2019 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2019 Audi TT

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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The Veloster has a standard Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, which uses forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The TT doesn't offer collision warning or crash mitigation brakes.

The Veloster’s lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The TT doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Veloster Premium/Turbo/Turbo Ultimate’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The TT doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Veloster’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The TT doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Veloster and the TT have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available blind spot warning systems.


The Veloster comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The TT’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Veloster 6 years and 50,000 miles longer than Audi covers the TT. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the TT ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are almost 3 times as many Hyundai dealers as there are Audi dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Veloster’s warranty.


J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 31 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 25th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Audi vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 6th in reliability, above the industry average. With 17 more problems per 100 vehicles, Audi is ranked 13th.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Veloster Turbo/R-Spec Auto 1.6 turbo 4 cyl. gets better fuel mileage than the TT RS Coupe Auto 5 cyl. (28 city/34 hwy vs. 19 city/29 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Hyundai Veloster uses regular unleaded gasoline. The TT requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Brakes and Stopping

The Veloster stops shorter than the TT:





70 to 0 MPH

151 feet

157 feet

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Suspension and Handling

The Veloster has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The TT’s suspension doesn’t offer rear gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Veloster’s wheelbase is 5.7 inches longer than on the TT (104.3 inches vs. 98.6 inches).


The Hyundai Veloster may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 500 pounds less than the Audi TT.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Veloster N is quieter than the TT RS Coupe:




At idle

42 dB

46 dB


81 dB

87 dB

70 MPH Cruising

73 dB

76 dB

Passenger Space

The Veloster has 1 inch more front headroom, 1.5 inches more front legroom, 2.4 inches more front shoulder room, 2.1 inches more rear headroom, 5.2 inches more rear legroom and 6.4 inches more rear shoulder room than the TT Coupe.

Cargo Capacity

The Veloster has a much larger trunk than the TT Coupe (19.9 vs. 12 cubic feet).


The Veloster Premium/R-Spec/Turbo/Turbo Ultimate/N Auto has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The TT doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Veloster Turbo Ultimate has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The TT doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Veloster’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children in the rear seat from operating them. Audi does not offer a locking feature on the TT’s power windows.

The Veloster has a passenger’s side rear door to provide better access for cargo and rear passengers. The TT doesn’t offer a rear door.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Veloster has a standard rear wiper. The TT doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Veloster R-Spec/Turbo/Turbo Ultimate detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The TT doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Veloster has standard extendable sun visors. The TT doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Veloster’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The TT’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Veloster Turbo Ultimate Auto has a standard Smart Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The TT doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.


Consumer Reports® recommends both the Hyundai Veloster and the Audi TT, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Hyundai Veloster outsold the Audi TT by over 8 to one during 2018.

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