Which SUV Offers the Best Liftgate?

Sport Utility Vehicles, or SUVs, have become one of the most popular categories of vehicles in the United States. While the definition of a Sport Utility Vehicle is somewhat fluid and continuously evolving, the class combines many of the features found in off-road vehicles with the ride and handling capabilities that consumers expect from a more traditional passenger vehicle.

When it comes to loading up the SUV with cargo, whether it’s a trip to the grocery store or a weekend getaway with the family, your SUV liftgate can make or break your experience. A bulky liftgate that is difficult to open can leave you in a bind when your hands are full, while an easy to open liftgate can save the day. Choosing the SUV with the best liftgate can be a significant factor when it comes to overall satisfaction with your vehicle.

Hyundai Tuscon Lift Gate
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Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck: Everything You Need to Know

Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck

We’ve got exciting news: The upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz, Hyundai’s first truck, is hitting our Birmingham dealership floor sometime in 2021. Well, for the sake of semantics, the Santa Cruz isn’t a truck—it’s a compact crossover pickup. But you say,” Tomato,” and we say, “Truck.”

Hyundai hasn’t released a lot of details, but we’ve done the research, tracked down the rumors, and have a good idea of what Hyundai’s new compact truck will be like. So, if you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional pickup truck that’s built in the US, you’ll want to continue reading about what Hyundai has in store with its all-new Santa Cruz model.

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13 Reasons Why Hyundai Kona Beats the Honda HR-V

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.



The 2020 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 below:

  • Kona SE vs. HR-V LX: $19,990 vs. $20,620
  • Kona SEL vs. HR-V EX: $21,800 vs. $23,820
  • Kona Limited vs. HR-V EX-L: $25,550 vs. $25,420
  • Kona Ultimate vs. HR-V Touring: $27,500 vs. $28,640
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2020 Hyundai Elantra: Impressive Is As Impressive Does

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.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Birmingham

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.

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Hyundai: Vehicle Reliability is the Name of the Game

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.

But 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 and maintenance).

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5 Reasons Why You Should Buy The 2019 Hyundai Sonata

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, the 2019 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.

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Hyundai Kona Wins North American SUV of the Year Award

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 Most Rivals

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.)

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2020 Hyundai Palisade: The Year’s Best Vehicle Debut

Something special is arriving at our Birmingham Hyundai dealership later this summer: the all-new Palisade SUV. We briefly touched on its potential game-changing 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…

2020 Hyundai Palisade_Last Year’s Best Vehicle Debut

Large & Definitely In Charge

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Automotive Gossip & Rumors: What’s In The Hyundai Pipeline?

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 Hyundai dealership.

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12 Things To Know About The All-New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

12 Things To Know About The All-New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

As Hyundai’s self-proclaimed “most advanced SUV ever,” the all-new 2019 Santa Fe is certainly a head-turner. But what makes it as refined as it is, and how is it different from the previous generation of the Santa Fe? Here are 11 important changes that put the Hyundai Santa Fe ahead of the pack.

  1. Heads Up!

An advanced heads-up display is standard on the Santa Fe Ultimate and Ultimate 2.0T. It projects important info right on the windshield, preventing driving distractions substantially. You’ll be able to keep track of your speed, MPG, turn-by-turn directions, and the maximum speed limit. Continue reading “12 Things To Know About The All-New 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe”