Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween: It’s All Treats, No Tricks with the Hyundai Elantra.

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Kenny Wright in his Halloween costume with the Hyundai Elantra.

 The Key competition for the Elantra is the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, and Toyota Corolla. These cars are the leaders in their class and are often cross-shopped and compared.

For those of you who were considering another brand, you may want to give the Hyundai Elantra a look. The Elantra has more standard features than the competition and is a much better value. The better value does not just stem from a lower price. Lets face it- you get what you pay for. Often when it costs a little less- the quality is a little less. That is not the case with the Elantra.

This car outshines the rest with America’s Best Warranty: A 5 year, 60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty plus a 10 year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. With any of the other brands you would have to pay extra to purchase extended coverage to match that of the Elantra.

The Hyundai Elantra leads the way compared to its key competition. This stylish sedan delivers on a simple secret: Just give people more of what they want for less. Choose more space, more horsepower, impressive MPG, and a better warranty. Choose Elantra at Mirak Hyundai

Click here learn more about the Elantra and see how it matches up with the other brands. 

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Our great selection of Hyundai Elantras in stock can be found online here.  (We can get you any color or equipment package you would like- so if you do not see your exact match on our site,  please let us know and we can almost certainly get it for you.)

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Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealer located in Arlington, MA.

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Vehicle Profile: 2013 Hyundai Veloster – Boston

When you want performance, space and style all in one package, your automotive choices are fairly limited. Hyundai has made things easier by releasing the new Hyundai Veloster, on sale here at Mirak Hyundai.
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What immediately sets the four-passenger 2013 Hyundai Veloster (MSRP $17,600) apart from everything else on the road is its coupe-like exterior design. The single long door on the driver side gives the look of a sleek two-door, but a pair of doors on the passenger side makes it easy to load your friends into the back seat like a sedan. Apart from the doors, the Veloster has an aggressive front end, flared wheel arches and bold body sculpting that all ooze style. You will never lose your Veloster in a parking lot. For that extra bit of visual flair, the Veloster is available in eight exterior colors, including bright 26.2 Yellow, Boston Red, Vitamin C and Marathon Blue hues.

The interior of the Veloster is just as uniquely styled as the exterior. The center stack has been designed to resemble the fuel tank of a sport bike, a theme that continues with angular air vents styled after a bike exhaust. Modern technology fills the cabin. The Veloster comes standard with a seven-inch touch-screen display and an audio system that features Pandora® Internet Radio integration, Gracenote® technology and iPod capability.
Giving the “go” to all that “show” in the front-wheel drive 2013 Veloster is a direct-injected 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (Dual-CVVT) that produces 138 hp and 123 lb/ft of torque. The Veloster comes standard with a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission, or you can opt for an automatic six-speed EcoShift™ Dual-Clutch Transmission with available paddle shifters. Regardless of your transmission choice, the Veloster is good for an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the class.

In the Veloster Turbo the 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder gets a twin-scroll turbocharger that pushes output to 201 hp and 195 lb/ft of torque. You can choose the standard six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift control and available paddle shifters. Veloster Turbo fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 35 mph highway.

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Beyond the fuel efficiency and power, the Veloster is built to be fun to drive around the Boston Area. The front suspension is a McPherson strut design utilizing coil springs, gas shock absorbers and a 24mm diameter front sway bar. The rear suspension features a lightweight V-Torsion beam with an integrated 24mm stabilizer bar. The Veloster is the first Hyundai ever to employ such a setup. The result is crisp handling with comfortable cruising characteristics.

The sport-tuned electric power steering has also been set up to provide the best combination of comfort and performance, and it’s capable of adjusting automatically to driving conditions. This gives drivers the performance they want and enhanced fuel economy. With a turning circle of just 34.1 feet, the Veloster is more nimble than the Scion tC, MINI Cooper and Honda CR-Z.

Safety was not overlooked in the pursuit of style and speed. The standard Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system manages the Electronic Stability Control system and the Motor-Driver Electric Power Steering in the Veloster, which has an outstanding level of standard safety equipment for a car with such sporting intentions. On top of VSM, the Veloster comes with six airbags and four-wheel antilock brakes with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution.
Youthful, sporty and filled with practical details, the Veloster is a great choice. Add the spacious interior, outstanding fuel economy, urban-friendly nimbleness and the budget price, and the Veloster is nearly perfect.
You can see what the Veloster will look like in the color of your choice and view our current inventory inventory by clicking here.

If you do not see what you want just contact us. We have a great success rate with custom search orders. So if you want a certain package or color combination- we will get it for you very quickly. (Usually within 24-48 hours.)

 

 

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Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealership.

2014 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2013 Sonata in the Boston Area

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There are many new features and upgrades on the Hyundai Sonata for 2014, yet it still feels like a Sonata.

 The new standard features shared by the GLS, SE, SE 2.0T and Limited models include a new refined grille design. The new grille is reminiscent of the 2013, keeping the same “Fluidic Design”.

 Other changes are the inclusion of HID headlights, LED taillights, a slightly revised rear fascia, Driver Select able Steering Mode (DSSM), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and a tire-specific tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

To reduce noise, vibration, and harshness, (NVH), all Sonatas also get improved carpet materials, as well as more foam in the A and B pillars.

For 2014, the interior is more plush, but not so drastically different that you wouldn’t recognize it as a Sonata

Kudos to The Hyundai Design Team for improving upon an already very successful car. It has been enhanced- but not so dramatically that our returning Boston Area Hyundai Sonata owners won’t feel at home. (And those who purchased the 2013 model won’t feel like they’re driving an outdated model.)

 Here at Mirak Hyundai we have good selection of 2013 models left and we have 2014 models. We invite you to come and compare for yourself. The 2013 models are at a great savings and in limited supply. Either way you can’t lose. The Sonata is a great car and we are confident that Hyundai will keep making improvements.  

 

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 Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai Dealer in Arlington, MA.

Blue Link Stories

With Hyundai Blue Link, finding the quickest route and navigating unfamiliar areas is easy and fun.

With Blue Link, driving has never been safer, easier, more convenient, or more fun. This innovative technology sends and receives messages to keep you well connected at all times. Access Blue Link through a smartphone, web application, or in-car system to find a gas station or shortcut, learn about mechanical issues, call for help and much more!

Find out what it can do for you:

https://www.hyundaiusa.com/technology/bluelink/

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Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealer

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