2022 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid Review

2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV review

The move to vehicle electrification is coming in steps with manufacturers such as Hyundai choosing hybrids as part of the transition. For 2022, the compact Hyundai Tucson crossover is all new. This year, it gains standard and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle variants, models that blend power with efficiency to deliver … Read more

2022 Hyundai Kona N – The Performance Crossover

2022 Hyundai Kona N front

Crossovers continue to dominate the market as car models disappear. Hyundai is no exception as the tiny Accent and sporty Veloster N go away for 2023 with the likelihood the Sonata sedan will soon follow. Among the crossovers gaining market share is the subcompact Hyundai Kona, a model imbued with … Read more

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Deep Dive

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5

If you are considering the Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, you are in company with an untold number of Americans who are in shock over gas prices. For some individuals, an EV was far from a priority until now. But with fill-ups costing $75, $90, to well over $100, pain … Read more

Sharp Sedan: 2022 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

2022 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

The Sonata N-Line showcases its performance chops. Are comfort and power mutually exclusive? Thankfully, no. We expect an extra bit of kick in grand tourers and of course in sports cars. But the midsize, mainstream sedan is usually geared toward efficiency and comfort than performance and drivability. Fortunately, some manufacturers … Read more

New York Debut: 2023 Hyundai Palisade

2023 Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai’s Palisade has been a strong seller since its debut three years ago, but this Korean manufacturer is not resting upon its laurels. At the 2022 New York International Auto Show today, Hyundai took the wraps off the 2023 Palisade. The refreshed model includes changes inside and out, improvements certain … Read more

On the Road With a 2022 Hyundai Venue

2022 Hyundai Venue

Finding any new vehicle for under $20,000 is almost impossible these days. Higher prices and expanded tech and safety equipment are among the reasons why. That the Hyundai Venue can still be had for far less than the average cost of a vehicle is one thing. That it is a … Read more

IIHS Recognizes Safest 2022 Vehicles

car crash

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced this month the vehicle models that it deems safest. Backed by the major insurance companies, the IIHS runs comprehensive crash tests on hundreds of vehicles each year and serves as the industry’s counterpart to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unlike … Read more

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe gains an XRT trim with blacked-out touches. A few years back, Hyundai trailed its competitors in rolling out crossover models. But within a few years, it filled out its product line and updated its ongoing utility vehicle models, including the midsize, two-row Santa Fe. Now … Read more

Kia, Buick Top J.D. Power Dependability Survey

Lexus UX Hybrid

Vehicle dependability is a huge consideration for consumers and who can blame them? After all, we expect our new rides to give us many years of trouble-free driving without niggling problems undermining that experience. In the most recent Vehicle Dependability Study released by J.D. Power, Kia took top honors. The … Read more

The Hyundai Veloster N Pocket Rocket

Hyundai Veloster N

A hot little hatch from Hyundai. Small cars with a performance edge represent a dwindling niche. One model, the Hyundai Veloster N, brings the most performance we’ve seen in a small package from this Korean brand. Moreover, it has a quirky style with three doors and a liftgate, but with … Read more

2022 Hyundai Kona N Line Review

2022 Hyundai Kona

The available dual-clutch transmission is a hard pass. Hyundai is well represented in the tiny crossover utility vehicle market by a pair of subcompacts: the Venue and Kona. Where the Venue seems more like a tall hatchback than a crossover SUV, the Kona is more muscular and with better features. … Read more

Hyundai Goes Electric With the Santa Fe Hybrid

Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

  Electrification has come to the Hyundai Santa Fe line and that is a first for this midsize, five-passenger crossover sport utility vehicle. For 2021, the Santa Fe gains a conventional hybrid, followed by a plug-in hybrid for 2022. Together, the hybrids give customers much more to consider when comparing … Read more

Riding the N Line With the 2021 Hyundai Elantra

2021 Hyundai Elantra N

The N Line gives the Elantra a performance boost. The Hyundai brand has certainly taken some big strides in recent years. Early on, the Korean automaker was known for its budget cars and long warranties. Since the early 2000s, we have witnessed the brand’s tremendous growth, as it became a … Read more

Going Electric: Manufacturer Investment in EV Technology

The race is on! Automotive manufacturers the world over are transitioning to electric vehicles. Or at least that is the current plan. Mark “2021” as the year when automakers saw the light, by committing billions to support their electrification efforts. Almost daily, we are hearing new commitments from manufacturers that … Read more

Hyundai IONIQ 5 Crossover: Start of a Revolution?

Introducing the Ioniq 5 Crossover EV. Yet another manufacturer is touting its latest electric vehicle project. Following recent announcements from GM and Ford for the Hummer EV and F-150 Electric, respectively, Hyundai just dropped details about its latest all-electric model, the Ioniq 5. The new model builds on the company’s … Read more

10 Thoughts About the Hyundai Venue

  The Hyundai Venue returns for its second year, continuing in its role as the brand’s smallest utility vehicle. It is also Hyundai’s second cheapest model, with only the Accent sedan priced lower. The Venue brings to the market several things besides its diminutive size, including value, affordability, roominess, and … Read more

All the Things We Love About the 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai Sonata review

Plus a few Sonata features we would love to see changed. Among midsize sedan models, the Hyundai Sonata offers one of the roomiest interiors of all. It sports a premium visage, lovely patinas, and in top-trim models, it brings out various luxury elements. Although crossovers are easily outselling sedans, the … Read more

About the 2022 Genesis GV70

Genesis expands its product line to include a second SUV, the GV70. Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, is turning the corner. After releasing three consecutive sedans, Genesis rolled out the 2021 GV80 SUV and will follow with the GV70 SUV later this year. Consequently, with five models in its fold, Genesis … Read more

Preview: 2022 Hyundai Tucson

The all-new Tucson adds a pair of hybrid variants. An all-new Hyundai Tucson arrives in the coming weeks, launching the fourth generation for this compact crossover utility vehicle. The new model is important to Hyundai as it helps the brand maintain a toehold in a hot segment. For 2022, the … Read more

Midsize Performance Master: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line

A performance-oriented version debuts for the Hyundai Sonata. Performance and a midsize sedan don’t mix, but that belief is fading fast. Indeed, several manufacturers offer sedans with sporty variants, giving customers a choice that goes beyond the average people mover. With the midsize Sonata, Hyundai has offered some decent performers … Read more

The Highly Efficient Hyundai Ioniq

Averaging 55 mpg is this model’s modus operandi. The Hyundai Ioniq is a tale of three models, namely hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and pure-electric variants. All three are front-wheel-drive compact hatchbacks with room for five. Introduced in 2017, the 2020 model features several changes, including new front and rear bumpers, a … Read more

About the 2021 Genesis GV80

Genesis gains its first SUV. Hyundai’s Genesis brand has three sedans to show for it, but we’re still waiting the debut of its first utility vehicle. Fortunately, that wait is nearing an end as this luxury marque intends to release the GV80 SUV this fall. When the GV80 arrives it … Read more

High Efficiency: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2020 Sonata Hybrid sedan is all new and more efficient than ever. Just months after releasing an all-new Sonata sedan, Hyundai follows with a gas-electric version, best known as the Sonata Hybrid. Visually, this adaptation is closely related to the standard model, but it is the hybrid drivetrain that … Read more

Spotlight on the 2020 Hyundai Kona

On the road with Hyundai’s almost smallest utility vehicle. Hyundai’s utility vehicle portfolio is one of the newest on the market, composed of multiple models spanning from the diminutive Venue to the roomy and luxurious Palisade. One of its smallest models is the Kona, a subcompact model with room for … Read more

Shifting Thru With a Hyundai Elantra GT

The parade of cars is shrinking, but small cars remain in demand. Low prices. Smart styling. Fun driving. These are among the chief attributes you’ll find, at least in some models. Once again, Hyundai proves its mettle by offering a full line of small cars, including sedans, coupes, and hatchbacks. … Read more

Ultimate Luxury: 2020 Genesis G90

One of the descriptions for “genesis” is “beginning” and that’s an appropriate name for Hyundai’s luxury marque. The Genesis G90 was the brand’s first standalone model when it launched in 2017. Three years later and this full-size sedan is currently sold alongside the midsize G80 and the compact G70 sedans. … Read more