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ReviewsThe New Hyundai Veloster N Challenges the Almighty Honda Civic Type R

01:11  07 december  2018
01:11  07 december  2018 Source:   caranddriver.com

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The Veloster N starts at roughly ,000 and with 250 horsepower. However, potential buyers should consider the estimated 00 Performance If it's going to win its first battle, the N division will have to beat Honda 's Type R badge, which has a 26-year head start-though only a fleeting fraction of that run

The Civic Type R redeems its styling—and then some—by driving like no other front-wheel-drive car in existence. It turns quicker than Michael Cohen. The Civic posts big numbers, but the Veloster holds an edge in powertrain theatrics. Honda 's triple-outlet passive exhaust turns up the volume under load

The New Hyundai Veloster N Challenges the Almighty Honda Civic Type R© Marc Urbano Two economy cars transformed into track-capable hot hatches face off to see which is best.

You know an automaker is serious about performance when it stakes a claim on a piece of the alphabet. Letters are fast, particularly once you move past frumpy B and lackadaisical H into the latter two-thirds, where M, R, and S transform mass-production ennui into factory-built adrenaline. That's exactly what we have here: two ordinary economy cars overengineered into track-capable front-wheel-drive hot hatches, brought to us by the letters N and R. Their speed, grip, and theatrics had us cackling like Elmo.

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The Veloster N starts at roughly ,000 and with 250 horsepower. However, potential buyers should consider the estimated 00 Performance If it's going to win its first battle, the N division will have to beat Honda 's Type R badge, which has a 26-year head start-though only a fleeting fraction of that run

Hyundai Veloster N Challenges the Almighty Honda Civic Type R . It's a battle of the hot hatches between the esteemed Honda and the upstart Hyundai . You know

Born under the care of ex–BMW M bosses, Hyundai's nascent N division honors both Namyang-home to Hyundai's Korean R&D center-and the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife. The division's first export to the States, the three-door Veloster N comes bearing a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, six-speed manual transmission, and powder-blue seatbelts. The Veloster N starts at roughly $28,000 and with 250 horsepower. However, potential buyers should consider the estimated $2000 Performance package on our test car mandatory equipment. It adds 25 horsepower, electronically adjustable dampers, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, larger brakes, an active exhaust, and an upsize from 18- to 19-inch wheels. Beyond that, the options list looks similar to the Honda Civic Type R's, which is to say that you can choose from a limited selection of paint colors.

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View 2018 Honda Civic Type R vs. 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Photos from Car and Driver. As good as the Honda ’s – and neither of them are as insanely light and clicky as the old N /A Type Rs were. That’s presumably because in both the new cars you’re shifting cogs that have to be more robust and

The Honda Civic Type R dazzles us to this day, and the Hyundai Veloster N similarly. Born under the care of ex–BMW M bosses The Veloster N starts at ,785 and with 250 horsepower. However, potential buyers should consider the 00 Performance The New Hyundai Veloster N Challenges the

If it's going to win its first battle, the N division will have to beat Honda's Type R badge, which has a 26-year head start-though only a fleeting fraction of that run has elapsed in America. The Acura Integra that wore the badge here for a few years in the late 1990s and early 2000s still looms large in our minds, and the second car to carry the name on our soil, this Civic Type R, is steadily wearing a similar groove in our hippocampi. Around this time last year, the then-new Civic Type R toppled the all-wheel-drive Ford Focus RS, which itself had knocked out the Subaru WRX STI and the Volkswagen Golf R in an earlier comparison. The Civic Type R sells in a single $35,595 spec with a 306-hp turbo 2.0-liter inline-four channeled through a six-speed manual and a helical-gear limited-slip differential, all riding on electronically controlled dampers.

The New Hyundai Veloster N Challenges the Almighty Honda Civic Type R© Marc Urbano The New Hyundai Veloster N Challenges the Almighty Honda Civic Type R

To keep weight and cost in check, both these cars forgo some of the luxuries you might expect in this price range. There are no sunroofs, no heated or powered seats, and the Veloster's touchscreen doesn't include navigation. (Both cars come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility). This is fine by us. In the case of the Civic, we'd like to subtract from-rather than add to-the red-splashed cabin and the exterior festooned with overwrought styling elements to make it less of a four-wheeled caricature.

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The world of hot hatchbacks has gotten super interesting as of late. The Honda Civic Type R dazzles us to this day, and the Hyundai Veloster N similarly

Check out the Hyundai Veloster N review at CARandDRIVER.com. Use our Car Buying Guide to research Hyundai The 306-hp Honda Civic Type R is the N ’s closest peer, not just in power output and drivetrain The New Hyundai Veloster N Challenges the Almighty Honda Civic Type R .

We evaluated this duo on Ohio's Windy Nine. These routes around Athens are a tangle of asphalt spaghetti spilled over farms, hills, and forests. But there are more than nine roads here worth exploring, and these cars couldn't be any better suited to the task.

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