Hyundai Awards Spotlight - Gossett Hyundai - Memphis, TN

4 Hyundai Vehicles Win 2021 Good Housekeeping Awards

Hyundai beat out all other automakers, placing four of its vehicles on the Good Housekeeping Best New Family Cars of 2021 list.

These annual awards are a collaboration between Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver. Judges consider hundreds of vehicles, elevating only the ones that provide families with superior efficiency, safety, versatility, technology, and value. Here's a closer look at Hyundai's four award winners:

Best Subcompact Sedan: Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent was awarded for its high quality, affordable price, and excellent fuel efficiency. It also won praise for offering a smoother, more comfortable ride than the typical small sedan.

Best Midsize Sedan: Hyundai Sonata

Judges were impressed by many of the Hyundai Sonata's qualities, including its high-end styling, intuitive infotainment technologies, agile handling, and generous standard features.

Best Hybrid Sedan: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Good Housekeeping introduced a new category for hybrid and electric vehicles this year. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid got the nod for its high efficiency, comfort, and premium features.

Best Subcompact SUV: Hyundai Kona

The Hyundai Kona is fun to look at and fun to drive, and the award judges took note. They also had kind words for the Kona's budget-friendly cost and its many standard tech features.

Want to learn more? Each of these models is available to test-drive here at Gossett Hyundai in Memphis, Tennessee.


Hyundai Elantra Named 2021 North American Car of the Year

The Hyundai Elantra conquered the competition and won the 2021 North American Car of the Year™ award. From its sporty styling to impressive fuel economy figures, the Elantra dazzled critics.

Advanced Tech

The Elantra wowed the judges with its many segment-first features, like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. It also offers segment-first Hyundai Digital Key, which enables you to remotely manage your Elantra's locks, start the engine, and pop the trunk, all from your smartphone.

Power & Efficiency

Its sleek four-door-coupe design is backed up by its performance and efficiency. The gas-powered Elantra boasts a 201-horsepower engine that earns up to 43 mpg on the highway,* while the new hybrid model is expected to deliver over 50 mpg combined. Plus, Hyundai recently added the Elantra N and Elantra N Line performance models, so you have even more variants of this beloved model to choose from.

Interior Features

On the inside, the Elantra is just as stunning - it boasts dual 10.25-inch displays, infotainment voice controls, along with a stylish customizable 64-color mood lighting system. It's also loaded with cutting-edge safety tech, including Lane Following Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, and Safe Exit Warning. In other words, the Elantra delivers on every front.

"Elantra is a symbol of our blend of dynamic design, advanced technology and great fuel economy," explained José Muñoz, the Global Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America. "Elantra customers are going to experience all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this class-leading car."

Thanks to this latest win, the Elantra broke a record - it's now earned the top spot in the North American Car of the Year™ competition twice. Only two other models have received this honor more than once - the Honda Civic and the Chevrolet Corvette. 

Come see what all of the hype is about - check out the 2021 Hyundai Elantra at Gossett Mitsubishi in Memphis, Tennessee.

*2021 ELANTRA SE: 33 City/43 Hwy/37 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA SEL/Limited: 31 City/41 Hwy/35 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 6-speed M/T: 25 City/34 Hwy/28 Combined MPG. 2021 ELANTRA N Line 7-speed DCT: 28 City/36 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 Hyundai IIHS Top Safety Pick+ & Top Safety Pick Vehicles

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognizes the vehicles that perform admirably in crash testing and other evaluations by awarding the Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ awards. For 2020, the IIHS updated the standards for both TSP and TSP+ awards, creating tougher criteria for the rigorous tests. 

To earn a Top Safety Pick award, the vehicle must earn a Good rating in all IIHS crash tests, including the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. The car needs to earn an Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention and an Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. For the headlight rating, the vehicle must receive an Acceptable or Good rating using optional lights. 

The Top Safety Pick+ award winners must also receive scores of Good in the crash tests, as well as an Advanced or Superior rating for front crash prevention in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian evaluations. What distinguishes the Top Safety Pick+ vehicles from the Top Safety Pick winners is the headlight score. For the 2020 TSP+ vehicles, the headlight score of Good or Acceptable must be found standard on all models of the vehicle, not just on certain trim levels or presented as an optional feature.

2020 Top Safety Pick winners include:
Hyundai Elantra and Elantra GT
Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Top Safety Pick+ winners include:
Hyundai Nexo

When you shop Hyundai, you've got a lot of top-notch, safe vehicles to choose from. Check out our lineup of TSP and TSP+ winners at Gossett Hyundai!


J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Initial Quality Study

The J.D. Power IQS has been rating vehicles for 34 years based on the problems owners report during their first 90 days of driving. This year's study focuses on 2020 models, 33 automotive brands and survey responses from 87,282 owners. Each vehicle receives a score, represented by PP100 - the reported problems per 100 vehicles. The lower the score a vehicle earns the higher quality you can expect from it.

Best Compact SUV

The Hyundai Tucson earned the top spot in its segment of compact SUV.

Best Compact Sporty Car

Taking first place in the compact sporty car segment is the fun-to-drive and uniquely styled Hyundai Veloster.

Notable Finishes

Driving into second place of their vehicle categories in the J.D. Power IQS were the Hyundai Accent (small car) and Hyundai Elantra (compact car). The Hyundai Santa Fe performed well, too, securing a third place finish in its category of midsize SUV.

See what these dependable vehicles can do for you at Gossett Hyundai in Memphis, TN.

2020 North American Car of the Year

The North American Car of the Year award is given annually to the top vehicles on the market. This year, there were 46 eligible vehicles, from which 50 automotive journalists selected the best in leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and overall value. The conclusion: the Hyundai Sonata was named a finalist, offering impressive performance and bang for your buck. The Hyundai Palisade also went on to be named a finalist for the Utility Vehicle of the Year Award segment.

Selecting a Winner

The North American Car of the Year Award is evaluated by the top journalists in the United States and Canada (hence the name), a process that started in June 2019. There are three rounds of voting to narrow the field to only the best vehicles. The other finalists for Car of the Year include the Chevrolet Corvette and Toyota Supra. In the past, Hyundai won the overall award in 2009, 2012, 2019, with finalists in 2011 and 2015.

"Every year, manufacturers continue to produce impressive styling and high-quality vehicles with improved safety, more features, more performance and better efficiency. Our job is to evaluate each eligible vehicle and help consumers make wiser choices by presenting the best in each category," said NACTOY President Lauren Fix.

Hyundai Sonata: Style & Tech

Judges noted that the Hyundai Sonata was selected for its incredibly stylish design, the modern cabin, and the affordable price tag. This all-new sports coupe comes with available features such as a blind-spot view monitor, remote smart parking assist, leather seating, and a Heads-Up Display (HUD) system. Under the hood is a 180-horsepower turbocharged engine, with 36 highway mpg.*

Hyundai Palisade: Exceptional Utility

The three-row Hyundai Palisade has seating for eight people and a range of high-tech amenities. The judges of the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Award noted that the Palisade is particularly notable for its bold exterior, as well as a wide variety of innovative driver assist technologies such as standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, and available Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance. 

It's not every year an automaker can claim to have a car as the finalist of the prestigious 2020 North American Car of the Year awards. It's even more impressive that Hyundai had not just one but two vehicles named as finalists. Learn more about the Sonata and Palisade at Gossett Hyundai!

*2020 Sonata SE: 28 City/38 Hwy/32 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL: 27 City/37 Hwy/31 Combined MPG. 2020 Sonata SEL Plus/Limited: 27 City/36 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.

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