So you are looking for a new or used car and you’ve settled on a Hyundai as your manufacturer of choice. First of all, congratulations: deciding to purchase a car is a big move for anyone.
Furthermore, considering how complicated and convoluted car shopping can become, considering the slew of different options available to you, making any absolute decision – like which company you want to buy from – is an accomplishment worth celebrating.
With all that said, Hyundai is a big company with a lot of different types of cars to offer, and you will have many decisions to make before you make your purchase. Help yourself get there by answering the following questions.
Which Hyundai model fits my needs the most?
Hyundai splits its current stable of cars into four segments: compacts, sedans, crossovers and ‘performance’ cars. Compacts include the Accent, the Elantra and the Veloster; sedans include the Sonata (likely Hyundai’s flagship vehicle), as well as the Azera; crossovers include the Tucson and the Santa Fe; and the performance category boasts the Genesis and Equus models. Pick the general category that matches your preferred car type, then read up on each individual model to know which one is the best for you.
What else do I need to know?
If none of Hyundai’s current models catch your eye, keep in mind that the company has discontinued a few models – such as the Excel and the Getz – over the years. You can still find these models through online classified sites like Gumtree, and many of them are still perfectly drivable. Just be sure to research each to make sure you find the right car for you!
What type of car do I want?
Are you looking for a compact, two-door coupe or a larger four-door sedan? A compact or an SUV crossover? Is this car for a single-person household, or is it for a family? Do you want a manual or automatic transmission?
How much power do you want from your engine? What kind of gas mileage are you looking for? Asking yourself all of these questions can help you to figure out which car in the Hyundai stable is the best fit for you.