It's an overlooked diamond-in-the-rough
April 25, 2017
This car continues to impress me but it's so sad that I've only seen one other in my eight months of ownership (and that guy was as equally impressed). Though the Limited's sticker is pricey, after added tax incentives and rebates, my out-the-door cost was less than $30,000. There isn't another car you can get with this level of technology, build-quality, safety, luxury, and comfort for anywhere near $30K.
I love the exterior styling which Hyundai has called Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. Earlier years - 2010-2014 - had the 1.0 which is far too rakish for my tastes. This more restrained look will age much better and appear newer, longer. The interior fit and finish is top-notch and the dash layout is extremely thoughtful and intuitive. The only nit-pick I have is the car's low profile, which makes getting out of the seat a bit of an exercise (I am 6' 3").
Oh...and fuel economy. I should mention the 8,000 miles was achieved on six tankfuls of gas; about 1300 miles per tankful. That averages roughly 80 MPG. I charge overnight on my home current and it's ready for about 30 miles of all-electric every day. With the PG&E EV discount, it's less than a dollar a day. I only use the ICE on longer trips or when it's real cold. (That reviewer that said you need a Level 2 charger doesn't know what he/she's talking about.)
I feel like I've purchased a car that's somewhat future-proof and one I can live with for a long, long time.