Archive for August, 2017

A True Shift In Car Buying

Monday, August 28th, 2017

At our Hyundai Riverside dealership, CardinaleWay Hyundai, we’ve noticed a shift in who is buying cars.  Historically, it used to be the 35-44 age age group that was most likely to buy an automobile. However, recently 62% of all new cars purchased were bought by Baby Boomers.  Back in 2001, Baby Boomers represented only 39% of new cars sold.  Now only one in four new vehicles are being purchased by people in the 35-49 age demographic.  What’s the reason for this shift in consumer buying?

Actually, circumstance and income tend to dictate who buys a car and what kind of car they buy.  Check out these statistics:

  • Thirty percent of recently purchased cars were bought by individuals with a household income that fits within the highest income percentile
  • The average annual income for used car buyers is now $48,004
  • Fewer vehicles are bought by single women in their population demographic, but when they do buy a vehicle, their purchase represents a greater percentage of new vehicles
  • Rural residents [71%] are more likely to purchase a used vehicle versus their urban counterparts [65%]
  • Caucasians/Whites make up a whopping 88% of the car buying market
  • The average monthly payment for a new sedan, truck, van, crossover or SUV is currently $399

CardinaleWay Hyundai Has A Vehicle For Everyone

Our population in Corona CA is diverse.  At CardinaleWay Hyundai, your Hyundai Orange County dealer, we have a ride to suit every buyer’s needs and budget.  We have a huge selection of new, certified preowned and used Hyundais.  You buy with confidence, because we stand behind them all!

 

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

2017 Brand Keys Survey: Hyundai Ranked No. 1 Automaker in Customer Loyalty Engagement Index

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Vehicles available at CardinaleWay Hyundai Riverside in Corona are displaying an impressive streak in customer loyalty.  This trend continues for its eighth year in a row as Hyundai is again ranked No. 1 in the automotive industry in the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index. A customer loyalty and engagement consultancy based in New York named Brand Keys conducts this annual syndicated study.  The study examines customers’ relationships in 83 categories within 740 brands.

“Hyundai has been able to best meet customer expectations and has, again, scored the highest levels of loyalty when it comes to the automotive category, taking the No. 1 spot in our 2017 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index,” said Robert Passikoff, Brand Keys Founder and President. “Of course the true test of loyalty and engagement always shows up in the marketplace, so we aren’t surprised to see Hyundai’s success. We congratulate them on another win.”

A robust amount of 49,168 respondents in the Brand Keys 2017 survey self-selected the categories in which they are consumers and indicated the brands for which they are customers for. Brand engagement measures both emotional and rational aspects of the categories to identify how well brands meet expectations that consumers hold.  The questions gauge responses from their consideration through to purchase. The survey concludes that brands that best meet their expectations result in the most consumer loyalty.

Visit Your Premier Corona Car Dealer Today

We invite you to come to CardinaleWay Hyundai of Corona and experience why our consumers are rated number one in loyalty and engagement. Our expert sales and finance teams will make it easy for you to enjoy our vehicles, and drive a new or Pre-owned model off the lot today.  We are the premier Hyundai dealer in California. Come visit us today!

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

CardinaleWay Hyundai of Corona Reminds College Students To Get Vehicle Maintenance Service

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

It’s that time of year already! College students are heading back to universities and colleges around the country. Our Hyundai Orange County Service Team recommends a multi-point inspection before returning to school. As a student, you will have a hectic schedule and won’t have much time to get your vehicle serviced. Schedule an appointment today at our Corona Car Dealer.

Why Vehicle Maintenance Is Important
Back and forth to class, or perhaps your job, you depend on your vehicle every day. In addition to regular maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotation, other things should be checked. Our multi-point inspection will include a thorough check of fluid levels, brakes and windshield wipers.

Would You Rather Have Newer Wheels?
If you’re planning to live off campus, or just want the convenience of having a vehicle on campus, Hyundai of Corona is the place for you. Our expert Sales Team has worked with many college students to choose the perfect vehicle. As the premier Corona Car Dealer, we offer a wide selection of new Hyundais and quality Pre-owned vehicles. We have several models that are ideal for students. These models, such as the Hyundai Accent, have great fuel economy and excellent amenities to make your drive functional and fun. Our vehicle inventory includes several used vehicles also. Our Hyundai Orange County Finance Team fully understands that a student’s budget may be tight. This team has great experience in making deals and finding financing options for every type of budget. Decide what you can afford and talk with our Finance Team.

Need To Have Your Vehicle Checked?
Our Hyundai of Corona Service Team is ready and waiting for you. Have them inspect your vehicle to make sure it’s “campus-ready.”  Whether you want to get your vehicle checked or look for new wheels, CardinaleWay Hyundai is ready to help you!  We wish all new and returning students a successful school year!

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

2017 Hyundai Accent Hatchback Features Maximum Comfort and Utility

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The 2017 Hyundai Accent Hatchback at Hyundai Riverside in Corona is a top choice, thanks to an exciting combination of comfort, performance, utility and style. Choose an Accent hatchback if you want maximum utility and a smooth, comfortable drive.

The 2017 Hyundai Accent Hatchback is a front-wheel-drive with four-doors and a spacious interior that seats five passengers. The hatchback comes in SE and Sport variations. Each type uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine which features 137 horsepower, 123 pound-feet torque with your choice of automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. There is plenty of backseat room for two adults.  The Value Edition on the hatchback adds improved brakes, upgraded wheels, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity.

Best In Class Drivability

The Accent has an automatic, as well as manual six-speed transmission with solid handling and tuning. This vehicle is surprisingly quiet and smooth on the road making even long commutes comfortable. Quietness is one of the Accent’s best qualities!  The Accent’s drivability is one of the best in class.  This model has a predictable gas pedal response and a well-tuned, six-speed automatic transmission.

Trim Levels and Features

The SE hatchback has the same features as the sedan with the addition of a rear window wiper. The Sport trim combines Value Edition as well as SE features.  The Sport trim includes the desired additions of a body-color spoiler, projector-beam headlights with LED accents and heated side mirrors, including a driver’s blind-spot viewer and integrated turn-signal indicators.  In addition, this sporty model includes foglights, upgraded cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping leather-trimmed steering wheel, sport-tuned steering, and piano black interior accents.

CardinaleWay Hyundai is your premier Hyundai Orange County car dealer.  Come check out the best the next time you’re looking for a new or Pre-owned vehicle, Accent hatchback, sedan or SUV and buy with confidence!

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

CardinaleWay Hyundai of Corona’s Favorite Labor Day Family Activities

Monday, August 21st, 2017

In Corona, California, Labor Day typically symbolizes the end of summer as kids and families get ready to return to school. Fall is just around the corner and Labor Day weekend is usually the last time families can have some big family fun before we head back to school schedules and routines.  From our families at CardinaleWay Hyundai Riverside to yours, we wanted to pass along a few of our favorite Labor Day activities to check out in the area.

Round Up the Young Ones for a Picnic

Stagecoach Park is a spacious 9.06 acres in size with open spaces to fly a kite with your kids this Labor Day. This park features a paved jogging course, a barbecue and picnic area plus covered shelter to gather the family.  There’s also a drinking fountain for thirsty children, clean restrooms and play equipment with a rustic, Western feel.  This park is located at 2125 Stagecoach Road in Corona.

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Back in the Saddle with Western Trails

Here’s another great way to spend quality time doing an activity with your child or teen that you would both enjoy!  Horseback riding is a wholesome activity that you can do with your young ones that they will actually enjoy doing.  Mount your horse at Western Trails Horseback Riding and soak in the natural beauty of the Santa Ana River Valley with your loved ones this holiday. Western Trails Horseback Riding is located at 4103 Pedley Avenue in nearby Norco.

Enjoy The Ride With CardinaleWay Hyundai Orange County

Your favorite Corona car dealers hopes everyone in the family will enjoy the Labor Day outing you have planned!  We understand that having a comfortable ride is important for you. Whether you are looking for a roomy Tucson or a stylish Sonata sedan, we have what you are looking for.  We look forward to welcoming you to our showroom soon!


Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

Kelley Blue Book Named the Hyundai Sonata One of the ‘10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017’

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata has earned a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com “10 Most Awarded Cars of 2017” list rounding off a successful award season. Additionally, Hyundai was one of the “10 Most Awarded Brands of 2017.” Vehicles available at Hyundai Riverside in Corona and throughout Hyundai’s lineup were recognized and honored for their engineering, design, technology and value. The Sonata is a stand out in a crowded midsize-sedan market. This model features attractive styling, a powerful engine, comfortable and quiet driving environment plus a desirable array of standard features.

“Even in one of the industry’s most competitive classes, the Sonata continues to distinguish itself with dynamic style and luxury features at a best-in-class value,” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We strive to provide our customers with ‘better’ and Sonata delivers on this commitment by innovating and exciting drivers with each new release and customers are seeing that today as the 2018 Sonata is entering dealerships.”

The Sonata and Hyundai overall have impressed in a wide range of Kelley Blue Book’s categories. Hyundai is proud to have received placements on both the “10 Best Sedans Under $25,000” and the “10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000” lists by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.

Swing By Hyundai Orange County To Test Drive a Sonata

If you want to be bold and stand out in a sleek sedan, like the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, by all means visit your premier Corona car dealer!  Stop by and see us at Hyundai Riverside CA and let us show you our award-winning Sonata model.  We’ve got a great selection of the latest Hyundai models and Certified Pre-owned vehicles.  New Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. feature the Hyundai Assurance program.

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

Mystery Solved By Our Hyundai Riverside Service Team

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

You love your vehicle. You take great care of it, keeping it clean and bringing it in for regular maintenance. All of a sudden, your engine light comes on and you’re stunned. Our Hyundai Orange County Service Team at our Corona Car Dealer has diagnosed this issue many times. Here’s one reason your check engine light might come on and it’s a bit unusual.

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Making Snacks Out Of Wiring And Hoses

Yes, you read it right. Animals, particularly rodents like squirrels and mice, chew on vehicle wiring and hoses. Although there’s no nutritional value, many times these animals are merely sharpening their teeth on these vehicle parts. What it can mean for you is a stalled vehicle, leaking fluid or electrical system issues.

Prevention Against Damage

There is no absolute way to stop animals from munching on your vehicle’s wiring and other parts. Sometimes, animals can smell food in your vehicle, and try to make their way in to get it. However, we can recommend a few steps to take to try to prevent animals from making your vehicle their favorite food stop.

  • Don’t leave food in your vehicle. We all eat on the run, but don’t have a mini-pantry of snacks and treats in your vehicle. This will entice animals to find a way into your vehicle. Remember, they don’t need to open the doors or windows. They can work their way in from the engine compartment.
  • If you park your vehicle near wooded areas, even if in a garage, check for telltale signs that animals have been visiting. Acorns or other foodstuffs under your vehicle may be a clue that animals are creating their own pantry in your vehicle’s engine, wheel wells or bumpers.
  • Try not to leave your vehicle parked in one place for long periods of time. This may look like a great stationary resort for animals.
  • Use moth balls or traps around your vehicle, when feasible.

Need A Repair? CardinaleWay Hyundai Mechanics Are At Your Service

If you suspect you may have an animal taking up residence in your vehicle, our Hyundai Riverside Service Team will be happy to inspect your vehicle. We are the premier Corona Car Dealer. If your first clue of trouble is the check engine light, bring your vehicle in to our experts. They will thoroughly check your vehicle, run diagnostics and report back any issues they find. You can call us for an appointment or conveniently call to schedule one. You can rest assured that our knowledgeable and experienced Service Team will take great care of your vehicle.

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Has Horsepower at Hyundai of Corona

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

For 2017, the Hyundai Elantra GT gets a new Value Edition option package full of exciting features including the available Tech package that now includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality.  At Hyundai Orange County in Corona CA, the new GT features a robust 173-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.  This four-door hatchback’s engine gives the Elantra a zippier feel than others in its class.

Comfort on the Road

The Elantra GT’s strong four-cylinder engine boasts a robust performance. This model makes it easy to quickly get up to highway speeds.  The Elantra GT’s available sport-tuned suspension accentuates handling without degrading comfort.  The Elantra’s front seats offer ample space and comfort which is complemented by a smooth, standard suspension. This feature delivers a desirable balance between easy handling and a comfortable ride.

Utility

The Elantra GT offers a roomy 23 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats for loading luggage and cargo. When folding the sections of the seatback down, this results in 51 cubic feet of cargo-hauling capacity.

The tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel along with the standard height-adjustable driver’s seat make it easy to find an optimal driving position. There’s a good deal of head and legroom for occupants riding in the backseat. The GT’s interior is an attractive space finished in high-quality materials.

Technology

The 7-inch touchscreen is user-friendly and includes navigation Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and smartphone app integration.  Both the controls and various gauges are easy to operate and view the stylish Elantra GT.

Come Test Drive The Hyundai Elantra GT Today

We know if you drive the new Elantra GT you will love this vehicle! Come let our expert team of sales and finance professional show you how really affordable the Elantra GT is to save on the money factor. You could drive one away today from our premier Corona Car Dealer with a lower Hyundai car payment than other models.

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

Hyundai Of Corona Recommends Antiquing For Leisurely Weekends

Monday, August 14th, 2017

For those weekends when you’re looking for an enjoyable but leisurely activity, why not consider antiquing? Hyundai Orange County in Corona thinks it’s the perfect way to pass the time.  Take a trip down memory lane as you discover items that you’re likely to remember from your childhood.  You may end up going home with a treasure that will help spruce up your decor.

You Won’t Need To Go Far To Find Antiques

Corona is home to a few prime antiquing destinations.  Since these locales are nearby, plan to be leisurely and browse.  There’s Good Cents Vintage and Thrift, located at 490 West Foothill Parkway.  This is a treasure trove of eclectic pieces and you’ll definitely want to stop in to see what’s new or in this case, old — but we know you’ll give it new life in your home.  Also, don’t miss the Corona Antique Gallery, located at 518 South Main in Corona.  It’s home to a large selection of vintage collectibles and is a popular destination for antique lovers.  You’ll find a wide variety of items from military collectibles, mid century furniture, old toys, vintage hats, antique glassware, tools, vinyl records, sports memorabilia and kitchenware.

The Advantages Of In-Person Antiquing Versus Internet

Although there are those that prefer to browse internet sites like eBay for antiques, we think there are benefits to browsing local antique shops.  For starters, there’s no shipping involved.  You’ll see far more in less time in an antique store than the hours spent scrolling through internet sites.  You can inspect the item and see exactly what you’re getting.  Sometimes you may even be able to haggle over the price.  Getting out to explore antique shops keeps you moving and your mind occupied.  It’s so much fun to spot items that you may recall from your childhood.

Visit CardinaleWay Hyundai To See Our Selection of Vehicles

We hope you’ll visit your premier Corona Car Dealer.  We’ve got a great selection of the latest Hyundai models, including the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.  We also have Certified Pre-owned Hyundai vehicles.  Stop by for our latest specials to save on the money factor.  Discover why you should be driving a Hyundai!

Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com

Test Drive the 2017 Hyundai Tucson at Hyundai Riverside

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson received exciting updates to technology and interior quality at Hyundai Orange County in Corona, California. The sporty Tucson model features the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration on this model’s top trim levels. Take a look at the exciting features that come with the new SE Plus trim!

New Features for the Tucson

The Tucson grew in size and gained new styling and lots of creature comforts plus modern technology. These upgrades, along with the new turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, made the Tucson more desirable over other models.

Available on the Limited and SE Plus trims is the 8-inch touchscreen. Both of the 5- and 8-inch touchscreens are user-friendly due to their accessible virtual buttons and and easy to navigate layouts. The satellite radio, USB connectivity and Bluetooth come standard on every Tucson.

Awarded Highest Possible Safety Ratings

The Tucson received the highest possible safety ratings with its optional crash-avoidance technology systems from both the government and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

In crash tests conducted by the government, the Hyundai Tucson received five stars in their assessment of overall crash protection.  Five stars in front and side crash protection were also awarded. Both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Tucson received these top scores.

The IIHS gave the Tucson its top score of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact, small-overlap front-impact and side-impact crash tests. The sporty Tucson also received the top score of Good in the IIHS’ roof strength and head restraint for whiplash protection tests.  This vehicle received the highest rating of Superior for its optional forward collision mitigation system.

Visit our business hours and directions page to get driving instructions to our dealership at www.cardinalewayhyundai.com. Hyundai Riverside is your premier Corona Car Dealer.  Come check out the best inventory the next time you’re looking for a new or Certified Pre-owned SUV and buy with confidence!

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Hyundai of Corona

2525 Wardlow Rd.

Corona, California 92882

Phone: 877.861.4496

Website: www.cardinalewayhyundai.com