Something exciting has been brewing at Hyundai HQ. It looks like an Elantra. It acts like an Elantra. It sounds like an Elantra. Could it be a new 2020 Hyundai Elantra? You bet.
The Elantra has always been impressive (read about the 2013 model that traveled over 1 million miles on its original powertrain). Now, following an inspired facelift last year, the upscale 2020 Elantra is even more impressive, proving once and for all that cars – that is, affordable, well-equipped, good cars – still have a place in our crossover-crowded world.
Are Hyundai vehicles reliable? Farrah Haines of Kansas has
your answer; in just 5 years, Haines, a delivery driver stationed in Kansas, stunningly
put 1 million miles on the odometer of her original ’13 Hyundai
Elantra. To put that dumbfounding number in perspective: driving an average of
14,000 miles annually, your typical American driver would rack up 1,000,000
miles in…71 years and change. Farrah, you’re a certified legend in our book.
That sentiment also extends to the Elantra she’s driving.
Putting a million miles on any car is an astounding feat, but doing it on an
original powertrain — well, that sends Hyundai to the ranks of “next-level
legendary.” So, being one of the most reliable auto brands in America, Hyundai
is well-deserving of all the internet salutes and reimagined The
Proclaimers song lyrics you can muster.
I would drive 500,000 miles
And I would drive 500,000 more
Just to be the car who drives a million miles
To deliver boxes, door-to-door
But how did the Hyundai
Elantra do it? The answer may surprise you (probably not – it’s TLC
From Hoover to Tuscaloosa, local concertgoers are in for a real summertime treat this year, as musicians from all over America are planning tour pit stops in Alabama. Whether you’re into country, classic rock, or kid music, Birmingham’s the place to be! Fill up your 2019 summer calendar with these brilliant Birmingham events and concerts.
Shoot 2 Thrill: All-Girl AC/DC Tribute Band
Date: July 5, 2019 Location: Iron City Grill (Birmingham, AL) Price: $10+ (buy tix here) Ages: E for Everyone/21+ Details: Based out of Raleigh, Shoot 2 Thrill is setting their amp volume to 11 for a special Birmingham concert at Iron City Grill this July. The 5-piece, all-female, AC/DC tribute band invites everyone to come rip some air-guitar chords, belt out the hits, and have a great time reliving hard rock classics. –(www.ironcitybham.com)
June 16. Father’s Day. The day after frantic sons and
daughters are reminded to buy Dad a gift. Will you settle for a homemade
macaroni necklace and whatever cheesy Father’s Day card is left at the store?
Or will this be the year you show Dad that he’s more than just your piggy bank
and occasional chauffeur?
This Father’s Day, give your Hyundai-loving pops something
he can really enjoy. Here are a few Hyundai accessories
that may be right in his wheelhouse.
Even as more and more Americans flock to the land of
crossovers, the midsize sedan segment is holding strong thanks to a few quality
cars—the Hyundai Sonata being one of
them. Surprisingly spacious, highly affordable, and heavy on the in-car tech,
Hyundai Sonata doesn’t rest on its laurels as one of the most recognizably
named sedans. Instead, it’s setting new
standards in its class. Here are the 5 main reasons why any shopper should
consider buying or leasing the new Sonata.
When shopping for a new family SUV or car, you’ll probably want to pick one that has a robust list of advanced vehicle safety features. But before you even consider selecting a model, it’d be wise to compare auto brands and their available active and passive safety systems. To choose between the two most popular vehicle brands in America, take a few minutes to run through our Hyundai SmartSense vs. Honda Sensing® comparison. They may look alike, but these auto safety systems are worlds apart.
Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) vs. Collision Mitigation Braking System™
Hyundai’s FCA is similar to Honda’s CMBS™ in that they both
detect imminent crashes and automatically apply emergency brakes to avoid or
reduce the severity of a collision.
However, Hyundai’s safety feature also offers Pedestrian Detection, which does exactly that—detects pedestrians. When pedestrians or cyclists are spotted by the forward-facing camera, FCA will activate in-cabin warnings and apply emergency brakes as necessary.
Congratulations are in order, as the 2019 Hyundai Kona
and Kona EV drove away from January’s Detroit Auto Show with some serious
hardware: The North
American Utility Vehicle of the Year award. Scoring 203 out of a possible
540 points, the Kona eked out a win against the Jaguar I-Pace (181 points) and Acura
RDX (156 points) to become the latest trophy-winner.
If you took our suggestion and jumped
on the Kona bandwagon last year, you’d know that this victory was well
deserved. If you didn’t, it’s not too early to hop aboard. Here are a few key
reasons why NAIAS judges pushed the new Hyundai Kona and EV crossovers into
“Best SUVs in America” territory.
More Affordable Than
Base 2019 Hyundai Kona SE models come with a mouth-watering
sticker price of just $19,990, which is lower than competitors like the Honda
HR-V and Mazda CX-3. Move up the trim levels and into the range-topping Kona
Ultimate, and you’re looking at a $2,000-plus price difference compared to the
comparable HR-V trim. (Additional savings on the Kona are also available in the
form of Hyundai special offers at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership.)
Something special is arriving at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership
later this summer: the all-new Palisade SUV. We briefly touched on its
bravado last month, and now we’re back for round two to discuss all the
Palisade’s packaged goodies – and why it may be the “next big thing” in a heavily
saturated SUV segment. The 2020 Hyundai Palisade, ladies and gentlemen…
Have you overheard the chatter
around the water cooler? Word has it that Hyundai is on the verge of releasing
some really cool stuff in the coming year or two. Nostradamus we are not, but
when Hyundai gossip starts spreading, we can’t help but foresee the possible
future—and it’s looking splendid. Here’s what the rumor mill’s been spinning.
2020 Palisade, Party of Eight!
It’s no surprise that Hyundai has begun investing heavily in
its SUV lineup, and the upcoming 2020 Palisade is proof to that rumor’s
pudding. Debuting officially
at the LA Auto Show last month, the Hyundai Palisade will be its 3-row,
8-seat, family-oriented flagship SUV. That means all the Sierras and Pilots of
the world should prepare for an SUV-versus-minivan battle once it lands at our Birmingham
Skip the Black Friday sale advertisements and head straight for the good stuff: car accessories. We painstakingly went through all the ads for you, pulling the absolute best Black Friday deals on auto accessories and traveling gear. Happy shopping!
Pittsburgh Advanced 3-Ton Floor Jack
This Black Friday deal has our Hyundai mechanics’ mouths watering. Perfect for show cars, the car jack lifts vehicles nearly 2 feet off the ground in just 3 or 4 pumps. Now you’ll have no reason to avoid changing your oil at home.