First-Ever Hyundai Veloster N: Taking Names & Kicking You-Know-What

Is the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N as good as the critics say (it’s been called an “All-star” by Automobile Magazine)? It can be difficult to know when to believe the hype. Car companies talk the talk about their new vehicles all the time, but how can you be sure they can walk the walk — or drive the drive, as the case may be?

Easy: Evaluate the vehicle’s features, compare it to similar models, and read reviews.  Here are some Veloster N facts, comparisons, and expert analyses, so that you can make the decision for yourself.

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10 Surprisingly Cool Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

So, you forgot to buy Dad something for Father’s Day…again. You know the drill by now: run to the store to pick up an overpriced pair of funky socks, a bag of beef jerky, and a cheesy card. Throw everything into a bag and call it a night. You’ve done it before, and you’ll probably do it again because that’s just how Father’s Day works.

But what if there was a better way to give Dad a last-minute gift that didn’t seem like a last-minute gift? Check out these 10 Father’s Day gift ideas that will show Dad you put some thought into his present. (Sucker!)

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The Best Hyundai Features For Every Type Of Mom

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.

Hands-Free Smart 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.)

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10 Prom Chauffeur Tips To NOT Ruin Your Teen’s Social Life

It’s prom season, and this year you no longer have the luxury of hiding at home and waiting for it to pass. Those blissful days of walking past prom dresses without cringing at price tags are long gone. There’s no fairy godmother flying in, waving her wand and zapping down the perfect pair of heels. It’s all on you to make sure that your teen gets what she needs for that perfect night

Yes, prom can be a stressful time for parents, and perhaps the most stressful aspect of preparing for your teen’s special night is planning the transportation. If you are looking to avoid renting a limo by chauffeuring your teen to the prom, here are 10 tips to make sure you aren’t embarrassing her and destroying her life.

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Hyundai SmartSense vs. Honda Sensing: Compare Car Safety Systems

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.

1. Hyundai’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist vs. Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™

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%.

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Are Automated Car Washes Worse or Better Than Hand-Washing?

Spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start spring cleaning. But don’t just create a to-do list for your home or your landscaping. Getting your car washed is just as important, especially after the hard winter weather of the Midwest. Here are some expert answers to those frequently asked questions about spring car washing.

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Driving 1 Million Miles: Anything’s Possible With Hyundai

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 will run 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.”

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Fun 2019 St Patrick’s Day Events in Kansas City

The great thing about St. Patrick’s Day is you don’t have to be Irish to join in on the fun! (Though green attire is expected.) To help you get into the celebratory spirit, here are some of the best Kansas City events for Saint Paddy’s Day. Just be sure you’ve got a designated driver at the ready.

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Shamrocks and Shenanigans Parade

When: Sunday, March 17 (11 a.m.)

Where: The Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at Linwood and Broadway, and marches south on Broadway to 43rd Street.

Cost: Free!

What’s Happening: Grand Marshall Eric Stonestreet, a star of Modern Family, will lead the festive, nationally recognized Saint Patty’s Day parade. Outdoor beer gardens and sidewalk cafes will be set up along and near the parade route and will feature food, green and non-green drinks, and live Irish-themed entertainment and music.

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Hyundai Wins Two 2019 NAIAS Awards

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.

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Meet The 2019 Hyundai Kona EV & Kona SUV

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.

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