FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Mar. 26, 2020 – Autotrader has named two all-new Hyundai models, the Palisade SUV and the Sonata, among its Best New Cars for 2020. The Best New Cars for 2020 was created by Autotrader to help car shoppers expand their horizons as they consider which new vehicle to buy. Hyundai was the only automotive brand to win multiple Autotrader Best New Cars for 2020 Awards.

The Palisade SUV was recognized by Autotrader for “striking the perfect balance between an affordable volume car and a premium luxury car. Hyundai has stepped up its game big time, emerging as a modern automaker delivering style, features, and value, all in one attractive package.” Further, the Hyundai Sonata was also recognized by Autotrader for making “a strong case as a class leader in a competitive segment. Its redesign brought with it a stunning new look, a roomy, premium interior, and a generous list of standard features, plus some interesting available tech in the higher trims.”

“Hyundai is more than proud to have two popular new vehicles, the Palisade SUV and Sonata, named to the Autotrader Best New Cars for 2020,” said Scott Margason, director of Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The new Palisade and Sonata were carefully tailored to the needs of American buyers in their respective segments and have been well-received by both top media and consumers alike. This important recognition by Autotrader further confirms the strong appeal of these new Hyundai models in the marketplace.”

“Our goal was to provide a helpful list of cars that offer exceptional value for their class, regardless of vehicle type or price,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “Anyone in the market for a new car really should look outside their typical go-to brands—they might be surprised what they find. It’s also worth noting that out of our 12 best cars of the year, only one is from a luxury brand. That tells you just how good cars from volume brands are now in their top trims when it comes to comfort, technology and design. Every vehicle Autotrader listed as a Best New Car for 2020 has ‘that certain something’ that makes it stand out in a very crowded field.”

Each vehicle on this year’s list was agreed upon unanimously by the entire editorial and data team at Autotrader. To be considered, a vehicle must be of the current or next model-year and available for purchase at the time of the announcement. The editors capped the base price for consideration at $75,000 (although most vehicles on the list are well under), meaning they offer a significant value for the asking price. Not only was value a top priority, but vehicles also were judged on available technology and a rewarding or dynamic driving experience. Each winning car had to score an overall 3.9 or higher on the editors’ 5-point evaluation sheet. For more details about Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2020, including full editorial commentary, pricing information and more, visit

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