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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe XL – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Fresh Looks with An Attitude

Welcome to an era where cars are expected to “do it all”. From fuel efficiency, to performance, and styling to convenience; it was really the cross-over SUV platform that transformed such ideal concept into pure reality. With that said, Hyundai certainly caught on early in development with its Santa Fe. And with the help of former Audi Designer, Peter Schyler sitting on the throne of the Korean automaker powerhouse, there’s certainly good things to be expected.

2016 Hyundai Sonata PHEV – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec


A Lavish Ride on Low Fuel Costs

It just makes sense. Use a battery and an electric motor for short daily driving routines and keep an engine for longer commutes. This is exactly what the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is all about.

2016 Hyundai Elantra – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec


Elegance On a Budget

Stepping into the subcompact category reveals quite a number of choices; especially now that luxury automakers are catching on to offering smaller and more affordable entry models such as the BMW 1 series, and even the Mercedes B class.  This is where mainstream manufactures come in with an upper competing hand by offering equivalent quality at a fraction of the price tag.  The Hyundai Elantra is just a prime example.

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a Score


Small Scale with No Compromise

Walk along a busy street and look around. It won’t take long to notice the popularity of cross-over SUV’s nowadays. And by no surprise, it’s an ever-demanding market in that particular segment. It’s the modern definition of “do it all” in automotive vocabulary in today’s terms.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Test Drive, Reviews, Ratings, Specs


A Smooth Sailor and a Subtle Ride

Hybrids has probably hit the stone age in automotive years by now; but that hasn’t stopped automakers from continuing to push out and continuously refine a relished technology in efforts to save on fuel costs.

2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T Limited

2.0T Limited

2015 Hyundai Sonata Overview

You don’t have to be rich to enjoy a luxurious ride.  This was the promise made by the redesigned Hyundai Sonata last year and to this date, the statement still rings true. But holding aside its bold words, it still faces stiff competition in the mid-size compact sedan class.  The Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Mazda 3 are only a small list of strong contenders

2015 Hyundai Genesis HTRAC 5.0 Review


2015 Hyundai Genesis Overview

Shoving a plateful of high-tech gadgetry into a car is one thing.  But properly executing all its features in a flawless manner possesses an entirely different realm of difficulties.  Somehow, Hyundai managed to perfectly polish both sides of the coin.  The 2015 Hyundai Genesis is quite possibly the most technologically sound luxury sedan that’s out on open roads.

First Drive: 2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

2014 Hyundai sonata 2.0T ExxteriorFor those looking for a mid-size sedan that combine the duo relationship between style and performance , the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T might be the car you’ve been looking for.  Noticed that I said “might”?  Surely, there is no lack in eye candy as former Audi designer, Peter Schuyler ensured  the Sonata would warm the hearts of any style-conscious consumer.  And at 274 horsepower, that’s a pretty decent number to satisfy most automotive jockeys out there.  All within the base price of $34,199, that’s not bad at all for a top trim level.  But enough with the brochure talk and let’s get down to the details of the beauty and the beast within the loaded 2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T.

Hyundai delivers soft luxury in high-tech Equus

Enfolded in the 2014 Hyundai Equus’ luxurious cabin, enjoying the soft air suspension ride and rolling down the freeway with the help of adaptive cruise control, I had a moment, a joyous upwelling I could feel in my chest brought on by the music pouring out of the car’s stereo. It was the song “Lua,” off the “Dark Was the Night” compilation, deep tones from an acoustic guitar opening the way for Gillian Welch’s rich vocals.

I like this album for its variety, and play it a lot. But rarely do the tracks give me the kind of sensation I experienced in the Equus. Chalk that up to the car’s Lexicon audio system, 17 speakers powered by 598 watts of peak amplification. The guitar was so clear, and the vocals so present, that I had the kind of feeling I would get from being close to the stage at a small venue. A few tracks later, I was equally blown away by Antony singing the Bob Dylan track, “I Was Young When I Left Home.”

I fed the stereo music, using sources ranging from Bluetooth streaming to a USB drive to an iPhone cabled to the car, and received unrelenting enjoyment from its audio output. Midranges were particularly impressive for their richness and clarity, while treble came though clearly without sounding shrill. Bass notes were palpable but soft around the edges, as the system seemed to temper its output so as not to give anything approaching discomfort to the listener.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Review

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe was introduced early in 2012. It became available for purchase in July 2012. A base model starts out with an MSRP of just $18, 220, making it affordable for nearly any budget. The interior is designed to be comfortable and roomy, with enough space to fit five adults total in the vehicle. The outer design is sleek and modern. It is designed with aerodynamics in mind to glide over the road as you drive. The fuel efficiency for this vehicle is outstanding. The automatic transmission gets an estimated 29MPH in the city and 40 MPG on the highway. The manual transmission is just 1 MPG less in both city and highway estimates.

Body Styling

Several upgrades to the design of this all new 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe are what make it attractive. It has a high-end design without the high-end price. The larger head and tail light assemblies ensure that drivers on the road see you at all times. It was both a style and safety decision to redesign the look of the lights, not to mention it makes the car look more sporty. The sculpted rear spoiler adds a bit of flair to the design. Plain Jane is not an option. The sides are bolstered to add more appeal to the overall look of the car. It helps to give the overall design a little depth and be more pleasing for potential buyers to look at.

The Benefits and Engine Performance

Hyundai Elantra 1.8L four that develops 148 hp and 131 lb-ft

Hyundai Elantra 1.8L four that develops 148 hp and 131 lb-ft

The engine of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is designed for efficiency and performance. Either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission is available. The 1.8 liter engine packs in a total of 148 horsepower at 6500 rpm. This does not mean that power is not there.  Because of the low low vehicle weight and well balanced chassis, this car will get up and go when you tell it to. The economic engine design allows users to drive worry free with several warning systems in place to alert drivers of a potential problem. High-tech is what to expect out of a somewhat compact engine. One of the huge benefits of purchasing the automatic transmission model is that you can turn on the ECO system. This system is specially designed to allow you to control the efficiency of both the engine and transmission with just the touch of a few buttons.

Overall Impression of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
Hyundai got it right with this car. It has a smart design with plenty of clear cabin room for tall individuals. One of the most impressive inclusions on this vehicle is the bulletproof side panels on the doors. This is just one additional safety measure taken by Hyundai. It already has six interior airbags, but adding in the bulletproof panels takes it up a few steps above the rest. For a safe and highly efficient family vehicle with a few perks, such as a great sound system, XM satellite radio, and heated rear seats, it is driving in luxury for the middle-class family. Comfort, style, affordability, and efficiency are all tied together into one attractive vehicle.