Hyundai

Hyundai Venue — Useable and affordable



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(July 12, 2020) Hyundai's all-new subcompact crossover is small, but passenger friendly. It's very affordable and with the best warranty in the business, loaded with safety technology, attractive inside and out, and relatively fuel efficient. Say hello to the 2020 Venue starting at $18,445.

Hyundai Sonata — Raising the bar


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By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

You've probably spotted one on the road, turned your head to take a better look, and wondered what was that — a new Audi or a late-model Mercedes? No European luxury car here, however. You were gawking for the first time at a 2020 Hyundai Sonata. The South Korean Hyundai/Kia group has become known for its cutting-edge styling, and the Sonata is the latest iteration of its design superiority.

Hyundai Kona — Solid crossover value



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The sub-compact Hyundai Kona crossover was named North American Utility of the Year in 2019 beating out such vaunted finalists as the Acura RDX and Jaguar I-Pace. Now in its third year of production, the 2020 Kona is a delightful blend of style inside and out, considerable capability with a stout turbocharged engine, and a value in even the highest priced trim level coming in below 30 grand.

2020 Hyundai Sonata



PHOENIX — It’s a fact that nearly 75 percent of all new vehicles sold in America today are SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. And while that craze continues, it’s also a fact that people are still buying sedans. The all-new-from-the-ground-up 2020 Hyundai Sonata is proof positive that the Korean automaker is committed to serving those buyers.

2020 Hyundai Venue



MIAMI — The auto industry is always riding the wave of change especially when it comes to the car buying public and their insatiable appetite for crossover utility vehicles. And, here’s a brand new one, the entry-level Hyundai Venue. With it, the South Korean brand is chasing after younger buyers, enticing them to buy a new car with a roomy interior, advanced safety features and a great warranty all for about what you’d spend for a three- or four-year-old Toyota or Honda.

Hyundai Palisade — At the top of its class

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The all-new Hyundai Palisade hits all the right notes when it comes to a mid-sized three-row sport utility vehicle. It has generous space for adult passengers in all three rows and scads of safety and driver-assist technology. We think it will be an instant hit against such formidable and established competitors as the Honda Pilot, the new Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander and the Volkswagen Atlas.

2020 Hyundai Palisade



ASHEVILLE, N.C. — For 2020, Hyundai has just introduced its all-new three-row mid-size SUV. The Palisade is basically the mechanical sibling to the impressive Kia Telluride, introduced earlier this year, and placing at the top of our SUV ratings. In addition to the Telluride, the new Hyundai flagship Palisade competes with class rivals such as Ford Explorer, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and Nissan Pathfinder.

Hyundai Veloster N — Affordable performance

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We liked the all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster when we tested it a few months back with its upgraded styling inside and out, sport-tuned suspension, a larger cargo area than the previous iteration, and a very healthy 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. And now we are pleased to report that Hyundai has taken it up another notch becoming the first American car to get the company's performance N treatment.

Hyundai Santa Fe — Crossover excellence

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Hyundai has proven it knows how to build a good crossover sport utility vehicle, and it now has a solid lineup for any family need. The 2019’s include the award-winning subcompact Kona to go along with the recently updated compact Tucson, an all-new larger compact Santa Fe, and a stretched three-row version — the Santa Fe XL, and the all-new and upcoming mid-sized eight-passenger Palisade. And we think within a year or two the Santa Fe XL may go away with the arrival of the larger Palisade.

Hyundai Tucson — Meaningful upgrades

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

As Hyundai revamps its SUV lineup with the introduction of the award-winning subcompact Kona and a complete redesign of the mid-sized Santa Fe, we are happy to report that the likable — and extremely useable — Tucson compact hasn't been left out of the company's upgrade picture.