If you’re a fan of the Hyundai Santa Fe, it will come as no surprise to find out that Car and Driver consistently ranks it among its top picks for a mid-size SUV thanks to its impressive center stack and touchscreen display. But one of the features that put Santa Fe and Hyundai above the competition is its Blue Link infotainment system and mobile-ready app. Here’s why Blue Link beats out most other rival infotainment hubs in the auto industry.Continue reading “What’s the Best Vehicle Infotainment System?”
Too tired to think of a New Year’s resolution? Don’t wrack your brain needlessly when we’ve got a prewritten resolution you can pawn off as your own: Treat the “New You” with a new car in the new year. It’s a well-deserved present for a well-deserving you—and it may also be necessary if your current vehicle could be considered a clunker, rattletrap, rustbucket, junker, bucket of bolts, heap of tin, or any other nickname synonymous to “a really old car.”
If you could use an upgrade to jumpstart 2020, trade in your old vehicle for a new Hyundai at your local car dealership. Here are a few good reasons why you should replace your beat-up jalopy with a new one.Continue reading “The Best New Year’s Resolution? Buy a New Car.”
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: The #1 Auto Brand in Customer Loyalty for 10 Years
The Hyundai brand has been shoppers’ top choice for a decade, as indicated by its No. 1 automotive ranking in the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index (BKCLEI). The BKCLEI examines the relationships formed between customers and dozens of automotive brands over the course of 18 months.Continue reading “The Twelve Days of Christmas at McCarthy Olathe Hyundai”
Your brakes are acting weird. They’re shuddering, squealing, screeching—they’re just not working right. But is it your brake pads, brake rotors, or something else entirely? Here’s everything you need to know about your braking system, including brake component prices, symptoms of failure, and when to replace the pads and rotors.Continue reading “Brake Pads & Rotors: Lifespan, Costs & Signs of Failure”
When you want to save money on your next ride, there’s no better vehicle to choose than a used one—especially if that used vehicle comes with a “certified pre-owned” tag. As one of the largest Hyundai dealers near Kansas City, we find that all the cool kids are buying certified used cars and SUVs. We’re no experts, but the transitive property suggests that if cool people buy certified Hyundai vehicles, certified Hyundai vehicles must too be cool. Makes sense to us.Continue reading “10 Reasons Everyone’s Choosing Hyundai Certified Pre-Owned”
Autumn is just around the corner, which also means colder Kansas City weather is in our future. Unfortunately, these colder temperatures also bring about the potential for higher gas prices. Over the years, gas prices seem to peak during this time of the year, though the cost of a gallon of unleaded can fluctuate in the fall.
Did you know the average American spends over $2,500 per year to fill up the tank? We hate hearing that, too. So, what are some of your options to save money by improving your fuel economy?Continue reading “How to Improve Your Hyundai’s Fuel Economy”
Large 3-row SUVs like the new Hyundai Palisade continue to attract minivan shoppers, but it’s clear the 8-seater segment is still in its infancy – or was, until now. With the release of the 2020 Palisade, the dawn of a new era begins. Offering minivan-comparable flexibility, space, and convenience, the all-new Palisade is shaking up, not stirring, the SUV class. Here’s what critics reviews are saying about the biggest Hyundai SUV to date.
Palisade Interior, Specs & Dimensions
Effectively, the 2020 Palisade is a larger, significantly more spacious version of the outgoing Santa Fe XL. The Palisade is 3 inches longer and 3.5 inches wider than Hyundai’s previous full-size SUV, and it also adds 4 inches between the rear and front wheel wells. That translates to one roomy 3-row crossover with 86.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, a hidden gem of a sub-trunk, and 3rd-row shoulder room that sits at the top of the 8-seater class.Continue reading “Critics Love The All-New 2020 Hyundai Palisade”
Nearly 6 million car crashes occur annually in the U.S., and unless you have the otherworldly eyesight and reaction time of a comic book superhero, there’s no way other than blind luck to avoid every potential accident.
Luckily, with innovative vehicle safety features being released each year, you don’t need superhuman hand-eye coordination to help protect you when you’re behind the wheel. Instead, invest in a safe Hyundai SUV or car fitted with SmartSense technology. Review the following 2019 Hyundai vehicles’ safety scores and available safety systems to nail down which car or crossover is right for you.
Elantra: Safety Ratings & Available Tech
2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ in the small 4-door sedan segment, with optional front crash prevention and LED headlights. Received “Good” and “Superior” safety grades in all crash tests and for its standard daytime running headlights.Continue reading “Hyundai Safety Ratings & SmartSense Technology”
It’s almost summer break in Kansas City! For kids, this magical time of year means zero homework and zero alarm clocks. For parents, it means paying a babysitter and finding an engaging activity to keep the kids’ boredom at bay.
Since you’re already forking over big bucks for a day camp or sitter, why spend more for those activities? Here are some free and cheap summer events in Kansas City that will fill up your family’s calendar.Continue reading “2019’s Cheapest Summer Family Events in Kansas City”
Picking out the perfect SUV or car can sometimes be a difficult and daunting task. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to decide which vehicle would be the right choice for your family. The one thing that most families can agree on is that choosing a Hyundai pre-owned certified vehicle is a good idea – perhaps even the best idea.
Why a CPO Hyundai? With the award-winning Hyundai certified pre-owned program, you are getting a car that is less than five years old, has a 10-year powertrain warranty, and much more. All certified used Hyundai vehicles have also gone through a comprehensive 150-point inspection to ensure the highest quality possible, which equals an extra $2,066 in additional value.
Need help deciding which certified pre-owned Hyundai model would best fit your family’s needs? We’ve compiled a list of the top 3 family-friendly CPO Hyundai vehicles that you should consider.Continue reading “Top 3 Certified Pre-Owned Hyundai Vehicles for Families”