From life-simplifying technology to top-tier safety systems,
it’s clear that Hyundai leaves no mom behind! And, what do you know? With
Mother’s Day around the bend and a horde of great lease
offers out there, now’s the perfect time to shop Hyundai. Here are a few of
the top mom-friendly features you’ll find in the new Hyundai
SUVs and cars.
Liftgate with Auto Open
For the mom whose
hands are always full.
Like magic, Hyundai’s hands-free liftgate automatically opens when Mom needs it most. The law of Occam’s razor would lead us to believe that the Hands-Free Smart Liftgate probably functions via a sensor that detects the vehicle’s owner standing behind the cargo area. But magic sounds cooler. So, David Blaine, eat your heart out. (That’s just an expression; please don’t eat your actual heart, Mr. Blaine.)
Major auto manufacturers are eager to tout the latest safety
features that they’ve integrated into their newest models. But diligently
comparing these different features and deciding which is best – well, that can
be undoubtedly confusing.
Two of the automakers best known for safety, Hyundai and Honda, have their own names for their safety suites. Hyundai calls theirs “SmartSense” while Honda dubs theirs “Honda Sensing®.” These safety systems have helped both manufacturers make the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) list of Top Safety Picks each year. Let’s run down the benefits of each and compare SmartSense to Sensing, so you can choose the safest vehicle for you and your family.
Both of these systems are similar: Forward-facing cameras and radars detect obstacles in front of your vehicle and how quickly you are approaching them. First, each system sounds a warning; then, if slowing doesn’t begin, the car automatically begins to brake. Data from IIHS reports that these collision avoidance systems reduce rear-end accidents by 27%.
Maybe you think you spend a lot of time behind the wheel.
You probably can’t compare to Kansas delivery driver Farrah Haines, who
recently notched a cool
1 million miles on the original drivetrain of her 2013 Hyundai Elantra.
“Reaching one million miles with the original
powertrain in just five years is an extremely rare and incredible
achievement,” explained Hyundai Motor America’s CMO, Dean Evans.
Not many drivers put the kind of stress on their vehicles
that Haines, who delivers auto parts around the Midwest, does. In fact,
Consumer Reports has a popular article on how to maintain your car so it
reliably to 200,000 miles — just one-fifth of the distance that
Haines coaxed out of her trusty Elantra.
“My Hyundai has been a great car to me,” Haines said. “Over the years I have been beyond pleased at my car’s performance, a quality that is inherent to the Hyundai brand.”
This year, Hyundai managed an incredible feat at the Detroit
Auto Show, scoring two of three awards for best car and SUV in America. In the
25 years that the NAIAS has been happening, a single manufacturer winning more
than one yearly award has only been accomplished 5 times. The South Korean auto
manufacturer deserves some major kudos for this achievement.
But what vehicles won, you ask? The Hyundai Genesis G70 beat out the Honda Insight and the Volvo S60/V60 to become the Best Car in America. The Hyundai Kona and Kona EV swept away the competition for Best Utility Vehicle in America, beating out both Jaguar’s I-Pace and Acura’s RDX.
As that old tune from the ’60s so rightly observed, “the times, they are a-changing,” with electric and hybrid vehicles becoming a more common sight on America’s highways and byways. That said, many electric vehicles aren’t exactly known for their prowess on the road. Enter the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, which aims to change that perception in ways that just might surprise you.
Thanksgiving is well in the rearview mirror. What’s left is that magical time of year leading up to the biggest holiday on the calendar: Christmas! That means it’s time to pull out the old lights, dust off your favorite ornaments, and get your living space into the holiday spirit. And nothing quite ties together those Christmas vibes like a fresh, green, fragrant, natural Christmas tree.
Luck you: You’re in charge of driving the tree home! Christmas trees aren’t exactly the easiest items to transport, certainly not if you’re worried about avoiding scratches to your vehicle or stripping those fresh pine needles off the branches. So, in the spirit of the season, we’ve decided to come up with a list of 7 simple tips for safely transporting a Christmas tree home.
Is the new Hyundai Ioniq the right eco-friendly car for you? This guide will provide all the essential information about the 2019 Ioniq lineup: The Ioniq Hybrid, Electric, and Plug-In. In providing an overview of the features, incentives, and specials of the 2019 Hyundai Ioniq lineup, this guide will not only answer questions and address concerns, but also help drivers smoothly merge into the car buying process.
Hey, for those of you who haven’t heard, we’re here to let you know it’s officially autumn. That means leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and a lovely change of mid-western temperatures are in our future. But what about family-friendly fun? Yep, Kansas City has enough of that going on this fall, too. Here are the best Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas events for families in Kansas City.
“Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car.” -E. B. White
No matter where you live, a car is an indispensable tool. Still, not just any car will do. The right car needs to keep you safe, not just get you from A to B. So, we’re going to tell you about some of the safest vehicles on the road today. Buckle up for an adventure, Hyundai fans.
Hyundai’s Phenomenal Range of Safety Features
At McCarthy Blue Springs, we understand that choice is your prerogative and information is power. So, we’re going to give you the skinny on Hyundai’s latest models and safety features.