Reliable, compact, safe, slick car
I love my 2016 Value Edition Veloster. It is the 2nd I have owned. My 1st was a 2013 base. Pros on the 2016: I have had zero mechanical issues with it. It has enough room for hauling larger items when seats are put down. I love the sunroof and openness of the roof in general. The stereo system is better than the last veloster. The integration of Google/Apple car play is much more user friendly. Its quick when needed, fuel efficient when not "beat" on. Perfect amount of leg/head room. The front bucket seats hug you while you drive. Very comfortable. Drove 15 hours straight in it with no issues. Heck, I've slept in it (front seat laid down) and it was comfy. 3rd door and back seat are perfect for my 3 large dogs to ride in comfortably. Safe- I hit a deer at 55mph and the car out did itself in keeping me safe. Several thousand dollars in damage, but, no harm to me and absolutely no issues with the car since then. (It is fixed) Overall, great car for value. Cons: not enough storage space, the space in front of gear shifter is great, but stuff falls out the side onto the floor due to design. Tires on Value Edition are cheap and need to be replaced quickly-not good for the crappy roads in Wisconsin or as I call it Pot Hole City. :) Very bumpy ride. Cloth seats are fur magnets. I have 3 dogs and their fur is like glued onto the seats. Wish the window behind the drivers seat went down for ventilation for the dogs. Back seat not great for getting kids in and out with car seats as there is only the 1 side door back there. Not a ton of leg room either. (I assume most, like me, don't use this car for transporting people very often, so this won't apply to many). Again, I do Love the look, drive, affordability, and safety of the Veloster.