Top Hyundai Safety Pick Awards

No one wants to be in a car accident. But if one occurs, car shoppers near Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey need to know that their next ride is built to withstand crashes and avoid them if possible, which is why the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK awards are such a great resource.

Our team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos has put together this convenient guide to the top Hyundai safety pick awards, so you can see which Hyundai cars have earned top marks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. We want to help make sure your next ride is a safe one!

2018 Hyundai Elantra

2017HyundaiElantraWhen equipped with available High Beam Assist and Automatic Emergency Braking features, the Hyundai Elantra compact car walks away as an IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+. The braking system can alert you and help apply brakes when you come up on a slower or stopped car, and the high beams save you from having to remember to manually turn on/off those high beams.

The IIHS gave the 2018 Elantra the highest rating of Good in five separate crash tests. In addition, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK award, so if you like more cargo space and the hatch design, there’s a safe Elantra option for you.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

If you need the utility of a midsize SUV, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a safe choice, having earned the IIHS 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights. These powerful lights will move in sync with the steering wheel to give you better visibility on curvy, winding roads.


The 2018 Santa Fe earned the IIHS’ highest rating of Good in five different crash tests. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has also been named a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+, so if you’re looking for a nimbler, sportier ride, the Santa Fe Sport will deliver, securely.

2018 Hyundai Sonata

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For drivers in the market for a safety-certified midsize car, the Hyundai Sonata has earned scores of Good (the highest rating) on all five IIHS crash tests and become a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when available LED headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and Automatic Emergency Braking systems are in place.

Not only does the 2018 Sonata have intelligent braking and bending headlights to help avoid or mitigate collisions, but you’ll also find plenty of other available driver assist features, including Adaptive Cruise Control, to help you set and maintain a specified following distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Test Drive the Top Hyundai Safety Picks

The top Hyundai safety pick awards have gone to cars that truly deserve them this year. If you’re looking for a fuel-efficient 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK, you can also check out the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid—it has passed five crash tests with flying colors.

If you live near Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, or Downey, you can test drive any of these rides at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos. Schedule your test drive in advance, and we’ll have your choice car waiting when you arrive!


The Best Hyundai Models to Buy Used

One thing you can rely on when buying a Hyundai is that your chosen model is well-built. As long as you stay up to date on routine maintenance and repair, you can expect years of comfortable and precise performance.

This also means that Hyundais age well. To show Long Beach, Cerritos, Anaheim, and Downey drivers which are the best Hyundai models to buy used, the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos team has put together this helpful list.

The Hyundai Elantra

In this area, there’s plenty of highway driving to contend with. And without a well-optimized powertrain on your side, you could end up eating more gas than you’d like.

For this reason, a small sedan may be a great choice for your next used car purchase. And we’d have to suggest the comfortable and efficient Hyundai Elantra.

In this car, you’ll be maintaining great highway mileage, all thanks to a 1.8L inline 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.

You’ll also have access to entertainment features like hands-free Bluetooth® calling and a 6-speaker audio system!

The Hyundai Accent

Say you want to go a little smaller than the Hyundai Elantra. You’ll have a little bit less power, but just as much, if not higher, fuel efficiency.

The Hyundai Accent is on the smaller end of the Hyundai spectrum. Nevertheless, when choosing the hatchback model, you’ll still have a whole lot of functionality.

Choosing a hatchback is great if you have a thirst for adventure. You can easily reconfigure the second row to get a whole lot of extra cargo space.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

If you’re something of a more daring driver, you’re probably going to benefit from a vehicle that has excellent handling capabilities. And the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport really seems to fit the bill.

Not only will you have great options such as a robust turbocharged engine and a SHIFTRONIC® automatic transmission with overdrive, you’ll also have electronic stability control and a great suspension.

Ultimately, the Santa Fe Sport fluidly bridges the gap between city and off-road driving.

The Hyundai Sonata

If you need a used Hyundai that’s great for both families and single drivers alike, a midsize sedan like the Hyundai Sonata can’t be beat. On one hand, you’ll have efficiency and power. On the other hand, you’ll have ample space and safety features.

As a matter of fact, we tend to think that safety is one of the biggest boons of the Hyundai Sonata. You’ll have your traction and stability controls, to start. However, available collision predictive technologies are also available in some trims.

With the great blend of performance, amenities, and safety features, a pre-owned Sonata should satisfy every member of your family.

Test Drive a Used Hyundai Today

Are you interested in any of the used Hyundai models on this list? Then you should take them for a spin around Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey! Contact the Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos team today to schedule your test drive!

Top 3 Hyundai Models to Consider This Year

Hyundai is known for having reliable vehicles with spacious interiors, good fuel economy, and a long list of features. While there are many to choose from, our team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos will go over the top three Hyundai models to consider this year.

We’ll give drivers like you in the Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey areas a detailed look at the Elantra, Sonata, and Tucson. Read all about them below, and contact us if you have any questions.

2018 Hyundai Elantra

The 2018 Elantra is a good compact car for its fuel economy, cargo room, and list of available features. It comes standard with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that’s paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® and Active ECO System. And with the automatic transmission, the vehicle can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 29 city/38 highway MPG.*

The vehicle offers plenty of room for five passengers, including 42.2 inches of front legroom, 35.7 inches of rear legroom, and 95.8 ft3 of passenger volume. There’s also a 14.4 ft3 trunk, so you’ll have plenty of room for grocery bags, luggage, or other items.

The Elantra comes standard with cloth seats, but has available leather seating. Plus, there are available heated front and rear seats, so everyone on board can stay cozy on cooler nights.

For entertainment, there’s the available 7-inch or 8-inch display audio or navigation system with a high-resolution touchscreen. There’s standard Bluetooth® capability to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls. Plus, there’s the available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ features. These let you connect your compatible smartphone to the vehicle to access your music playlists, text messages, navigation, and more.

2018 Hyundai Sonata

The 2018 Sonata is a midsize vehicle that also has good fuel economy and lots of cargo room. It has plenty of technologies, as well, to help keep you connected, entertained, and safe.

The vehicle comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that’s mated to a:

  • 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® (standard)
  • 7-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch transmission with SHIFTRONIC® (available)
  • 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® (available)

And the vehicle can help you drive farther for longer, as it achieves up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG.*

It offers plenty of cargo room, with 16.3 ft3 of trunk space. Plus, it has available heated and ventilated front seats, as well as a heated steering wheel, to stay comfortable at any time of the year.

As far as technology goes, the Sonata comes standard with a 7-inch color touchscreen display, along with Bluetooth®, Apple Carplay™, and Android Auto™. Plus, it offers SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which gives you over 150 channels of commercial-free music, plus sports, comedy, news, and more.

The car has plenty of safety features, too, including its standard Blind Spot Detection with the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert feature. If a vehicle is detected in your blind spot, or if one is approaching from the side when in reverse, the system will send a visual and audible alert.

2018 Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Tucson is a compact SUV that’s known for having spacious rear seats, high safety ratings, and a long list of standard and available features.

It comfortably seats five, as shown in the following interior dimensions…

  • Front headroom: 39.6 inches
  • Front legroom: 41.5 inches
  • Rear headroom: 39.2 inches
  • Rear legroom: 38.2 inches
  • Passenger volume: 102.2 ft3

Like the Sonata, the Tucson offers heated and ventilated front seats, plus a heated steering wheel. It also offers heated rear seats, so everyone can stay warm on chillier mornings.

This SUV offers lots of driver-assisting technologies, as well, to help prevent any accidents from occurring. One such feature is Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. It’ll warn you of a possible collision with a vehicle or pedestrian detected in front of you. If you don’t react in time, the system can apply the brakes for you.

The Tucson is seen as a highly safe vehicle, as it earned a 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It was also awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Test Drive a New Hyundai Model Today!

No matter which Hyundai model you’re considering this year, you’re sure to get a dependable vehicle with plenty of amenities. But to help decide which one is right for you, you’ll need to check them out in person.

If you live in the Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, or Downey areas and want to get behind the wheel of a new Hyundai, schedule a test drive at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos today!


*EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition. Some accessories aren’t available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at the time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.