2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a mid-size mainstream SUV that slots above the compact Hyundai Tucson in the brand’s crossover lineup. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers comfortable accommodations in two rows, however no third-row seat is available. A polished driving experience sets the Santa Fe apart from some competitors that have a brittle ride quality and less road noise isolation. Prices start from an MSRP of $27,850. Pros: Available Powerful V6, Good Value, Smooth & Quiet Ride Cons: Smaller…

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2018 Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is a mainstream compact SUV that slots above the sub-compact Hyundai Kona and below the mid-size Hyundai Santa Fe within the brand’s crossover lineup. The Tuson is set apart from the competition due to its long warranty, which helps to keep resale value strong. Prices start from an MSRP of $22,550. Pros: Ride Comfort, Fuel-Efficiency, Roomy Interior, Zippy Engine Cons: Some Cheap Cabin Materials, Smaller Cargo Area Than Some Competitors Looks Best In: Ruby Wine exterior/Beige interior Competition: Honda…

2018 Hyundai Kona

The 2018 Hyundai Kona is a new subcompact SUV that slots below the compact Hyundai Tuscon in the brand’s crossover lineup. Although its design is a bit funky and overwrought in some places, overall it is quite well-proportioned and eschews the cartoonish appearance of some competitors. Like most vehicles in its size category, the Kona has a second-row seat that’s best suited to occasional use due to its limited legroom. Also, its tidy dimensions mean that the highway ride can…

2018 Hyundai Elantra

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is the brand’s compact sedan, slotted between the sub-compact Accent and midsize Sonata. The Elantra was redesigned for the 2018 model year and offers a more relaxed driving experience than some buzzy competitors. Although sporty trims are available, the car is more focused on comfort than high-performance driving. The Hyundai Elantra makes for a solid and efficient commuter car. Prices at an MSRP of $16,950. Pros: Calm Driving Experience, High Quality Interior, Available Luxury Features, Long…

2018 Hyundai Sonata

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is the brand’s popular midsize sedan and is based on the same platform as its cousin, the Kia Optima. With a starting MSRP of $22,935, it competes with heavyweights like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. The Sonata offers a range of powertrain options, including a hybrid model. Pros: Roomy, Comfortable, Long Warranty Cons: Tight Rear Headroom, No V-6 Looks Best In: Scarlet Red exterior/Gray interior   What You Should Know: The Hyundai Sonata was refreshed for…

Game On! Hyundai Versus Subaru

It’s about to go down! Of all the automakers, the two that had the closest margin in October sales were Hyundai and Subaru. Separately by only 1,035 units, Subaru very narrowly took the lead. While Hyundai’s sales tumbled 4% month-over-month, Subaru’s decreased by 2%. As dealers look to move any remaining 2017 inventory over the next two months it will be very interesting to see which automaker wins the sales race. Subaru has been on a winning a series of…