Automotive

Hot Models From Hyundai

Hyundai’s rise is being felt by competitors and embraced by consumers who have much to consider when shopping for a new vehicle. The Korean automaker has quite a few models on hand worth exploring; we name five of the hottest models from Hyundai for your review.

1. Hyundai Equus – The Equus won’t be a volume seller for Hyundai, but it will prove to be a halo product, bolstering the brand. This car retails for about $65,000 fully loaded, but competes against the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class, models retailing for tens of thousands of dollars more. This big sedan matches its German competitors with luxury touches and offers features not usually found in this category including reclining rear seats, a staple of the four hundred grand Maybach sedan.

2. Hyundai Sonata – The midsize sedan market was shaken to the core in early 2010, when Hyundai introduced its all-new Sonata, a 2011 model. This car features fluid styling, a potent but fuel efficient four cylinder engine delivering a class leading 35 mpg and best in class value. The cabin of the Sonata is the largest in its class, offering just over 120 cubic feet of interior room, equivalent to what you’d find in a large car. With a price starting just under $20,000, this sedan may offer the most bang for the buck of any car on the market.

3. Hyundai Elantra – What was said about the Sonata can be said about the Elantra. Consider this model to be a compact sedan version of the popular Sonata. The Elantra has proven that excellent fuel economy can be had whether a manual or automatic transmission is offered. Every single 2011 Elantra offers 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, numbers few competitors can match. Yes, this car offers a lot of amenities including heated rear seats and optional leather seating surfaces.

4. Hyundai Tucson – The SUV market is competitive, but Hyundai offers a compelling reason for shoppers to consider the Tucson, its five passenger midsize offering. This vehicle is available in front- or all-wheel-drive and is powered by a thrifty 2.0-liter four cylinder or peppier 2.4-liter four. With a base sticker price of just under $19K, the Tucson comes well equipped offering air-conditioning, 6-way driver seat, 6-speaker audio system and iPod connectivity standard. Fully optioned, the Tucson can be had for under $25K.

5. Hyundai Accent – The Accent is all about one thing: accent on value. This subcompact is for the young driver who is looking for her first new car and doesn’t have the $20K or more to plunk down to buy one. Priced from just under $10K, a nicely optioned Accent with air-conditioning, audio system, automatic transmission and a cargo net can be had for under $14K. Few cars in this category offer all of this and generous cabin space at a low price.

Extended warranties and a buy back plan also give Hyundai buyers another reason to consider this brand. Compare all five models with competing makes and you’ll understand why Hyundai continues to shine brightly.

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