Hyundai Veloster VS. the Toyota CH-R and Honda Civic Hatchback

It's that time: the time to find yourself a new car. But with so many new car choices, how do you know which vehicle will be best for your needs? How do you even know what to prioritize most? Should you focus more on price or features? Reliability or fun? Style, or space? 

With the well-rounded new 2019 Hyundai Veloster, you don't have to think on questions like these too long. Choose to drive a Veloster, and you'll enjoy a vehicle that's modern, efficient, practical, and stylish, not to mention feature-packed. Considered alone, or pit against competitors like the Toyota C-HR and Honda Civic Hatchback, the Veloster proves itself to be a compelling compact car choice.

Premium Features and Amenities

Though the Veloster might be less costly than the competition, that doesn't mean it's any less feature-packed. In fact, you can option up your Veloster with a ton of luxuries and premium amenities that help make your drives throughout the Decatur, MS area that much more comfortable. From leather seating to a head-up display; Infinity audio to premium alloy wheels, the Veloster is as luxurious as you make it!

Out of the Hyundai Veloster, the Toyota C-HR, and the Honda Civic Hatchback, only one vehicle provides the convenience and full functionality of a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, plus full Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. That model is, as you might've guessed, the Veloster! The Toyota C-HR also features a seven-inch touchscreen system, sans smartphone integration. But the Honda Civic Hatchback provides only a five-inch touchscreen system, with integration being optional.

Performance & Fuel Efficiency

The Hyundai Velostar packs in plenty of power. While the standard engine choice is a four-cylinder model that provides plenty of power for most Meridian, MS area drivers, there's also a turbocharged four-cylinder engine available. Veloster N models get a third, even-more-powerful turbo-four engine. By contrast, the Toyota CH-R offers one four-cylinder engine that's less powerful than the Veloster's base engine. The Honda Civic Hatchback, meanwhile, also comes with several engine choices.

Practicality & Cargo Space

One reason you may enjoy driving a vehicle like the Hyundai Veloster is style. With a sleek, rakish exterior design and interior with racy red accents, the Veloster makes for a bold choice, adding an extra air of confidence, wherever you're going from Livingston, AL to Quitman, MS and back. Another reason you might like a vehicle like the Veloster is for extra space. On that account, you won't be disappointed, because this Hyundai model boasts a similar amount off cargo space as the 2019 Civic Hatchback and considerably more total cargo space than the Toyota C-HR. In fact, with the rear seats in the regular position, the Veloster offers up about 20 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold the seats flat, meanwhile, using the easily-accessible rear liftgate, and you'll have access to about 44 cubic feet of total cargo space.

Safety & Security

The Honda Civic comes standard with a backup camera. The Toyota C-HR boasts the added assurance of a suite of standard active safety features. But the Hyundai Veloster offers a unique blend of driver-assist features that include automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and forward collision warning. Designed to keep you safe wherever you journey in or around York, AL, the Veloster keep you protected in the most important ways.


When you think of a Hyundai, do you think of a value-priced vehicle? New Hyundai models often do undercut the competition in terms of price, and that's true for the Veloster when you compare it to the Honda Civic Hatchback and the Toyota C-HR. The Veloster starts at around $18,500, with the Civic Hatchback coming in at around $20,150 to start, and the C-HR being an even more expensive $22,500.

Contact Us To Learn More!

Still not sure if the Hyundai Veloster is the right new car for you? We're happy to answer all of your additional questions and address any of your other inquiries here at John O'Neil Johnson Hyundai! 

To reach out to us, don't hesitate to call us by phone, contact us online, or visit our new & used Hyundai dealership serving Meridian, MS, in-person. We eagerly anticipate the moment we can provide you with the new Hyundai model that's just right!

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