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See Around Corners With New Safety Feature
By rotating the projector in the front headlights to reflect light in the direction the wheels turn, Hyundai has added an important new safety feature to the 2017 Sonata. Since the inception of the headlight, driving at night worked wonderfully as long as you stayed on a perfectly straight highway. Once you get on a dark country road with twists and turns, the illumination factor decreases rapidly every time you go around a corner. With Dynamic Bending Light, the new Sonata helps see animals, vehicles and other obstacles that might be lurking around corners. You can see and test drive the new Sonata now at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
New Technology Comes With Lower Prices
Even with new safety technology available on the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, the base price of both the Eco and Sport 2.0T have dropped. You’ll notice a $600 price savings from last year on the Eco, and a stunning price reduction of $2,300 off the starting ticket on the Sport. Other safety features on the new Sonata include adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, lane assist, high beam assist, rear parking sensors and blind spot awareness.
Standard Features Help Keep You in Control
When you buy any model of the 2017 Sonata, you get a number of safety features that help keep you on the road and heading in the right direction in the case of inclement weather. Vehicle stability management, traction control and electronic stability control are all designed to help right the vehicle if you should start to skid out of control. In the case of a crash, the Sonata is outfitted with seven airbags to help protect you and your passengers. Every Sonata has four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes that come with electronic brake distribution, to make sure the proper amount of stopping power goes to each wheel.
Choose From Three Different Powertrains
Depending on the model of Sonata you choose, there are three different engines available for the 2017 model year. The base engine is a naturally-aspirated 2.4L that generates a respectable 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The Eco has a smaller 1.6L engine, but it’s turbocharged so it pumps out 178 horses and 195 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine available is the 245-horsepower 2.0L turbocharged GDI engine that mates with a six-speed transmission. Take some time and compare all the models in the Hyundai Sonata inventory at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale, then pick the one that best suits your driving needs.
Magazine Tests Exceed Advertised Mileage
Although the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco promises to get up to 40 mpg on the highway, the editors at “Car and Driver” found they got up to 43 mpg during a recent extended evaluation of the vehicle. As you might guess “Eco” means the newest addition to the Elantra stable is good for the environment, scoring hybrid-like efficiency without the extra cost of the hybrid setup. One of the main reasons for the Eco’s miserly efficiency is its turbocharged 1.4L engine that makes up for its diminutive size by creating more torque. It only takes the Eco 1400 RPM to release its peak 156 pound-feet of torque, creating a thrust that takes it from 0 to 60 mph half a second faster than other Elantras equipped with a 2.0L engine. Test the performance out for yourself by taking a test drive at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
New Transmission Also Separates Eco from Pack
Unlike other Elantras, the Eco has a dual-clutch, 7-speed transmission that also offers a manual shifting mode. The combination of the engine and transmission moves seamlessly through the gears as you build speed, providing plenty of power to get on a freeway or pass a large truck on a mountain climb. “Car and Driver” took it through its standard series of performance tests and the Eco did well for a car designed as an efficient commuter. The Eco powered through the quarter-mile run in just 16.2 seconds, hitting an impressive 87 mph. Top speed on the vehicle is limited by a governor to 120 mph. The Eco also hit 60 mph from a dead stop in 7.8 seconds. None of those numbers are going to impress a muscle car owner, but they do show plenty of pop to give drivers an occasional thrill behind the wheel.
Eco Driver Assistance Features Promote Safety
The Hyundai Elantra Eco has the same great driver assistance features as other Elantra models. Seven airbags are strategically located to protect the driver and passengers, including side and rear curtain airbags to help in the case of someone else t-boning your car. Pedestrian detection with automatic braking helps avoid collisions with someone who may come out of nowhere while your distracted with other traffic. If you’ve ever found your self drifting on those long lonely road trips, lane depature warning and lane keep assist will help keep you on the right path. Smart cruise control helps you remain a safe distance from the car in front, even applying the brakes if needed. The new Elantra Eco is an efficient alternative to hybrids costing thousands more. Check out the entire Elantra lineup at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
Premier International Design Competition Picks Hyundai
The International Design Excellence (IDEA) competition is a yearly event that judges excellence in design, innovation, benefit to user, benefit to society, benefit to client and aesthetics. This year more than 1,700 entries from countries around the world gathered in Detroit to show off design in everything from automobiles to children’s products. A panel of judges awarded the 2017 Hyundai Elantra a bronze medal in the compact car segment, citing its “unique and outstanding design.” See the 2017 Elantra now in the showroom at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
Award Confirms Hyundai’s Commitment to Unique Design
“This top honor for the 2017 Elantra shows that Hyundai is committed to creating bold and extraordinary designs,” according to Hyundai President and Lead Design Officer Peter Schreyer. “This award for the 2017 Elantra makes us proud and is a great recognition for our design leadership.” The Hyundai Elantra won in the compact car segment for its sporty aerodynamic design that offers a bold choice against competitors that cost thousands of dollars more. The 2017 Elantra is even priced $100 less than the 2016 model, offering consumers a greater value for an award-winning car.
New Sport Model Adds to Lineup
For 2017, the Hyundai Elantra has added a Sport trim package to the lineup for those seeking a little more performance in their daily drive. The Sport comes with a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine that tops the 200 horsepower mark, or about 53 more than the standard Elantra. Hyundai is offering a six-speed stick along with the seven speed automatic, giving drivers drivers the ability to power through the gears on a twisty country road. A multilink independent suspension on the rear end provides premium handling at higher speeds along with a smoother ride.
SE, Eco and Limited Models Round Out Lineup
For a starting price of $17,150, the base SE offers a lot of car for the money. Choose the automatic transmission and you get up to 38 mpg on the highway. Safety features such as tire pressure monitoring, electronic stability control, traction control and brake assist are standard on all Elantra models. All Hyundai cars come with the industry’s best warranty, with 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper and 10-year/10,000-mile powertrain coverage. Hyundai also offers Blue Link connectivity with the Elantra, allowing you to communicate with your vehicle via your smartphone or smartwatch. You can check vehicle status, lock or unlock the doors or simply find your car in a crowded parking lot. The 2017 Elantra is ready to test drive right now at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
Company Dedicated to Reducing Carbon Footprint
For the past 7 years, the “Newsweek” Green Rankings have evaluated the contributions to the environment of the top 500 public companies in America, as well as the top 500 public companies in the world. This year, Hyundai made the list based on eight evaluation points that are averaged for a final score. “This recognition from Newsweek is a testament to our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint globally,” according to Hyundai North America VP Mike O’Brien. “Hyundai will continue to place importance on its eco-friendly Blue Drive lineup in all segments. Part of this initiative is the arrival of the Hyundai Ioniq late this year, marking Hyundai’s very first car offered in three electric versions to debut in the U.S.” You can view the Hyundai inventory of hybrid and electric vehicles now at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
Blue Drive Set to Help Lower Carbon Emissions
Hyundai’s Blue Drive program is designed to increase gas mileage and reduce harmful emissions. The Ioniq will include a hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric model manufactured on an identical platform. Along with outstanding fuel efficiency, the Ioniq delivers a stunning design and phenomenal driving experience with the very latest safety features available. “Ioniq will attract an entirely new group of eco- and efficiency-oriented buyers in the U.S. market,” O’Brien said. “With outstanding powertrain flexibility, design, connectivity, and advanced technologies, Ioniq meets the needs of a large and growing group of buyers needing a highly efficient, low-emissions vehicle without compromise to their daily lifestyles.”
Sonata Offers Two Hybrid Choices
The popular Sonata sedan is available for a test drive now at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale, offering a choice of gas engine, hybrid or plug-in hybrid. The hybrid version gets 44 mpg on the highway and comes with a long list of features to create a premium driving experience. The base SE model includes proximity key entry, push button start, smart trunk, LCD color display, power windows and more. Step up to the Limited and you get a heated, leather wrapped steering wheel, power driver and passenger seats, ventilated front seats with heat and leather seating surfaces. The plug-in hybrid also comes in base and Limited trim packages that include many of the same features. The plug-in hybrid has a range of 27 miles on electric alone, but gets the equivalent of 99 mpg when utilizing the gas and electric engines.
Earned Award for Safety and Kid-Friendliness
Edmunds.com, one of the leading automotive consumer publications, has teamed up with “Parents” magazine to release its list of “10 Best Family Cars.” The Hyundai Tucson, a roomy small SUV, earned a place on the list because of its safety features, roominess and attention to things that can make transporting a family an easier proposition. “Hyundai’s Tucson has a spacious interior. Its clever two-stage reclining seats and plenty of legroom allow kids to kick back and relax,” according to “Parents” editor Dana Points. “Parents whose hands are always full will appreciate the handy tailgate that swings up automatically when you approach with the key in your pocket.” See all the features the Tucson has for yourself with a visit to Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.
10 Categories Decide Best Family Cars
This is the ninth year in a row that “Parents” magazine has joined forces with Edmunds to help consumers looking for a great family car. Judges had a clear list of categories from which to choose: safety, ride quality, comfort and roominess, efficiency, kid-friendliness, price and value, workmanship, reliability, controls and instrumentation, visibility and attributes such as ergonomic layout and design. The complete list is coming out in the July 2016 issue of “Parents.” “We understand that parents look for vehicles that provide the top safety for their families and we took that seriously with the redesigned Tucson,” Hyundai VP Mike O’Brien said.
Tucson Comes Loaded With Safety Features
Along with strategically placed airbags and a chassis designed to funnel energy away from the cockpit in the case of a wreck, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is loaded with driver assistance safety features. Lane departure warning gives you an audible alert if you start to drift in traffic, while blind spot detection lets you know if you have a vehicle or other obstacle hidden from view. Rear cross-traffic alert alerts you to pedestrians, cars, or other obstacles crossing your path from the rear. Automatic emergency braking applies the brakes in the event of an impending collision if you fail to take action. All these features added up to a Top Safety Pick + designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Plenty of Fun Features Available
From a panoramic sunroof to LED headlights and an infotainment system that keeps you connected to your friends and favorite music, the Tucson is a rolling hot spot of fun that’s perfect for any age. See how the Tucson can fit into your plans for a new vehicle by stopping in at Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.