October 30th, 2013
Even if you have the threat of a zombie apocalypse in the back of your mind, chances are you’re a bit more worried about feeling like a zombie yourself when your Monday morning commute comes around. Fortunately, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe at our MD Hyundai dealership can help you make the best of either scenario.
In fact, fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead have probably noticed that Rick Grimes and the crew use a Hyundai Santa Fe as their primary form of transportation. While the group certainly makes good use of this versatile crossover, they might be a bit better off with the fan-designed Survival Machine that Galpin Auto Sports recently brought to life.
Designed by fan Anson Kuo for The Walking Dead’s Chop Shop contest, this monster masher was revealed at New York Comic Con to hordes of fans rather than zombies. Decked out in camouflage and complete with an assortment of dastardly blades and weaponry, this 2013 Santa Fe is a veritable armory on wheels.
While the Survival Machine’s armor and weapons catch the eye, Kuo’s design was centered on one of the 2013 Santa Fe’s most attractive standard features – space. A Santa Fe owner himself, Kuo chose to use the crossover as his base vehicle because “the Santa Fe allows space for extra passengers as well as weapons, supplies, and all the other necessary items needed during a real zombie apocalypse.”
While it may not come standard with an automatic crossbow, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe does bring MD drivers plenty of features that are equally helpful. The crossover’s versatile design is perfect for handling just about anything.
Inside, the 2013 Santa Fe offers interior designs to accommodate either six or seven passengers. With a 50/50 split in the rear row and a 40/20/40 split in the second row in vehicles equipped with a second row bench seat, it’s easy to adapt to whatever passengers or cargo you need along for the ride.
Drivers are also sure to appreciate the 2013 Santa Fe’s impressive power and fuel economy. Whether you’re running errands or trying to outrun a zombie horde, the 2013 Santa Fe gets you further for less; the 3.3L GDI V6 earns EPA estimates of 25 highway miles to the gallon while turning out an impressive 290 horsepower.*
Whether you’re looking to make it through the apocalypse or just the work week, the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe is built to get you where you need to go. For more information on this versatile crossover, be sure to call us at (301) 423-1100 or to visit online today!
*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
October 29th, 2013
So the time has come for you to purchase a car. Of course you are excited, but don’t let it go to your head. All too often shoppers come to our Maryland Hyundai dealership and choose a car that is simply not right for them.
If you have to justify a car for a reason that isn’t part of your day-to-day driving, you might not need that car. Simply put, we know you want the best of the best for what you can afford, but sometimes you stretch your funds to get more. STOP! You are only hurting yourself.
What Can You Afford: Make a solidified price you can afford for the month and DO NOT BUDGE. You will be surprised by the different car options that will come to you. Instead of the baseline Sonata, a fully loaded 2013 Hyundai Elantra might be a better deal.
What Features Do You Often Use: All-wheel drive is an absolutely amazing feature, but if you don’t travel in conditions that call for it, then it is not worth it. Do you need the extra cargo space of an SUV, or do you just want it for the sake of having it. Also, if you have a huge car you don’t use, your friends will love to hit you up on moving day.
Where Do You Drive Most Often: If you like to cruise on beaches or off the beaten path, then a SUV is perfect. If you are a city dweller, maybe a smaller car like the Accent would be great to save on gas and easily park. Those with a long commute; you might want more entertainment features and room to stretch out or for carpool buddies.
These are only three solid tips to help you narrow down your new car search. If you need more guidance please feel free to call Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury at (866) 546-7957.
October 29th, 2013
Some may call it the old battle of import vs domestic, but there are more reasons than just design origin when it comes to the 2013 Nissan Altima vs Ford Fusion. The Altima is one of the most popular models at our Maryland Nissan dealership because it simply offers its owners more than its competitors do.
What it truly comes down to is the engineering of the vehicle. We aren’t talking about just the body design or style, which we biasedly think the Altima looks better, but rather the performance of the powertrain and the features incorporated.
A sedan can be thought as a basic vehicle. There are four wheels to take you where to go, four doors to accommodate your passengers. However, when you are about to enter the freeway and need the power to accelerate you into the merge, a sluggish sedan can cause problems.
When top of the line models are compared, the 2013 Nissan Altima features a 3.5L V6 engine with 270-hp engine and the Fusion is equipped with a 2.0L inline 4-cyl with 231-hp. Imagine enter the freeway with a mac truck cruising the lane you want to merge in. Don’t you want to be reassured you have the power to get ahead without that truck riding on your bumper? Having almost 40 more horsepower will ensure it.
Sedans are also family friendly vehicle, which is why interior features are very important. The 2013 Altima comes standard with a premium sound system to keep everyone entertained. Drivers will also enjoy perks like a keyless ignition and entry, which is perfect when you have groceries in hand. All of these features the Fusion lacks as standard.
So maybe you are already swayed by the dependability of an import, and for those who aren’t, these should be a great example of why to specifically choose the Altima over the Fusion. For more information on this sleek sedan call us at (866) 547-4990 today.