2023 Hyundai Palisade

MIAMI — The Hyundai Palisade has been been around for only a short while but already the South Korean automaker’s largest SUV has made quite an impression. Such respected publications as U.S. News & World Report has the 2023 Hyundai Palisade sharing the top spot with Kia’s award-winning Telluride in its rankings of midsize SUVs.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 — Electrification done right

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(June 5, 2022) In automakers' fast and furious rush to turn entire inventories electric, they have done a commendable job building stylish, highly desirable vehicles. We've driven about a half dozen of the new EVs over the past 18 months and have seen first hand how easy it is to fall in love with the new electrification.

Hyundai Kona N — Performance personified

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(May 29, 2022) We've experienced all four Hyundai Kona drivetrains for 2022. And we've saved the most fun setup for last. We agree, the electric version is very fetching — a small crossover we would consider if dipping our toe into the electric pool — but the new performance-minded N version is the most fun. A hoot with 276 horsepower — 286 in an overboost mode — under the hood of a 3,340-pound car.

Hyundai Tucson N Line — Dressed up for curb appeal

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(May 1, 2022) Hyundai has created an eye-appealing N Line package for the 2022 Tucson, its popular crossover that has been met with rave reviews since it entered the marketplace late last summer. It doesn't need enhancements to look good, but the N Line takes the compact crossover to the next level in terms of driveway appeal.

Hyundai Kona EV — A solid entry-level all-electric vehicle

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(March 20, 2022) Buyers looking for their first electric vehicle should put the 2022 Hyundai Kona on their short list. It checked all the boxes for us after a week and 200 miles behind the wheel. It has stylish proportions, it's easy and fun to drive, its gauges and switchgear work exactly like a standard gas engine vehicle, and perhaps at the top of the list — it gets 258 miles on a single charge.

Hyundai Venue — Good transportation at a great price

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(March 9, 2022) Remember back to the mid 80s when the Yugoslavian-built Yugo was hyped as the least expensive new car on the market? Why buy used, when a new car is within reach at a very affordable price, Yugo dealers argued. That turned out to be very bad advice because the Yugo proved unsafe and unreliable. A five-year-old Civic or Corolla were much better purchases at the same price — hugely more reliable and with a better trade-in value.

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid — Fuel econony, performance

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(January 30, 2022) The Hyundai Tucson compact crossover has been a perennial best seller for Hyundai, but it has encountered a difficult time making inroads against such rivals as the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4. That may change with the all-new fourth generation Tucson. The 2022 model is larger creating adult-sized passenger space in the second row, it has a striking new exterior design highlighted by a head-turning grille, and it gets significantly more gas mileage with two new hybrid variants.

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid — A solid compact SUV

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(October 31, 2021) Hyundai is a bit late to the hybrid game, but based on four new vehicles — the Santa Fe and Tucson crossovers and the Sonata and Elantra sedans — the Korean company has mastered the gas engine/electric motor concept quite well and now offers a viable alternative to Toyota, the king of hybrids.

Hyundai Santa Cruz — A new kind of truck

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(October 24, 2021) Our initial impression — it's a four-door 1970s Chevrolet El Camino. The idea back in those long-ago days was to take a mid-sized car and slam a bed on the back. It was popular at the time, and the El Camino can bring a lot of cash in restored condition today. In the case of the all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, attach a bed to the back of the new Tucson — and abracadabra you have a truck. But, Hyundai says, don't call it a truck even though it has all the makings of a smallish compact pickup with its miniature four-foot-four-inch bed.

Hyundai Kona N Line — Now with 195 horses

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(October 10, 2021) 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 fifth year of production, the 2022 Kona is a delightful blend of style inside and out, considerable capability with a stout turbocharged engine, and a value in the N Line performance trim with a starting price coming in below 30 grand.