2016 Hyundai Veloster vs 2016 Volkswagen Golf
2016 Hyundai Veloster
Drivers in the market for a sporty, efficient compact have plenty of choices, but few provide the high level of safety, value, and unique design of the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, now available to Edmond and Midwest City customers at AutoMax Hyundai of Del City. To demonstrate the Veloster’s superior value, we’ve compared it to one of its competitors, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf. On point after point, the Hyundai outperformed the Volkswagen, making it easy to see why the Veloster was rated higher in initial quality than the Volkswagen by J.D. Power and Associates. Read the comparison yourself, then stop by AutoMax to take one for a test drive today.
In recent NHTSA safety testing, the Hyundai Veloster scored higher than the Volkswagen Golf on several key points:
2016 Hyundai Veloster: In 35 MPH front crash tests the Hyundai Veloster showed a Head Impact Criteria (HIC) of 267, which indicates a low risk of significant head injury, and neck stress of 331 pounds for drivers. Passengers also experienced 235 pounds force to their legs during this testing and 420 pounds of hip force during side impact testing.
2016 Volkswagen Golf: During the same tests, Golf drivers experienced an HIC of 454, indicating a significantly higher risk of head injury, and 352 pounds of neck force – 21 pounds more than the Hyundai. During side impact testing, passengers experienced 820 pounds of force when the Golf was crashed into a post at 20 MPH – nearly double that of the Veloster.
The 2016 Hyundai Veloster has a base price of just $18,000, which is $2,175 less than the Golf, and the Hyundai’s superior value doesn’t stop there:
2016 Hyundai Veloster: The Veloster is more reliable by design thanks to features such as the hardened steel timing chain that resists breakage and requires very little maintenance. This attention to solid engineering is why Hyundai can afford to offer a 5-year/60,000-mile basic and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
2016 Volkswagen Golf: The Volkswagen Golf is designed with a timing belt rather than a chain. This rubber belt will stretch and snap over time, causing potentially catastrophic damage to your engine. The Golf offers a much shorter warranty as well, giving drivers just 3-years/36,000 miles for the basic warranty and 5-years/60,000 miles for the powertrain.
The Veloster is designed to provide drivers with a thrilling driving experience, and manages it with a potent powerplant under the hood:
2016 Hyundai Veloster – The Hyundai Veloster can be equipped with a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 201 hp. This powerplant can be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission for quick acceleration and enjoys excellent control thanks to front and rear gas-charged shocks.
2016 Volkswagen Golf – The Golf offers a 1.8L Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that is only capable of 170 hp. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the Golf doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks, leaving it unable to deliver the same smooth ride that Hyundai drivers enjoy.
Test Drive the 2016 Hyundai Veloster at Your Leading Edmond and Midwest City Hyundai Dealer
Contact Automax of Del City at (405) 217-3451 or stop by our showroom at 4401 Tinker Diagonal St. in Del City, OK to test drive the 2016 Hyundai Veloster and see the difference it can make for your Edmond and Midwest City commute.