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2022 Hyundai Tucson Release Info

What’s New in 2022?

The highly anticipated 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be arriving at dealerships later this spring across the country. The larger and more stylish 2022 Tucson receives a full redesign from the ground up and is equipped with a bevy of new safety and convenience technology features including:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Pedestrian Detection added to Forward-Collision Avoidance (FCA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • LED headlights and daytime running lights
  • High Beam Assist
  • Downhill Brake Control and Trailer Sway Control
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen

All of the previously listed features are standard on every trim level of the 2022 Tucson, meaning you don’t have to pay more for features that are essential to your safety. The 2022 Tucson comes standard with a 2.5L 8-speed transmission engine and a 1.6L turbo engine that will power all plug-in and hybrid versions. The plug-in version is reported to have a 28-mile electric-only range. Beyond loads of standard technology, the interior of the 2022 Tucson has been redesigned with a modern dashboard featuring a digital dash cluster, push-button shifter, and full touch-sensitive environmental controls.

2022 Hyundai Tucson Pricing

SE2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$24,950
SEL2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$26,500
SEL Conv2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$29,100
SEL Premium2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$30,800
N Line2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$30,600
Limited2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®FWD$34,700
SE2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$26,350
SEL2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$27,900
SEL Conv2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$30,500
SEL Premium2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$32,200
N Line2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$32,000
Limited2.5L GDI + MPI 4-Cyl.8-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$36,100
Blue HEV1.6L GDI Turbo 4-cyl.6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$29,050
SEL Convenience HEV1.6L GDI Turbo 4-cyl.6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$31,650
Limited HEV1.6L GDI Turbo 4-cyl.6-Speed Automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC®AWD$37,350
*Freight Charges of $1,185*

America’s Best Warranty

Just like every other Hyundai model the 2022 Tucson is equipped with America’s Best Warranty that includes the following for no extra cost:

  • 5 year/60,000-mile comprehensive warranty
  • 10 year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty
  • 3 years/36,000-mile Complimentary Maintenance
  • 7 year/Unlimited miles Anti-perforation warranty 
  • 5 year/Unlimited miles 24-hour Roadside Assistance

2022 Tucson Availability

Due to unprecedented demand, Hyundai has created an enhanced reservation program for the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. By putting down a refundable $100 deposit, customers can reserve their spot to be one of the first to own the Tucson when it arrives later this spring or early summer. Here is everything you need to know about the reservation program:

  1. Visit this page to build your Tucson and select your preferred Hyundai Dealer.
  2. Make a reservation by placing a $100 deposit that is completely refundable.
  3. A friendly Hyundai representative will contact you to confirm the details of your vehicle reservation.
  4. Your preferred Hyundai dealer will reach out to you once the 2022 Tucson arrives to schedule a viewing, test drive, and delivery of your Tucson. If you choose to go forward with the purchase the $100 deposit will apply to your vehicle purchase.

“The all-new Tucson is a game-changer in its segment with progressive design, eco-focused powertrains, and segment-leading technologies,” 

said Angela Zepeda, CMO, Hyundai Motor America. 

“The reservation program allows our most excited customers to reserve their Tucson today.”
Keep up to date with the Spokane Hyundai Blog for updates on the 2022 Tucson and anything else Hyundai.

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Verified Customer Ratings Used to Name Second Annual CARFAX Top-Rated Dealer in U.S.

Spokane Hyundai is being honored in the second annual CARFAX Top-Rated Dealer Program. While the 2020 CARFAX Top-Rated Dealers received an average of 4.6 stars out of a possible five stars, Spokane Hyundai received an average score of 4.9!   The select group of dealers are being celebrated for their commitment to building consumer confidence through exceptional service and customer care.

“CARFAX has more than 2.2 million verified customer ratings and reviews for dealerships around the country,” said Bill Eager, CARFAX Vice President of Dealer Business. “The Top-Rated Dealer program recognizes the best of the best for exceptional service and customer care.”

Co-owner and General Manager Craig Fruin stated, “We are honored to be recognized as one of the top dealers in the U.S. for customer satisfaction.  This is really a testament to the singular focus of our staff to providing exceptional customer service.  While we have been consistently recognized amongst Hyundai dealers as a top customer satisfaction performer, it is great to be recognized when compared to dealers of all makes and models.”

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Hyundai Venue Named Best Value for 2021

The 2021 Hyundai Venue was recently named the “Best Value of 2021” by The Best Value Award was eligible to every vehicle produced in 2021 from all manufacturers, the winner was the best representation of value based on vehicle features, warranties and overall performance for the money. What separated the 2021 Hyundai Venue from every other vehicle in the market to win this prestigious award?

Why the Hyundai Venue Shines

The 2021 Hyundai Venue offers unbeatable value, versatility and personality in a hatchback SUV. To start, the Hyundai Venue is priced at a very competitive price of $18,750. This represents one of the least expensive entries into the SUV market, but what you get with the base Venue SE trim level is anything but cheap. Despite its low price you will receive the following features for no extra cost:

  • Standard 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple Car Play
  • Android Auto
  • Forward Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Keyless Entry

To save drivers even more money the 2021 Venue boasts a combined fuel economy of 31 mpg, which will have you stopping less and less to fill up your tank. But perhaps most impressively is Hyundai’s “America’s Best Warranty” which includes all of the following benefits for no cost:

  • 10 year / 100,000 mile Powertrain Warranty
  • 5 year / 60,000 mile Comprehensive Warranty
  • 3 year / 36,000 miles No-Charge Complimentary Maintenance
  • 5 year / Unlimited miles 24 hour Roadside Assistance
  • 7 year / Unlimited miles Anti-Perforation Warranty 

With this incredible warranty you have peace of mind that you are covered up to 10 years down the line with your vehicle and don’t have to worry about basic maintenance costs in the first three years of ownership, which is something that the competition simply can’t match. The Venue stood in particular because of how tough this year has been for many of us, an affordable and versatile hatchback SUV that is packed with features has never been in such high demand.

“In the last year, people overwhelmingly chose personal vehicles over mass transit. Paired with financial worries, affordable cars became even more important,” 

said Jenni Newman, editor-in-chief, 

“That’s why the inaugural winner of’s Best Value award, the 2021 Hyundai Venue, is a shining example of affordability and packed features for the money. The Venue is feature packed, fuel-efficient and backed by a lengthy warranty, all priced at an affordable rate.”


“’s editorial team of automotive experts performs more than 100 in-depth reviews of new vehicles each year in addition to producing thousands of articles for car shoppers to navigate the purchase process. Each car represented on the Best Of Awards list excels in three key criteria: quality, innovation and value.”

Looking for more information on the award winning Hyundai Venue? Check out our previous comparison article on the Hyundai Venue vs Ford EcoSport to learn more, or stop by our showroom to see the difference for yourself.

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Hyundai Reveals Bold New Redesign for 2022 Kona

Hyundai has released full details on the much anticipated 2022 Hyundai Kona, which is receiving a significant redesign. The reimagining is headlined by a brand new N-Line trim level, which offers a sporty new appearance and a turbocharged engine to match its look.

What’s New on the 2022 Hyundai Kona?

Exterior Design

The 2022 Kona has preserved the signature look of the Kona, while reimaging the design of the front end. The Kona’s signature “eyelid” LED front headlights make a return and are accented by an all new fascia design and a metallic coloured front bumper give the Kona an armor cladded aesthetic. The rear end of the vehicle receives a similar overhaul with a new tail lights and back end design.

Interior Design

The interior of the redesigned Kona aims to match the rugged yet refined look of the exterior. New features include an optional electronic parking brake for convenience, ambient lighting in the cup holders and foot wells give the Kona a prestigious look and has an aluminum-like finish. For improvements, the Kona’s rear cargo area has more space, the second row has more legroom and USB ports for all second row passengers.

New Technology

The 2022 Kona features a 10.25 inch centre display which offers split screen capabilities, multiple bluetooth connections and voice recognition features. It of course offers industry standard technology like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay but impressively also includes Digital Key, which lets you use your smartphone control parts of your vehicle. This includes locking and unlocking the vehicle remotely, activating the panic button or even starting the engine. Never worry about being stranded after losing your keys with this handy feature. Beyond basic convenience features, the 2022 Kona offers the following active and passive safety features:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with stop and go
  • Highway Drive Assist (HDA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)

Kona N-Line

The announcement of the 2022 Kona comes with a brand new sporty trim level, for the driving enthusiast. The N-Line offers a sportier design with a unique front look featuring body colour front cladding, dual tipped rear exhaust, and larger air intakes which are finished with 18 inch alloy wheels. The N-Line even comes with an optional “N-Line color package” which features black seats with red stitching, metal pedals and “N” logos for the seats. 

New Powertrain

The non electric 2022 Kona comes in two engine options, the stock option is an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) with 147 horsepower and 132 ft-lb of torque. The aforementioned N-Line cranks up the fun factor with a turbo charged engine offering 195 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. Despite the increased horsepower, a dual clutch transmission offers great fuel economy while not sacrificing performance.

Kona Electric

Hyundai has impressively given the standard Kona, N-Line, and Electric versions extremely distinct yet stylish looks. The Kona Electric features a sleeker front fascia design and more aerodynamic and smoothed front end. New daytime running lights and headlamps and front vents aimed at efficient airflow finish off the sophisticated and futuristic look of the Electric Kona. Inside, the electric Kona receives a similar improvement like the other trims, featuring new 10.25 inch display screens. Beyond the styling, the Kona Electric employs a high-efficiency 150 kW (201 horsepower) permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor supplied by a high-voltage 64 kWh lithium-ion battery. This impressive set up pumps out an incredible 291 lb-ft of instant torque while still offering an estimated fuel economy of 132 city/108 highway/ 120 combined based on internal testing. As for the range and charge of the Kona Electric, users can expect a range of 258 miles and can charge from 10 to 80 percent in 47 minutes using the “Level-III fast charge rate”. In the event of an extended cold snap (like the one we are currently experiencing) the Kona offers a battery warming system and is standard on SEL or higher trim levels. The system helps prevent excessively long battery-charging intervals in cold temperatures. In addition, in Winter Mode, the battery warmer can minimize battery-power losses due to low winter temperatures.

Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance and America’s Best Warranty

No matter which trim level of Hyundai you choose to drive, you are miles ahead of the competition due to huge savings on maintenance. Hyundai Complimentary Maintenance offers no charge oil changes and tire rotations for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles of vehicle ownership. On top of this, Hyundai’s America’s Best Warranty gives you an unbelievable 10 year/ 100,000 mile powertrain warranty to give you peace of mind over the full life of your Hyundai. 

For more in-depth information on the upcoming 2022 Hyundai Kona, check out this press release from Hyundai. As always, stay posted to our blog for updates on the 2022 Kona, including any upcoming release date information.

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2021 Hyundai Accent is Named “Best Car for the Money” by US News

The 2021 Hyundai Accent was recently named the “Best Car for the Money” by US News and adds on to an award winning Hyundai 2021 lineup. As the name would suggest, this award is given to vehicles which outclass and outperform other vehicles in its class while still offering a competitive or even lower price. 

“Sophisticated styling, an efficient powertrain and a long list of standard safety and convenience features make Accent a pleasure to own” 

said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. 

“Accent has consistently been a stand out in the subcompact segment and this award serves as further validation of our commitment to be a leader in sustainable mobility.”

How did US News choose the Winners?

The winners were chosen by looking into both the quality and value of the vehicle. 

Quality – Instead of using the opinions and tests that US News completes while reviewing vehicles, the quality of a vehicle is determined by collecting and analyzing every published review that is given by a credible news outlet. US News focuses on things like how well the car drives, how comfortable the interior is and what technology and convenience features are offered. This is combined with more concrete statistics like the fuel efficiency, cargo capacity, safety and reliability ratings to get an overall score for the quality of the vehicle. 

Value – To determine the value of a vehicle, US News goes well beyond just the initial purchase price. Every car has a cost of ownership tied to it, which includes maintenance, fuel costs, and even depreciation. Using  5 year total ownership costs provided by Vincentric and the true selling price of vehicles provided by TrueCar.

Here’s why the Accent stood out from its competitors.

“The Hyundai Accent won not only because it has a low upfront price, but its ownership costs are also low,”

 said Jamie Page Deaton, executive editor, U.S. News & World Report

“It earns strong recommendation from reviewers, and offers buyers a comfortable interior and an easy-to-use infotainment system.”
The Hyundai Accent benefits from a huge list of standard safety and convenience features, an industry best warranty including complimentary no charge maintenance, and an affordable purchase price.

Contact Spokane Hyundai today to arrange a test drive and viewing of the Hyundai Accent, or any other vehicles in the 2021 Hyundai Lineup.

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Hyundai Teases All New IONIQ 5 Crossover SUV

Hyundai Motors has teased the highly anticipated IONIQ 5 crossover SUV, which is the first model in the IONIQ dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) lineup. The IONIQ 5 distinguishes itself by being the first vehicle paired with Hyundai’s Electrical-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is an innovative system made exclusively for next-generation BEV’s that aims to launch a new era of clean mobility for Hyundai.

The IONIQ 5 features an innovative and distinctive experience designed specifically for battery electric vehicles. One of these design elements is showcased on the front fender of the vehicle which is the array of pixel-inspired lights and clamshell hood which spans the entire width of the vehicle and eliminates panel gaps while achieving a high-tech look. The futuristic exterior design is finished with super-sized 20 inch Aero-optimized wheels.

“IONIQ 5 presents an all-new customer experience through innovative EV design that is evocative of the icon that established Hyundai’s design DNA,” 

said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. 

“Beginning with IONIQ 5, our dedicated BEV lineup brand will redefine the relationship between people and their cars, establishing a new standard against which all BEV design experiences will be measured.”
Hyundai has also released short teaser videos showing the IONIQ 5 in action across everyday situations like how it can drastically change what it means to go on a camping trip. See how cooking, listening to music, and running in the woods takes on a new meaning with the Hyundai IONIQ 5.

Keep posted to our blog for any future updates on everything Hyundai, including the futuristic and eco-friendly IONIQ 5.

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Hyundai Accent Wins Vincentric Best Value in America Award

The 2021 Hyundai Accent has been awarded the Vincentric Best Value in America Award for a 2nd year in a row, and third time in total. The award is based upon the average cost of ownership for vehicles across each trim level and a varying amount of driving. This includes but is not limited to the initial cost of the vehicle, fuel efficiency, maintenance and more. The Accent stands out from the competition with a low starting price of $16,760, a combined fuel economy of 36 MPG and an industry best 10 year/100,000 mile warranty to ensure your covered for the life of the vehicle. With this incredible value offering, it’s no wonder the 2021 Hyundai Accent is the #2 consumer rated Subcompact Sedan by JD Power.

“Vincentrics evaluation focuses on vehicles that meet customer needs with low cost-of-ownership and assessed the 2021 Hyundai Accent to be a leader in the segment two years in a row,” 

said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. 

“We are pleased to win this award again and take great pride in bringing expressive design, high-tech interior, efficient powertrain, quiet cabin, and interior space, all with low operating costs.”

2018 Accent

The 2021 Hyundai Accents provides one of the most affordable and secure ways to purchase a new vehicle. With the reliability of a 10 year warranty combined with great fuel economy, a low purchase price and Hyundai’s available 0% financing, it’s easy to see why the Accent is the back to back winner of the Best Value in America Award. Contact Spokane Hyundai if you have any questions about the 2021 Hyundai Accent, or to arrange a test drive and viewing today.

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Hyundai Elantra is the 2021 North American Car of the Year

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra capped off a very successful award season by winning the most prestigious award of them all, the 2021 North American Car of the year (NACTOY). This marks the first time since 2012 that a Hyundai has won the car of the year award, an accomplishment that Hyundai hopes to repeat moving forward. Now in their 28th year, NACTOY is made up of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who voted on the 40 cars that were nominated based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

“Thank you to all of the jurors. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire company, our Alabama and Ulsan plant employees who build Elantra and our dealers,” said José Muñoz, Global Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra is a symbol of our blend of dynamic design, advanced technology and great fuel economy. Elantra customers are going to experience all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this class-leading car.”

What elevated the Hyundai Elantra to win the North American Car of the Year?

  • Bold new redesigned look from the ground up, including revamped interior
  • Each trim level is packed with increasingly more SmartSense safety and convenience features
  • Dramatic four-door-coupe look comes to life with “Parametric Dynamics” design theme
  • Segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Segment-first Hyundai Digital Key – Hyundai’s Digital Key allows Elantra to be unlocked, started and driven without a physical key via a smartphone or NFC card
  • Two available 10.25-inch multimedia screens on front dashboard
  • More than 50 MPG combined fuel EPA estimated economy rating on first-ever Elantra Hybrid
  • Elantra N and Elantra N Line performance models added to the family

Contact Spokane Hyundai today if you want to learn more about the 2021 North American Car of the Year, or stop by our showroom and experience the difference for yourself. 

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Hyundai Wins Four 2020 Good Design Awards

Hyundai Motor Company started off the new year in style, winning 4 Good Design Awards. The award winning concept designs were all EV concepts, and included the 45, Prophecy, all new 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Hi-Charger which is an ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure. 

“Hyundai’s design vision to provide lifestyle mobility that coexists with people’s lives has been recognized by winning these awards,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Especially through our EV design, we would like to forge a strong emotional connection between humans and automobiles, giving more value to our customer’s everyday life.”

The 45 EV concept was first introduced at the International Motor Show 2019 in Frankfurt. The 45 is a futuristic homage to Hyundai’s iconic Pony Coupe Concept. The styling of 45 is defined by its monocoque-style form, aerodynamics, light-weight design inspired by aircrafts, and diamond-shaped silhouette. This isn’t the first time the 45 was awarded for its innovative design, the 45 received praise and accolades from other world-renowned design competitions, including the 2020 International Design Excellence Awards, 2020 Red Dot Awards, and the iF Design Award 2020. Such accolades raise expectations of the upcoming release of IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first dedicated EV in the new IONIQ lineup brand launching next year.

Hyundai Prophecy EV Concept

The 45 isn’t the only highly awaited EV concept as the newly revealed Prophecy is Hyundai’s visionary concept that signifies a direction of future EV styling based on the Sensuous Sportiness design identity. It expands on the era-defining example set by the 45 EV concept that stripped away complexity in favor of clean lines and minimalistic structures. Prophecy won ‘Best of the Best’ in 2020 Red Dot Awards’ Design Concept group, and the concept was also named a finalist for 2020 International Design Excellence Awards.

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s success isn’t just tied to far future concept designs, as the currently on the road 2021 Elantra received top marks as well. The seventh generation Elantra which had its debut earlier this year offers a futuristic and innovative look and feel, thanks to its Parametric Dynamics design elements. The vehicle’s exterior design is adorned with unique style features including a parametric-jewel-pattern grille and a H-tail Lamp that creates a Hyundai “flying H” logo-like shape. The interior further complements the Elantra’s overall appeal with a 10-inch information-display cluster and infotainment system.

Hyundai Hi-Charger

Hyundai knows that one of the biggest barriers to entry for new EV drivers is how long your vehicle range is and how long it takes to charge. The Hyundai Hi-Charger demonstrates the brand’s commitment to offer a completely new charging experience to EV owners. The 350kW ultra-fast charger enables users to easily power their EVs without feeling the weight of connectors and cables. The user simply chooses the position of a vehicle’s charging port on a digital screen, and a connector automatically rotates and descends to the selected point for an effortless connection. Earlier this year, the Hyundai Hi-Charger won a prize in the User Experience Design category of the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the GOOD DESIGN Awards program is one of the oldest design competitions in the world. Every year, the program selects a list of products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra Named a Finalist for the 2021 North American Car of the Year

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been on fire as of late, being a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy awardee and a Top Safety Pick in the last week alone. The latest accolade for the 2021 Elantra is being named a finalist for the 2021 North American Car of the Year. The Elantra is 1 of 3 vehicles who has been nominated for the award alongside the Nissan Sentra and Genesis G80.

The Elantra was completely redesigned for 2021, here are some of the biggest changes from the previous year:

  • Dramatic four-door-coupe look comes to life with “Parametric Dynamics” design theme
  • Segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Segment-first Hyundai Digital Key
  • More than 50 MPG combined fuel EPA estimated economy rating on first-ever Elantra Hybrid
  • Elantra N and Elantra N Line performance models added to the family

“To make it to the top three is a real honor for us given a field of strong competitors,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. “The Elantra family has lots of choices for customers. If you are looking for technology, performance or fuel economy we have you covered.”  

This year’s finalists were picked by a jury of 50 respected jurors from print, online, radio and broadcast media across the U.S. and Canada. Jurors evaluate the finalists based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. Final voting for the North American Car of the Year will commence January 2nd-4th and the winner will be announced on January 11th.

Stay posted to the Spokane Hyundai blog for results for the North American Car of the Year in January, or stop by our showroom to experience the award winning 2021 Hyundai Elantra for yourself.