2017 Hyundai Veloster vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

Let us help you find the perfect compact hatchback with a comparison that puts Toyota’s new hatchback to the test against the best of Hyundai’s metal. See which model comes out on top with our 2017 Hyundai Veloster vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM comparison. We will study design, performance, price, features, and more to determine which model comes out on top.

Looking at the two models side-by-side, it is clear that both companies took a drastically different approach to designing their respective hatchbacks. The Corolla iM with its basic silhouette and four-doors treads ground that’s been done a hundred times before. The Veloster on the other hand is wonderfully unique. With its three-door design, fender flares, aggressive headlights, and unique side profile, the Veloster is a breath of fresh air in a market of boring and dull hatchbacks.

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2017 Hyundai Veloster VS 2017 Toyota Corolla iM
$18,100 Base MSRP $18,750
201 Max Horsepower 137
Standard CD Player Not Available
10 Years / 100,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

Hyundai Veloster features compare to the competition

The first thing any car buyer wants to look at in any comparison is the price. Here the Veloster clearly has the most attractive price, but it is worth mentioning that the Corolla iM, which is really just a holdover from the now defunct Scion brand, only has one trim level. The Veloster has four trim levels ranging from the affordably priced base model to the performance focused Turbo models.

It’s that Turbo model that allows the Veloster to leave the Corolla iM in the dust by producing over 50% more horsepower than the Corolla iM competition. The non-turbo models perform at nearly the same level as the Corolla iM with 132 horsepower.

When it comes to features, the Veloster has the Corolla iM beat. Some of this is again by virtue of the fact that the Veloster simply has more trim levels. These trim levels allow the Hyundai model to offer things like leatherette seating, satellite radio, and fog lights. The CD player is a seemingly basic feature that is completely unavailable on the Corolla iM, and it comes standard on every Veloster model.

Of course, there is the matter of the warranty. Not only does the Veloster come with a far superior powertrain warranty, but it also has better bumper-to-bumper coverage with 5 years or 60,000 miles compared to the 3 years or 36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage provided by the Corolla iM.

Overall, the Veloster is the more interesting vehicle with better features and a better all around value. If you need help finding your ideal Veloster in the High Point area, then stop by Carolina Hyundai of High Point, and let us show you our impressive Hyundai selection.

2017 Hyundai Veloster showing off three doors
2017 Hyundai Veloster climate control
2017 Hyundai Veloster sunroof
2017 Hyundai Veloster Turbo interior

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