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When you compare the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata with the Toyota Camry here in the Boston Area, a few things become clear. It’s more than just numbers that matter. There’s quality, comfort, reliability, and dependability.
We took a look at the 2015 Hyundai Sonata with the Toyota Camry. We feel that the Sonata is a better all-around vehicle. So we made a web page to show you why:
Learn more HERE.
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Good news… We now have a great selection of 2015 Hyundai Sonatas at our Arlington, MA Hyundai dealership.
The Presidents Award is given out only to Hyundai Dealerships that rank the very highest in customer satisfaction. Mirak Hyundai is one of only three dealerships in the entire state to achieve this award- and the ONLY Hyundai dealer in the Boston area to do so.
How are these awards earned? All new Hyundai customers are given a survey from Hyundai when they purchase a new vehicle. (And also on some service visits.) This customer survey from Hyundai is to gauge the satisfaction level of their dealership experience. So in a way- the award is really given out by the customers themselves.
We want to thank our customers for their continued business and outstanding positive feedback here at Mirak Hyundai.
When hybrid technology first became widely available in automobiles for American consumers- it was hot. It was all the rage because of skyrocketing gasoline prices. (This was right around the time the “Cash For Clunkers” program rolled out, officially marking the realization that spending so much money to fuel a big gas guzzler no longer made any sense.)
The average American has a daily commute to work that lasts roughly 40 minutes in a car. Day in and day out, commuting with a big SUV, and the monthly fuel costs could easily equal a car payment. So with the rising gas prices- hybrid cars and their increased fuel economy sounded pretty good. But the early selection of hybrid cars was pretty limited. They were all small cars not ideally suited for a family, and not very stylish.
Then the manufactures kicked it up a notch, and brought full-size hybrid sedans and SUVs to the market. At first, these hybrid sedans and SUVs sold pretty well. They were big enough, they were much better on fuel than conventional gasoline-powered engines, and they were cleaner. But there was a catch- they were also much more expensive than a conventional car of the same size.
Fast-forward to the present day, and improving miles-per-gallon performance without adding to the cost of the car itself is of paramount importance to all the major car manufactures. This can be a difficult trade-off.
To illustrate: Recently, Edmunds published an article explaining that most hybrid vehicles are not as cost effective as one might think. The article used examples of hybrid cars and the same brand conventional fuel counterpart. It turns out that when a hybrid version of a vehicle is close to $3,000- $5,000 more than a gas-powered version, it’s most likely not worth it. (Let’s face it- for $3,000- $5000 you can buy a lot of gas.)
But here is the good news… Right now at Mirak Hyundai we are clearing out the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid models, in order to make room for the 2014s. As a result, a brand new Hybrid Sonata is selling in the low $20Ks- comparable in price to a conventionally-powered new car from a rival brand.
Consider too, that with a Hyundai you automatically get America’s Best Warranty- a 5 year / 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper warranty, plus a 10 year / 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. In addition, all hybrid components are covered for 10 years / 100,000 miles. The lithium battery that powers the Hybrid Sonata comes with Hyundai’s Lifetime Replacement Warranty.
When you add it all up, the 2013 Sonata Hybrid is an outstanding value. Driving a hybrid car does not have to mean dull and no frills. It doesn’t mean driving a tiny little econobox or spending your fuel savings on the car itself.
To view our inventory of 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids, Click Here.
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealer in Arlington, MA.
Sure, about 80 percent of Hyundai buyers in the Boston Area either pay cash or finance their purchase with a loan- but you’re considering joining the other one-fifth of consumers willing to forgo ownership for a new set of wheels and the short-term benefits that leasing provides.
Maybe you’re self-employed and can write off your leasing payment as a business expense. Or maybe you’re trying to get into a luxury model for less upfront cash. Or maybe you demand the latest safety and technology innovations and don’t want to be saddled with a 60-month loan term. Or maybe you just like driving a new car every couple of years.
Most consumers don’t need a new car every few years, but maybe you’re in the minority or maybe you just want one.
What’s best for you- buying or leasing?
For many leasing consumers, the monthly payment is the carrot. When interest rates are low, lease payments may be close to payments for buying a car outright. When interest rates go up, leasing becomes more attractive. But even tossing out interest rates, the reliability and quality of new cars can make leasing appealing. It often comes down to residual values, or the worth of a car after several years of ownership, experts say.
Lower payments and lower interest rates aren’t the only reasons to lease, because leasing also offers purchasing flexibility. Lessees don’t have to worry about owning a depreciating asset (as automakers know all too well) or dealing with hefty repair bills. At the end of the lease term, (assuming they’ve kept the car in good condition and stayed within prescribed mileage limits), they can simply turn in the car and walk away.
Of course, those benefits have a price. While it’s fun to have a new car every few years, consumers who lease have nothing to show when the lease is up; they have to either lease another car, or bite the bullet and purchase a car.
There are many benefits to leasing beyond lower payments and less taxes. In most cases the lease payment would be the same as a five or six year loan. Consider if you wanted to trade in that same car you had a five or six year loan on, but after only 3 years. At that point you would have some maintenance due. After 3 years of driving a car usually needs brakes,tires and some TLC that is not cheap.
Also, at that point, depending upon how much of a downpayment- you would more than likely have negative equity.
With a lease at the end of term you have options and you can get something different and new without worrying about negative equity. J. Paul Getty (one of the first billionaires in the USA) had a saying , “Buy things that appreciate. Borrow things that depreciate”. This makes sense as every month the new edition of NADA or Kelly Blue Book comes out with used car values, those values always go down. Always.
There really is no exact right or wrong way. The way you feel most comfortable is the best for you. Before your next purchase you should compare and see how you fit. Whether you feel leasing or buying is better for you, here at Mirak Hyundai we are here to help you weigh out your options. (Click here to contact us.)
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealer in Arlington, MA
Currently, the midsize car considered the most reliable is- the Hyundai Sonata. The Sonata recently received the honor of having been judged most dependable by J.D. Power and Associates in their Vehicle Dependability Study. The annual Vehicle Dependability Study shows Sonata ranked highest in its class, beating out leading competitors.
The Sonata offers striking Fluidic Design, high fuel efficiency and comes equipped with Hyundai’s own Blue Link infotainment system.
“In one of the most competitive segments in the Boston Area, Sonata places highest in its class,” said Norm Belzil, sales manager at Mirak Hyundai. “Hyundai is committed to providing customers with high-value vehicles that withstand the test of time. The quality and dependability of our models is important to reassuring owners that we care about their Hyundai experience beyond their initial purchase at the dealership.”
Click here to view our Hyundai Sonata inventory.
This year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of high-design and high fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and advanced technology. The Sonata is powered by the original Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel delivery system, contributing to an overall improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.
The J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old vehicles, and includes 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle systems. The study results include industry insights, model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate rankings. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher quality.
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai dealership in Arlington, MA.
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.
Mirak Hyundai is a Boston Area Hyundai Dealer in Arlington, MA.