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2017 Hyundai Veloster vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM

The Veloster is one of the most unique vehicles produced by Hyundai, and quite possibly one of the most unique you're likely to find on the market today, with its versatile and practical three-door design. But, we understand if you're trying to consider all your options. That's why we're here to help by matching up the 2017 Hyundai Veloster vs the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM, one of the Veloster's closest competitors.

Right from the start, one thing is glaringly clear when comparing these two vehicles side-by-side, and it's that the Corolla iM is only available as a one-size-fits-all type of vehicle, apart from the option for either a 6-speed manual or CVT transmission. The Veloster, on the other hand, can come in three different variations. This means greater choices for your driving needs from Hyundai's hatchback.

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2017 Hyundai Veloster vs 2017 Toyota Corolla iM
Up to 201 hp, 195 lb-ft of torque Engine Specs Up to 137 hp, 126 lb-ft of torque
Up to 34.7 cu ft Cargo Space Up to 20.8 cu ft
Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Infotainment Toyota iM Display Audio
Available Blue Link In-Vehicle Assistance Service Not available

Differences Between the 2017 Veloster and 2017 Corolla iM

Though the standard power plants on the Veloster and Corolla iM deliver similar horsepower and torque figures, the Corolla iM's one-size-fits-all approach proves to be a disadvantage to anyone desiring something a bit sportier. The Veloster, however, offers a 201 horsepower engine that can pump out up to 195 lb-ft of torque. This unit is available on both the Turbo R-Spec and Turbo models.

Though the Veloster is a blast to drive, it doesn't forget about the practical aspect of the hatchback design that drivers love from such a model: superior cargo space. In fact, the Veloster provides up to 34.7 cu ft of it compared to the Corolla iM's maximum cargo capacity of 20.8 cu ft.

In terms of tech, the Veloster is a real winner. Not only does it provide a proximity key with push-button start and a 7-inch built-in touchscreen, but it also comes standard with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for use on that touchscreen. You won't find those state-of-the-art infotainment systems in the Corolla iM. You also won't find an in-vehicle assistance system, meaning Hyundai has an edge with its available Blue Link system, which is one of the best in the business and allows you to access vehicle functions from your smartphone like remote start, climate control, multimedia and more.

Now that you've compared the 2017 Hyundai Veloster vs the 2017 Toyota Corolla iM, get behind the wheel of the Veloster with a test drive here at Coastal Hyundai. We look forward to meeting you and answering any additional questions you may have.

2017 Hyundai Veloster with three doors
2017 Hyundai Veloster infotainment touchscreen
2017 Hyundai Veloster with sunroof
2017 Hyundai Veloster in blue