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Hyundai Lands Seven Vehicles on Car and Driver Editors' Choice List for 2021

Hyundai’s Accent, Elantra, Kona, Kona EV, Sonata, Palisade and Veloster N join the list of vehicles that exemplify the best automobiles currently available

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2021 – Hyundai has landed seven products onto the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list representing this year’s standard of excellence. The Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Kona, Kona EV, Sonata, Palisade and Veloster N join the prestigious list out of more than 400 cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs that Car and Driver editors test, rate, and rank in each of 32 market segments.

“Having ambitious product goals has allowed us to deliver products that meet consumer needs. The seven Hyundai products featured by Car and Driver on their annual Editors’ Choice list showcases our commitment to delivering outstanding vehicles,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America.

Hyundai 2021 Model Year Elantra

Eligibility for the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list includes only vehicles that the Car and Driver staff has driven. “This is the list of those we would recommend to our friends and family,” said Sharon Silke Carty, editor-in-chief, Car and Driver. “The vehicles we think are reliable, safe, and fun to drive.”

Car and Driver conducts rigorous instrumented testing on hundreds of vehicles each year. Those results are but one element considered for earning a spot on the Editors' Choice list. The other criteria used to choose the vehicles for the Editors’ Choice list includes the rankings each vehicle earns within its market segment and editors' subjective evaluations of each vehicle's performance, value, and how well it fulfils its intended mission. Each vehicle Car and Driver tests is ultimately given a rank in its market segment versus its competitors. That rank can be found on each vehicle’s 2021 make-model page under the heading “Where This Vehicle Ranks.”

The full list of the 2021 Editors’ Choice award winners is available now at


At Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.