2017 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2017 Volkswagen Beetle

For those living in Springfield Pennsylvania and have a thing for coupes, there are quite a number of them to choose from. Top on the list are the 2017 Hyundai Veloster and the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. For coupe enthusiasts, both present a spirited fight in the market but in this article, we will get to find out why shoppers are happier with the Veloster in comparison to the Beetle.

Design & Style

The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle has nothing much to say for itself apart from what is conventionally known as the Beetle’s exterior styling. It has an age-long history of having a bit of its cousin, Porsche 356, hidden on its bodyworks, silently redesigned to suit these modern times. The interior of the Beetle has some changes to it, incorporating some of today’s digital tech on expanses of a painted plastic dash – not too elegant, but still works for it.

It is obvious that the Beetle is not everyone’s car, and that is why manufacturers like Hyundai dare come up with models like the 2017 Veloster, pulling of a never-seen-before door arrangement, which surprisingly augers well with the market. The roofline, grille, profile and layout inside and outside give the Hyundai a classy look, making it more than just a coupe.

Technology & Safety

If you are looking for a safer coupe to run around with, you would rather work with the Hyundai’s 2017 Veloster. Apart from the standard safety equipment required by NHTSA, you will not get much from the 2017 Beetle in terms of high tech safety.

From crash test results to rollover resistance, the scores are pretty good for the Hyundai Veloster. In addition, more than any hatchbacks of its kind, Hyundai fits safety features in its 2017 Veloster, including blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, parking sensors and Blue Link telematics which features a cluster of more safety equipment.


The Beetle is not known as a corner-cutter, though it does well for a car of its caliber under normal driving conditions. Its undoing though is its lack of communication with the driver, a strength that underpinned some of its great competitors like the Golf GTI in times past. We only wish they had taken keen interest of this fact.

As for the 2017 Veloster, its humble history of loaning its powertrain from the Hyundai Accent has played well for it. Apart from saving on fuel, the 138-hp, inline-4, 1.6-liter engine offers adequate power and a comfortable experience for a coupe. The turbo model’s stronger brakes and stickier tires provide an even better dynamic for smooth roads, meaning that you will experience more stability with higher speeds in a Veloster.

The Bottom Line

In a coupe world largely dominated by players like the Volkswagen Beetle, the Veloster has come out stronger to offer a better power contender. Its powertrain combination is a killer, and the daring styling of the 2017 Veloster makes it quite an adventure for any coupe shopper. What’s more, you would rather go for a Veloster that features an additional bouquet of safety tech equipment that do not feature in the 2017 Beetle.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Veloster Test Drive Today?

If you are into small cars and want to experience an exciting and fulfilling coupe ride, test drive the 2017 Hyundai Veloster with us today at Springfield Hyundai. Drop by at our showroom or give us a call to book for a test drive appointment.

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.