Coronavirus Car Deals: 5 Hyundais With 0% Financing Worth Considering
Hyundai is now offering qualified shoppers using in-house financing 0% APR for up to 84 months (term length may vary by model or your location) and up to 120 days of deferred payments. This is in addition to its Hyundai Assurance program, which offers to cover six months of payments if a buyer loses their job.
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Four 2020 vehicles are excluded from this offer entirely, so first let us tell you what you can’t get for no interest:
- Palisade — Cars.com’s Best of 2020 winner. Bummer.
- Ioniq — Hyundai’s answer to the Toyota Prius, available in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric variants, depending on your location in the U.S.
- Veloster — A fun-to-drive three-door hatchback that comes in an N performance variant that won our Most Fun-to-Drive award for 2020. Also a bummer.
- Nexo — A hydrogen fuel-cell SUV that you might not have even known existed, only available in California.
With those (in some cases unfortunate) exclusions out of the way, it’s worth pointing out that Hyundai still has a very solid vehicle lineup and a generous warranty program. New Hyundais have intuitive infotainment systems — both the latest version and the previous generation are among our favorites — and a robust set of standard safety features.
Here are five Hyundais we think you should consider if you’re currently needing to buy a new car and qualify for 0% financing.
1. Santa Fe
The Santa Fe won Cars.com’s most recent mid-size SUV challenge — a cross-segment comparison pitting top models against one another during a week of intensive head-to-head testing — with its combination of standard safety tech, user-friendly interior, cargo room and value. In a comparison test where multiple vehicles topped $50,000, the winning, fully loaded Santa Fe was priced at less than $40,000. Be wary of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which has turbo lag many of our editors have found objectionable. Fortunately, you can get any trim level of the Santa Fe with the naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder instead — if you can live with a decrease in horsepower.
Hyundai’s compact SUV offering wasn’t a winner in our last compact SUV comparison test, but it finished in a very solid third place thanks to a strong overall showing. The Tucson only won one category — value — but wasn’t usually at the bottom in most of our test categories. Other highlights of the Tucson include its ride quality and aforementioned multimedia system. The Tucson was also the shortest in length in our comparison by several inches, giving it a much more city-friendly size.
Sensing a theme yet? Hyundai’s SUV (and pseudo-SUV) lineup is, top to bottom, one of the strongest currently available. The Kona is one of those kinda-sorta SUVs that is essentially a taller hatchback, though it does at least offer all-wheel drive. The Kona may never unseat the Subaru Crosstrek from its subcompact SUV throne, but it’s still a relatively fun-to-drive, space-efficient hatch-UV. The Kona is also one of the more fun-looking vehicles in Hyundai’s lineup, if you’re the type of shopper who wants a car to match your personality.
The list wouldn’t be complete without Hyundai’s baby-ute Venue, the newest vehicle in Hyundai’s lineup. While its sibling Kona’s available all-wheel drive qualifies it as an SUV in our eyes, the Venue comes only in front-wheel drive, technically rendering it a high-riding hatchback and not an SUV at all. That’s fine by Hyundai; it wanted something to replace the Accent hatchback and doesn’t believe shoppers will miss all-wheel drive in most situations. There’s even a special snow mode for low-traction situations.
Priced at less than $24,000 fully loaded, the Venue is a strong choice for city dwellers. Those looking for a little more styling flair and willing to forgo a moonroof should opt for the Denim edition, which includes a two-tone exterior paint scheme in dark blue with a white roof, and a blue-and-white interior with faux-denim seat (jeat?) upholstery.
5. Elantra GT N Line
Not all of our recommendations are SUVs, thankfully. With the Veloster (and especially the Veloster N) out of consideration for this financing deal, give the Elantra GT N Line a look. It’s a hot little hatch that comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission; the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is a $1,100 option. Our editors found that it compares favorably to the venerable Honda Civic Si — the Civic is still the better performance car, but the Elantra GT N Line is a hatchback, giving you some added practicality; the Civic Si can only be had in sedan and coupe flavors. And unless Hyundai wants to make this deal applicable to non-N Velosters, it’s probably the most driving fun you can have in a 0%-eligible Hyundai.
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