3 Reasons to Consider the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Looking for a new car for your daily drives around Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey? The Hyundai Sonata is a wonderful midsize car that offers plenty of interior space, lots of useful features, and great fuel efficiency. While there’s a lot to love about this vehicle, in this article, our team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos is reviewing the top three reasons to consider the 2018 Hyundai Sonata.

  1. Powerful Performance & High Fuel Economy

2018HyundaiSonataWith the Sonata, you can choose the power that you want, because there’s three different engines for you to choose from.

  • The standard base engine in the Sonata is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that makes 185 horsepower and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine gets an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 25 city/35 highway MPG.
  • The more efficient option is a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine that makes 178 horsepower and is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission. This engine comes standard on the Eco trim, and improves fuel efficiency to an EPA-estimated 28 city/37 highway MPG.
  • Opt for more power with the sporty turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder that pumps out 245 horsepower and is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This option makes 23 city/32 highway MPG.
  1. Spacious Passenger & Cargo Areas

There’s tons of space for your family and cargo inside the Sonata sedan, which seats five on standard cloth upholstery. For a luxurious upgrade, you can add options such as genuine leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, and sport seats for added support and style.

In the front seats, there’s 40.4 inches of headroom and 45.5 inches of legroom. In the back seats, there’s 38 inches of headroom and 35.6 inches of legroom to stretch out in. In the trunk of the 2018 Sonata, there’s 16.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is large for the midsize car class. For extra convenience, add a hands-free automatic trunk to the car, which will open for you when you stand behind the car with the keys in your pocket or purse.

  1. Modern High-Tech Features

HyperFocal: 0The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is fully equipped with all the technology features that you’d want from a brand-new car. All the systems and features are controlled using a 7-inch touchscreen display in the center of the dashboard.

You can add all kinds of great features to the infotainment system, starting with full smartphone connectivity using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can access your music, contacts, and even apps right on your car’s screen. You can also add a navigation system to the vehicle, as well as the Hyundai Blue Link® smartphone app, which provides connectivity with your vehicle from just about anywhere. You can use the app to remotely control features such as locking and unlocking your vehicle, turning the lights on and off, starting the engine, and more.

Test Drive the 2018 Hyundai Sonata

Those are just three reasons to consider the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. To discover even more, contact Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos to schedule a test drive, and get behind the wheel to hit the streets of Cerritos, Long Beach, Anaheim, and Downey.

 

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.

2013 Hyundai Sonata: Longevity on the Road

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Deemed by the J.D. Power and Associates as the 2013 “Most Dependable Midsize Car” after their Vehicle Dependability Study, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is a vehicle that proves its quality and purpose. Not just a head turner on the road, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata boasts of incredible features which will definitely make you look for nothing else. Dependability is not just what the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is proud of it also presents performance that lasts and is filled with power. With a 2.0 liter GDI engine you are sure to have the 2013 Hyundai Sonata outrunning all of the other vehicles on the road. Having options of Limited or SE for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata gives you the chance to choose engine capabilities for any journey ahead. Horsepower and fuel efficiency is also contained in the all-new 2013 Hyundai Sonata making it the best among its market competitors.

And it is not just the performance and dependability that keeps the 2013 Hyundai Sonata ahead of the pack, its exteriors provides a sight that keeps everyone in awe. With its free flowing design inspired by the wind and its Perfect Paint process the 2013 Hyundai Sonata shows the look that definitely sparks admiration.

Interiors will not be held of less value for the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is considered to be of comfort and purpose especially for the long roads ahead. Just with the 2013 Hyundai Sonata’s Blue Link and you are well on your way to comfort giving you the chance to keep track of vehicle maintenance, the nearest gas station or even send out voice to text messages.

Engineered to keep the driver and passengers at ease at all times, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is also equipped with power tilt-and-slide sunroof or the panoramic sunroof, eight-way power adjustment,  as well as more passenger, cargo and interior space.

2013 Hyundai Sonata: When Expressive Design Meets Impressive Power

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Gone are the times when all people wanted to do is conform. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata breaks out of the norm by executing a stylish and sophisticated vehicle that is not lacking in power, efficiency, and functionality. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is the first mid-size car to execute a dramatic design that is to impress the younger market – younger executives on their way to the top and starting families. It comes in five trims. The body of the car is exquisitely styled – with fluidic sculpture that boasts of free-flowing curves and gently sloped angles. Thus, the vehicle looks like it is always on the move – even when it is parked.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is sleekly finished with a deeply sculpted hood, uniquely detailed grille, and swept up headlamps. The rear is equally attractive with the beautifully molded tail and swept back tail lamps. The beltline is strategically kept high and the rear window sharply raked to give an aggressive appearance that is unheard of in the mid-size car industry. There is also an available moon roof that is exclusive to the higher trim. It boasts of Perfect Paint Process to maintain the sharply handsome looks of the vehicle.

One has a choice among three capable engines of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata: 2.4 liter inline-4 that generates 200 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 274 horsepower and 269 lb.-ft. of torque, and 2.4 liter four cylinder hybrid that kicks off 206 horsepower and 154 lb.-ft. of torque.

The cabin of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is still designed to impress. It is comfortable, dynamic, and technologically advanced. The interior features the same design applied to the exterior – bold shapes and sleek touches perfectly complemented by blue backlighting. One also has the option to upgrade to a two-tone interior for a sharper finish. It can accommodate five full-size adults in adjustable and comfortable seats that are heated.

The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is at the top of its game. It offers sophisticated style, dynamic cabin, and desirable power. It is undoubtedly a leader in the mid-size cars category.

2013 Hyundai Sonata: Looking Great For This Year

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

The 2013 Sonata returns, fresh from a strong performance last year. Hyundai’s midsized car is well-equipped for another year of excellence. The 2013 Sonata’s powertrain comes in two variations. The first one is a 2.4L engine that generates 198hp, 184 lbs. of torque, with a fuel rating of 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway. The second one is a turbocharged 2.0L engine that generates 274hp, 269 lbs. of torque, with a fuel rating of 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway. There is also the Sonata Hybrid, with its 2.4L lithium ion hybrid engine. Its fuel rating is at 35 mpg city/40 mpg highway.

The 2013 Sonata is classified as an affordable midsized car. Yet it doesn’t look like a budget car. At first glance, it can almost pass for a BMW with its edges and angles that radiate style and elegance. The Sonata’s interior also deserves praise. There is plenty of room for passengers; cargo space is also pretty good. Controls on the dashboard were laid out nicely, easy to operate.

There are three trims – GLS, SE, and Plush. All models have these features – power accessories, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, 6-speaker audio system w/CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary audio jacks, and satellite radio.  On the higher trims, you can add features like a panoramic sunroof, Infinity premium audio system, and a navigation system.

Just like previous models, the 2013 Sonata got great ratings in safety and crash tests. It performed well in safety and crash tests. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, dual front side/side curtain airbags, head restraints, stability/traction control, daytime running lights, and child safety locks. It has Hyundai Bluelink which allows for immediate assistance in case of emergencies and vehicle theft.

Overall, the Sonata is a solid choice for those who need a midsized car. It has good power, a nice and spacious interior, and handles pretty well.

A Complete Sedan, The 2013 Hyundai Sonata

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

After a successful run last year, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata returns again, as always with plenty of standard features and a fuel efficient yet competitive powertrain. The 2013 Sonata gives you two engine choices:  first, a 2.4L engine generating 198hp and 184 lbs. of torque. It consumes fuel at 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway. The second is a turbocharged 2.0L that generates 274hp and 269 lbs. of torque. It consumes fuel at 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

Cargo space is great at 16.4 ft3. Although the interior doesn’t feature the best quality materials, Hyundai did a great job in organizing a nice layout for all the switches and knobs. Seating is also nice plus the Sonata offers heated rear seats on limited edition models, something not often present in a sedan.

There are three trims for the 2013 Sonata – GLS, SE, and Plush. The base GLS has interior features like keyless entry, cruise control, heated mirrors, tilting telescopic steering wheel, a trip computer, a 6-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio, Bluetooth and iPod/USB connectivity, and auxiliary audio jack.  The SE has all that plus a sport-tuned suspension, leather/cloth upholstery and bigger tires. Finally, the Plush trim has all that plus a cushier suspension, a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, and an upgraded audio system with HD radio.

The 2013 Sonata earned great scores in safety and crash tests, getting excellent ratings in front and side impact protection. Standard safety features include side impact and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, stability/traction control and front head restraints. The Bluelink telematics system allows emergency and stolen vehicle assistance, remote access and teen-driver-oriented geo-fencing.

The price range of the 2013 Sonata is $21,000-$25,800. With the great splash it made in the market last year, it now faces stiff competition from models like the Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Malibu. But the Sonata remains a solid choice for those looking for a Sedan that is nearly complete in every aspect.

2013 Hyundai Sonata: Vying For Best Midsized Car

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

It was hailed as one of the breakthrough models for Hyundai in the midsize car category; the 2013 Hyundai Sonata returns again this year, more than ready to take on the competition.  There are two main engine choices for the 2013 Sonata. First is a 2.4L that’s capable of 198hp, 184 lbs. of torque, and a fuel rating of 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway. The second is a turbocharged 2.0L capable of 274hp, 269 lbs. of torque, and a fuel rating of 22 mpg city/34 mpg highway. There is actually a third option, a 2.4L lithium ion hybrid. It has the best fuel rating at 35 mpg city/40 mpg highway.

Hyundai did a great job with the 2013 Sonata’s interior. It has abundant cargo space at 16.4 ft3. The interior features a superb design for both newbies and veteran drivers. Controls are ergonomic and easy to access, with plenty of passenger room in front and at the back.

Standard interior features depend on the trim you choose. There are three available trims – GLS, SE, and Plush. Base features include cruise control, a trip computer, 6-speaker audio system w/CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary audio jacks, satellite radio, and Hyundai’s BlueLink.  Features available on higher trims include a rearview camera, panoramic sunroof, the premium Infinity audio system, and a navigation system.

The 2013 Sonata got excellent ratings in safety and crash tests, giving great protection against front and side impacts. It has antilock disc brakes, side impact and side curtain airbags, head restraints, and stability/traction control. Bluelink is just like Chevrolet’s OnStar, allowing for immediate assistance in case of accidents and vehicle theft, and can dial the 911 hotline.

The price of the 2013 Sonata ranges at $21,000-$27,400. It will be challenged mainly by the Ford Fusion and the Toyota Camry; all are evenly matched with regards to fuel efficiency and interior features but the Sonata is more than willing to go at anyone head to head.

2013 Hyundai Sonata Enjoys Exciting Innovations

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

Available in Los Angeles at Cerritos Hyundai

It was few years ago that Hyundai made some major innovations on its Sonata offering that took the industry of midsize sedans by storm. Two years later, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata still maintained its revolutionary changes with some minor upgrades. The 2013 Hyundai Sonata is still the preferred choice for many midsize car fans because of its high fuel efficiency, spacious cabin and contemporary design. The new Hyundai Sonata comes in with a four-cylinder and turbo four-engines that are fuel efficient and no longer offers manual transmissions and six-cylinder engine. The Sonata is packed with superb brakes and suspension allowing its users to drive smoothly even when the road doesn’t seem to be friendly.

Judging a book by its cover seems to be very applicable with the new Sonata’s exterior. From the cavernous sculpture meticulously embedded in its hood to the thorough chrome trim emphasizing the beltline, you can already tell what this car offers inside. Grille is finish perfectly to fit well with the car’s overall sophistication. The wheel and tire sizes of Sonata trims vary from 16-inch to 19-inch that may come as either steel wheels with plastic covers or split-spoke alloy wheels.

When it comes to boldness, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata clearly lives up to that. You can see how the interior features are delicately finished with its gallant shapes, smooth finish and dominated with a blue backlighting. Its Limited trim level offers a rear seat, a feature that is only offered as option by its competitors.

Notable standard features of Hyundai include the Blue Link infotainment and concierge service, iPod connection, Bluetooth and USB ports. Its safety features include airbags, electronic safety aides and headrests.

The new Hyundai Sonata model is available in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels.