Vegas family stocks up on SUVs at Centennial Hyundai

Krystal and Ben Jacobson bought a 2014 Santa Fe from Centennial Hyundai in May before determining that their growing family needed a 2014 Tucson to balance out the ownership of Hyundai vehicles.

Considered dyed-in-the-wool Hyundai enthusiasts, the Benjamin family’s ownership of Hyundai vehicles stretches back to 2008 when they purchased a 2009 Sonata.

“We initially bought the Santa Fe for Krystal,” said Ben Jacobson, a 38-year-old native of Southern California who has lived in Las Vegas for 13 years. “Krystal thought it was a little too big for her, so we purchased the Tucson for her a few days later.”

However, the agreement was that Krystal Jacobson would only take a blue Tucson, which sales agent Rick Walker gladly delivered.

“Rick worked very hard for us,” Ben Jacobson said. “We learned about him from Brian Zasloff, who works in the service department at Centennial Hyundai. “He has been a big help for us through each of the transactions.”

The Jacobsons include daughters Brooke, 6, and Khloe, 3, so the Hyundai sport utility vehicles were essential for space they needed as a family, Ben Jacobson said.

“I like my Tucson because it’s very comfortable and it’s also safe,” Krystal Jacobson said. “The car connects to my iPhone for Pandora for the kids’ music.”

Ben Jacobson said the family had a Hyundai Elantra earlier, but needed the two newest additions.

“We also have a 5-month-old German shepard and she needed her space, too, so I figured with two SUVs, mission accomplished. Our pets are like our kids.”

He added that the Hyundai warranty was a key factor in the purchase of the two Hyundais.

“The car comes with a standard five-year plan,” he said. “It’s a real peace of mind. I didn’t have any warranty issues with our other Hyundais. The Hyundai is so well-built anyway, and the warranty helps create the perfect package and comfort level.”

Each new Hyundai comes with a 10-year, 100,000 powertrain warranty, along with the five-year, 60,000 full coverage warranty.

Located at 6200 Centennial Center Blvd. in the northwest valley, Centennial Hyundai is part of a locally owned operation that also includes Planet Hyundai Sahara at 7150 W. Sahara Ave. and Planet Hyundai Used Car Superstore at 7100 W. Sahara Ave.

For more information, call 702-483-2200 (Centennial), or visit; or for Sahara, visit or call 702-938-1400.