2023 Hyundai Awards | Gossett Hyundai South | Memphis, TN 

Hyundai Named Best SUV Brand of 2023

For the third year in a row, Hyundai has been named Best SUV Brand by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News editors love the variety and value that the Hyundai SUV lineup brings to the table.

"There's a Hyundai SUV available for every buyer, with models that range from the compact Venue and Tucson, to the midsize Santa Fe and the luxurious Palisade," said Jim Sharifi, the managing editor for U.S. News Best Cars. "Hyundai SUV wins points for offering the latest in driver-assistance and infotainment technology at an accessible price."

There's more goodness in the Hyundai SUV lineup, too. The IONIQ 5 EV and the Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle provide options for consumers seeking an SUV-like ride that's outstanding but out of the ordinary.

Esquire Selects IONIQ 5 as Its 2022 Car of the Year

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV has turned into a genuine sensation, hauling in accolades left and right. One of the latest honors for this all-electric SUV is Esquire's 2022 Car of the Year award.

The magazine's editors were especially taken by the IONIQ 5's unique look. "The IONIQ 5 embraces clean design and simplicity over opulence in a world where many cars seem to have gone through a maximalist design-by-committee machine," said Kevin Sintumuang, culture and lifestyle director for Esquire. "It just feels right."

Along with the sleek, retro-futuristic styling that impressed Esquire so thoroughly, the IONIQ 5 also delivers over 300 miles of driving range, fast-charging capabilities, and a roomy interior loaded with cutting-edge tech features.

MotorBiscuit EV of the Year Award Goes to 2022 IONIQ 5

After extensive testing for performance and driving dynamics, tech features, and other qualities, MotorBiscuit gave the 2022 IONIQ 5 its EV of the Year award. To win, the IONIQ 5 had to beat out a long line of fierce competitors - and it did so handily.

"The electric IONIQ 5 SUV seems to manage an EV hat trick of packaging an excellent ride, unmatched comfort, and great driving manners with quiet power," said MotorBiscuit writer Dan Mayfield. "While it's not as large as other SUVs, it still manages to seat five comfortably, offers all-wheel drive, and has a good-sized cargo area. It even earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ designation."

Hyundai Earns 3 Consumer Guide 2023 Best Buy Ratings

Three Hyundai SUV models - the Venue, the IONIQ 5 EV, and the Santa Fe - recently scored 2023 Best Buy Awards from Consumer Guide®. To win, each of these vehicles had to impress editors with great performance and fuel economy, high-value features, comfort, reliability, resale value, and other qualities.

"With the Venue, Santa Fe, and IONIQ 5, Hyundai demonstrates its ability to deliver value, mainstream excellence, and cutting-edge technology at the same time," said Tom Appel, the publisher of Consumer Guide®.

The Venue was named a Best Buy in the Subcompact Crossover category, and the IONIQ won as a Compact Crossover. The Santa Fe was awarded in the Midsize Crossover category.

Kelley Blue Book Honors IONIQ 5 and Santa Fe

The IONIQ 5 EV and Santa Fe SUV are the winners of three 2023 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy awards. Each year, KBB tests almost all new model-year vehicles and awards the best ones based on pricing, cost of ownership, reviews and ratings, and other criteria.

The Santa Fe was named a Best Buy in the Two-Row Midsize SUV category, while the IONIQ 5 won in two segments: New Model and Electric Vehicle.

KBB had high praise for the driving range, roomy cabin, and advanced technologies showcased by the IONIQ 5. The Santa Fe won acclaim for providing high quality and broad appeal at an affordable price.

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Hyundai Earns 11 Car and Driver Editors' Choice Awards for 2022

Hyundai absolutely dominated the Car and Driver 2022 Editors' Choice awards, placing 11 vehicles on the magazine's annual list.

For 2022, Car and Driver editors thoroughly analyzed and test-drove nearly 400 new vehicles, narrowing that number down to a list of the industry's highest-quality, highest-value rides.

Leading the way for Hyundai was the all-new IONIQ 5, a fully electric SUV that boasts 300 miles of range, lightning-fast charging abilities, beautiful retro-futuristic styling, and an array of exciting new technologies.

The Santa Cruz, Hyundai's new Sport Adventure Vehicle, also made the list. This handsome, versatile model combines the utility of a compact pickup truck with the comfort, safety, and tech features of an upscale SUV.

A third new model, the high-performance Elantra N, made the cut, too. Boldly sporty styling, a 276-horsepower turbo engine, and an array of track-tested features make this sedan incredibly fun to drive.

Several tried-and-true Hyundai vehicles made the Car and Driver list as well. Among Hyundai SUVs, editors chose the Kona, Kona Electric, Tucson, Santa Fe, and Palisade. Three cars were included: the Accent, Veloster N, and Sonata.

Santa Fe, Sonata Lead 2022 J.D. Power Dependability Study

If you want a vehicle with proven long-term dependability, Hyundai should be your first choice. Don't take our word for it - listen to J.D. Power, which recently ranked the Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Santa Fe No. 1 in their segments for dependability. Meanwhile, Hyundai placed No. 3 for dependability among all vehicle brands, both mass-market and luxury.

The 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study looked at 3-year-old models in every segment to determine how reliable they were during the previous year of ownership. The fewer problems reported, the higher a vehicle is ranked.

One of Hyundai's all-time bestsellers, the Santa Fe placed first in the Midsize SUV category. Meanwhile, the Sonata sedan took the top spot in the Midsize Car category.

Three other Hyundai models ranked highly as well. The Elantra, Veloster, and Tucson placed third in the Compact Car, Compact Sporty Car, and Compact SUV categories, respectively.

Hyundai Wins 5 Consumer Guide 2022 Best Buy Awards

When it comes to value, it's hard to beat the Hyundai lineup. Five of the brand's models recently achieved success in the Consumer Guide 2022 Best Buy Awards, impressing the site's editors and topping their respective segments.

According to Consumer Guide, Best Buy winners are required to undergo objective analysis and pass a variety of tests - but there's more. They also need to cater to consumers by offering great features at a great price.

That's exactly what Hyundai's five winning vehicles have done, delivering a generous selection of standard safety and infotainment features to go with solid performance and high-level comfort.

Winners include the Accent, which won in the subcompact car category; the Kona and Venue, which topped the subcompact crossover category; and the Santa Fe and Palisade, which were the best options among midsize crossovers.

IONIQ 5 Joins Autotrader's Best New Cars for 2022

Autotrader's list of Best New Cars for 2022 is an exclusive one, with only 12 vehicles making the cut. One of those vehicles is the stunning Hyundai IONIQ 5, an all-electric SUV built on the brand's new global EV platform.

 "The Hyundai IONIQ 5 lies at the intersection of everything Hyundai seems to do exceptionally well," noted Autotrader's Andrew Ganz. "It is a stylish, well-packaged EV that is priced right, and its 300-mile electric range makes it a low compromise choice for those on the fence about moving toward an electric future."

According to Autotrader, the IONIQ 5 also stands out because it was designed from the ground up as an EV, not as a vehicle converted from a gas powertrain - allowing much more creativity and innovation when it comes to tech, exterior styling, and interior layout.

To experience any of these award-winning models for yourself, visit us at Gossett Hyundai South in Memphis, TN.

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Hyundai Honored as 2022's Best SUV Brand

It's official: Hyundai is the Best SUV Brand of 2022. That's according to the experts at U.S. News & World Report, who also gave Hyundai the award in 2021.

Each year, U.S. News rounds up the best car, SUV, truck, and luxury brands to help shoppers narrow down their vehicle searches. The publication tallied the U.S. News ranking score of each vehicle in Hyundai's SUV lineup and found that these scores combined to beat out every other SUV brand.

Over the past few years, Hyundai has focused its efforts on creating an extensive, well-rounded SUV lineup. From the compact Venue and Kona to the redesigned Tucson and three-row Palisade, Hyundai SUVs provide a mix of value, advanced tech, and capability for a wide range of customers.

Elantra, Kona Electric, Tucson, Santa Fe Celebrate Wards 10 Best Wins

Hyundai took home five big awards during Informa Tech Automotive Group's recent Automotive Tech Week. The Kona Electric and Santa Fe both won spots on the 2021 Ward's 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems list. The Elantra was named a Wards 10 Best UX pick, and the Tucson joined the Wards 10 Best Interiors list. Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor America triumphed as Informa Tech's OEM of the Year.

The Hyundai Kona Electric won primarily for its battery-electric powertrain's value, performance, and excellent 258-mile range.[1] The Santa Fe's 281-horsepower turbo engine option garnered praise for how fast and refined it feels.

Judges for Wards complemented the overall user experience, noting the low price point despite the Elantra offering an impressive array of advanced tech features. And they loved redesigned cabin of the Tucson, pointing out that it "checks all the boxes and then some" with stunning design, high-quality materials, and easy-to-use tech.

Santa Cruz Joins Best of What's New Winners

Hyundai's all-new Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle recently won a spot on Popular Science's prestigious 2021 Best of What's New list. This list honors the year's most innovative and advanced products in 10 different categories, and the Santa Cruz was a perfect fit.

According to Popular Science, the Santa Cruz "packs the soul of a pickup into a transformed crossover." The publication was especially impressed by the vehicle's 4-foot open bed, which is big enough for plywood or drywall sheets and a host of other items. With its compact size, the Santa Cruz is an especially versatile choice for city dwellers.

Also drawing praise: the Santa Cruz's 8.6 inches of ground clearance and its sharply styled exterior. In addition, the Santa Cruz features a pair of capable engine options, a comfortably modern interior, and a wide range of standard and available tech features.

J.D. Power Crowns Kona, Kona Electric, Accent

The Hyundai Kona, Kona Electric, and Accent retain their value better than any of their competitors. All three vehicles recently won J.D. Power 2022 U.S. ALG Residual Value Awards, which measure how well vehicles hold their value after three years of ownership.

 "Buyers of Hyundai's Kona, Kona Electric, and Accent are smartly selecting vehicles that hold their value more than any competitor in their respective segments," said Olabisi Boyle, Hyundai Motor North America's vice president of product planning and mobility strategy. "Earning a coveted Residual Value Award from J.D. Power makes these compelling vehicles even more appealing to rational buyers in a very competitive marketplace."

The Kona SUV won in the Micro Utility category, the Kona Electric placed first in the Electric category, and the Accent topped the Subcompact category.

[1] 2022 KONA Electric 258-mile range based on a fully charged battery and 120 combined MPGe. MPGe is the EPA-equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual range and mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery's condition and other factors.

4 Hyundai Vehicles Score 2021 Good Housekeeping Awards

Each year, the Good Housekeeping Best New Family Cars list honors vehicles that offer excellent technology, flexibility, efficiency, and safety. For 2021, Hyundai won more of these awards than any other automaker.

Hyundai winners included the Kona, Accent, Sonata, and Sonata Hybrid - and here's what panel members liked most about these models.

Best Subcompact SUV: Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona made a well-rounded impression on the award judges. They liked its fun and stylish exterior, its interior with its many high-value standard features, and its agile and engaging performance.

Best Subcompact Sedan: Hyundai Accent

According to the judges, the Hyundai Accent goes above and beyond other vehicles in its segment. Along with an affordable price point and great fuel-economy ratings, it also boasts a smooth ride and a high-quality interior.

Best Midsize Sedan: Hyundai Sonata

The Hyundai Sonata won over the awards panel with its confident performance, distinguished style, and easy-to-use tech. Equipped with a long list of standard features, the Sonata is an excellent value, too.

Best Hybrid Sedan: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Awards for hybrid and electric vehicles were handed out for the first time this year. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid stood out with a winning mix of efficient performance, relaxing interior design, and high-end features.

You can test-drive each of these award-winning vehicles when you visit Gossett Hyundai South in Memphis, Tennessee.

Hyundai Wins Awards for Safety, Value, Dependability

At Gossett Hyundai South in Memphis, Tennessee, we're proud of every Hyundai vehicle we sell - and there's a very good reason for this. From the smallest car to the biggest SUV, Hyundai vehicles consistently win the industry's top awards for safety, high quality, and value.


Hyundai makes safety a top priority, and this is reflected in our lineup's many TOP SAFETY PICK and TOP SAFETY PICK+ awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

For the 2021 model year, seven Hyundai models won IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK honors: the Veloster hatchback, the Elantra sedan, the Sonata sedan, the Kona subcompact SUV, the Venue subcompact SUV, the Tucson compact SUV, and the Santa Fe midsize SUV. To win this award, a vehicle must pass six strict crash tests with "good" scores. These tests study three frontal crash angles, side impacts, roof strength, and the effectiveness of head restraints and seats in preventing injuries. In addition, winners also must offer "superior" or "advanced" vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash prevention systems and come available with "good" or "acceptable" headlights.

Two 2021 Hyundai models, the Palisade three-row SUV and the Nexo Fuel Cell SUV, achieved the status of TOP SAFETY PICK+. This is the highest rating handed out by IIHS. To be named a TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle is required to meet all TOP SAFETY PICK crashworthiness and crash prevention standards. It must also offer "good" or "acceptable" headlights as standard on every trim level.

Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own

When you buy a Hyundai vehicle, you can be confident that you're getting great value. This is especially true for the Hyundai Venue and the Hyundai Elantra, which both won 2021 Kelley Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own honors. This award measures how much it costs to own a vehicle over five years, including depreciation, fuel costs, repairs, and many other factors.

The Venue won in the Best Subcompact SUV category for the second year in a row. For 2021, KBB praised the Venue's fuel efficiency of up to 31 combined mpg*, its many standard safety and infotainment features, and its mix of affordable pricing and high value. Like every other Hyundai vehicle, the Venue comes with a standard 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, making it an even better buy.

The newly redesigned 2021 Elantra was named KBB's Best Compact Car. This is an especially competitive segment, making the Elantra's victory even more impressive. The Elantra boasts excellent fuel economy for both gas and hybrid models, strong resale value, modest repair costs, strong warranty coverage, and an inexpensive starting price - and KBB took notice of all these qualities.

10 Best Cars for Recent College Grads

Autotrader's annual list of the 10 Best Cars for Recent College Grads singles out new and used vehicles that deliver great safety and reliability scores, at least 30 mpg combined, and a starting price of under $25,000. For 2021, the 2018-2020 Hyundai Kona came in at No. 4. It's the second year in a row that the Kona has made the list.

This subcompact SUV precisely measures up to Autotrader's fuel-efficiency requirements, with all front-wheel-drive models delivering 30 mpg** in combined city/highway driving. Satisfying another top Autotrader standard, a pre-owned Kona can easily be found for less than $25,000 - and sometimes less than $20,000. The Kona also delivers plenty of advanced safety and infotainment features, a comfortable and practical interior, and fun styling touches like Surf Blue and Lime Twist paint options.

To learn more, or to test-drive any of these award-winning cars and SUVs, stop in for a visit at Gossett Hyundai South.

*2021 VENUE SE/SEL/Denim: 30 City/33 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.
**2020 KONA SE/SEL/SEL Plus: FWD 27 City/33 Hwy/30 Combined MPG, AWD 26 City/30 Hwy/28 Combined MPG. 2020 KONA Limited/Ultimate: FWD 28 City/32 Hwy/30 Combined MPG, AWD 26 City/29 Hwy/27 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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Hyundai Wins Four Automotive Best Buy Awards

Each year, the experts at Consumer Guide® Automotive determine vehicles worthy of their Best Buy awards. In its 2021 roundup, four models in the Hyundai lineup, spanning three vehicle classes, took home the coveted awards.

"Hyundai's 2021 Best Buy showing is especially impressive as the brand is represented both among entry-level vehicles and among near-luxury crossovers," according to Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel.

The Hyundai Palisade bested the competition in the midsize crossover category the Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Venue dominated the subcompact crossover segment. The Hyundai Accent took home its fourth consecutive Best Buy award in the subcompact category.

Award Methodology

Consumer Guide® Automotive editorial team evaluates vehicles based on how they better your driving life, the value they present, and the tech that helps safeguard your journeys. After putting each vehicle through real-world driving scenarios and everyday challenges over 100,000 miles of city streets, country roads, and expansive highways, the editors pinpointed the strengths and weaknesses of each vehicle.

2021 Hyundai Palisade

The largest SUV in the Hyundai lineup, the 2021 Palisade grabbed the attention of the editorial team with its ample space, comfortable cabin, and smooth performance. It rose to the top of the team's list thanks to its thoughtful amenities such as underfloor storage big enough to contain the retractable cargo cover and built-in grab handles to allow third row passengers easy access to their seats.

2021 Hyundai Kona

The available turbo engine, which does little to sacrifice fuel efficiency, bold design, and price point, helped the 2021 Kona take home the Best Buy award. Its long list of available features added to its winning acumen.

2021 Hyundai Venue

Despite its affordable price tag, the 2021 Venue delivers a spacious cabin, a quality praised by the editorial team. The Venue also impressed with its fuel economy, fun style, and comfortable cabin.

2021 Hyundai Accent

The 2021 Hyundai Accent offers plenty of comfort features, refined style, and technologies that rival more expensive models, a driving force to its Best Buy Award win.

Get a closer look at the award-winning Palisade, Kona, Venue, and Accent at Gossett Hyundai South in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Hyundai Ties for Most Top Safety Pick+ and TSP Awards in 2020

For parents and guardians of little ones, there is nothing more important when it comes to picking a family vehicle than car safety. Though advanced driver awareness features are a great demonstration of how seriously a given vehicle takes safety, the best indicator of a vehicle's safety is how well it performs in unbiased industry testing. Keep reading to learn what makes Hyundai top the list of safest car brands in America.

What is the Top Safety Pick Award?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent research organization committed to keeping consumers safe on roadways by subjecting new vehicles to crash testing and reporting results. The organization has two levels of designations for the vehicles it deems the safest on the road: Top Safety Pick and the more distinguished Top Safety Pick+. Top Safety Pick winners must meet stringent criteria for headlight options, implement helpful crash prevention technologies, and score favorable ratings in a battery of crashworthiness testing.

Hyundai Tied for Safest Car Brand

Now that you know how much of an honor it is to be given a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS, you can fully grasp how significant it is that Hyundai's full line-up of vehicles has been given either a TSP or a TSP+ designation. The all-new Hyundai Venue joins a massive list of Hyundai vehicles that have received TSP or TSP+ awards, including the Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, Nexo, Palisade, Elantra, Veloster, and Sonata. This massive list of ten awarded vehicles now puts Hyundai in a tie for the safest car brand based on amount TSP awards.

Hyundai Car Safety

Hyundai takes car safety very seriously, which is why its entire vehicle lineup has been given a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. Hyundai's SmartSense safety technology suite includes features that help keep you and your passengers safe on the road, including Driver Attention Warning, Pedestrian Detection, and Lane-Keeping Assist.
Visit Gossett Hyundai South today to explore our full inventory of Top Safety Pick award-winning vehicles.

Hyundai Nets Nine IIHS Top Safety Picks

For many car shoppers, safety is a top priority. If you are looking for your next safe vehicle, you should consider a Hyundai. The 2020 lineup has earned an impressive nine IIHS Safety Awards, including eight Top Safety Pick ratings and one Top Safety Pick+.

Small Cars

Three Hyundai small cars earned a Top Safety Pick rating: the Hyundai Elantra sedan, the Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback, and the Hyundai Veloster.

Midsize cars

In the midsize segment, the Hyundai Sonata achieved a Top Safety Pick rating.

Small SUVs

Two small Hyundai SUVs earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick: the Hyundai Kona and the Hyundai Tucson.

Midsize SUVs

In the midsize SUV category, an impressive three Hyundai SUVs were recognized. Two earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick award: the Palisade and the Hyundai Santa Fe. The third, the Hyundai Nexo fuel cell SUV, earned the highly-coveted Top Safety Pick+ award.

SmartSense® Technology

Many of the Hyundai models have SmartSense® technology to thank for their high safety ratings. SmartSense® is offered as standard technology on the 2020 Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Palisade, Santa Fe, and Nexo, and as an option on the other models.

SmartSense® includes features like Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and Smart Cruise Control. These features can warn you of potential collisions and even apply the brakes to help you avoid a collision.

Top Safety Pick Requirements

To qualify for the Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must earn the top "good" rating in six crash tests. It also must earn either an "advanced" or "superior" rating for available front crash prevention. Finally, the vehicle must have available headlights that earn an "acceptable" or "good" rating.

Top Safety Pick+ Requirements

In addition to all the Top Safety Pick requirements, a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle must have standard headlights that earn an "acceptable" or "good" headlight rating.

Few car brands can compare to Hyundai when it comes to safety. Visit Gossett Hyundai South to check out the Hyundai lineup and learn more about what makes each of these vehicles so safe.

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Hyundai Wins Two Best Car Buys From Driving Today

Driving Today recently announced the winners for their Best Car Buy Awards and Hyundai came away with two honors, one for the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and one for the 2020 Hyundai Sonata. These awards are given to the best models in nine categories that delivers the best overall value with a focus on family-friendly features.

2020 Hyundai Palisade

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade won two awards from Driving Today, Best Family SUV and overall Best Car Buy. The Palisade comes standard with three rows of seats for up to eight passengers. It also delivers plenty of standard technology, including advanced driving safety aids like automatic emergency braking and a drowsy driving warning.

You can stay connected with the standard 8-inch touch screen, multiple USB ports, and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. The second-row air conditioning controls make sure everyone stays cool and comfortable.

You can also equip the Palisade with a variety of premium features to give you and your family an upscale driving experience. Available features include a 10.25-inch touch screen, leather upholstery, a dual panoramic sunroof, power-folding rear seats, and a navigation system.

2020 Hyundai Sonata

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata earned the title of Best Family Car. It boasts attractive, sporty styling that helps it stand out from the competition. It has been completely redesigned this year and comes with abundant standard technology features like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and driver safety aids.

With its redesign, the Sonata offers some impressive available features, such as the ability to use the key fob to drive the Sonata in and out of a parking space. The Sonata is also available with a digital key feature that lets you use your smartphone as a key. You simply tap your phone against the door handle and place it in the wireless charging slot to start the engine.sedan

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