2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review


When it comes to family-hauling duties, "the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers a happy medium of more overall room than a compact SUV but with a price lower than larger, three-row vehicles," said Cars.com reviewer David Thomas.

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jennifer Geiger | February 27, 2015 | Comments (4)

2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition Photo Gallery (27 Photos)


Hyundai updated its sporty hatchback for 2016 with a lightly revised face; the bigger news for the Veloster is the addition of the Rally Edition to the lineup.

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The new Rally Edition trim gets imitation carbon-fiber body accents, specific badges and Matte Blue paint; it rides on 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with performance all-season tires. Check out the gallery for more; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

Hyundai Expects Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Available by First Quarter's End


Hyundai plans to roll out Apple CarPlay by the end of the first quarter, said Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor. The technology was originally slated to debut in 2014. The Sonata midsize sedan will be the first model in the automaker's lineup to support CarPlay.

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In addition to CarPlay, Hyundai has designed its smartphone interface to support Android Auto, said Michael Evanoff, the automaker’s manager of product planning. Both systems mirror the look and feel of a driver's smartphone on the car's dashboard screen.

By Mike Hanley | February 17, 2015 | Comments (0)

How Different is the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT?


The restyled Hyundai Elantra GT is a good example of how a relatively small styling change can have a big impact on a car's appearance. The 2016 hatchback's new grille uses the same space as the one that was there before, but the new design is bolder yet works with the car's lines. This is still the sleek, sporty-looking hatchback you know.

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The cabin layout carries over relatively unchanged, but the Elantra GT's classed-up materials and finishes still impress for 2016. The newly available multimedia system has crisp graphics that look sharp.

By Mike Hanley | February 13, 2015 | Comments (2)

2016 Hyundai Veloster: First Look


Competes with: Mini Hardtop, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen GTI

Looks like: Minor exterior tweaks make it hard to differentiate the 2016 model from the 2015.

Drivetrain: 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine paired with six-speed manual (138 hp) or six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmissions (132 hp); 201-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder, six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission; front-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: May 2015

All versions of Hyundai's sporty hatchback get minor updates for 2016, and a new Rally Edition also joins the lineup this year. The Rally Edition was unveiled at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

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The 2016 Veloster wears a revised hood, new wheels and a tweaked grille; newly available on Turbo models is a performance-oriented dual-clutch seven-speed automated manual transmission.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 13, 2015 | Comments (2)

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT: First Look


Competes with: Mazda3, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus

Looks like: Hyundai's gaping grille is spreading

Drivetrain: 173-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine; six-speed manual or automatic transmission; front-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: March 2015

Starting price: $19,625, including an $825 destination charge

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback debuted today at the 2015 Chicago Auto show with revised styling and new available technology and convenience features. It hits dealerships in March with the same starting price as its predecessor: $19,625, including destination.

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By Mike Hanley | February 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Heat Up Valentine's Day With These Cars


It's Valentine's Day, and you're looking for an automotive way to tell your significant other how you feel. We surveyed our fellow editors, all of whom are known to be world-class romantics — just ask them! — for some advice:

By Patrick Olsen | February 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Video

Cars.com reviewer David Thomas says shoppers looking for a well-rounded family car should look no further than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. In fact, Cars.com just named Hyundai's crossover the Best New Car for Small Families. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 26, 2015 | Comments (0)

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid: First Look


Competes with: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Honda Accord Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid

Looks like: The new Sonata wearing a more Genesis-like grille

Drivetrain: Hybrid: Combined 193-hp with 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 38-kW electric motor; 1.62-kwh lithium-polymer battery; front-wheel drive; six-speed automatic transmission. Plug-in Hybrid: 202-hp with 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 50-kW electric motor; 9.8-kwh lithium-polymer battery; front-wheel drive; six-speed automatic transmission.

Hits dealerships: Hybrid, summer; Plug-in Hybrid, late 2015

While non-hybrid Sonatas got all the attention for 2015 with the drastically restyled all-new Sonata, the Sonata Hybrid carried over from 2014 to 2015 unchanged. Now it's time for the hybrid to take the spotlight.

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For 2016, Hyundai is launching a hybrid variant of its redesigned Sonata with a boost in fuel economy over the outgoing model; it's also debuting its first plug-in hybrid to select markets with the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.

By Joe Bruzek | January 12, 2015 | Comments (4)

2015 Consumer Electronics Show: What You Need to Know


Amid the flurry of sales reports and state-of-the-industry analyses, automakers had plenty to say at an event that's becoming more intertwined with the auto industry each year: the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show.

Related: Chrysler Debuts Updated Uconnect Access System

This year, autonomous cars and wearable technology were high on the docket. The show runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, but we pulled together all the news that should matter for car shoppers.

By Kelsey Mays | January 7, 2015 | Comments (0)

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