2012 Hyundai Veloster  RealSafeCars60Safety Rating

#90 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#162 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2014 Hyundai Veloster
The Veloster, introduced by Hyundai in 2012, is a small hatchback with seating up to 4. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Veloster has offered Android Auto since 2017 and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Hyundai Veloster has a score of 60, implying a 0.068% chance of driver death (6.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Hyundai Veloster has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0684% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.8162%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0684% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.8162% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is 43% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8241Kia ForteHyundai VelosterToyota Scion tCNissan SentraHyundai ElantraHonda FitVolkswagen GolfChevrolet CruzeSubaru ImprezaFord FocusHonda CivicMazda 2Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 82. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is safer than the 2012 Kia Forte and less safe than the 2012 Hyundai Elantra, the 2012 Honda Fit, the 2012 Mazda 2, the 2012 Honda Civic, the 2012 Ford Focus, the 2012 Subaru Impreza, the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, and the 2012 Volkswagen Golf. It is about as safe as the 2012 Toyota Scion tC.

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