Hyundai Lifestyle and Buying Benefits

Explore the Hyundai brand, learn more about the impressive model lineup waiting for you at Ettleson Hyundai. Unpack all of Hyundai's ownership benefits, innovative history, premium performance offerings, dynamic design options, and intelligent technology. See how some of the latest Hyundai models compare to the competition.

After you've done your research, find the perfect new Hyundai model for your lifestyle and budget. Choose from a range of thrilling New Hyundai Sedans and capable New Hyundai SUVs  that include everything from the sleek Hyundai Elantra, the innovative and electric Hyundai Ioniq, the nimble and versatile Hyundai Kona, the flexible and powerful Hyundai Santa Cruz, the roomy and refined Hyundai Santa Fe, the sophisticated and intelligent Hyundai Sonata, and the bold and modern new Hyundai Tucson!

Keep reading to review everything the Hyundai brand has to offer. When you're ready for a test drive, swing by Ettleson Hyundai for a test drive today. Take the time to browse all our New Hyundai Specials, Hyundai Incentives, and Finance Center for help unlocking the best deal possible.

Hyundai Ownership Benefits

In addition to all the impressive technology, amenities, and performance offerings; every new Hyundai model comes backed by first-class ownership benefits. Enjoy exclusive Owners Assurance when you buy a new Hyundai model today, this pledge promises exceptional customer service and owner satisfaction throughout your ownership. Hyundai's Owners Assurance includes:

  • Enjoy Remote Access with seamless capability with the standard Blue Link for three years on all new Hyundai models
  • America's Best Warranty, 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance, 5-Year Unlimited Coverage and towing battery jump-starts, flat tire changes included
  • Car Care, enjoy free multi-point inspections by Hyundai factory-trained service technicians

Hyundai History

  • In 1947, the Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company was founded, who's name 'Hyundai' means 'modern times'.
  • In 1967, Hyundai Motor Company was founded.In 1968, the Cortina was the very first vehicle successfully assembled by Hyundai.
  • In 1974 at the Turin Motor Show in October, the compact rear-wheel drive Pony was introduced.
  • In 1982, the company entered the British market.
  • In 1984, Hyundai began exporting the Pony to Canada, where it became the top-selling car on the Canadian market.
  • In 1986, the Pony Excel became the first Hyundai model sold in the United States.
  • In the 1980s, Fortune magazine nominated the Pony as 'Best Product #10', thanks in part to its affordability.
  • In 1990, the production of Hyundai automobiles reached the four million mark.
  • Early 1990s, the Accent, Dynasty, and Tiburon were introduced.
  • 1991 saw the company's first pure electric car, the Sonata Electric Vehicle prototype.
  • Early 2000s, the Hyundai European Design Center and Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center were established.
  • 2004, the first-ever Tucson SUV was introduced.
  • 2015, Hyundai announced the high-performance Hyundai N sub-brand.
  • In 2016, Hyundai introduced the IONIQ offered in hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric.

Hyundai Performance

Find the perfect performance for your lifestyle demands with a new Hyundai model today. Choose from fantastic options that include the Hyundai Santa Fe with up to 28 highway mpg and two engine options or check out the capable Hyundai Sonata that features a 191 horsepower, 2.5L GDI 4-cylinder engine⁠ that produces up to 38 highway⁠ mpg.

For something bigger and more efficient, the new Hyundai Tucson Hybrid comes equipped with HTRAC All-Wheel Drive standard, a regenerative braking system, and up to 38 highway mpg powered by its innovative turbo engine and electric motor. Additional standard and available performance offerings include:

  • Hyundai Santa Fe offers up to 281 horsepower and up to 311 lb-ft of torque
  • Santa Cruz offers up to 27 highway mpg, up to 281 horsepower, and up to 5,000-lb. towing capacity
  • Hyundai Kona offers up to 35 mpg highway and up to 195 horsepower
  • Available  8-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® transmission
  • Available Drive Mode Select and Idle Stop & Go
  • Available HTRAC All-Wheel Drive system

Hyundai Design

Hyundai offers a variety of sleek, sporty, and sophisticated models offered in a range of sizes. Make it your own by choosing from an array of modern trim and wheel options. Unpack all the impressive amenity options, exterior accents, and refined materials waiting. Like the impressive standard 4.2-inch color LCD display, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and 60/40 split 2nd-row seats with recline offered in the new Hyundai Santa Fe. 

The Hyundai Sonata on the other hand is an elegant sedan featuring a standard 6-way adjustable driver seat, available Bose® premium audio with 12 speakers, available Ventilated front seats, available Dual automatic temperature control, and much more. Additional interior and exterior Hyundai features include:

  • Available ventilated front seats and dual automatic temperature control
  • Available 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Available 8-way power passenger seat and quilted premium Nappa leather
  • Available 20-inch wheels, ambient lighting⁠, panoramic sunroof, and LED interior lights
  • USB charge port and available wireless device charging
  • Tucson offers 60/40 Split fold-down, reclining rear seatback, and dual-level cargo floor

Hyundai Technology

New Hyundai models make feeling safe and staying connected easier than ever with their  impressive array of standard and available technology. Explore the intuitive layout and seamless technology waiting for you inside a new Hyundai model today. Enjoy fantastic smartphone-friendly features like wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, available Digital Key, and Blue Link® Connected Car Service. 

As for advanced driver assistance features, new Hyundai models offer a range of impressive features that have you back and empower you to experience unmatched peace of mind every time you get behind the wheel. Drive with confidence knowing that the standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and additional safety features have you back. Intelligent Hyundai technology waiting for you include:

  • 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster⁠ is available in some models
  • Available intuitive Hyundai Digital Key 
  • Available Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Available  Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Available Bluelink® Connected Car System and wireless device charging⁠
  • Available Blind-Spot View Monitor and Surround View Monitor


Hyundai Competitive Comparisons

2022 Hyundai Palisade vs the 2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Hyundai Palisade
Starting Price: $33,150
Horsepower: 291
Transmission: 8-Speed
Ground Clearance: 7.9”
2022 Honda Pilot
Starting Price: $37,580
Horsepower: 280
Transmission: 6-Speed
Ground Clearance: 7.3”

The all-new 2022 Hyundai Palisade offers more power, amenities, and technology for less than the new 2022 Honda Pilot. Don’t settle get all the thrilling power and dynamic capability you deserve in one bold and intelligent package equipped with an always-ready 291-hp 3.8L GDI V6 engine⁠. And for added adventure-ready sport, the new Hyundai Palisade can tow up to 5,000 lbs max towing, offers a heavy-duty transmission oil cooler, and has an available Trailer Sway Control!

2022 Hyundai Elantra vs the 2022 Subaru Impreza

2022 Hyundai Elantra
Bluelink® Connected Car System: Standard
Hands-free smart trunk release: Available
Dynamic Voice Recognition: Available
Safe Exit Warning: Available
2022 Subaru Impreza
Bluelink® Connected Car System: Not Available
Hands-free smart trunk release: Not Available
Dynamic Voice Recognition: Not Available
Safe Exit Warning: Not Available

The new 2022 Hyundai Elantra offers more impressive next-level technology and convenience features than the new Subaru Impreza. From the Bluelink® Connected Car System and available Hands-free smart trunk release to available Dynamic Voice Recognition and available Safe Exit Warning, the new Hyundai Elantra is purpose-built to elevate your driving experience beyond what the competition offers.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe vs the 2022 Subaru Forester

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
Engine: 2.5L Smartstream GDI/MPI 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 191
Torque: 181 lb-ft
Cargo Room: 72.1 cu-ft
2022 Subaru Forester
Engine: 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder
Horsepower: 182
Torque: 176 lb-ft
Cargo Room: 74.3 cu-ft

The all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe comes equipped with more standard power, amenities, and space than the new 2022 Subaru Forester. Drive with confidence knowing the innovative standard 2.5L Smartstream GDI/MPI 4-cylinder engine has your back with its standard 191 horsepower, 181 lb-ft of torque, and available All-Wheel Drive. Stretch out in the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe’s spacious cabin filled with a slew of class-exclusive amenities.

Hyundai FAQs


America’s Best Warranty, 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, and a Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty.

The Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company was founded in 1947 and the Hyundai Motor Company was founded in 1967.

The name ‘Hyundai’ means ‘modern times’, deriving from the Korean word ‘Hyun’ (현) which means ‘modern’ or ‘present’ and ‘Dai’ (대) which refers to ‘era’ or ‘generation’.

Yes, every new Hyundai offers 24/7 Roadside Assistance, 5-Year Unlimited Coverage and towing battery jump-starts, flat tire changes included.

Yes, new Hyundai models feature wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®, and Hyundai Digital Key.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and more.

Choose from the nimble Kona, elegant Tucson, versatile Santa Fe, bold Palisade, or cunning Venue.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SE starts at $27,200.

The new Santa Cruz SE starts at $23,990.

The new 2022 Hyundai Kona SE starts at $20,950.

The new 2022 Hyundai Elantra SE starts at $19,850.

The new 2022 Hyundai Kona offers 30 city and 35 Highway mpg.

The new 2022 Hyundai Elantra offers 33 city and 43 highway mpg.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz produces 23 MPG Combined, 21 City/26 Hwy⁠.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe’s dimensions are 188.4” Length, 74.8” Width, and 66.3” Height.

The new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe offers up to 72.1 cu-ft of max cargo.