The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is a sporty hatchback coupe with two front doors and one forward-opening rear door on the passenger side of the car. This stylish three-door hatchback has an attractive and modern cabin design, with soft-touch surfaces and a sport three-spoke leather steering wheel. A 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display (that is the largest multimedia touchscreen in its class) is standard for all models. A rearview camera, driver-side blind-spot mirror and daytime running lights are now also standard on all models. A new Turbo R-Spec model of Veloster is available for 2014. The Hyundai Veloster competes with Honda CR-Z, Scion tC and Mini Cooper.
The Veloster is also notable for its standard electronics and entertainment features such as an iPod interface, Bluetooth connectivity and Pandora radio. The BlueLink emergency communications system is also present and comes with the typical safety telematics features. Standard safety features for all 2014 Hyundai Veloster include antilock brakes (ABS), traction control, stability control, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is offered in three trim levels: base, Turbo R-Spec and Turbo. The 2014 Veloster comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, dual fold-away heated power bodycolor side mirrors, dual centered chrome-tipped exhaust, rear window wiper/washer, headlights with LED accents, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), air conditioning, power windows, a 6-way adjustable driver seat, cloth upholstery, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an advanced LCD trip computer, a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen with rearview camera and a 6-speaker audio system with CD/MP3 player and iPod/USB interface. A navigation system, a panoramic tilt-and-slide sunroof, fog lights and 18-inch alloy wheels with painted inserts are available as options.
The Turbo R-Spec adds, as standard, 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome accents, an unique front fascia/grille, projector headlights, LED tail lights, unique interior seating, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, B&M Racing Sport shifter and a 450-watt Dimension premium sound system with 8 speakers and subwoofer. The Veloster Turbo adds to the Turbo R-Spec side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, automatic headlights, keyless entry, keyless ignition, a 6-way adjustable power seat with power lumbar, leather upholstery, heated front seats and an electroluminescent gauge cluster. All Veloster Turbo models come standard with Torque Vectoring Control (TVC) to help drivers get the most performance of its engine.
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster comes standard with a 1.6-liter GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Dual-CVVT that produces 138 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired standard with a 6-speed manual transmission, while a 6-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) is optional. The Veloster Turbo and Turbo R-Spec are powered by a 1.6-liter Turbo GDI 4-cylinder engine that produces 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual transmission is standard while a 6-speed automatic transmission is optional.
The Car Connection website says about 2014 Hyundai Veloster:
The 2014 Hyundai Veloster is more sporty coupe than sports car; but with available turbo power and a standout three-door design it isn’t short on excitement and flair.
You can watch a video Veloster review on YouTube.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera is a four-door, five-passenger full-size sedan that is built with the Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design that takes inspiration from the mechanic of flight. The 2013 Hyundai Azera is larger and more luxurious than a typical sedan and comes with a large trunk, a spacious cabin, plenty of standard features and long warranty coverage. Azera competes on the market with Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus, Buick LaCrosse and Chrysler 300.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera offers luxurious appointments that rival the finest premium competitor brands. It offers a roomy cabin, an optional panoramic sunroof, modern ambient lightings, 3D Carbon interior accents, power rear sunshade and manual rear side window shades.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera is offered in a single trim level, that comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, keyless entry, heated mirrors, foglights, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, 60/40-split-folding rear seats, heated front seats, heated rear seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a navigation system, a touchscreen interface, a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player and iPod/USB interface, and BlueLink emergency communications system. BlueLink can be accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror inside the car, or via the web or a smartphone.
The Technology package adds 19-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, a power rear sunshade, a power-adjustable steering wheel, power-adjustable driver thigh support, driver seat memory functions, ventilated front seats and a premium Infiniti 14-speaker audio system with subwoofer and 550-watt external amplifier.
The 2013 Azera is powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 293 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The only offered transmission is a 6-speed automatic. All Azeras come with front-wheel drive.
Safety features of the 2013 Hyundai Azera include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, a driver-side knee airbag, active front head restraints, front and rear seat side airbags and full length side curtain airbags.
The Azera is available in a wide range of exterior colors, including Black Onyx Pearl, Porcelain White Pearl, Silver Frost Metallic, Hyper Silver Metallic, Midnight Blue Pearl and Bronze Mist Metallic. Interior color choices are Graphite Black, Camel and Chestnut Brown.
In the 2013 Hyundai Azera review, the experts of edmunds.com website conclude:
As for the Hyundai Azera, it’s a good choice. It brings a lot of style and value, though a lower price might be nice for folks who don’t need or want so much equipment.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan is a four-door compact car with seating for up to five that offers a distinctive styling, large trunk, comfortable cabin and long warranty coverage. With a long list of standard features and fuel-efficient driving experience, the new 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan offers an excellent value for money and continues to be one of the best compact cars on the market.
The 2013 Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s emotional “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles, that considers the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of the constant motion. Elantra is an evolution of the design qualities found in Sonata. The drag coefficient for thr new Elantra is an exceptionally low 0.28. The new 2013 Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, California.
The 2013 Elantra coupe and Elantra GT hatchback (this body style is all-new for Elantra) are considered separate model. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan is offered in GLS and Limited trims. The Elantra sedan GLS comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, manually operated air conditioning, six-way manual driver’s seat, full power accesories, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, keyless entry, anti-theft system, cruise control and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player and an iPod/USB interface. The Preferred package is optional and adds 16-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, heated front seats, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited adds all of the Preferred package equipment plus 17-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power sunroof, upgraded interior trim, heated front and rear seats and a power driver seat. The Technology package adds to Elantra Limited keyless ignition, keyless entry, push button start, dual automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, a rearview camera, a 360-watt premium audio system and a navigation system with 7-inch screen.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra comes with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), that produces 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque (145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). The GLS comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The Limited comes standard only with the 6-speed automatic. All 2013 Elantras have front-wheel drive.
Standard safety features of 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedan include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, front seat side-impact airbags, side curtain airbags and brake assist.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is a compact car that offers an attractive looks and a strong value for the money. The 2013 Hyundai Accent also offers an impressive interior space for its size, high fuel economy and plenty of standard features. The 2013 Accent competes on the market with Kia Rio, Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Sonic, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is offered in four-door sedan or 5-door hatchback variants. The 2013 Accent sedan is offered in a single GLS trim while the hatchback comes in GS and SE trims. The 2013 Hyundai Accent GLS sedan comes standard equipped with 14-inch steel wheels, full power accesories, air-conditioning, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, a trip computer, a tilt steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and iPod/USB interface. An available Premium package adds to GLS sedan foglights, keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded interior trim, cruise control, Bluetooth and steering-wheel mounted audio controls.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent GS hatchback comes with all the standard GLS features and adds a rear windshield wiper, body-color mirrors, a driver seat armrest and keyless entry. The SE adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rear spoiler and the equipment of Premium package as standard.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with Dual-Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) that produces 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. The engine’s most notable features is its use of GDI technology (Gasoline Direct Injection) that allows a better fuel economy, reduced emissions and increased power. The standard transmission of 2013 Accent is a six-speed manual. The six-speed automatic transmission with a fuel-efficient Eco mode is optional.
The 2013 Hyundai Accent has best-in-class front and rear shoulder room, and the hatchback has more cargo volume than many of its compact five-door competitors. The Accent has a lot of convenient storage spaces, including a storage tray at the base of the center console and bottle holders in the front doors. The 2013 Accent GLS is available with gray or beige two-tone interior while the GS and SE trims are available with a gray or a monotone black interior.
All the 2013 Hyundai Accent come standard with antilock disc brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), active front head restraints, advanced dual front airbags with Occupant Classification System (OCS), front and rear side curtain airbags, driver and front passenger side-impact airbags and LATCH attachment system.
The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover that gets small changes designed to help boost fuel economy. The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is tasteful and stylish and features a sleek and fluid exterior and it is available with front- or all-wheel drive. Hyundai Tucson is considered by reviewers one of the best value in the class. This compact SUV competes with cars like Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4.
The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is a five-passenger compact SUV that is offered in three trim levels: GL (MSRP from $ 19,145), GLS ( starting at $ 22,295) and Limited (at $ 24,995 MSRP). The 2012 Hyundai GL comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, privacy glass, a tilt steering wheel, an adjustable driver seat, full power accesories, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a trip computer and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio and iPod/USB interface.
The 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS adds 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, an upgraded suspension, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, heated side mirrors, leather upholstery, Bluetooth and heated front seats. The Limited trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and cargo cover. A rearview camera, panoramic sunroof, touchscreen navigation system and a seven-speaker upgraded sound system are available with Premium package for Hyundai Tucson Limited.
The 2012 Hyundai Tucson’s athletic shape is complemented with agile handling and responsive steering. Tucson uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems for more precise wheel control and a smoother ride. All four wheels are controlled by coil springs and fade-resistant gas-charged dampers. To make Tucson even more versatile, Hyundai engineers added an advanced electronic AWD system designed by JTEKT. The AWD system will automatically activate under any driving condition when needed, distributing the power equally and optimizing driving performance. Under normal driving, the system only distributes power to the front wheels, thereby reducing fuel consumption. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock allowing for a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels for off-road and very slippery conditions.
Inside, the new five-seat Hyundai Tucson offers a commanding view of the road and evokes an adventurous ambience that is also laid-back and relaxing. The needs of the driver are fully accommodated, with the interior blending aspects of the outdoors and an urban lifestyle. Shapely seats feature center panels trimmed in breathable fabric with attractive and functional cushion side bolsters, plus additional lateral support for occupants’ shoulders.
The entry-level Hyundai Tucson GL is equipped with a 2.0-liter Theta II four-cylinder engine that produces 165 hp and 146 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard and a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy of Hyundai Tucson is 23 mpg city/ 31 mpg highway with the automatic and 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway with the manual.
The GLS an Limited models of 2012 Hyundai Tucson come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder DOHC engine that makes 176 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered and buyers have a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Hyundai Tucson GLS and Limited delivers an estimated 21 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway with AWD and an impressive 22 mpg city/ 32 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.
The edmunds.com website says about 2012 Hyundai Tucson:
The 2012 Hyundai Tucson might not be as big as its main rivals, but it makes amends with a handsome cabin, an ample list of features, sporty handling and a low price. It’s a top pick for a small crossover.