The Hyundai Veloster N is my favorite car of 2019. It’s hysterically loud and fun, offering unrepressed driving joy. BUT … I fullly acknowledge that it’s not for everyone, given its funky three-door setup and aggressive styling.
If you’re looking for a more conservative hatchback with just a drizzle of fun, consider the Elantra GT. Hyundai’s handsome hatch is like a Roth IRA: safe, sensible and a good investment in your 20s.
I wholeheartedly recommend the N Line trim, regardless of your penchant for speed. It adds a slicker dual-clutch transmission, a tasty boost in power and summer tires for less understeer.
– Chris Butsch, The Travel 100 car reviewer, has test driven hundreds of cars. He is a member of GAAMA, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association.