7 Hyundai Vehicles Make 2021 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List
Every year, Car and Driver editors comb through more than 400 vehicles to find the very best options in 32 segments. For 2021, Hyundai emerged as a big winner — seven of the automaker’s vehicles were included on the publication’s influential Editors’ Choice list.
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Editors analyze quite a bit of data and market research to come up with this list. Only models they’ve personally test-driven are included. At the heart of the process, though, is a simple question: Would editors feel comfortable recommending a vehicle to a friend or family member?
Here’s a closer look at the seven Hyundai cars and SUVs that impressed Car and Driver’s editors the most with their safety, reliability, drivability, and features.
According to editors, the Hyundai Accent transcends the subcompact car segment with its mature looks and high-quality interior. This makes the Accent a great option for drivers who want a stylish ride for a budget-friendly price.
“Wow” is a word that popped up in editors’ evaluation of the redesigned Hyundai Elantra. This compact sedan made a big impression with its eye-catching exterior style, fun new N Line trim, and lineup of high-value features.
The editors of Car and Driver loved the “classy” Hyundai Sonata, elevating it as a top family sedan for its comfortable interior, strong fuel economy, generous features, and segment-leading value.
Hyundai Veloster N
The Hyundai Veloster N takes its place among Car and Driver editors’ top sport compact cars by offering exciting turbo performance, affordability, and a striking three-door hatchback look that stands out in the segment.
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In the subcompact SUV segment, editors appreciated what they called the Hyundai Kona’s “cheeky design.” They also praised its dynamic available turbo engine, fun-to-drive characteristics, and bounty of standard features.
Hyundai Kona Electric
One of just two all-electric SUVs on Car and Driver’s list, the Hyundai Kona Electric drew recognition from editors for its responsive handling, driving range of over 250 miles, and long-lasting warranty.
The Hyundai Palisade’s easy-to-use dashboard layout, spacious interior, high-value trim levels, and segment-leading features won praise from editors, who pronounced this midsize three-row SUV a “well-rounded package.”
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A longtime editor/writer and recently transplanted Hoosier, Caleb Cook lives in Xenia, Ohio. His favorite activities are reading and listening to music, although he occasionally emerges from the heap of books and vinyl records in his basement to stand blinking in the sunlight. Once fully acclimated to the outside world again, he can be observed hanging out with his wife, attempting a new recipe in the kitchen, attending movies, walking the dog, or wandering into a local brewery to inquire about what’s on tap. See more articles by Caleb.