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Consumers pick SUVs for their powerful engines and spacious accommodations for passengers and cargo. Due to the increased demand for SUVs, many brands, including Hyundai, are making these vehicles more family-friendly than ever. Indeed, three Hyundai SUVs earned spots in Kelley Blue Book’s “12 Best Family Cars of 2023” guide.

Why is the all-electric 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 a good family SUV?

Hyundai SUVs family cars: 2023 Hyundai Ioniq
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

In addition to naming the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq its best new model of the year, Kelley Blue Book also ranks this all-electric compact crossover in its “12 Best Family Cars of 2023” guide.

In terms of performance, the Ioniq 5 has a battery capacity of 58 to 77.4 kWh and a maximum speed of 115 mph. This EV produces 168 and 320 hp, depending on the trim level.

One of the many reasons the Ioniq 5 is ideal for families is its spacious interior. This two-row SUV seats five in comfortable accommodations, and it has a maximum cargo capacity of 59.3 cubic ft with the rear row folded.

What’s more, this SUV is equipped with numerous advanced safety features, including lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring. It also earned a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA.

Starting at $41,450, the Ioniq 5 is affordable for eco-conscious families.

The 2023 Santa Fe is an impressive 2-row midsize SUV

With a starting price of $28,750, the 2023 Santa Fe is another Hyundai SUV recognized among the best family cars of 2023 by Kelley Blue Book.

This affordable midsize crossover has a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine generating 191 hp to 281 hp, depending on the trim level. The Santa Fe is also fuel-efficient, with a combined gas mileage of 26 mpg. It also offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains for even more fuel savings.

Families will also appreciate the 36.4-cubic-foot cargo hold behind the rear row and 72.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.

Aside from earning a five-star NHTSA safety rating, the 2023 Santa Fe is equipped with numerous safety features. Its forward-collision warning system alerts the driver whenever the vehicle is about to run into another car or obstacle. It also has a blind-spot monitoring system that alerts the driver when an object is in the way. This is useful especially when changing lanes. In addition, the Santa Fe also has automatic emergency braking, providing additional peace of mind.

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade is the ideal 3-row family SUV

The 2023 Hyundai Palisade comfortably seats up to eight passengers, making it an excellent choice for large families. However, some trim levels accommodate only seven. But both seating configurations provide adequate cargo space. In addition, the Palisade packs a 3.8-liter V6 engine generating 291 hp, plenty of power for passing and merging.

Three-row SUVs can be pricey, but the Palisade starts at only $35,900. The luxurious interior boasts family-friendly features such as heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, and a panoramic sunroof. It also has a tri-zone automatic climate control system, allowing passengers in all three rows to set their desired temperature.

Those features and more make the Palisade a value-packed pick for large families.


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