2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Jan 19th
Assuming a six-year product cycle, the current, third-generation Santa Fe has entered the twilight of life, so Hyundai made some changes for the 2017 model year to keep things fresh. In addition to a more sophisticated look, Hyundai added a new top-level trim called Ultimate and upped its tech game. With the smaller, five-passenger Santa Fe Sport playing in the…
2016 Hyundai Azera

Jan 11th
During a supermarket run in our Hyundai Azera Limited test car, we were approached by a salt-and-pepper-haired man wearing cargo shorts and flip-flops; he was excited to share his recent experience with an Azera he rented. “Surprisingly nice, isn’t it? You know, for a Hyundai.” He’s summed up the Azera in a way that is succinct and accurate.Yes, the Azera…
2016 Hyundai Veloster Turbo

Jan 11th
It has been three years since Hyundai added the turbocharged version of the Veloster hatchback and four since the Veloster originally went on sale. Perhaps because of its bizarre, asymmetric door layout—a single large portal for the driver, two smaller apertures on the passenger side serving front and rear seats—the Veloster’s exterior styling still feels fresh. Now, late in the…
2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Jan 9th
It’s not always easy being green. With the price of regular unleaded at four-year lows and big pickups and luxed-up SUVs and crossovers rolling off dealer lots at a fast clip, fewer buyers may be willing to put up with the unpredictable brakes, rubbery steering, and disconnected drivetrain feel associated with many mainstream hybrid sedans. And for those buyers who…
2015 Hyundai Sonata

Jan 6th
Fuel economy is more important than ever in the mid-size family-sedan segment. Every automaker is chasing those elusive extra mpg in every model—and not just with hybrids. Witness this new Eco edition of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. A hybridized version of the new car will arrive next year—the outgoing Sonata hybrid will be sold until then—but the Eco is intended…
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Jan 1st
Gas prices are anticipated to stay low for the next couple of years, so what’s with Hyundai launching a Toyota Prius fighter now? The reason the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid is here, according to Hyundai executives, is that they’re playing the long game that downplays regulatory landscapes and fuel prices. Toyota had the same faraway target when it started its…
2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Dec 27th
“Sport” as applied to the revised-for-2014 Hyundai Elantra sedan’s trim level should not be misconstrued. An Elantra Sport is not a sports sedan. It isn’t even a sporty sedan, really, despite boasting “sport-tuned” suspension and steering. Instead, the 2014 Elantra Sport is a label that denotes the four-door model with the Elantra lineup’s biggest available engine, a 173-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder…
2015 Hyundai Sonata

Dec 26th
Over its life span, the Hyundai Sonata has rarely made a powerful styling statement. (We’re not counting the powerfully ugly ones.) But the last Sonata stood as the looker in its set until it was eclipsed by its elegant Kia Optima stablemate and Ford’s new David Brown Fusion-Martin. For 2015, Hyundai has dialed back the radical in favor of an…
2014 Hyundai Tucson

Dec 23rd
News flash! Compact crossovers are a big showroom draw. We’ve begun to warm to this previously pedestrian segment thanks to excellent and fun-to-drive products such as Mazda’s CX-5, Ford’s Euro-sleek Escape, and the funky new Jeep Cherokee. Lost in this clamor is Hyundai’s current-generation Tucson, which hasn’t seen a freshening in nearly four years, the very period during which many…
2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

Dec 18th
At one point, the letters GT stood for gran turismoand were attached to cars that weren’t quite suitable for racing but were fast and stylish nonetheless. They usually had two doors, seating for four in a two-plus-two layout, and elegant interiors. A number of James Bond DB-series Aston Martins come to mind, as do a number of Ferraris, Maseratis, and…
2015 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

Dec 12th
Hyundai might be aiming this second-generation Genesis sedan directly at the Mercedes-Benz E-class. And it might plagiarize from another European luxury carmaker, Audi (see its tailpipes, interior trim, and grille). But what Hyundai has actually built here is the spiritual successor to the first Lexus LS400. That’s especially true of the rear-drive, V-8–powered Ultimate version we’ve just tested.We mean that…
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Dec 9th
The five-passenger Hyundai Sonata wagon—er, Santa Fe—is Hyundai’s ticket to the bountiful buffet of the crossover market that represents much of America’s current car spending. And like its many, many competitors, the Sonata-based Santa Fe can be moved upscale PDQ from its $25,275 base price.Just by checking one box for the Technology package ($2700) that includes an eight-inch navigation screen, a…