Drivers have certain features they look for when browsing family vehicles. Some of the top items on their list are affordability and fuel efficiency, which is what Hyundai is known for. Since there are so many on the market that meet these requirements, it could be tough to narrow it down.
Good Housekeeping reports the best family vehicles out there that meet their rigorous testing requirements. They came up with 18 of them and four happened to be Hyundai cars and SUVs.
Why was the Accent the best subcompact sedan?
Despite being a bare-bones model, editors loved this subcompact sedan because of its solid build and affordability. Another feature that made the Accent one of the top recommended vehicles for families, is its powertrain warranty and complimentary maintenance. Of course, those go for all Hyundai vehicles.
If you do choose this model, you may want to consider upgrading to another version other than the base. The entry-level SE only gets a 5-inch touchscreen, and it doesn’t have the integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Accent offers just about everything a family could want in a sedan, except the rear seats might be a tad too cramped, and cargo space isn’t as plentiful as some would like.
Why Good Housekeeping recommends the Hyundai Sonata and the Hybrid version
Tied for the best midsize sedan is the Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata. Good Housekeeping thought the Sonata offered efficiency, comfort, and plenty of useful features for a midsize sedan. They also recommended the Hybrid version, because it takes the sedan to another level, which involves impressive fuel savings.
One of the best features they noted was the infotainment system. The editors doing the testing found it to be very easy to use. The 2021 model adds a few new items to its list of standard features. One of them is the set of 19-inch alloy wheels that you can get with the SEL Plus trim, according to HyundaiNews.com. For the Limited model, you get a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat.
Also, a Safe Exit Warning, which will alert you of oncoming traffic when trying to leave a parallel parking spot, is standard now for the SEL, SEL Plus, and Limited. Another feature that Hyundai added, which might not be all that useful, is the smart park feature.
The hybrid model offers the best EPA ratings. While the regular Sonata is rated to get around 32 mpg combined, the hybrid is slated to get around 52 mpg.
What makes the Hyundai Kona the best subcompact SUV?
Good Housekeeping loved its affordability, zippy engine, and smooth suspension. It also didn’t hurt that it comes with plenty of standard features, which include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It also has forward collision avoidance assistance and driver attention warnings.
Front-wheel drive is standard, but you can opt for the all-wheel drivetrain for an extra $1,400. That would bring the price of the Kona to approximately $21,900, depending on the extras you choose to add to your purchase.
For those looking for a sportier ride, the new N-Line trim would have exactly what you’re looking for, all the way down to the responsive suspension system.
When it comes to family vehicles, there are a large number of choices out on dealership lots. Good Housekeeping dwindled that list down to what they felt was the best of the bunch. While Hyundai stole four spots on the list, there were others just as impressive, such as the Genesis G90, Toyota Avalon, and the Mazda3.
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