Beautifully Designed Inside and Out!
February 10, 2018
This review is for the 2016 Hyundai Hybrid Limited with the Ultimate Package. This car is fully loaded with every option offered for the car. The leather seats are very comfortable and supportive enough for both short and long trips. It has heat seat not only for the driver and passenger’s side, but rear seats are heated as well! The driver’s and passenger’s seats in the front also has cooling for the hot summer months. The steering wheel, mirrors and washer fluid are also heated. It has lane departure and frontal crash detection warning. The kids love the gigantic panoramic sunroof that comes with the Ultimate Package! The 8-inch screen is great for the GPS and all the onscreen apps. The touchscreen is fairly responsive and just below the screen are all the buttons needed to help you to skip right to the main areas you need to access such as GPS, radio, media, settings, etc. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is great and is available for this car (was not available when the car was sold for 2016, but software can be upgraded). You can choose from 3 different drive modes: eco, normal or sport. With 193 combined HP, the hybrid offers enough pep to get up to speed on the freeway and for passing. In eco mode the car is less responsive and shifts to optimize fuel economy. The EV mode is automatic and controlled by the computer. I wish there was a way to lock it in EV mode at city speeds, but after driving the car for a while, you will start figuring out the shift points and able to activate the EV mode even at cruising freeway speeds. After diving the car for a month I was able to increase the fuel economy from around 37.5mpg to over 40mpg combined by figuring out how to activate the EV mode more often. The fuel economy for this car is not great compared to other hybrids, but pretty much in the middle of the pack for a large mid-sized car. If you are looking for a large mid-sized car that can fit an average family, gets good fuel economy, has a large trunk and has plenty of tech as well as luxurious interior, this car is for you.