Why the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Outshines the Civic

For years, we’ve compared the Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic, two of the most popular models among buyers near Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim. In 2017, these vehicles are still going head-to-head to win favor with small car lovers. Thanks to their stylish designs, affordable price points, and ample technology features, the two are neck and neck.

But thanks to recent updates and changes, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has really pulled ahead of the Honda Civic. And now we’ve got 3 ways the 2017 Hyundai Elantra outshines the Honda Civic. Check them out now, then schedule a test drive at your local Hyundai dealership.

The Hyundai Elantra Offers Competitive Standard Features

2017 Hyundai Elentra BlueWhen you’re shopping for a new car, you want to get the best bang for your buck. You’ll get exactly that with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. It has a ton of standard features that aren’t available until the upper trim levels of the 2017 Honda Civic.

In fact, you’ll miss out on several features if you choose the Civic over the Elantra, such as these:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection: This feature isn’t available completely in the 2017 Honda Civic. The vehicle’s technology doesn’t have Pedestrian Detection, which can let you know if there’s a person or smaller moving object in your driving path.
  • Hands-Free Smart Trunk: This feature isn’t offered for the 2017 Honda Civic. Instead of simply walking up to your vehicle’s trunk, you’ll have to find your keys, put down some groceries, and open it by hand.

The Hyundai Elantra is Priced for Competition

Another major point of contrast between the 2017 Hyundai Elantra and the 2017 Honda Civic is in their pricing. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has a base MSRP of $17,150, according to the HyundaiUSA website. The 2017 Honda Civic Sedan starts at $19,150, according to the Honda Automotive website. The vehicles are both, for many, quite reasonably priced. But what’s up with the $2,000 difference between the Civic over the Elantra?

When you look at the standard features, the 2017 Honda Civic doesn’t seem to be worth $2,000 more than the Elantra. And when you consider style and design, there doesn’t seem to be a great reason for it. In fact, in addition to the features above that aren’t included in the base price are a trip computer, variable speed intermittent wipers, all-season tires, and a CD player. And that brings us to our final point.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Offers Top-of-the-Line Technology

2017 Hyundai Elantra TechnologyIf you’re looking at a fun and spunky little car, you probably want the best in terms of entertainment technology. That’s what you’ll get with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The base trim level features all the advanced features you could want and some that you’re not quite ready to let go of yet.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra’s standard list includes a CD player, satellite radio, and a 6-speaker audio system with MP3 capability. The Elantra is also available with an 8-inch navigation system with high-resolution touchscreen if you want to go all out. On the other hand, the 2017 Honda Civic’s top-of-the-line infotainment system is a 7-inch display system that doesn’t have a CD player.

Check Out the 2017 Hyundai Elantra at Your Local Dealership Today

Experience everything the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has to offer at a Hyundai dealership near you. It’s available in the online inventory at the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore in the Cerritos Auto Square. Check it out then schedule a test drive to get a closer look.





2013 Hyundai Elantra: Safe And Steady All The Way

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Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Hyundai’s best-selling sedan returns this year, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. There is just one powertrain for the 2013 Elantra, a 1.8L engine that produces 148hp, 131 lbs. of torque at a fuel rating of 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway. While engine displacement was lessened this year, Hyundai was also able to lessen the weight by 60 lbs. thru some changes in the body and engine technology.  The 2013 Hyundai Elantra is available in either sedan or hatchback. Trunk space for the sedan is at 14.8 ft3, while for the hatchback it is at 23 ft3 which can be expanded even further to 51 ft3by folding the rear seats. Passenger room for the Elantra is okay up front, but tall passengers may find it difficult at the rear seats.

Two trims are available for the 2013 Elantra -GLS and Limited. All Elantra models get these features- heated mirrors, full power accessories, adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, a trip computer, a 6-speaker sound system w/ CD player, satellite radio, auxiliary audio jack and iPod/USB interface.

On the Limited trim, you get other features like leather upholstery, powered and heated seats, and a sunroof. Other optional features include a touch-screen navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity and an upgraded audio system.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra received excellent safety ratings, scoring great in frontal and side impact tests and also in the roof strength test. Standard safety features include front seat side impact and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, steering effort assist system, stability/traction control, emergency trunk release, daytime running lights and a rearview camera. What’s great with these is some of these standard safety features come optional in other car models.

Critics love its cargo space and the abundance of interior features, especially on the safety aspect. Performance is one where the 2013 Hyundai Elantra will be challenged, by cars like the Mazda3 and the Subaru Impreza who have better handling and more power.

Exuding Elegance with the 2013 Hyundai Elantra

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Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

When buying cars, a lot of people put a lot of emphasis on what they want their cars to be which is only understandable considering that they would not want to be driving in any model that does not meet the standards which they have set for it. However, a lot of these people end up disappointed for the sole reason that the cars they thought they wanted turned out to be the opposite of what they needed. Such a problem can be avoided when choosing the 2013 Hyundai Elantra and those like it because these are models that are made to suit needs.

Some people find an almost magnetic attraction towards the exterior of certain models because of what they associate them with. With the 2013 Hyundai Elantra , this association is directed towards the calm and stalwart feeling that its magnificent exterior design and body shape brings. This is then perfectly complemented by the lines of overwhelming stylishness and front as well rear of absolute elegance that clients will be sure to love at first sight.

To most folks, the word necessity might invoke unattractive and undesirable prospects that ultimately prove to be necessary, but this is nowhere near the truth with the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. The space provided for, the seating designs and the amenities are all essential, but they suit the needs of people in a stylish and very attractive way that present much to be desired.

The requirement for the performance of the Elantra falls on the category that a lot of folks put stock in and these are the power, control and speed. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra  possesses all of these suffice it to say, and in ample supply.

Spend Less But Still Get More of Everything With The 2013 Hyundai Elantra

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Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Buyers would expect less from a car that is priced below the $20,000 mark these days. However, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra exceeds a lot of expectations out there in the industry. Yes, it was a 2013 car that has been released in the middle of 2012 and it is really created to impress people. The 4-cylinder engine is of the 1.8-liter variety and could boast of a very impressive 148 HP output. This easily outperforms the popular Corolla which only has a 132 HP juice. The 38 MPG rating of Elantra on the road is quite a stunner too for those who are after good amounts of savings. Actual mileage per gallon depends through on the conditions of use.

Externally, this 2013 model is quite a beautiful sight to behold. Its design is described as “Fluidic Sculpture” which essentially casts off traditional features that one might expect from a low-cost unit. The roofline is essentially designed to be on the rising side and the wheelbase is much wider than in previous models.

On the interior, the fun for any driver begins. No one would expect that a 16-grand car like this could come with so many cutting-edge features. It has a steering wheel that integrates with the audio and music system as well as the paired Bluetooth device. The voice recognition system allows any driver to make calls hands-free through a series of pre-programmed audio commands. The response of the car’s system to commands from the driver is much similar to those that we often see in futuristic movies.

Tech-savvy drivers would love the input jacks and USB ports for iPod or any other similar devices. A reliable SiriusXM Satellite Radio is also accessible on the front panel. Limited edition Elantra units come with an integrated navigation unit with a huge touch screen monitor.

Probably the best thing about this car would be all about the warranties that come with it. Basically, it is offered with a 10-year/100,000 mile warranty which other car manufacturers would be afraid to talk about. Buyers would also receive a guaranteed 5 years of roadside assistance.

2013 Hyundai Elantra: Great Value For Money and Engine

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Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

A handsome and fuel-efficient compact car that provides the best features worth for the bucks, 2013 Hyundai Elantra is definitely the right pick for a sedan. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra still possess the same features and offering that made it the North American Car of the Year for 2012 only that it has been added with new models: 2 door Coupe and the GT 5 door hatchback. The GT model is the first to offer a selectable steering mode for the driver seat making the steering response firmer or softer with only a touch of a button. Elantra models are all offered with front wheel drive and five passenger seating.

All 2013 Hyundai Elantra versions have a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine generating 148 horsepower and 131 lb ft of torque. For base models and Coupe the car’s fuel economy with 28/38 mpg city/highway EPA while its GT fuel economy has 26/37 mpg for manual and 27/37 mpg for automatic. Transmission options include a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic which is integrated with Shiftronic that allows drivers to buckle through the gears should they wish to.

The 2013 Elantra, like all other Hyundai lines are now enhanced using a “Fluidic Sculpture” design.  Its sheet metals are now better emphasized with lots of curves. For Coupe versions, a trapezoidal mouth with twin tailpipes on its rear is an outstanding feature while the GT versions have the same feature with sloping roofs.

Inside, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra is pretty spacious with cabins that are comfortable finished with soft touch materials. Trunk is roomy as well with an additional storage area underneath the sedan’s foldable rear seats. For the coupe and sedan models, the Hyundai has incorporated them with six airbags while the Elantra GT models have seven airbags that included an airbag for the driver’s knees.

Going Elantra, Going Coupe with the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe

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Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Although there are many coupe models in the world which can boast a name and a reputation for being the fastest, most stylish brands in the market, it would not mean anything unless the models can live up to the expectation already attached to anything with the word coupe. It is important to remember that the product is as much a reflection of the name as the name defines the product. A perfect example of this is the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe where the features flawlessly match the brand.

As expected from a coupe model from Elantra, the Elantra Coupe is definitely a sight worthy of being added to the lineup of great looking coupe models. Legitimately fast in the most obvious of appearance and undeniably stylish at the same time, you really could not mistake this car for going anywhere near ordinary. At least, not when the very modern lines and the very clean cut of the surface is taken into consideration.

Usually, owners of cars are more apt to show the exterior of their cars when showing off to friends and family, leaving the interior without the proper attention that it properly deserves. Well there will be no such faulty logic with the Elantra Coupe as both the attractive exterior and the spacious, versatile, elegant, technologically convenient and comfortable interior merit the same showing.

As a final prerequisite to showing off the kind of masterpiece a coupe is, the Elantra Coupe dazzles with its performance as well. Fast beyond moderation with a masterful control system and economical use of fuel, this is one coupe that gives service where service is due.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra For Ride Like No Other

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There are simply vehicles out there that would allow you to drive in your top condition, and it is not easily explained by simple descriptions, but rather because of a combination of the many parts that make it such a wonderful thing to drive around to your content. Sometimes, models like that are very difficult to find, depending on the type you are looking for and depending on the feel that you want to get from driving it. On the other hand, it can be as simple as getting a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, where happiness is guaranteed at the outset.

Extravagance is often the limit with which makers often go to in order to give customers the kind of vehicle that they would consider beautiful enough to buy. But no such time is wasted on the 2013 Hyundai Elantra since it was created on the outset to look quite sensible, and yet carry a beauty that is quite sublime. The body is subtly functional, so its aerodynamic properties are noticed only if you look carefully, though the effects are always present.

For the interior of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, there is a surprising amount of combination from the various properties that provide it an exquisite source of comfort that is not easily duplicated. The space certainly plays its part by providing freedom while the seats keep passenger comfortable with the materials used for their design. As for the amenities, standard excellence is present.

If you want both the power to give you a thrill and the efficiency to make the thrill quite affordable, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra provides. The 1.8 Liter D-CVVT engine can give both in spades.

The 2013 Elantra Coupe Would Be Perfect for Your Lifestyle

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Fast cars are naturally associated with good looks and purring engines that belie the power they can exert as they blaze along city streets and set roads on fire with their mind-blowing velocity. For many models out there, there is a ring of truth to this since they really do have stylish designs, but they also lack in the aspect of speed at times. In other cases, the opposite is true and their speed surpasses their looks. To get a really good balance, a careful search is needed which will undoubtedly lead to the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe.

Among the many things that can be said about the exterior of the Elantra Coupe, one of them is certainly in connection with how it was designed to slice through air resistance like it meant nothing. The general shape is gorgeous to look at, but it was actually purposefully made that way for better functionality. Every depression and contour makes for a work of art, and yet it is also a marvel of engineering.

In keeping with the increasing demands of more space in cars, the Elantra Coupe has managed to provide ample legroom while keeping the car aerodynamically agile. So passengers will certainly have no problems regarding how well they can move about while retaining considerable speed. The seating covers are made from high quality materials as well, so luxury is assured, along with handy control mechanisms for better functionality.

When taking out the check list, you can definitely pick off speed, fuel efficiency, and easy mobility since all of these are present with the Elantra Coupe. So you can go as fast as you want without worrying about gas or control.

A Coupe Is What the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Is About

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Coupe car models are defined by the way they present drivers into a world that can only be experienced within their lineup, and so coupes are therefore required to maintain a high level of quality in order to keep the experiences flowing. Unfortunately, not all coupe car models manage to reach this goal and so their owners end up not experiencing what they should. So to really get a sense for what a coupe is all about, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe is a good way to go about it.

Since the Elantra Coupe belongs to a lineup that is supposed to present their services from the very first impression, the exterior was therefore given a design to capture attention in the most convincing of ways. By carving a clear-cut air of superior style with its superbly curving shape and enticing lines, you have a coupe that is true to form. The stylish wheels only add to an already overwhelming amount of beauty.

Get rid of what you think the interior of the Elantra Coupe is going to be since the interior design of this beauty is so cutting edge that you would likely think you are in a space cruiser. Incredibly sculpted to meet the challenges of the next generation, sufficiently roomy to provide ample space to stretch, and an entertainment set just to make a great deal even better, the Elantra Coupe is right for anybody.

If you want a car that goes beyond limits, the Elantra Coupe can go even further than that. You can drive faster, further without spending much more than what you would want.

The Precisely Performing 2013 Hyundai Elantra

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Although it is technically true that luxury cars offer plenty in the ways of appealing to the deepest desires of people for wealth and status, it is not at all true to assert that most people would prefer to have them over other models. The current economic times simply does not permit such finicky attitudes when performance is at stake and most people these days prefer cars that they can rely on at all times. Fortunately, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra is exactly this kind of car, with the added bonus of offering rather luxurious amenities as well.

As the issue of people when it comes to luxury cars is that many of them simply do not do it for an increasingly practical world, one would think that the Elantra would sacrifice looks for being an incredibly practical car. But this is simply not the case since the body is so fluidic as to be sculpted and its lines are so precise as to be elegant. The Elantra is not at all a practical car to sacrifice good sense of style.

With its propensity of being a practical as well as stylish vehicle, the interior of the Elantra can also be reasonably expected to appear sensibly designed and that expectation would be well bestowed. The space is abundant as to accommodate passengers and allow them to stretch, while the seating covers and other amenities offer supreme comfort.

A little luxury does not have to mean the end of a good performance, so the Elantra offers plenty on every field. It has speed and control to allow for plenty of fun, while its efficient use of fuel allows for less worry.