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