2013 Hyundai Veloster vs 2013 Scion FR-S

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The Hyundai Veloster may seem like an unlikely competitor to the Scion FR-S due to its unique exterior body as well as the fact that it’s a front-wheel drive vehicle. However, when compared side-by-side in terms of performance, interior and warranty offering, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster is the clear winner. Learn more about what happens when these two sports cars go head to head: Veloster vs FRS.

Veloster vs FR-S

Fuel Economy

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Its 1.6-liter turbocharged engine conjures up 201 horsepower, a thrilling level of torque and transitions into boost so seamlessly that you might not even realize it’s turbocharged. The Veloster also outperforms the FR-S in terms of fuel economy, obtaining an EPA-estimated 38 MPG HWY.
2013 Scion FR-S

The Scion FR-S is powered by the 2.0L 4-cylinder boxer engine. Despite being a slightly bigger engine, the FR-S falls short of the power that the Veloster Turbo provides, offering just 200 horsepower. The FR-S is also far less fuel efficient, achieving a mere 30 MPG HWY.


2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

The asymmetrical design of the 2013 Veloster hosts an improved interior space, plus a functionality you would never expect from a sports car. Three doors allow for easy access to the 89.8 cu. ft. of passenger volume, plus 15.5 cu. ft. of cargo storage.

2013 Scion FR-S

The Scion FR-S is your stereotypical sports car with a cramped interior cabin. The 2013 FR-S contains about 13 cu. ft. less of space than the Veloster. Cargo capacity is even worse, with a mere 6.9. cu. ft. of space for you to attempt to squeeze in all your essential gear.

Manufacturer’s Basic Warranty

2013 Hyundai Accent
It’s nearly impossible to surpass the incredible warranty coverage that Hyundai offers. Bumper-to-bumper coverage of the new Veloster lasts for 60 months/60,000. If you think that’s impressive, then you’ll really be blown away by the 10 years/100,000 miles of powertrain protection Hyundai provides.
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Scion just can’t beat “America’s Best Warranty™.” The 2013 FR-S is covered from bumper-to-bumper for 36 months/36,000 miles. Powertrain coverage stretches just a little bit longer, as Scion offers 60 months/60,000 miles of coverage. That’s nearly half the warranty coverage supplied by Hyundai!


Have you driven a 2013 Veloster Turbo yet? How does it handle when compared to the 2013 Scion FR-S? Leave your thoughts below and give us your insight.

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