2013 hyundai veloster; elantra
In Milwaukee and Atlanta, Henry Aaronâ€™s nickname was Hammerinâ€™ Hank, for his ability to hit baseballs out of the park.Now weâ€™re witnessing a rough equivalent in the automobile industry, Hammerinâ€™ Hyundai, for its ability to advance base runners into scoring positions.There are two at the moment: The Veloster three-door sports hatchback and the Elantra compact. When the South Korean manufacturer introduced the innovative 2012 Veloster, it was well received, but with a caveat: some critics, including this one, said it was short on poweThe 2013 Veloster now is available with a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine.
2013 Hyundai Veloster; 2013 Hyundai ElantraJul 27, 20122013 Hyundai Veloster Review:2012 VelosterThe 2013 Veloster now is available with a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine.The all-new 2011 Elantra captivated automotive journalists, whose judges crowned it as the North American Car of the Year last January. Even so, the critics noted that it only came as a four-door sedan.Now Hyundai has advanced both cars. The 2013 Veloster now is available with a 201-horsepower turbocharged engine. And the popular Elantra sedan has new garage mates: a two-door coupe and a four-door hatchback, called the GT.The new turbo gives the Veloster an additional 63 horsepower, which is transformative. It places the new car in the company of such youth-oriented sports machines as the Volkswagen GTI and Beetle Turbo, Mazdaspeed 3, Honda Civic Si, Fiat 500 Abarth and the Mini Cooper S.No surprise, the turbo is way quicker off the line than its less powerful sibling. Hyundai doesnâ€™t publish acceleration times, but the estimate here is that the zero-to-60 time is in the sub-seven second range for both the six-speed manual gearbox and the six-speed automatic transmission, which features a manual-shift mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel.From a fuel economy standpoint, the turboâ€™s additional cost is modest. Where the standard Veloster boasts city/highway fuel economy of 28/40 miles to the gallon, the turbo checks in at 26/38.However, the turboâ€™s sticker price is $4,665 higher than the naturally aspirated model. With a so-called ultimate package of options, the tested Veloster checked in at $26,320. The package included a panoramic sunroof, navigation with a rearview camera and backup warning sensors.2013 Elantra GT and Coupe Review:In Milwaukee and Atlanta, Henry Aaronâ€™s nickname was Hammerinâ€™ Hank, for his ability to hit baseballs out of the park.