2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Family-Friendly TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

Nothing is more important than safety when you’re choosing a new vehicle for your loved ones in Brownsville, Texas. Here at Tipton Hyundai, one of our favorite family SUVs is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, which just won a prestigious TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the IIHS.

To win a TSP+ rating, the Santa Fe had to ace six tough crash tests to prove that it can protect your family. Another award requirement: exceptional front crash prevention, which the Santa Fe provides in the form of standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian, Cyclist, and Junction Turning Detection. Finally, all TSP+ vehicles must be equipped with headlights that effectively illuminate the road ahead without causing too much glare.

All Santa Fe models built after July 2021 meet these stringent IIHS standards. But there’s more: The Santa Fe boasts a wide range of other safety technologies to make your family’s trips even safer.

For example, all Santa Fe models come standard with Rear Occupant Alert so you’ll never have to worry about leaving anyone behind. And you can opt for a Surround View Monitor to help you maneuver safely in driveways and any other places where you might encounter hard-to-spot little ones.

The Santa Fe also offers Lane Keeping and Lane Following Assist, Smart Cruise Control, and available Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist to reduce stress on long trips and help you navigate traffic safely.

In addition to all these safety features, the Santa Fe welcomes your family with roomy seats, versatile cargo space, and infotainment tech to keep everyone entertained.

To learn more about how the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is a perfect match for your family’s needs, visit us here at Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville.

7 Models at Tipton Hyundai Named Car and Driver Editors’ Choices

We’re proud of the vehicles we sell at Tipton Hyundai, and we aren’t the only ones who recognize the greatness of the Hyundai brand. Recently, Car and Driver magazine released its annual list of favorite vehicles, and seven Hyundai models made the cut. Here’s a quick look at the stellar models that made the 2021 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice List — all of which are available at our dealership in Brownsville, Texas.

First up was the Hyundai Accent, which impressed the judges with its stylish interior and mature design. Next was the Hyundai Elantra, which was recognized for its striking exterior and exciting N Line trim level. The Hyundai Sonata’s features and fuel economy gave it a high spot on the list, and the Hyundai Veloster N stood out for its hatchback design and turbo-powered performance.

The subcompact Hyundai Kona was praised for its “cheeky design” and turbo engine, and its all-electric cousin, the Hyundai Kona Electric, was applauded for its range.

Last but not least, the Hyundai Palisade earned a spot on the 2021 Car and Driver Editor’s Choice List for its spacious interior, segment-leading features, and classy trim levels.

If you’re interested in owning any of these quality family vehicles in Brownsville, Texas, visit Tipton Hyundai or browse our affordable inventory of new and used Hyundai models online.  

New Hyundai Elantra Wins 2021 North American Car of the Year

North American Car of the Year is one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, and this year’s title belongs to the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra — available now at Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas.

More than 50 U.S. and Canadian auto journalists convene each year to decide the winner. The 2021 Elantra captured the hearts of this jury with its striking redesign, innovative tech features, and new hybrid and sport-inspired trims.

The Elantra’s bold new design stands out with a longer, lower, and wider build that incorporates curved lines, geometric shapes, and a sleek four-door coupe layout.

New for 2021, the Elantra debuts segment-first technologies like Hyundai Digital Key and wireless smartphone integration via Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. Other key tech features include a new available 8-inch touch screen and a bigger selection of standard SmartSense® safety features.

The Elantra lineup also gains a pair of exciting new options for 2021. The Elantra Hybrid achieves more than 50 mpg* to go with its responsive performance and advanced technologies. The Elantra N Line boasts a 201-horsepower turbo engine, sportier styling, and fun-to-drive tuning.

Want to learn more? You can explore the revamped, award-winning 2021 Elantra lineup for yourself when you visit us here at Tipton Hyundai.

*2021 Elantra Hybrid 50+ Combined MPG. Estimated MPG and driving range is based on internal testing with anticipated EPA certification pending. Estimated MPG is for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions and habits, vehicle and battery’s condition and other factors.

Kelley Blue Book Honors Three 2021 Hyundai Vehicles

Kelley Blue Book, or KBB for short, is a highly respected resource for new car buyers looking for unbiased information as they decide between hundreds of options. The publication honors a handful of vehicles with the Best Buy Award to help customers recognize high-value vehicles. For 2021, KBB honored three Hyundai vehicles as Best Buys.

2021 Kona: KBB named the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric as the best electric vehicle in its class. On top of the Kona’s efficient 258-mile range, comfortable interior, and luxurious included features, KBB loved that the Kona is much more exciting to drive than the typical electric vehicle.

2021 Santa Fe: Though it should come as no surprise to anyone who has been behind the wheel of the Santa Fe, Hyundai’s popular crossover was named as KBB’s best midsize SUV. KBB appreciated how re-energized the SUV felt after its model-year makeover, and appreciated its upgraded powertrains and new wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capabilities.

2021 Elantra: The Hyundai Elantra beat out dozens of vehicles in the competition to be crowned as KBB’s best compact car. KBB adored the Elantra’s crisp handling, high-efficiency engine options, and swanky standard features.

Visit Tipton Hyundai today to test drive three of the KBB’s Best Buy vehicles today.

Hyundai Reigns as U.S. News’ Best SUV Brand of 2021

No matter what kind of SUV you’re looking for, you can probably find it in the Hyundai lineup. The automaker has worked hard over the past few years to expand its SUV offerings with new additions like the three-row Palisade and city-friendly Venue. Those efforts paid off in a major way recently when Hyundai was named the Best SUV Brand of 2021 by U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News was especially impressed by the budget-friendly pricing, high-value standard features, award-winning safety, and warranty-backed reliability presented by Hyundai SUV models.

“We know that shoppers have different needs, so at Hyundai we’ve developed an all-encompassing SUV lineup that exceeds those needs,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president of product planning and mobility strategy for Hyundai Motor North America.

If you’re looking for a smaller SUV, Hyundai has two for you to consider: the tough, city-friendly Venue and the sleek, sporty Kona. Need something for the whole family? The popular eight-passenger Palisade fits the bill perfectly.

If you need something in between, Hyundai just released the redesigned midsize 2021 Santa Fe, and the all-new Tucson compact SUV is coming later this year.

Whatever you’re seeking in your next SUV, the best way to find it is by visiting us for a test drive here at Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas.

Hyundai Named Top Non-Luxury CPO Program for 2019

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For the second year running, Autotrader has named Hyundai the best non-luxury CPO program, in part because it has the longest manufacturer warranty coverage in the industry.

It’s also the third time in the last four years that Hyundai took the top spot among non-luxury brands for its certified pre-owned vehicle program. According to Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody, there’s very good reason for that honor.

“Hyundai’s certified pre-owned program is a significant value and perfect for budget-minded shoppers looking for a no-hassle, affordable car,” he said, adding that the length of the powertrain warranty, limited bumper-to-bumper new car warranty, and 10-year roadside assistance were hard to beat. “In fact, if you want a better overall certified program, you’ll need to move up to a luxury brand.”

To determine the best CPO programs, Autotrader looks at warranty as well as available inventory, deductible amount, and transferability to future vehicle owners.

Hyundai’s CPO program includes the following features:

  • A comprehensive 173-point quality assurance inspection
  • A 10-year/100,000-mile CPO powertrain limited warranty
  • The remainder of the 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty from the original in-service date and zero miles
  • 10-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance from the original in-service date and zero miles
  • Rental car and travel interruption reimbursement
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio with no-charge, three-month All Access trial
  • A complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

Find the best CPO warranty in the industry when you check out the pre-owned inventory here at Tipton Hyundai.