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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.