Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite gearhead? We have one every car-lover is sure to love – a brand new Hyundai Elantra! If that’s a bit outside of your gift-budget comfort zone, how about one of these great Black Friday and Cyber Monday car accessory deals instead? We’ve rounded up 2019’s six best holiday deals that any gearhead will appreciate.
Thanksgiving: The holiday in which gratefulness gets dished out by the spirited bowlful. However, tens of thousands of people across the country aren’t able to truly enjoy the Thanksgiving festivities. In some cases, the kindness of volunteers is the only holiday joy they get to experience. So, embrace the time you have with family, then pay it forward by volunteering on Thanksgiving Day.
There you are, swiping past seemingly hundreds of subcompact SUVs as you search for a new crossover to call your own. Two of the more popular SUV models, Hyundai Kona and Honda HR-V, strike your fancy. But which one should be your family’s next home away from home? When it comes time to buy or lease a new compact SUV, make the right choice. Read on to find out why the 2020 Hyundai Kona is HR-V’s more capable arch-nemesis.
Kona is priced competitively in the subcompact crossover segment, and its
price is lower than the HR-V’s. Compare pricing of comparable HR-V and Kona trims
vs. HR-V LX: $19,990 vs. $20,620
vs. HR-V EX: $21,800 vs. $23,820
Limited vs. HR-V EX-L: $25,550 vs. $25,420
Ultimate vs. HR-V Touring: $27,500 vs. $28,640
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.)