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Why a 2017 Santa Fe or Santa Fe Sport might be a better buy than a 2018

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

What changes will make the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe different? None likely, because this generation of Hyundai’s midsize crossover SUV is heading into its final season before a full model-year 2019 redesign. The ’18 version will cruise on updates that ...

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Tucson sales are spiking, despite a powertrain oddity. Will Hyundai continue to address the quirk for 2018?

2018 Hyundai Tucson

What changes will make the 2018 Hyundai Tucson different? Model-year 2018 will likely be a holdover for Hyundai’s entry-level SUV as it awaits a model-year 2019 freshened that’ll bring updated styling and – we hope – new or expanded features. ...

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Too much Muzak? Hyundai aims to recapture styling excitement with jazzed-up ’18 Sonata

2017 Hyundai Sonata

What changes will make the 2018 Hyundai Sonata different? Styling updates intended to recapture the impact of the 2011 Sonata. That car was a design breakthrough that made most rival midsize sedans look outdated. It was a sales hit, too. ...

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How do the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport handle in the snow?

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Both the Santa Fe Sport and the larger Santa Fe should perform adequately in the snow with their standard front-wheel-drive configuration and quite well with their optional all-wheel-drive (AWD), the latter a boon to those in the Snow Belt, especially ...

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From also-ran to front-runner? Tucson challenges top compact crossovers for style, refinement, features

2017 Hyundai Tuson

What changes will make the 2017 Hyundai Tucson different? Few, if any, considering this compact crossover was fully redesigned for model-year 2016. The ’17 will carry over the attractive new styling and better road manners that came with the redesign. ...

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Do 2017 price cuts keep Sonata appealing, or should you wait for the updated ’18?

Last Update August 18th, 2016 What changes make it different? Lower prices! It costs $2,300 less to get into the lively turbocharged Sport model, and $600 less to buy the high-mileage Eco version of this roomy midsize sedan for 2017. ...

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Better-looking and safer, too: improved Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport due for ‘17

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Last Update August 22nd, 2016 What changes make the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe different? Fresh styling, higher fuel economy, and first-time availability some of the latest high-tech accident-avoidance safety systems highlight midcycle updates. Last redesigned for model-year 2013, this midsize ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Veloster

1. What’s new for 2015? This sporty compact hatchback adds automatic climate control to its optional Technology package and makes 18-inch alloy wheels part of its Style package. Available with naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines, the front-wheel-drive Veloster is ...

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Top 12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Equus

What’s new for 2015? This surprisingly plush full-size flagship is unchanged, continuing as a rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan with standard V-8 power. It slots above the smaller Genesis sedan in Hyundai’s lineup and is roughly the size of the Lexus LS ...

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12 Things to Know Before You Buy a 2015 Hyundai Azera

1. What’s new for 2015? A move upscale for a full-size sedan already doing a fair impression of an entry-luxury car. Base and Limited trim levels return, with the base gaining as standard the navigation system previously exclusive to the ...

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Will The ’16 Elantra Improvements Stand Out In The Competitive Compact Car Class?

What Will Change? According to the latest reports, a re-engineering will come in late 2015 or early the following year as a model-year ’16. Unveiled for 2011, freshened for 2014, the current generation Elantra’s re-engineering will be the last alteration ...

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Two body styles, different aims, same SUV value

What changes will make it different? This crossover SUV entered its third generation as a 2013 model, so anyone looking for an all-new offering will have to wait beyond model-year ’16. The first two generations of this popular vehicle lasted ...

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Better than you think, the 2016 Hyundai Genesis is not as good as it should be

What changes will make it different? With the luxury sedan’s second generation beginning in the 2015 model year, don’t look for much to be different in model-year ’16. A lot will depend on the response to the model-year 2015 version, ...

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Why a $62,000 Hyundai Equus sedan may be a good value

What changes will make it different? Model-year 2014 brought a substantial refreshing, so model-year ’15 is basically a carryover. That means more fundamental changes lie ahead, possibly for the 2016 model year. One major area that needs to be improved ...

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Is Veloster a Sporty Family Car or Not? Hopefully We’ll Know For Sure By ’16

What changes will make it different? It seems that just about everything will change to some degree when the next generation of this compact finally hits the showrooms—apart from its unique door configuration, that is. The model-year 2015 tends to ...

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Will Updated Looks Be Enough To Keep the Hyundai Tucson Competitive in 2016?

What changes will make it different? From what we’ve learned so far, the major upgrades will center on the styling of this compact SUV. The styling of the model-year 2015 version has few detractors, but Hyundai is a company that ...

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Will Last Year’s Changes Be Enough to Keep the ’16 Hyundai Sonata Relevant?

What changes will make it different? Except when a manufacturer makes major mistakes with a new model—which is somewhat rare—the second year of that car doesn’t usually bring significant styling changes. A lot of time, money and effort go into ...

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Will the Hyundai Azera Make It To ’16?

What changes will make it different? There are strong rumors that the model-year 2015 Azera will be the swansong for the nameplate, forced out by other brands in the company’s ever-expanding range of high-quality vehicles. If it does survive into ...

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Choose Your Adventure: Small or Large Crossover, Regular or Sport

The Hyundai Santa Fe for model-year 2014 is the best SUV for you if you want a crossover that’s probably under your radar but likely to exceed your expectations. In fact, Hyundai thinks the vehicle is so nice, it named ...

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Better Options Packaging, Improved GT Appearance, And a Revamped Roster Renew This Style- And Value-Pacesetter

What changes will make it different? Deletion of the two-door coupe body style and addition of new options packages to the carried-over four-door sedan and a revised grille and wheels for the returning hatchback. This is another course-correction for a ...

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Style, Features, Value And Roominess Again Trump Road Manners. Is That a Deal Breaker For You?

What changes will make it different? Not many. A midcycle freshening is more likely for model-year 2016, leaving the ’15 to coast on the most recent updates to this stylish full-size sedan. It slots into the automaker’s lineup between the ...

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Its Value Equation Shouldn’t Change But Revised Styling Could Keep This Small Car Fresh Until Its Next Full Redesign

What changes will make it different? These subcompact sedans and hatchbacks are in line for revised styling and an updated interior. New convenience features could be part of the mix, and a sporty-performance model could be added. Debuting for model-year ...

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The All New Hyundai Sonata Spied

2015 Hyundai Sonata

WHAT: A re-engineered version of Hyundai’s popular midsize sedan. This seventh-generation Sonata is the South Korean automaker’s follow-up to the game-changing 2011 model, which introduced the brand’s flamboyant “Fluidic Sculpture” styling theme. It’ll follow the next phase of that approach, ...

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