, especially into rolling turns where it’s set (no steering wheel twitch or drastic oversteer).


Fun to drive. This is what I really love about this car. It delivers on the promise. It’s legit…and it’s under 30 grand. Seriously.

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