Hyundai is the South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer. It is giving a good competition in America among different competitors. Along with its division Kia, it took further two positions in top twenty list of best selling cars of America for the year ended 2013. In this article, we are going to discuss briefly Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata models.
- Hyundai Elantra: The total sales of Hyundai Elantra for the year 2013 are 247,912, and the year 2012, its sales were 202,034. This shows shows it is 22.7 percent of increase in a year from 2012 to 2013. It is the only car among the top 25 best sellers in America to have such percent increase in the sales. The Hyundai Elantra is occupied the eighth position.
- The Hyundai Elantra’s gas mileage in city is 28 miles per gallon (MPG) and on highway is 38 mpg.
- Long warranty coverage, large trunk, well built and comfortable cabin, distinctive styling, and lots of features for money are the advantages. Not as sporty as some rivals and limited rear head room is a disadvantage.
- The standard safety features in the 2013 Hyundai Elantra include side curtain airbags, front seat side impact airbags, active front head restraints, anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control.
- For both overall crash protection and side impact protection, it received five star rating in the government crash testing. For overall frontal impact protection, Elantra got four stars. In the crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it earned Good rating for roof strength, side impact and frontal offset performance tests.
- Hyundai Sonata: The Hyundai Sonata sales in 2013 were 203,648. In the year 2012, its sales number was 230,605. In the year 2013, Hyundai Sonata’s sales decreased by 11.7 percent. However, it continues to be in the tenth position among America’s best selling cars.
- Gas mileage of the Hyundai Sonata on city roads is 24 mpg and on highway driving is 35 mpg.
- Pros of the Hyundai Sonata include lengthy warranty, top fuel economy, strong acceleration, comfortable and stylish cabin and for the money there are lots of optional and standard features. Cons of the Sonata include rough ride in SE trim, and distinctive styling affects rear headroom.
- The standard safety features include active front head restraints, full length side curtain airbags, front seat side impact airbags, stability control, traction control, and anti-lock disc brakes. Under government and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety standards, it got the same rankings as Elantra.
Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Sonata are in eighth and tenth positions respectively. In between these two, the ninth position is occupied by the Ford Focus. The Hyundai Elantra has given a good competition to Chevrolet Cruze with nearly 300 differences in sales number for the year end of 2013.
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