IONIQ 5 Named Car and Driver EV of the Year

IONIQ 5 Named Car and Driver EV of the Year | Toronto, ON

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is impressive on its own, but it’s always nice when highly regarded publications recognize our vehicles. Car and Driver recently named the 2022 IONIQ 5 its “EV of the Year,” beating out 19 top-rated competitors along the way.

“The IONIQ 5 is an attractive proposition for buyers who desire the performance, range, and charging speeds of far more expensive EVs at an accessible price,” said Tony Quiroga, editor-in-chief at Car and Driver.

Similar to the Car and Driver 10Best list, this coveted award adheres to the following criteria to determine a winner: Fun to Drive, Technology Advancement, Mission Fulfillment, and Value. With its starting price of $47,550 CAD, the IONIQ 5 is much more affordable than EVs of a similar caliber.[1] In fact, the Hyundai EV beat luxury competitors like the BMW i4, Cadillac Lyriq, Mercedes EQS, and Audi e-tron GT — all of which cost at least $20k more than the IONIQ 5.

Outside of the money you’ll save by choosing the IONIQ 5, the Car and Driver editor Ezra Dyer praised the EV for its futuristic appeal and its confidence to be its own vehicle thanks to features like a power leg rest and the sliding centre console.

If you want to see more of why the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is an award-winning vehicle, all you have to do is contact our team or come visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario!

[1] Price of $47,549.7 available on 2022 IONIQ 5 Essential model. Price includes Delivery and Destination charges, fees, levies and all applicable charges (excluding HST, GST/PST). Price also excludes registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and dealer admin. fees of up to $599. Fees may vary by dealer. Certain exterior or interior colour options may cost extra.

Hyundai Introduces All-Electric IONIQ 6

Hyundai | Toronto, ON

As part of its goal to become the global leader in EV production, Hyundai recently unveiled the all-new IONIQ 6 Electrified Streamliner. This new Hyundai EV offers incredible range as well as an exceptionally unique cabin that’s filled with intuitive tech.


The new Hyundai IONIQ 6 can be equipped with a variety of battery packs and motors to account for various needs when it comes to range and power. The most impressive long-range 77.4 kWh battery, single motor, and rear-wheel drive powertrain work to deliver 320 horsepower, 446 lb-ft of torque, and up to 610 km of estimated range.[1]

Charging is customizable for the IONIQ 6 as well. The EV’s E-GMP architecture supports 400-V and the standard 800-V infrastructure. And with a 350-kW charger, the IONIQ 6 can go from 10% charged to 80% in only 18 minutes!


The IONIQ 6’s interior comes with a host of smart technologies to make for a high-class, unique experience. The Dual Colour Ambient Lighting feature lets you choose from 64 colours and six themes to illuminate the cabin, including the Speed Sync Lighting mode that adjusts the brightness to match the vehicle’s speed.

Up front is the modular touch-screen dashboard with a 12-inch digital cluster and 12-inch infotainment display that seamlessly blend together. Here, you’ll use a variety of tech features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, multi-device Bluetooth®, navigation with Bluelink® map updates, and the premium Bose® sound system.

These are just some of the incredible highlights of the all-new Hyundai IONIQ 6. If you want to know more about when you can get your own, contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario!

[1] 77.4-kWh battery with RWD motor option and 18-inch tire.

Toronto’s Top Fall Festivals

Toronto’s Top Fall Festivals | Toronto, ON

Here at Downtown Hyundai, we’re lucky to call Toronto our home. The city abounds with things to do and see, including the following fall festivals. Check them out if you have the chance!

Toronto International Film Festival

All of the biggest stars and filmmakers make their way to Toronto’s theatres to view a variety of incredible films. From “American Beauty” to “Ray” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” a handful of award-winning movies have made their debut at this grand event. This year, TIFF runs from Sept. 8-18 and you can find more information on how to attend on its website.

Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto

If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, consider attending the 2022 Redpath Waterfront Festival from Sept. 17-18. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, you can enjoy live entertainment on two different stages, view art installations and performance art, and taste what local food trucks have to offer.

Toronto International BuskerFest

We appreciate BuskerFest for its charming yet quirky performers and the fact that the event raises money for a good cause. Organized and in support of Epilepsy Toronto, BuskerFest is where you’ll find everything from local bands and aerial performances to a hula hoop dance party and The Little Big Top Circus Sideshow.

Maybe we’ll see you out at one of Toronto’s top fall festivals! Let us know what your plans are the next time you visit us.

Hyundai Leads the Way with Outstanding Warranty Coverage

Hyundai Outstanding Warranty Coverage | Toronto, ON

Hyundai stands behind the quality of its vehicles, but it also wants its customers to have added peace of mind over time. That’s why Hyundai leads the auto industry with its outstanding warranty coverage to handle a variety of needs.

When you purchase a new Hyundai, you’ll get the 5-year/100,000 KM Comprehensive Limited Warranty and a 5-year/Unlimited KM Roadside Assistance Program. The latter includes 24-hour services like flat tire changing and lockout help, to name just a couple.

Other available Hyundai warranty coverage includes a New Vehicle Limited Warranty (5 years/100,000 KM), Powertrain Limited Warranty (5 years/100,000 KM), Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Warranty (5 years/Unlimited KM), and Roadside Assistance (5 years/Unlimited KM). Most competitors only offer up to 3 years and 60,000 KM for some of these warranties.

So what do all of these warranties cover, exactly? With this comprehensive coverage, things like the radio and sound systems, battery, transmission, catalytic converter, body sheet metal, and more can be repaired free of charge.[1]

In addition to these warranties, Hyundai also offers Extended Protection that takes effect when the standard warranty expires. Additional benefits of Hyundai Extended Protection include car rentals, tire road hazard protection, 24-hour roadside assistance, and trip reimbursements (when applicable). Not to mention, Hyundai Extended Protection is fully transferrable to the next owner, which increases your car’s resale value!

Contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario, to learn more about Hyundai warranty coverage.

[1] Refer to the Service Passport for complete details of Hyundai Warranties.

IONIQ 5 Sweeps World Car Awards

IONIQ 5 Sweeps World Car Awards | Toronto, ON

The IONIQ 5 is the first dedicated BEV from Hyundai and it’s already making waves in the industry. In fact, the electric crossover swept the World Car Awards, winning the three categories for which it was nominated.

At the New York Auto Show, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 was named the overall World Car of the Year, the World Electric Vehicle of the Year, and the World Car Design of the Year. The inspiring EV competed with 27 other models that were launched in 2021. However, 102 automotive journalists from 33 countries deemed the IONIQ 5 the top contender in its nominated categories.

“We are truly honored to receive these prestigious awards, which recognize the talent and hard work of all our people and business partners at Hyundai Motor Company. Our vision is to enable Progress for Humanity, and this endorsement of our approach will serve to embolden our commitment to make this vision a reality,” said Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is built on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) and offers ultra-fast charging of a 10% to 80% charge in only 18 minutes. The interior is incredibly spacious and modern, showcasing the future of Hyundai’s design.

If you’d like to know more about the award-winning IONIQ 5, be sure to contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.

Hyundai Tucson Named Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

Hyundai Tucson Named Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year | Toronto, ON

There are so many reasons to love the Hyundai Tucson, and the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada agrees. The 2022 Tucson was recently named the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year by the AJAC and it’s quite significant for the Hyundai brand.

“This award is exceptionally meaningful for us, because the new Tucson represents Hyundai’s full-spectrum eco-powertrain approach – offering internal combustion, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models in a high-volume compact SUV. With all-wheel-drive capability; hybrid and plug-in hybrid options; customers no longer need to choose between all-road, all-weather capability and outstanding efficiency,” said Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada.

The Tucson was praised by the AJAC for its overall value, quiet and well-styled interior, and its advanced safety features. In addition to the Tucson being recognized by the AJAC, the all-new Hyundai Santa Cruz was named the 2022 Best Small Pick-Up Truck in Canada. The AJAC jury noted that the boldly designed Hyundai truck featured incredible vehicle dynamics and great powertrain performance.

Steve Flamand, director of product corporate strategy at Hyundai Auto Canada said, “Hyundai took a bold step in new segment territory with Santa Cruz, with the intention of satisfying a combination of needs for customers, namely those looking for the capability of a truck, but the efficiency and versatility of an SUV.”

You can find the 2022 Tucson and 2022 Santa Cruz right here at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario. To learn more, contact our team or visit us at 79 E Don Roadway.

11 Hyundai Models Win Car and Driver Editor’s Choice Awards

2022 Hyundai Kona | Toronto, ON

Each year, the editors at Car and Driver announce their top picks in the automotive world. The 2022 list was recently released, and a total of 11 Hyundai models won Car and Driver Editor’s Choice Awards.

To determine the best new cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans, and EVs, the Car and Driver editors test them on the road. The editors also look at the value provided by each vehicle, in regards to the standard and available features offered at varying price points.

Here are the 11 Hyundai vehicles that were named winners:

  • Subcompact Car: Accent
  • Sport Compact Car: Elantra N
  • Electric SUV: Ioniq 5
  • Subcompact SUV: Kona
  • Electric SUV: Kona Electric
  • Mid-Size SUV: Palisade
  • Compact Pickup Truck: Santa Cruz
  • Mid-Size SUV: Santa Fe
  • Family Sedan: Sonata
  • Compact SUV: Tucson
  • Sport Compact Car: Veloster N

“We are greatly honored to tie for the most Car and Driver 2022 Editors’ Choice awards with 11 models,” said Ricky Lao, director of product planning at Hyundai Motor North America. “These eleven models together represent a majority of our lineup and nearly every market segment, and we are pleased that Car and Driver recognizes so many of our models for their collective excellence.”

You can experience any of these vehicles by contacting our team or visiting us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.

Hyundai Wins 5 “Best Cars for the Money” Awards

2022 Hyundai Tucson | Toronto, ON

U.S. News & World Report has released its annual “Best Cars for the Money” list and a remarkable five Hyundai vehicles were named winners, which was the most wins for any brand. To create this list, U.S. News gathers credible reviews from the automotive press and ranks each vehicle on its driving, interior comfort, and technology features.

Best 2-Row SUV for the Money: Hyundai Santa Fe

To start, the 2022 Santa Fe is packed with the extensive suite of Hyundai SmartSense™ safety features. The interior is stylish and spacious, offering more than 2,000 litres of space to utilize behind the front-row seats. All models are equipped with HTRAC™ All-Wheel Drive with multi-terrain control modes for ultimate stability behind the wheel.

Best Compact SUV for the Money: Hyundai Tucson

A smaller SUV option arrives in the form of the 2022 Tucson. This compact vehicle can be filled with a variety of available advanced technologies, like a high-definition 10.25-inch touch screen with navigation, a Bose® premium sound system, and Remote Smart Parking Assist. Notable standard features include heated front seats as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

Best Hybrid and Electric Car for the Money: Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

Hyundai is one of the few remaining brands that offers a sedan lineup, and one of the standout options is the 2022 Elantra Hybrid. Once you’re done staring at its stylish exterior, you’ll find top-level interior features as standard. This includes wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, a hands-free smart trunk, and a long list of innovative driver-assist safety systems.

Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money: Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

For an efficient SUV option, consider the 2022 Tucson Hybrid. Open up the back to use 1,097 litres of cargo space or put the remote-folding rear seats down to see what you can fit into the 2,108 litres of total available space. As spacious as it is, the Tucson Hybrid is also advanced. The button-type shift-by-wire replaces the traditional gear shifter and the system features paddle shifters behind the steering wheel for a sporty feel.

Best Subcompact SUV for the Money: Hyundai Kona

But if you’re looking for an even sportier drive, turn to the 2022 Kona. With a redesigned exterior that is bolder than ever, the Kona is sure to turn heads no matter where you’re going. Enjoy standard features like heated front seats and a dual-level cargo floor or upgrade to get even more with an available Head-Up Display and a wireless charging pad.

Contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario, for more information on any of these award-winning vehicles.

Tucson, IONIQ 5 Join Spider-Man on the Big Screen

2021 Hyundai IONIQ | Toronto, ON

Did you know that a recent superhero film included cameos from two Hyundai vehicles? The all-new IONIQ 5 and all-new Tucson both made brief appearances in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” as part of an exciting partnership between Sony Pictures and Hyundai.

Leading up to the film’s release last December, a pair of commercials aired online and on televisions globally. The long-form “Only Way Home” commercial stars Tom Holland as a stranded Peter Parker after the events of the previous film. As he’s suited up as Spider-Man and walking along a deserted highway, his best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) pulls up in the all-electric IONIQ 5 to take Peter back to New York City to face his fate.

The second commercial includes actual clips from “No Way Home,” with Peter standing atop the new Tucson as he prepares to face a villain. Additional footage of the Tucson zooming through city streets accompanies the film scenes, with a disclaimer unfortunately stating that web shooters are not included with the sporty SUV.

This isn’t the first time Hyundai vehicles have partnered with superheroes — and it won’t be the last. A custom Hyundai Veloster appeared in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” as Ant-Man’s getaway vehicle. Hyundai also has campaigns for the new “Uncharted” film as well as the upcoming “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One),” set to debut in October.

Our team at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario, is always excited to see Hyundai vehicles getting in the spotlight of major motion pictures. Come visit us to drive your own movie star of a vehicle home today.

Santa Cruz Is AutoTrader’s Best Compact Truck of the Year

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz | Toronto, ON

Last summer, the truck world was rocked to its core when the all-new Hyundai Santa Cruz was introduced. With its unique style and practical capability, the compact truck quickly became a favorite in the industry. So it’s no surprise that the Santa Cruz has been named the Best Compact Truck of the Year by AutoTrader.

AutoTrader Awards

More than 20 automotive journalists evaluated all 2022 model year vehicles for the 2022 AutoTrader Awards. The experts used 12 key criteria to assess each model before giving out a total of 30 awards across the industry. 

“The Hyundai Santa Cruz distinguished itself from its competitors with its functional capability, stand-out design and array of technology features,” said Jodi Lai, editor-in-chief at “We are excited to see automotive manufacturers continue to innovate and cater to the Canada’s most diverse consumer segment, and we are proud to be the entity that evaluates and recognizes their efforts while providing Canadians expert advice throughout their car-buying process.”

New Features

One of the highlights of the new Santa Cruz is its versatile bed with LED lighting, an integrated sliding and lockable tonneau cover, lockable under-bed waterproof storage compartment, and integrated rear bumper steps. This Sport Adventure Vehicle is also equipped with a 115-volt power outlet and an adjustable rail and cleat system with six tie-down points.

If you’d like to learn more about the award-winning Santa Cruz, contact our team or visit us at Downtown Hyundai in Toronto, Ontario.