As the average transaction breaks past the $40,000 mark, new cars are starting to get out of the price zone of many consumers. Luckily some automakers have made sure that they still offer one or two models that offer modern accouterments at affordable prices. One of those vehicles is the 2021 Hyundai Venue. This small crossover effectively replaces the Accent hatchback in … [Read more...] about 2021 Hyundai Venue Denim Edition review: Style at a Value?
It's no secret that the 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade are mechanically identical. Both are on the same platform, they use a 3.8-liter V6 with 291 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, and they have an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even their optional AWD drive systems are eerily similar with the only difference being the availability of hill descent control on the … [Read more...] about 2021 Kia Telluride and 2021 Hyundai Palisade: Similarities and Differences
Don't let the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz's compact size fool you because it's one of the most important models this year. Not only does it launch Hyundai's first pickup but it also revives the long-dormant compact truck segment, which it will share with the upcoming Ford Maverick. Think of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz as a Tucson with a 4.5-foot bed in the back because it uses … [Read more...] about 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz First Drive: More Important Than You Think
This week's news revolves around new trims that give you rugged looks and updates to venerable models that have been in the market for a while. Hyundai has announced the 2022 Santa Fe XRT. This is the rugged-looking trim based on the SEL trim equipped with the convenience package. You get 18-inch black alloy wheels, black side mirror covers and side moldings, side steps, a … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: August 1 to August 7
If you're in the market for a midsize, five-seat crossover, chances are you have both the 2021 Subaru Outback and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe on your test-drive list. Both vehicles are among the most popular in their respective class and offer a nice blend of practicality, space, and drivability. The 2021 Subaru Outback and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe couldn't be more different in terms … [Read more...] about 2021 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid: Which One is the Best?
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid may be one of the strongest value plays in the crossover space. For the price of a similarly loaded compact crossover, you get an electrified midsize, two-row instead that's also packed with lots of cool tech features and an efficient powertrain. Hyundai recently refreshed the Santa Fe giving it a new front fascia featuring a new grille and a … [Read more...] about 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid Review: The Midsize, Two-Row Value Play
The Hyundai Sonata N-Line is the car that any number of companies could have built and should have built. But for a variety of reasons, only Hyundai and their sister company Kia are willing to build a crazy-fun and oddly affordable family sedan. Hyundai is a company with something to prove, probably because they haven't been around all that long. Mercedes claims to be the … [Read more...] about The Family Sedan Only Hyundai Will Give Us – 2021 Sonata N Line
This week's news cycle has a lot coming out of Korea and Germany thanks to one automaker dropping a full lineup overview. In addition to a refreshed Kona, a high-performance Kona N, an all-new Tucson, the Santa Cruz, and Ioniq 5, here's what's new for the 2022 Hyundai Lineup: Carryover models include the Elantra, Sonata, Veloster N, Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Hybrid, Accent, … [Read more...] about Weekly News in Review: July 11 to July 17
This week's news sees lots of utility vehicles, low and high, make a splash. We also finally get some range ratings on a certain electrified pony and a big new Jeep. The 2022 Kia Soul receives some significant updates in addition to the new Kia badge. S, X-Line and GT-Line models now get the 10.25-inch touchscreen, keyless entry/start, dual-zone climate control, wireless … [Read more...] about Week in Reviews: Top News from June 20 to June 26
This week's news saw a lot of updates to popular models but most importantly we got more commitments to electrification from several OEMs. Leading the charge is Lincoln announcing that it will electrify its entire lineup by 2030. To coincide with its 100th anniversary, it will debut its first dedicated battery-electric model. In total, Lincoln is releasing four EVs on a … [Read more...] about Week in Review: Top News from June 13 to June 19