Well, unless you were sleeping under a rock Hyundai waa offering a $50 gift card to test drive any car so we thought why not. We're looking to replace our 13 Flex Limited in the near future anyways.
We drove a SEL with the premium package. MSRP is $42,175.
First thing is the looks. It's very odd in pictures. In person it looks much better. It has a very solid stance to it and the LED lights all around look awesome lit up.
The interior with the premium package is an absolute insane place. The best thing for us is the memory feature. I'm 6'5 and my wife is 5'5. It's the most annoying thing to have to move the seats all the time. Safety wise, the vehicle has some very cool technology. The ultrasonic passenger alert is such a smart system its unreal. When the car is shut off and locked it uses a sensor on the roof to scan the cabin for movement. If movement is detected it will alert the driver on the app AND will honk the horn. Other cool feature is those that have the blind zone will use those sensors to monitor driver side traffic when the car is in park and will not let you open the driver side doors if traffic is there.
The access for the third row is also very smart. There is a built in hand hold on the C pillar, one touch second row forward flip and the third row actually has power recline. The second row also has adjustable seat backs and can lay back an impressive amount that would be perfect for family road trips.
I believe there are 10 USB ports. An over abundance of storage space including under the console.
The drive is about to be expected of a larger CUV. Solid, quiet and just all around comfortable. The AWD equipped units have a LOCKABLE differential. Mind boggling. Five drive modes that actually make a difference from throttle response, transmission tuning and steering response. The push button trans is a little odd at first but very smart. If you are in drive or reverse and open the driver door and then take your foot off the brake it will automatically shift to park.
I know I'm missing quite a bit but with the Limited offering a standard dual pane sunroof, ventilated and heated seats, full digital cluster, double blind spot video in the IP, amazingly comfortable seats and so much more for $47k it's hard to see how this won't be a hit. My wife will likely have one by the end of the year once our house is finished being built.