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Should You Consider Hyundai?


When Hyundai first came to the United States in the mid 1980s, it was known widely as a budget automaker competing solely on one attribute: price. Since then though, the brand has come an extremely long way, and now offers a comprehensive range of vehicles that offer good quality, great features and the best warranty in the industry. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the highlights from the brand to help you determine if it’s worth your consideration.

Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Palisade

The Palisade is Hyundai’s all-new large 3-row crossover SUV. Introduced for the 2020 model year, the Palisade offers a stately exterior and interior design, blurring the lines between mainstream and luxury. The Palisade offers seating for up to eight and is powered by a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6. In addition to a variety of standard and available safety features, technology unique to the Palisade includes a fully digital gauge cluster, power folding third-row seats, an available 10.25-in touchscreen navigation system, blind spot cameras and an in-car intercom system for communicating with your second and third row occupants. Find a Hyundai Palisade for sale

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Kona

The Kona subcompact crossover SUV is unique for a number of reasons. It’s available with most of the active safety features buyers are looking for, along with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Kona also offers available all-wheel drive along with a turbocharged engine and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission on upper trims, features typically reserved for performance cars. While appealing in a variety of ways, the Kona does get pricey, reaching around $30,000 in fully-loaded configuration. Overall, the Kona is a compelling small crossover, and offers a variety of cool features that set it apart from the crowd. Find a Hyundai Kona for sale

Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai’s midsize SUV, the Santa Fe, has been fully redesigned for 2019. Now strictly a 5-seater, the previous-generation Santa Fe was offered in both 7- and 5-seat body styles, the latter of which was known as the Santa Fe Sport. With the redesign, Hyundai has repositioned the Santa Fe as a stylish midsize crossover aimed toward small families or families without children. The Santa Fe comes with either front-wheel drive or AWD and is available with either a basic 2.4-liter 4-cylinder putting out 185 hp or a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, good for 235 hp. The top of the line Ultimate 2.0T trim comes with such niceties as 19-in wheels and heated rear seats.  Find a Hyundai Santa Fe for sale

Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster

The Veloster is Hyundai’s black sheep. In fact, it’s the entire auto industry’s black sheep in the sense that it offers a single door on the driver’s side, and two doors on the passenger side — the only vehicle currently on sale that does so. If you can get over this unique quirk, the Veloster is actually pretty appealing, especially given that it’s all-new for 2019. Most exciting is the new performance-oriented Veloster N, which serves to introduce Hyundai’s N performance brand in the U.S. Unlike some hot hatchbacks that offer AWD, the Veloster N sticks with FWD, but adopts a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine putting out 275 hp, which is good for a 0-to-60 mph time of just under 6.0 seconds. Find a Hyundai Veloster for sale

Autotrader Says …

The vehicles listed above represent just a small part of Hyundai’s lineup, which is rounded out by a number of additional sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs, all of which are compelling and competitive. On top of that, Hyundai offers the industry’s best warranty, with 5 years/60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and 10 years/100,000 miles of powertrain coverage. Needless to say, if your perception of the Hyundai brand was established back in the 1990s or early 2000s, it’s worth reconsidering the brand, as the Hyundai of today is one of the most competitive brands on the market, offering buyers exceptional quality, reliability and value overall. Find a Hyundai for sale

 

Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More about Chris O'Neill

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  1. My mom leased a Hyundai. She recently died of stage for cancer. I spoke to Daniel in the Hyundai Deceased department on 1-28-16  I was told by him that no more money was owed to Hyundai since she died on 12-25-15

    The last  several months Hyundai has been auto paying from my moms bank account even though Daniel told me no additional money is required. From some reason Daniel will now not call me back…
    I’ll leave it up to you to decide if you want to do business with this company

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