What’s indisputable is that this 2019 Hyundai Veloster N indeed a factory special. It starts with the age old recipe of stuffing a big engine into a little car. From there, that's when it gets really interesting and Hyundai has applied the right bits in all the right ways to this Veloster N.

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    • Young Moon
      Young Moon

      275HP is intentionally limited power because it's additional track warranty. If that is not a race, still you are under warranty in the track. Many European i30N owners bring their car to the track.

      about 1 month ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Young Moon

      As they should.

      about 1 month ago
    • Harold Ortiz
      Harold Ortiz

      Im certain the front brakes are two puck not single.

      about 1 month ago
    • jongseok yu
      jongseok yu

      Question! I used to be a owner of mk6 golf 2.5 V5. Tbh I enjoyed driving that golf, but do you guys think this car is really better than golf in terms of driving pleasure?!!!

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to jongseok yu

      Yes

      about 2 months ago
    • Charles Flaherty
      Charles Flaherty

      To my mind, the price delta between the Hyundai (with the performance pack) and the Civic Type R is not enough to merit purchasing the Hyundai.

      about 2 months ago
    • Zac Paul
      Zac Paul In reply to Charles Flaherty

      It's a fair point given the cost of both cars seem to be varying significantly by geography. In my instance, the price difference between the N and the CTR was about $13,000-$15,000 when factoring in the markdown on the N and the markup on the CTR. In the case of the PP N, the price difference was more around the $11,000-$13,000 range. In other areas (or in the same area at a different point in time), the difference might be notably less (or more). With such huge variances in price, buyers should definitely price both up if they like both vehicles IMO. The CTR is an awesome car, it's definitely a more capable performer, but I didn't think the fun factor of the CTR over the N was $15,000 worth. (That said, buyers should also realize the CTR is going to hold a much better value, and weigh this into the equation based on how often they change up cars.)

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Charles Flaherty

      That’s one way of looking at it.

      about 2 months ago
    • Manko Slayer
      Manko Slayer

      inside looks so trash though...

      about 2 months ago
    • David Santiago
      David Santiago

      still think they should have brought the I30N over and given it a AT option (from the Optima since it has a 2.0t) with better TCU tuning if they really wanted to capture sales from other hot hatches....GTIs are great but have reliability concerns, the CTR is great but looks aren't for everyone....the focus ST is a used car at this point and no other true hot hatches...just warm hatches....this Veloster N sides more with the CTR than a GTI but with less practicality.....great car but not going to sell well enough.

      about 2 months ago
    • Malinkadink
      Malinkadink In reply to David Santiago

      @David Santiago I've heard the CTR with a muffler delete, sounds like a blender, not really an option unless you're broke, but i don't think broke people buy 35k civics.

      about 2 months ago
    • David Santiago
      David Santiago In reply to David Santiago

      @Malinkadink that is easily remedied with a muffle delete ;)

      about 2 months ago
    • Malinkadink
      Malinkadink In reply to David Santiago

      Yeah i30N would have been nicer. The velosters odd 3 door setup makes me lean towards a CTR easily. Wish the CTR had an exhaust like the N, its so boring with its quiet 3 pipe exhaust lol

      about 2 months ago
    • Gunter Longsack
      Gunter Longsack

      so is it fun for a slow car?

      about 2 months ago
    • Zac Paul
      Zac Paul In reply to Gunter Longsack

      Absolutely. The fun factor is higher than other relatively slow straight-line accelerators like the WRX/GTI IMO, and more comparable to slightly faster (but still relatively slow straight-line accelerators) like the Civic Type R and WRX STI. That said, the car is a lot more fun for those who like roads or tracks that are not in a straight line, much like the other cars in this and similar classes. While it's character (and obviously the drivetrain) is completely different, I would best describe the N's fun factor as a Subaru BRZ + the FI engine it always should have had but has never gotten + several significant features that someone looking for a driver's car often looks for but cannot usually get in this price class. Definitely worth test driving IMO.

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Gunter Longsack

      Mega.

      about 2 months ago
    • rudy torres
      rudy torres

      That God damn bird turd

      about 2 months ago
    • Anthony Campanelli
      Anthony Campanelli

      Can you please
      Compare the veloster n to its closest competitors. I was at the N.Y. auto show last night where I discovered the veloster. I love it and may buy it. Just want to know what else I should look at. Great video. I’m glad I found your channel

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Anthony Campanelli

      Thanks for watching. We’ve extensively covered all the competitors on our channel. Glad you like what we’re doing. Feel free to support our Patreon and hit up our merch store!

      about 2 months ago
    • NO3-
      NO3-

      I wish they offered a dual clutch. There is definitely a market for it, just look at the golfs.

      about 3 months ago
    • Outdoor Layne
      Outdoor Layne In reply to NO3-

      HI GRANDMA!

      about 2 months ago
    • David Santiago
      David Santiago In reply to NO3-

      agreed....the GTI wouldn't see the sales numbers it does without the DSG....

      about 2 months ago
    • Zac Paul
      Zac Paul In reply to NO3-

      Rumor has it Hyundai is testing a DCT. That said, this car is incredible with its manual, which is incredibly easy to drive and highly engaging.

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to NO3-

      No thanks. The manual is way too much fun.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jim U
      Jim U

      How reliable is the Veloster N?

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Jim U

      It’s got a killer warranty.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jonathan Coburn
      Jonathan Coburn

      Best review yet of the veloster n

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Jonathan Coburn

      Thanks. I could have gone another ten minutes on this thing, but sometimes you just have to draw a line. Be sure to tell your friends.

      about 3 months ago
    • Great 1
      Great 1

      Hyundai's first REAL performance car is the GENESIS COUPE NOT THE VELOSTER N!💯 This guy in the video got it WRONG!👎

      about 3 months ago
    • Canadia_N
      Canadia_N In reply to Great 1

      Lol ... Your wrong .. so wrong

      about 20 days ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Great 1

      LOL

      about 3 months ago
    • briannasdad05
      briannasdad05

      Very nice car. I always loved driving my Honda CRX SI. I got rid of it a few years ago & miss it. I’ve been looking for a fun practical car to purchase again & I think this is it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to briannasdad05

      This thing is soooo good. Looking forward to more seat time.

      about 2 months ago
    • Zac Paul
      Zac Paul In reply to briannasdad05

      This car is it. If you are looking for something you can drive every day, customize just about every performance setting to your liking, actually enjoy driving in heavy traffic, and can track bone stock on the weekend, this is it.

      about 3 months ago
    • RabidRizon
      RabidRizon

      self proclaim accomplished race car driver.... cause if you was what you claimed you have more then 21k subs ffs. great vid tho but yeah...

      about 3 months ago
    • abracing199
      abracing199 In reply to RabidRizon

      How the hell is there any correlation between a YouTube channel's size and the driving skill of the person running it? You sound like a blubbering idiot.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to RabidRizon

      But, yeah, I’m just sitting here making stuff up...

      about 3 months ago
    • yk
      yk

      Its shame that Hyundai USA doesn't offer those convenient options what Canada offers.

      about 3 months ago
    • J R
      J R In reply to yk

      @yk no sunroof or leather for the N - even in Canada.

      about 3 months ago
    • yk
      yk In reply to yk

      @Brian Makse like heated seats and steering wheel. And sun roof. And leather seats....

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to yk

      Like what?

      about 3 months ago
    • 똥딲은 휴지
      똥딲은 휴지

      WOW He pronounced Hyundai 99% perfectly!

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to 똥딲은 휴지

      @emiliano espinoza Who knew this channel could also be educational?

      about 1 month ago
    • emiliano espinoza
      emiliano espinoza In reply to 똥딲은 휴지

      I've been saying wrong this whole time lol hi-on-dai

      about 1 month ago
    • Resonance
      Resonance In reply to 똥딲은 휴지

      Actually is that a big deal?

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to 똥딲은 휴지

      I’m pretty fly for a white guy.

      about 3 months ago
    • 똥딲은 휴지
      똥딲은 휴지 In reply to 똥딲은 휴지

      @Brian Makse I meant to say, non-Koreans always mispronounce "Hyundai". But, you pronounced it pretty good 👍

      about 3 months ago
    • Eugenio Picado
      Eugenio Picado

      Great work for Hyundai for #savethemanuals

      about 3 months ago
    • TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch
      TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch

      Great review. Only one thing I don't agree on: you should get it in Engine Red, not in Black. I have an i30 N and it's a fantastic color in the sun + it contrasts the black parts extremely nicely. You can check out my instagram @theredhothatch too see how it looks ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch
      TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch In reply to TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch

      @Brian Makse believe it is. ;) Thanks.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch

      That's assuming it's the same red! Congrats on your N!

      about 3 months ago
    • Tommy Lee
      Tommy Lee

      picking mine up in June!

      about 3 months ago
    • Tony Lester
      Tony Lester

      I like the exhaust sounds so much I'm trading my Elantra sport in for a N tomorrow.

      about 3 months ago
    • Culley Bayless
      Culley Bayless In reply to Tony Lester

      Tony Lester what exactly are you expecting, 400-500 hp and higher torque? I would love for that too, but I mean I think the big idea here is a true sporty practical car. Also maybe some tuners can figure out some hp/torque boosting in the future. I love the idea of this car

      about 7 days ago
    • Neito Monoma
      Neito Monoma In reply to Tony Lester

      There's talk about an Elantra (I30N) N and a Sonato N.
      Buts it's all speculation.

      about 1 month ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Tony Lester

      Heath Cox I’ve done plenty of things. What did I do this time?

      about 2 months ago
    • Heath Cox
      Heath Cox In reply to Tony Lester

      @Brian Makse Did you???

      about 2 months ago
    • NO3-
      NO3- In reply to Tony Lester

      Tony Lester sounds nice tho

      about 2 months ago
    • Pars S
      Pars S

      2 second reach down and shift and get hands back in driving position. Kinda like shifting an 18 wheeler. Far cry from these other sporty setup where you can shift while wresting your arm on armrest. That the problem with Koreans, the secondary engineers don't know how to support the lead. Lots of missed opportunities.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Pars S

      @Pars S what are you even talking about? SMH

      about 3 months ago
    • TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch
      TheDudeInTheRedHotHatch In reply to Pars S

      Dumbass comment. Shifting is plenty fast and tactile in my i30 N. Next to the Civic Type R it's probably the second best manual shift on the market (even in the EU). If you're driving with your arm on the armrest most of the time...well, you're driving like a pleb.

      about 3 months ago
    • jay czyzyk
      jay czyzyk

      Great review but I'll keep my 9 gen sj

      about 3 months ago
    • Will Mac
      Will Mac

      Like plaid on a hipster. My plaid is loose af dude, child of the 90's. How are the seats though? I'm a bit chub like 230 pounder.

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian Makse
      Brian Makse In reply to Will Mac

      @Will Mac seats are great, like I said, but it's a personal preference thing.

      about 3 months ago
    • Josh Aslinger
      Josh Aslinger In reply to Will Mac

      I sat in one at Rolex 24hrs in the Hyundai booth. The seats are super comfy compared to my Focus ST1 seats. The side bolsters are better and the bottoms are softer. Im 6' 240lbs

      about 3 months ago
    • Keystone
      Keystone

      Looks pretty solid for the price

      about 3 months ago
    • Cisco Chavez
      Cisco Chavez

      I love it

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike McGlock
      Mike McGlock

      They're probably going to sell like 5 a month

      about 3 months ago
    • Cindy Sue
      Cindy Sue

      They should of put the lower driving lights in it like the I30N.

      about 3 months ago
    • inchskater
      inchskater

      A few people already gave this car big praise. Maybe I should get that car until there are some more choices for electric cars.

      Thank you for the great review!

      about 3 months ago
    • Tuan Nguyen
      Tuan Nguyen In reply to inchskater

      the pop and crackle are the main reason. And the cops can't give you shit cause it is a factory exhaust :))

      about 3 months ago
    • fsp48
      fsp48

      Enjoyed watching your review. It really showcased that Hyundai checked all the hot hatch boxes...especially still saving the manual in 2019.

      about 3 months ago