Hyundai

While Hyundai started out as a purveyor of budget-priced economy cars, it's now a big hitter in the automotive world with many impressively engineered and handsomely designed vehicles on offer. Models such as the Elantra compact car and the Santa Fe SUV still offer good value but make no excuses compared with their close rivals, making them solid choices in their respective segments. The upcoming 2020 Sonata mid-size sedan takes things up a level with daring styling and an impressive array of technology features. There's plenty of variety in the lineup, too, with vehicles including fuel-sipping Ioniq and the sporty and quirky Veloster.

hyundai ioniq seven concept
2024 Ioniq 7
Starting at
$50,000 est

The Hyundai Ioniq Seven concept previews an all-electric SUV that's similar to the three-row Palisade, but with a lounge-like interior and other innovations.

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2023 RM20 N
Starting at
$40,000 est

Hyundai looks to leap from hot hatches like the Veloster N to mid-engine sports cars like Porsche Cayman the with the upcoming RM20 N.

9 / 10
20221 hyundai accent front exterior
2022 Accent
Starting at
$17,670

With a starting price of around $17,000, the 2022 Hyundai Accent is one of the least expensive new cars, but that doesn't mean it's a penalty box.


8.5 / 10
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2022 Elantra
Starting at
$20,875

The 2022 Hyundai Elantra sports angular exterior details and an upscale cabin, both of which are intended to pull focus away from the segment's heavy hitters.


9 / 10
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2022 Elantra N
Starting at
$32,925

A performance-oriented Hyundai Elantra N is on its way for the 2022 model year and it gets the Veloster N's fire-breathing turbo four-cylinder.


8 / 10
2022 hyundai ioniq 5
2022 Ioniq 5
Starting at
$40,925

The Ioniq 5 is a sharply styled all-electric hatchback with a good amount of driving range, really quick charging rates, and a smooth ride.

9 / 10
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2022 Kona
Starting at
$22,375

The 2022 Hyundai Kona is more than just a style item, as it offers crisp handling, a nicely-outfitted cabin, and a gutsy optional turbo four.



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8.5 / 10
2022 hyundai kona electric
Starting at
$35,225

To compete with the growing number of EVs hitting the market, Hyundai dropped a battery and an electric motor into the Kona to create the 2022 Kona Electric.

9 / 10
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2022 Kona N
Starting at
$35,425

Hyundai's in-house performance group gives the Kona crossover more horsepower, an edgier look, a tauter suspension, and an N badge.


6 / 10
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2022 Nexo
Starting at
$61,000 est

Not many people are shopping for a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell SUV, but if you are the sole option is the 2022 Hyundai Nexo. Lucky for you, it's pretty good.


9.5 / 10
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2022 Palisade
Starting at
$34,375

Although the 2022 Palisade shares a platform with the Kia Telluride, the Hyundai's distinct styling cleverly carves out its own niche despite the similar package.


8.5 / 10
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2022 Santa Cruz
Starting at
$25,215

The Hyundai Santa Cruz is the company's first pickup truck, and it's a natural competitor for the one-size-fits-all Honda Ridgeline and smaller Ford Maverick.

8.5 / 10
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2022 Santa Fe
Starting at
$28,425

Good looking and practical with a slightly upscale vibe, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe offers families a roomy cabin, desirable features, and plenty of curb appeal.



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9 / 10
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2022 Sonata
Starting at
$25,175

The Hyundai Sonata sedan offers a flashy façade, an attractive cabin with contemporary features, and fuel-friendly powertrains—all for accessible prices.

9 / 10
2022 hyundai tucson
2022 Tucson
Starting at
$26,175

The next step in Hyundai's brand reinvention is the 2022 Tucson, which is expected to elevate the compact SUV's nameplate to a near luxury realm.


8.5 / 10
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2022 Veloster N
Starting at
$33,525

The Hyundai Veloster N lacks the cachet of the sportiest Honda Civic and VW Golf, but its personality and incredible performance-for-the-dollar deserve acclaim.


8 / 10
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2022 Venue
Starting at
$20,125

The Hyundai Venue is a pint-sized crossover that thrives in urban settings thanks to generous interior space, sprightly handling, and an unbeatable price.


9 / 10
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2021 Accent
Starting at
$16,400

If you think it's impossible to be frugal and also park a nicely equipped new car in your driveway, you need to test-drive the 2021 Hyundai Accent.

8.5 / 10
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2021 Elantra
Starting at
$20,655

Hyundai is becoming increasingly known for daring designs and the company's compact sedan offering, the Elantra, is the latest to receive such a bold new look.



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8 / 10
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2022 Ioniq
Starting at
$24,625

While the Hyundai Ioniq hatchback isn't the most interesting car, its hybrid and plug-in-hybrid variants are exceedingly efficient and refreshingly unassuming.

7 / 10
2021 hyundai ioniq electric front
Starting at
$34,250

The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric is a small hatchback with lots of worthwhile features, but its 170-mile driving range doesn't measure up to its rivals'.


9 / 10
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2021 Kona
Starting at
$21,685

The 2021 Hyundai Kona offers striking looks, engaging driving dynamics, and a comfortable cabin, meaning this subcompact SUV is the whole package.


8.5 / 10
2021 hyundai kona electric front
Starting at
$38,575

A long driving range and spunky driving personality make the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric one of the best electric vehicles on sale today.


9.5 / 10
2021 hyundai palisade front
2021 Palisade
Starting at
$33,860

The Palisade isn't Hyundai's first three-row SUV, but it certainly is its best and biggest offering yet, with a host of features that will please everyone.

6 / 10
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2021 Nexo
Starting at
$60,120

Rare and offbeat among small crossovers, the 2021 Hyundai Nexo is the lone hydrogen fuel-cell crossover sold in the United States.



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8.5 / 10
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2021 Santa Fe
Starting at
$28,185

Families seeking a stylish, comfortable, well-equipped, and practical two-row SUV would be wise to add the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe to their shopping list.

9 / 10
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2021 Sonata
Starting at
$24,955

With a roomy and refined cabin, the Hyundai Sonata delivers an upscale and feature-laden experience at a great price, albeit with limited driving enjoyment.


8 / 10
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2021 Tucson
Starting at
$24,885

Hyundai has evolved from making low-priced econoboxes to producing stylish, feature-rich cars and SUVs and the 2021 Tucson is just one of latest examples.


6.5 / 10
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2021 Veloster
Starting at
$19,905

Along with a solid roster of standard equipment, the Hyundai Veloster is affordable and fun to drive, but its base engine and interior quality are mediocre.


9 / 10
2021 hyundai veloster n front
2021 Veloster N
Starting at
$33,255

Fun to drive, affordable, and full of character, the Hyundai Veloster N is a turbocharged hot hatchback with a unique personality.

8 / 10
2021 hyundai venue
2021 Venue
Starting at
$19,935

The subcompact Hyundai Venue ute is a terrific value-minded package for urbanites, but just be sure to avoid long highway road trips.



9 / 10
2020 hyundai accent
2020 Accent
Starting at
$16,270

If you think it's impossible to be frugal and also park a nicely equipped new car in your driveway, you need to test-drive the 2020 Hyundai Accent.

6 / 10
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2020 Elantra
Starting at
$20,295

With tons of features for the price, excellent fuel economy, and peppy turbocharged engines available, the 2020 Elantra stands out as a bargain.


6.5 / 10
2020 Hyundai Elantra GT
2020 Elantra GT
Starting at
$21,625

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT is a tidy and efficient package with clean, elegant design, but the GT suffix promises a bit more sportiness than it can deliver.


8 / 10
2020 hyundai ioniq hybrid
2020 Ioniq
Starting at
$24,195

With affordable pricing, generous standard equipment, and excellent efficiency, the Hyundai Ioniq is easy on your wallet and the environment.


7 / 10
2020 hyundai ioniq ev limited front
Starting at
$34,040

With lots of standard features and a class leading warranty, the Hyundai Ioniq Electric is both budget-priced and environmentally friendly.

9 / 10
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2020 Kona
Starting at
$21,440

The subcompact Hyundai Kona is the whole package: Striking looks, engaging driving dynamics, and a comfortable cabin.



9 / 10
2020 hyundai kona electric front
Starting at
$38,330

Competitive electric-car attributes in an SUV form makes the Kona Electric one of our favorite EVs—its spunky handling and generous warranty are bonuses.

6 / 10
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2020 Nexo
Starting at
$59,910

If you're ready to take on the challenge of owning a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the 2020 Hyundai Nexo is your best bet.


9.5 / 10
2020 hyundai palisade
2020 Palisade
Starting at
$33,115

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is not Hyundai's first three-row SUV, but it certainly is its best and biggest.


7.5 / 10
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2020 Santa Fe
Starting at
$27,450

With an eminently practical cabin and excellent value versus rivals, the 2020 Santa Fe is an underrated mid-sizer that delivers nearly everything families want.


9 / 10
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2020 Sonata
Starting at
$24,595

The all-new Sonata is a perfect showcase for Hyundai's characteristic mix of attractive design and high-level features at an affordable price.

8 / 10
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2020 Tucson
Starting at
$24,690

Hyundai has evolved from making low-priced econoboxes to producing stylish, feature-rich cars and SUVs; the 2020 Tucson is just one of the brand's latest examples.



6.5 / 10
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2020 Veloster
Starting at
$19,795

The Veloster is a hatchback that offers affordable pricing, engaging driving dynamics, and a generous range of standard equipment.

9 / 10
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2020 Veloster N
Starting at
$28,595

The Veloster N is fun, funky, and affordable, but others in this class approach transcendence.


8 / 10
2020 Hyundai Venue front
2020 Venue
Starting at
$18,525

The Venue is an excellent value and easy to maneuver in urban areas, but the subcompact SUV accelerates slowly and feels jittery on the highway.


9 / 10
2018 Hyundai Accent
2019 Accent
Starting at
$15,925

Entry-level cars often offer only entry-level features, but the Hyundai Accent adds many upscale, desirable items to the subcompact segment.


7 / 10
2019 Hyundai Elantra sedan
2019 Elantra
Starting at
$18,130

In short order, Hyundai has elevated the Elantra from rental-fleet staple to rising star in its class.

6 / 10
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback
2019 Elantra GT
Starting at
$21,380

The elegantly styled 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT has the dubious task of unseating esteemed hatchback rivals, especially since two of them are on our 10Best Cars list.



8 / 10
2018 Hyundai Ioniq PHEV
2019 Ioniq
Starting at
$23,330

The Ioniq was launched with a hybrid model before growing to include an EV and, finally, a plug-in hybrid.

8.5 / 10
2018 Hyundai Kona AWD
2019 Kona
Starting at
$21,085

With standout styling, a punchy turbo four, and packed with features, the 2019 Kona is fun to look at and fun to drive.


9 / 10
2019 hyundai kona electric
Starting at
$38,045

With its standout styling and long electric-only driving range, the Kona Electric is poised for success.


6 / 10
Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell
2019 Nexo
Starting at
$59,395

The hydrogen-powered Nexo is Hyundai's eco-friendly flagship, packed with state-of-the-art tech.


6 / 10
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T AWD
2019 Santa Fe
Starting at
$31,830

The Hyundai Santa Fe and the three-row Santa Fe XL are stylish, family-friendly crossovers, and both are packed with features.

8 / 10
2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 2.4L
2019 Sonata
Starting at
$23,580

The Sonata combines expressive styling with contemporary features that consumers want.



8 / 10
2018 Hyundai Sonata SEL 2.4L
2019 Tucson
Starting at
$24,445

The 2019 Tucson boasts a stylish exterior, a well-made cabin, and plenty of features, presenting an upscale, near-luxury appearance inside and out.

6 / 10
2019 hyundai veloster turbo r spec
2019 Veloster
Starting at
$19,430

Previously a wacky-shaped also-ran in the sport-compact world, the Veloster’s newfound driving verve and low price make it a hot-hatch bargain.


6 / 10
2019 Hyundai Veloster N Performance
2019 Veloster N
Starting at
$27,830

The Veloster N is the first American ambassador for Hyundai’s performance sub-brand and already the company’s best-driving model ever.


9 / 10
2018 hyundai accent
2018 Accent
Starting at
$15,880

The highly capable 2018 Hyundai Accent is a small car that delivers a lot of bang for the buck, but many desirable upscale features will cost extra.


7 / 10
2018 hyundai elantra
2018 Elantra
Starting at
$17,835

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra provides good value, with solid engine choices, an excellent infotainment system, and a host of optional equipment.

6 / 10
2018 hyundai elantra gt
2018 Elantra GT
Starting at
$20,235

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT stands out with aggressive styling, a quality interior, and practical storage, but its performance lags behind many competitors.



7 / 10
2018 hyundai elantra sport
Starting at
$22,685

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport boasts a high-revving engine, slick manual gearbox, athletic suspension, and good value in a sport compact.

8 / 10
2018 hyundai ioniq
2018 Ioniq
Starting at
$23,085

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq lineup offers hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and EV variants, all of which provide good value and a pleasant driving experience.


8 / 10
2018 hyundai kona
2018 Kona
Starting at
$20,480

The 2018 Hyundai Kona delivers tons of fun, with crisp handling, bold design, a quality interior, and the option of a peppy 1.6-liter engine.


6 / 10
2018 hyundai santa fe
2018 Santa Fe
Starting at
$31,830

The stylish 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe provides good value, with abundant standard features, a smooth V-6 engine, and a comfortable interior.


7 / 10
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Starting at
$25,930

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers good value, with a spacious and nicely outfitted interior, a host of available features, and excellent road manners.

8 / 10
2018 hyundai sonata
2018 Sonata
Starting at
$22,935

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata has a stylish design, a host of the latest features, and a welcoming cabin, but it falls short of its rivals in some key areas.



8 / 10
2018 hyundai tucson
2018 Tucson
Starting at
$23,530

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson's delivers good value while competing with rivals by offering a roomy and comfortable interior and a long list of available features.

4 / 10
2017 Hyundai Azera front
2017 Azera
Starting at
$34,995

From its quiet cabin and refined powertrain to its handsome yet mild styling, the Azera offers plenty to appreciate.


7 / 10
2017 hyundai elantra
2017 Elantra
Starting at
$18,035

The Elantra offers good value and is a solid choice in the compact-car segment, but it falls short of leading the class.


7 / 10
2017 hyundai elantra sport
Starting at
$22,535

Although not at the top of its class, the Elantra Sport provides a lively driving experience at a budget price.


8 / 10
2017 hyundai ioniq
2017 Ioniq
Starting at
$23,085

The Ioniq hybrid and EV don't do anything exciting, but they are attractive, efficient, and affordable.

9 / 10
2017 hyundai santa fe
2017 Santa Fe
Starting at
$31,750

Well-equipped, nicely styled, and practical, the Santa Fe offers good value in a mid-size three-row crossover.



6 / 10
2017 hyundai santa fe sport
Starting at
$26,300

The Santa Fe Sport has many virtues and offers excellent value, but it's more "relaxed" than "sport."

8 / 10
2017 hyundai sonata
2017 Sonata
Starting at
$22,485

The Sonata is well-built, spacious, and comfortable, but its competitors deliver a more satisfying driving experience.


6 / 10
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2016 Equus
Starting at
$62,450

If you don’t want the neighbors to know how deep your pockets are—and don’t want to sacrifice luxury—the Equus might be the car for you.


6 / 10
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2016 Genesis
Starting at
$39,700

Hyundai continues to make cars worthy of serious consideration, and the Genesis is no exception—it’s a compelling value in the mid-size luxury game.


6 / 10
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Starting at
$27,845

This particular branch of the Genesis family tree aspires to drift-king greatness and a muscle-car reputation, but achieves neither.

7 / 10
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Starting at
$50,875

Never visit a gas station again—except for a bag of Fritos, maybe—with the hydrogen-fueled Tucson Fuel Cell.



6 / 10
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring front
Starting at
$16,770

While the Elantra sedan has been overhauled, the Touring wagon trucks on basically the same since its 2009 introduction.

4 / 10
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2012 Veracruz
Starting at
$29,170

Hyundai’s size-L crossover is a seven-passenger mommy bus that concentrates on cabin comfort, safety, and ride quality.


4 / 10
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2009 Entourage

Fans of traditional sliding-door minivans come to the Kia/Hyundai twins (Sedona/Entourage) for long lists of standard features and options, all at economical prices.


6 / 10
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2008 Tiburon
Starting at
$17,945

The Tiburon is often a forgotten car, overshadowed by more youthful players such as the Scion tC and Honda Civic Si.