Honda Civic Type R Vs. Hyundai Veloster N

By Justin Cupler | May 7th, 2019

Hot hatchbacks have become white hot in recent years, and the 2019 Honda Civic Type R and 2019 Hyundai Veloster N are two of the hottest. Which if these wild people and cargo haulers is best for our Rochester area shoppers? Continue reading to find out.


Hot hatchbacks ultimately combine sportiness and functionality with their wild styling and cargo-friendly hatchback bodies. The Hyundai Veloster N rolls in with more reserved styling next to the Civic Type R, but it sets itself apart with sporty touches like lower spoilers with red accent lines, black grille, large spoiler, and wide wheels.

The 2019 Honda Civic Type R boasts a wild look with its hard body lines, red badges, red lower spoiler line, hood vent, 20-inch wheels, fender vents, wing spoiler, triple-outlet center-exit exhaust.

The 2019 Civic Type R is significantly larger than the Veloster N in every key measurable. The big difference is in length, as the Civic is a whopping 11.5 inches longer than the Veloster N.


Measurement 2019 Honda Civic Type R    2019 Hyundai Veloster N   Difference
Length 179.4 167.9 +11.5
Width 73.9 71.3 +2.6
Height 56.5 54.9 to 55.1 +1.4 to +1.6
Wheelbase 106.3 104.3 +2
Ground Clearance
Curb weight 3,117 pounds 3,036 to 3,117 pounds 0 to +81 pounds


Advantage: 2019 Honda Civic Type R

  • Insane styling
  • Larger wheels
  • Tons of red accents

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

  • Toned down styling will appeal to some
  • Smaller footprint makes parking easier


Inside, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N is sporty but doesn’t take its looks too far. For the most part, the cabin is black with only a few touches, showing off its sporty nature.

The 2019 Honda Civic Type R is the exactly opposite of the 2019 Veloster N with its high-bolster sport seats, red accents, round shift knob, and more.

With its larger body, the 2019 Honda Civic Type R is roomier than the 2019 Veloster N in every key measurable except front legroom. Its biggest advantages are its 1.8 inches of extra legroom and extra 5.8 cubic feet of cargo room.


Measurement 2019 Honda Civic Type R    2019 Hyundai Veloster N   Difference
Front headroom 39.3 38.1 +1.2
Front legroom 42.3 42.6 -0.3
Front shoulder room 56.9 56 +0.9
Front hip room 53.7
Rear headroom 37.4 35.9 +1.5
Rear legroom 35.9 34.1 +1.8
Rear shoulder room 55 54.3 +0.7
Rear hip room 48.8
Cargo room (seats up) 25.7 cubic feet 19.9 cubic feet +5.8 cubic feet
Cargo room (seats folded) 46.2 cubic feet


Advantage: 2019 Honda Civic Type R

  • More seating room
  • Tons more cargo room
  • Looks fast inside too
  • Booming audio system

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

  • Simpler interior
  • Same tech features at a lower base price


A key element in the hot hatch segment is performance, and the Civic Type R and Veloster N.


Both hot hatchbacks boast turbocharged 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines, but the Civic produces 306 horsepower to the Veloster N’s 250 to 275 horses. This sprints the Civic Type R to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, while the Veloster N hits 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.

Straight-line performance is great, but hot hatchbacks must deliver outstanding agility too. The Veloster N performs well delivering 0.97 Gs on a 300-foot skid pad and stopping from 70 mph in just 154 feet. The Civic Type R crushes it is both specs, holding 1.02 Gs on the skid pad and stopping from 70 mph in 142 feet.

2019 Honda Civic Type R 2019 Hyundai Veloster N Difference
Engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl 2.0-liter turbo 4-cyl
Horsepower 306 hp at 6,500 rpm 250 to 275 hp at 6,000 rpm +31 to +56 hp
Torque 295 lb-ft at 2,500 to 4,500 rpm 260 lb-ft at 1,450 to 4,700 rpm +35 lb-ft
Transmission 6-spd manual 6-spd rev-matching manual
Driveline FWD FWD
0-60 time 4.9 seconds 5.2 seconds -0.3 seconds
70-0 time 142 feet 154 feet -12 feet
Skid pad 1.02 g 0.97 g +0.05 g
MPG City 22 mpg 22 mpg
MPG Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
MPG Combined 25 mpg 25 mpg


Advantage: 2019 Honda Civic Type R

  • Quicker to 60 mph
  • Handles like it’s on rails
  • Supercar-like braking

Advantage: 2019 Hyundai Veloster N

  • Not a huge gap in performance

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Honda Civic Type R and 2019 Hyundai Veloster N come in just a single base trim level each. The Civic Type R starts from $35,700, while the Veloster N starts from $26,900.

2019 Honda Civic Type R Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Base: $35,700

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Comfort, Sport, and R+ drive modes
  • Electric parking brake with auto brake hold
  • Hill-start assist
  • Helical limited-slip differential
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Cross-drilled front disc brakes
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Aluminum hood
  • Body-color door handles
  • LED brake lights
  • Body-color, power mirrors
  • Smart entry with walk-away auto lock
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper with de-icer
  • Wing-style rear spoiler
  • Center-mounted triple-exit exhaust
  • Under-body spoiler kit with red striping
  • LED fog lights
  • LED headlights with auto on/off
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down front windows
  • Power door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • LED pocket lighting
  • Map lights
  • Rear-seat heater ducts
  • Floor mats
  • 12-volt front power outlet
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Keyless ignition
  • Sport pedals
  • Black-and-red leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Aluminum shift knob
  • Type R serial number plate
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Exclusive high-bolstered sport seats
  • Red-and-black suede-effect seats with double red stitching
  • 6040 split-folding rear seat
  • 540-watt premium audio system with 12 speakers and a subwoofer
  • 7-inch Display Audio infotainment system with high-resolution touchscreen
  • Honda satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition
  • Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Honda Link
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM radio
  • HD Radio
  • 1-amp USB port in the center console
  • 1.5-amp USB port in front center console
  • Bluetooth connectivity with streaming audio
  • SMS text messaging
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines

2019 Hyundai Veloster N Key Features and Pricing by Trim


Base: $26,900

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission with rev matching
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electric power steering
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Auto-on/off projector headlights with LED low beams
  • Power, heated mirrors with gloss-black caps
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • Black window beltline molding
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Body-color door handles
  • Gloss-black rear spoiler
  • Gloss-black grille
  • Tinted glass
  • Two-speed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear wiper
  • Air conditioning
  • Power windows with driver’s side auto up
  • Power door locks
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • Cloth seating
  • Alloy pedals
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Proximity key entry
  • Keyless ignition
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Steering-wheel-mounted control
  • 8-inch Display Audio
  • Eight-speaker AM/FM/SiriusXM Infinity audio system with subwoofer
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Blue Link connected car system
  • 4.2-inch driver-information display
  • Dual USB charging ports
  • Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines

Who Should Buy the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N?

Want a delicate balance of performance and value? The 2019 Veloster N gives up a little in performance for big cost savings relative to the Civic Type R. Despite its huge price advantage, the Veloster N still boasts most of the same tech goodies as the Civic Type R.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Honda Civic Type R?

Buyers who put performance first will find that in the 2019 Honda Civic Type R. With 306 horsepower at its disposal and a 4.9-second 0-to-60 time, it delivers all the performance you’ll want.


Whether you want to tear up the streets of Rochester or just commute to work in Henrietta, the 2019 Honda Civic Type R is up to the task. Stop by our Pittsford area Honda showroom today to test drive the 2019 Honda Civic Type R and see if it is the right car for you. If you can’t make it to our Rochester area showroom today, you can stop by our online inventory page to see what 2019 Civic Type R models we have in stock and choose one that suits you to test drive later.


Disclaimer: Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Used for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.