Not every hot car makes a headline these days. There are plenty of new vehicles on the market that outperform popular brands. Here are some of the most underrated cars of 2019. These are new cars that have top features, surprising affordability or just have simply passed under the radar.
2019 Hyundai Veloster N Turbo
This small car has big value against its competitors like the Honda Civic Type R and the Volkswagen Golf GT. It’s a sneaky little compact that comes with a 275 horsepower engine. Three different driving modes allow you to cruise the streets in NORMAL, belt out a louder exhaust note in SPORT mode, or get maximum grip from the SPORT+ mode.
2019 Subaru BRZ
The BRZ is a subcompact two-seater coupe that comes with your choice of automatic and manual transmission. It’s got sporty style and great handling, but most people have never heard of it. You get a rear-wheel drive sports car that carves up turns for just $26,680.
2019 Lexus GS
Luxury cars from BMW and Mercedes-Benz are the gold standard when it comes to premium features and amenities. Yet, the 2019 Lexus GS has blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. You get these features on BMW cars, but at a much greater cost. Plus, the style of the Lexus GS is distinctive and sophisticated.
2019 Kia Stinger GT
The 2019 Kia Stinger is one of the top-rated sedans on the market, so why isn’t it more popular? Well, perhaps it’s because Kia is still struggling to make a name for itself as a top automaker. Well, the Kia Stinger has an attractive exterior with aggressive cuts, snorkels and scoops in the paneling. It’s not all style points here either. Underneath the hood, this large sedan has a pulse-pounding twin turbo V6 that pushes 365 horsepower.
2019 Hyundai Ioniq
Tesla dominates the airwaves when it comes to all-electric cars, but you should take a closer look at the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq. It’s available as a hybrid, full electric and a plug-in. The electric model has a range of 124 miles, all for much cheaper than a Tesla Model 3. Although it’s a bit cramped in the rear, the new Ioniq has a nice price tag.