Hyundai Veloster N vs. VW GTI
Hyundai Veloster N vs. Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Hyundai Veloster N is Here to Take on the Volkswagen Golf GTI

While most performance cars are expensive, impractical, and difficult to maintain, hot hatchbacks offer a fun driving experience that you can easily enjoy every single day. The combination of powerful engines, a small, nimble, footprint, and plenty of interior comforts and cargo space make both the Hyundai Veloster N and Volkswagen Golf GTI a great way to spice up your daily drive, but how does the newcomer stack up to the German legend? Seidel Hyundai is here to tell you, but your best bet is to schedule a Hyundai Veloster N test drive at our Reading, PA dealership today!


Both the VW Golf GTI and Hyundai Veloster N are fun cars to drive, but the Hyundai Veloster N holds a slight edge over the VW in a few key performance areas.

For starters, both models feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. In the Golf GTI that setup yields 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which is the only option available across the entire lineup.

Hyundai Veloster N Performance

Meanwhile, the Hyundai Veloster N uses that 2.0-liter turbo combination to give you a minimum of 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The addition of the Performance Pack bumps power up to 275 horsepower and the same 260 pound-feet of torque. This package also adds an electronically-controlled limited slip differential to help you carve through the corners. The party piece of this package is the Variable Exhaust System, which allows you to switch from a refined rumble to an aggressive crackle and pop mode. You'll also be upgraded to 13.6-inch front and 12.4-inch rear ventilated brake rotors for additional stopping power and less brake fade due to heat.

Value For Money

The spec sheet would certainly tell you that the Hyundai Veloster N is the better choice over the Volkswagen Golf GTI, but when you take into account the price tag and warranty of these respective models, you'll find that the Hyundai manages to pull even further ahead.

Critical drivetrain components like the engine, transmission, turbochargers, and differentials are all covered by a 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty in the Hyundai Veloster N. These components are by far the most expensive to repair and replace, so the peace of mind you'll get with that warranty will surely help you feel good behind the wheel. Meanwhile, the Golf GTI only comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty, meaning you'll be on your own twice as quickly with the German hatchback.  Even the basic warranty is better in the Veloster N, at five years and 60,000 miles versus the four-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty on the Golf GTI.

From the day you drive your Hyundai Veloster N home, it is already a better deal than the Golf GTI as well. The starting MSRP for the Hyundai is about $1,000 less than the Volkswagen, so your savings will start immediately.

Comfort and Convenience

The Hyundai Veloster N and Volkswagen Golf GTI offer incredibly similar driving experiences once you get behind the wheel. Both come standard with premium cloth seating, but the Veloster N includes dual-zone automatic climate control in the base trim level while you'll have to spring for the top-spec Golf GTI for that feature. At that point your starting MSRP is approaching $40,000 while the Veloster N keeps pricing well below $30,000.

One feature that is available on the Golf GTI that you can't have on the Veloster N is a power panoramic sunroof, however the dual-zone automatic climate control should help you make up for the comfort.

Visit Our Dealership Today!

In almost every way, the 2020 Hyundai Veloster N takes on and defeats the legendary Volkswagen Golf GTI in the hot hatch category. But don't just take our word for it, pay us a visit and take this exciting little car for a test drive today!


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