Let’s face it I love my mini van and being a mom but sometimes I want to feel young again. I recently got the chance to drive a new 2016 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition and found it to be quite sporty. I felt free and young again and wanted to drive it everywhere and I did. Even though it is a value edition it is still packed with added features including a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, unique 16-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Proximity Key with push button start, side mirror turn signals, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, chrome side molding, aluminum door sills plus a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob—all at a value savings of $1,000.
The seats were cloth but perfect for a hot day where I didn’t burn my legs. And when it was chilly in the morning I can easily turn on the seat warmers and be warm in minutes. Even though this baby was fast at 145 hp it still kept great gas mileage at 38 MPG Hwy. Have you ever heard that song by Drake “0 to 100”? Well that is what I felt this car could do and had to watch myself because it was so smooth. If you put the car in ECO mode you will find that you can’t accelerate as fast to help you save on gas.
This vehicle does not lack on space as it can seat 5 people and the trunk space was plenty of room for my Back to School shopping.
Safety is a huge factor in the Hyundai Elantra as it earned a 2016 NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. The overall safety features are Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system links Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) to provide stability on the road with reduced traction. VSM can provide improved brake performance or boost acceleration or steering force assistance to help you control the vehicle.
With the keyless entry there is no need to search for your keys as it recognizes your key with the remote in your hand and unlocks the door and starts the car with the push of a button.
The navigation system with 7-inch color touchscreen and rear view camera will get you to your destination and keep your from backing into anything. There’s also a 360-watt premium audio system to find the right tunes for your drive. I got spoiled with the power tilt-and-slide sunroof and opened every time I drove the vehicle. Being that it was electric, I could just push the button to open it.
The Hyundai Elantra Value Edition starts at $20,650. Stop by your local Hyundai dealership to take a test drive and see what I am talking about.
Disclosure: Thanks to Drive Shop for allowing me to drive the vehicle. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.