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Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)

What is Hyundai’s Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)?

There are around 6 million vehicle accidents every year in the United States, 6% of which end in fatal collisions. Hyundai strives to combat this growing problem by developing a set of safety and technology features that can reduce the damage done by collisions or even avoid them completely. With this in mind, Hyundai has deployed the Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) across its 2020 and 2021 models. BCW uses radar sensors located in the rear bumper to scan any vehicles in your blind-spot in conjunction with a forward facing camera to detect the lane markers in front of you.

The Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) system works by scanning your blind-spot area for any approaching vehicles, if the system detects a vehicle a small icon appears on your side mirror to alert the driver that a vehicle is unseen in your blindspot. If you activate your turn signal to the side where the vehicle is in your blind-spot, the system will sound an audible alert to further warn the driver. The Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) works on top of BCW to provide additional safety, and if needed, take control of the vehicle to prevent an imminent collision. The system will brake and steer the vehicle back into its original lane If the driver is unaware of the audio and visual warnings that a vehicle is in your blind-spot.

How Does Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) Work?

Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) & Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) are activated in different ways depending on the model you have.

Check out this great video from Hyundai on how to activate and customize the system on various models.

New Hyundai Vehicles with Blind-spot Collision Warning & Collision-Avoidance Assist

Hyundai’s BCW is widely available across all Hyundai vehicles. The collision-avoidance assist option is available on vehicles like the Sonata and the award winning Palisade. Contact Spokane Hyundai today to get more information on Hyundai’s Blind-spot technology, or visit our showroom to try it for yourself on one of our many test drive units.

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Smart Cruise Control (SCC)

What is Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control? (SCC)

American worker commuter times are currently at an all time high, with the average driver spending over 9 calendar days commuting to work every year.  Since you are spending so much time commuting why not make the experience a more enjoyable and relaxing one? Hyundai has answered the call by developing the Smart Cruise Control (SCC) system, making your daily commute, and long road trips a more stress-free experience. SCC works by using a forward mounted radar system to detect the distance and speed of all vehicles in front of your Hyundai.

The system is able to maintain a set speed like normal cruise control but also will slow down to a complete stop or speed up to maintain a certain distance from the vehicle in front of you. This means that when you set your SCC you don’t have to constantly brake and speed up to adjust your speed to match the traffic and vehicle in front of you. You are able to customize the SCC settings to follow closer or further away depending on the traffic you are currently experiencing. The helplessness of being stuck in a bad traffic jam can cause serious stress, Hyundai’s Smart Cruise Control (SCC) is an easy way to lessen it.

How Does Smart Cruise Control (SCC) Work?

In order to activate Smart Cruise Control (SCC) you will need to:

  1. Make sure the vehicle is turned and the engine is running.
2. Press the “Cruise” button located on the top right of your steering wheel.

3. To activate SCC press the “Set Speed” button. Reduce or increase the speed by pressing up or down.

4. To adjust the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you press the “SCC” (car icon) button. The system is now on and will adjust speed automatically.

Here is a video from Hyundai explaining how to activate and adjust the system in more detail.

New Hyundai Vehicles with Smart Cruise Control (SCC)

The Smart Cruise Control (SCC) system is widely available on new Hyundai vehicles including the Palisade and Tucson. Are you ready to feel stress fade away on your daily commute by trying the SCC yourself? Contact one of our sales specialists to arrange a viewing and test drive or simply stop by our showroom to get more information on Smart Cruise Control or any other exclusive Hyundai safety technology.

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Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

What is Hyundai’s Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA)?

Distracted driving leads to over 1.6 million vehicle collisions every year and an astonishing 1 out of 4 accidents in the US are caused by a distracted driver. With these staggeringly high numbers, you will undoubtedly encounter distracted drivers when you are out and about driving in your vehicle. As an industry leader, Hyundai has introduced numerous groundbreaking safety features to combat the effects of distracted driving like the Hyundai Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) system.

Using a combination of radar technology and camera sensors the FCA can detect if you are about to collide with a vehicle in front of you by measuring the speed of vehicles and objects in front of you. The FCA system will provide an audio and visual warning to the driver to alert them they are rapidly approaching another vehicle. If you are still rapidly approaching the vehicle in front of you the FCA system will apply the brakes to avoid the collision. If your Hyundai is equipped with FCA with Pedestrian detection then the system will also detect pedestrians at crosswalks and similarly apply the brakes if need be.

How Does Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) Work?

In order to activate Hyundai’s FCA system you will need to:

Ensure the vehicle is turned on and use the LCD display control button on the right side of your steering wheel to get to the user settings menu.

Continue to the driver assistance menu and select forward safety.

From here you can select which setting works best for you. Active Assist will apply the brakes to slow down the vehicle if need be. Warning only, as it sounds, will only provide the audio and visual warnings and will rely on the driver of the vehicle to brake appropriately.

Check out this video from Hyundai USA for a more detailed explanation.

New Hyundai Vehicles with Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection

Hyundai’s FCA is a simple and easy way to avoid the true cost of distracted driving. This safety feature is widely available on new 2020 and 2021 Hyundai models including the Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata entry level models. If you have any questions on Hyundai’s FCA system or any other of Hyundai’s exclusive safety technology don’t hesitate to contact one of our product specialists at (509) 944-3600. Or drop by our showroom located on Sprague avenue in the Spokane valley.

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2020 Hyundai Sante Fe vs 2020 Kia Sorento

The award winning 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has taken the midsize SUV segment by storm. A combination of convenient design and groundbreaking technology is how the Santa Fe and Hyundai in general elevate their vehicles above the competition.

Voted Best Family Vehicle of the year, the Santa Fe compares favorably to any other SUVs in segment, including the 2020 Kia Sorento, focusing on the entry level for both vehicles.

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe has more than enough cargo space.

A Step Above the Rest

It’s hard to argue that both Kia and Hyundai confidently stand behind their vehicles. Both manufacturers offer an industry best warranty in the form of a 5 year/60,000 mile bumper to bumper comprehensive warranty and an incredible 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Because Hyundai has an advantage in the form of their no charge maintenance for scheduled maintenance in the first 3 years of ownership, the cost of ownership drops considerably.

Where Hyundai really excels is its incredible suite of standard safety technology that is widely available even on entry level models. This includes technology to avoid costly collisions and accidents like Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), but also convenience technology to make your daily commute less stressful like Idle Stop & Go (ISG) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC). The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe earned a 5-star safety rating as a result of the features combined with an intelligent and functional design led the 2020 Santa Fe earning a 5-star safety rating.  

Beyond the incredible technology, The Sante Fe boasts the lowest cost of ownership amongst any vehicles in its segment both due to its high residual value and low maintenance costs. With endless benefits and safety technology, it’s no wonder the 2020 Santa Fe was voted the best 2-row SUV for the money.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
2020 Hyundai Santa Fe SE2020 Kia Sorento L
Idle Stop & Go (ISG)StandardNot Available
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)OptionalNot Available
Smart Cruise Control w/ Stop & Go (SCC)StandardNot Available
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection (FCA)StandardNot Available
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)StandardNot Available
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)StandardNot Available
Limited Warranty5 year/60,000 miles5 year/60,000 miles
Powertrain Limited Warranty10 year/100,000 miles10 year/100,000 miles
MSRPFWD: $26,275
AWD:$27,975
FWD: $26,990

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2021 Hyundai Kona vs 2021 Honda HR-V

With an incredible blend of a bold, impactful design and individuality, the 2020 Kona is Hyundai’s shining star in the constantly growing subcompact SUV segment. The Kona serves as Hyundai’s answer to the rapidly changing customer preferences towards styling, technology and convenience.

Designed with the needs of urban drivers in mind, offering a rare combination of storage space, vehicle power and performance, and helpful technology that are not often found in vehicles in this segment.

Let’s look at how the entry level 2020 Hyundai Kona SE matches up against another subcompact SUV, the Honda HR-V LX.

2020 Hyundai Kona

Safer And More Fun to Drive

One feature often overlooked while comparing vehicles is how fun it is to actually drive. The Kona manages to ditch the dullness common in most crossovers for something more car-like than much of the competition.

Even the Kona entry level SE comes with a 147 HP/132 torque (lb-ft) engine that surpasses most of competition, including the Honda HR-V. For those looking for a driving experience a further step above, consider upgrading for an incredible 175 hp and 195 torque (lb-ft) on the turbocharged Kona Limited.

Beyond the drive performance, the Kona offers a best in class 5 start safety rating due in large part to the standard safety features offered across Hyundai’s lineup. For the Kona SE this includes Forward Collision Avoidance (camera only), Driver Attention Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist.

2020 Hyunda Kona backup camera

Convenience and Value Across the Board

It isn’t just safety features and technology where the Kona outclasses the competition, convenience and entertainment are another main focus behind every Hyundai Kona.

Offering standard Apple Car Play and Android Auto coupled with a 7 inch touchscreen give you an unrivaled driving and comfort experience. Beyond the groundbreaking technology offered in the Kona, Hyundai is in a league of its own with the value it provides to its customers. Featuring an industry best 10 year/100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty and a 5 year/60,000 mile comprehensive warranty to all customers who purchase a new Hyundai vehicle.

With the first 3 years of regularly scheduled maintenance covered by Hyundai, the cost of ownership decreases significantly. With a deal as good as this, it’s no wonder Kona owners rate their experience with the vehicle as a 4.8/5.0 stars. All of this for as low as $20,300 on FWD and $21,700 on AWD models.

2021 Hyundai Kona SE2021 Honda HR-V LX
Horsepower (HP)147141
Torque (lb-ft)132127
Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)(Camera only) standardNot Available
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)StandardNot Available
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)StandardNot Available
Front Display Screen7 inch touchscreen with 6 speakers5 inch non-touchscreen with 4 speakers
Apple Car PlayStandardNot Available
Android AutoStandardNot Available
Limited Comprehensive Warranty5 years/60,000 miles3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain Limited Warranty10 years/100,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles
MSRPFWD: $20,300
AWD: $21,700
FWD: $20,820
AWD: $22,320

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2020 Hyundai Kona vs 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

With Subcompact SUV’s exploding in popularity across the United States, The U.S. News #1 rated subcompact SUV Hyundai Kona stands above the rest by offering a combination of style, groundbreaking safety technology and features, and unrivaled value across the segment. We will discuss the various advantages the Kona has over one of its top competitors in the Subaru Crosstrek, looking at mid level trims (SEL vs Premium).

Skip the Optional Add Ons with Standard Hyundai Tech

As the technology in new vehicles continues to advance year over year, more and more consumers are buying new vehicles to get access to this new technology. But what are you actually getting for the purchase price of the vehicle?

This will vary greatly on the manufacturer you choose to buy from and should be thoroughly investigated before making your final purchase decision. With Hyundai, all technology comes standard for no additional cost. This isn’t the case with many other manufacturers who have optional packages that can add thousands of dollars to your final vehicle cost.

An example of this is the suite of safety features included in the Kona SEL, including Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist (LCA), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), and Driver Attention Warning (DAW) which are all included in the SEL trim level.

By contrast, the Crosstrek Premium offers many of these features but forces you to purchase expensive packages that will increase your payment before you even leave the dealership. Due to Hyundai’s commitment to value for its customer base, Consumer Choice has awarded the Hyundai Kona as a Best Buy award winner for the 2nd year in a row!

2020 Kona interior

Why Kona Owners Keep Coming Back for More

Consumers who buy the Hyundai Kona are very happy with their choice, over and above the standard safety features, the Kona offers convenience and ease of use in the form of a proximity key with push button start and a 7 inch touch screen to control any devices in the vehicle. An often overlooked consideration when buying a vehicle is the warranty and protections you receive with the purchase price.

In this area, Hyundai is an industry leader with an incredible 10 year/100,000 mile Powertrain warranty and 5 year/60,000 mile comprehensive warranty. On top of this, don’t pay a penny for all scheduled maintenance in the first 3 years of ownership.

The incredible warranty offering is one of the reasons Kelley Blue Book named the Kona as the Best Subcompact SUV for 2020.  Get all of this value for over $1,000 less than the Subaru Crosstrek Premium without any of the exclusive safety technology offered by the Kona SEL.

2020 Hyundai Kona SEL2020 Subaru Crosstrek Premium
Proximity Key with Push Button StartStandardOptional Package
Blind-Spot Collision WarningStandardOptional Package
Lane Change Assist (LCA)StandardOptional Package
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision WarningStandardOptional Package
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)StandardOptional Package
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)StandardOptional Package
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)StandardNot Available
Front Touch Screen Display7 inch touchscreen with 6 speakers6.5 inch touchscreen with 6 speakers
New Vehicle Limited Warranty5 years/60,000 miles3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain Limited Warranty10 years/100,000 miles5 years/60,000 miles
MSRP (Not including destination fee)FWD: $22,100
AWD: $23,500
FWD: Not Available
AWD: $24,545

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2020 Hyundai Sonata SE vs 2020 Ford Fusion S

Despite the fact that the sedan segment as a whole is shrinking year over year, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata offers a unique and personalized experience that is not currently offered by any competitor. Let’s see how the 2020 Sonata SE compares against another entry level sedan in the 2020 Ford Fusion S.

Stylistically a Step Above

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata’s sleek design and stylish front grille give it a distinctive look amongst the midsize sedan segment. Which is why Motor Trend stated “the Sonata looks more conventionally attractive than the Accord, Camry or Ultima. Even if it’s not your flavour, you have to respect Hyundai for pulling no punches. This car stands out, and that alone is attractive.”  The style of the Sonata is augmented with 16 inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights that help you stand out from the crowd when you are out and about in your Sonata. Don’t just take our word for it, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata won the Good Design Award, that rewards vehicles for immense creativity and attention to form, functions and aesthetics. Any way you look at it, the Sonata’s bold styling and creative design give it a distinct look and feel amongst its competitors.

Hyundai Technology and Superior Value

Hyundai is known as an industry leader for the groundbreaking technology it packs into every vehicle, including the entry level SE model of the 2020 Sonata. When compared to the Fusion S, the Sonata has a front display screen almost twice the size, and standard safety features not offered by the Fusion S like Lane Follow Assist (LFA), and Driver Attention Warning (DAW). Technology features like this lead Kelly Blue Book to award the 2020 Sonata with their Best Auto Tech Award for offering incredible value across all models.

One other area Hyundai clearly eclipses the competition is with the standard no charge warranty and coverage you receive when buying a new Hyundai. Enjoy an unheard of 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and don’t pay for any scheduled maintenance in the first 3 years of ownership for no additional cost. Peace of mind is just one of the many benefits of owning a Hyundai. With all of this praise, it’s not surprising the 2020 Sonata was named a finalist for the 2020 North American Car of the Year Award.

2020 Hyundai Sonata SE2020 Ford Fusion S
Horsepower191175
Torque181175
Front Display ScreenStandard – 8 InchStandard – 4.2 Inch
Apple CarPlay & Android AutoStandardOptional
LED HeadlightsStandardNot Available
Alloy WheelsStandardNot Available
Smart Cruise Control w/ Idle Stop & Go (ISG)StandardOptional
Lane Follow Assist (LFA)StandardNot Available
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)StandardNot Available
Fuel Economy MPG (City, Highway, Combined)28/38/3221/31/24

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