New member here interested in purchasing a Veloster. Iíve been reading reviews from all over and everyone seems to comment that the non-turbo Veloster is slow. Iím currently driving a 2014 Accent. Itís basically the same engine, although it puts out 138 hp vs. the Veloster 132. Iím guessing the exhaust on the Veloster is probably wrapped a bit tighter, causing a little drop in hp. I have to say that my Accent is by no means a rocket, but Iíve never really felt too slow either. Even the reviews on the car comment that it has good pickup. So my question is, how could that be? I canít imagine the Veloster being so much heavier that 6 less hp would make a dramatic difference? Is it that people expect it to feel faster just because of the looks of it? I love my Accent. I have a 100 mile commute each day and it rides with no complaints and good mpg. My problem is when I walk out to the parking lot and I see it sitting there. Even with nice ri s, fog lights, and a spoiler on the back...itís still an Accent. Sigh. I drive by a car lot everyday and Iíve noticed a blue 2017 Veloster with black rims. Iíve looked into the numbers, and I think I could afford it. Iím willing to give up a few mpgs and accept a bit rougher ride if it gives the joy of walking out to the parking lot and seeing that beautiful design. Iím just afraid if I will send the loss of the little power Iím used to. Is it all in the mind or is it truly in the engine?