2022 Hyundai Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. — Hyundai made a big deal out the introduction of its all-new, fourth-generation Tucson SUV introduced to the automotive media last week in where else but Tucson, Ariz. The outgoing Tucson while in itself a decent and credible compact crossover utility vehicle never gained the traction and sales against newer and more popular crossover competitors like the Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V.

Hyundai Elantra — A compact car standout

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

(March 21, 2021) Compact crossover utility vehicles make up one of the hottest segments in the industry, but there's still demand for the once wildly popular compact cars such as the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Toyota Corolla — and the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra. The seventh-generation Elantra is a standout for its head-turning exterior design, advanced safety systems and infotainment connectivity, and the best overall warranty in the business.

Hyundai Veloster N — Performance personified photo

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Last year Road and Track magazine named the Hyundai Veloster N one of the top 10 performance cars in its annual test. What? A Hyundai Veloster that started life in 2012 with a puny 138-horsepower 4-cylinder engine — hardly enough grunt to get out of its own way. We know that the Hyundai "N" designation signifies cutting-edge handling and performance — but not the kind of performance that puts the Veloster into the top 10 in a major auto magazine performance test.

2021 Hyundai Elantra

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. —  For more than 30 years, Elantra has been the standard bearer Hyundai in the competitive compact sedan segment that includes varsity brands such as the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra and others. Even though compact crossover utility vehicles have become the flavor du jour for a copious number of car buyers, loyalists who prefer sedans still remain. And Hyundai makes excellent vehicles that still attract scads of customers.

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 photo

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.