It’s that time of year again! School is back in session and you need a car that’ll get you to and from college safely, or your kids to and from high school! Here are some of the best back-to-school cars you can get this year.
2016 Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata has the benefits of a sedan (like amazing 31.5 combined mpg) with the ample storage and passenger space you’re looking for. With 106.1 feet of cubic space in the cabin, the Sonata offers plenty of room if you’re carpooling. Plus, an automatically unlocking trunk makes it easier than ever to pack up and unload your car. It’s ideal for long or short travels!
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV was built for families. Do you have a son or daughter that does extracurricular activities like football, dance, basketball, or soccer? The Santa Fe will transport your kids along with their teammates and all of their gear with ease. The Santa Fe can tote up to 7 passengers and comes with accommodating features like a 40/20/40 split-folding seat, satin-fighting seats, and a hands-free Smart Liftgate with auto open.
The new Tucson was recently named the one of the 10 Best Family Cars by Parents Magazine and Edmunds. Teaming together, Parents and Edmunds looked at a range of vehicles on the US market, paying special attention to convenience, safety, and entertainment. The Hyundai Tucson was judged to be one of the best models for families, beating out competition left and right.
According to Hyundai, the Tucson was specifically recognized for its spacious interior, with two-stage reclining seats and tons of legroom. In terms of ergonomics, you won’t be more comfortable than when you’re behind the wheel of the new Tucson. Plus, with its excellent visibility, great standard safety features, and a smooth ride, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat.
“We understand parents look for vehicles that provide the top safety for their families and we took that seriously with the redesigned Tucson,” said Mike O’Brien, VP of corporate and product planning for Hyundai. “This recognition from Parents Magazine and Edmunds.com shows we are committed to providing better vehicles for our owners – through better safety, quality and design features that set us apart.”
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson also comes with added safety systems like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors, and more. Also named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, it’s easy to see why the Tucson was chosen as one of the 10 Best Family Cars.
The new Sonata is an incredible car, but don’t just take our word for it. This model recently won the Best Family Car award from Kelley Blue Book, and was recognized as one of the best-selling models in the industry. With a great design and advanced safety, it is easy to see why this model is so popular.
According to Hyundai, KBB recognized the Sonata after it received high marks in safety, comfort, convenience, spaciousness, and more. The model also received a boost thanks to its affordable pricing, offering families more bang for their buck. In addition to the KBB award, the Hyundai Sonata also received an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, demonstrating its impressive new safety features.
“Safety is a top priority for families shopping for a new car, so we ensure our vehicles offer the latest safety technology and the best crash performance,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product and corporate planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Earning the designation of a Best Family Car by the expert automotive editors at Kelley Blue Book means the Sonata passed not only the safety test but also the test on the ease of car seat installations and more — meeting needs of the modern family.”
The new Sonata comes with features like Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and more. It also has standard equipment like Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring, and more. There’s nothing more impressive than the new Hyundai Sonanta.
The Good Design Awards are an annual program in which the Chicago Atheneum: Museum of Architecture and Design, in addition to the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, recognize excellence in design in a variety of areas. For the 2015 ceremony, the panel of judges awarded Hyundai Motors with five Good Design Awards, marking the company’s consistent quality of design.
The four vehicles recognized by the awards include the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and electric vehicle, the Tucson SUV, all-new Elantra compact car, and the Santa Cruz concept debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The fifth award earned by Hyundai was in recognition of the company’s “Sculpture in Motion” art installation.
Thousands of international brands, manufacturers, and firms were evaluated by the awards program’s jury of architects, cultural leaders, designers, and experts across several different markets and industries. However, Hyundai Motors stood out from the competition by securing five Good Design Awards, attesting to the company’s skillful development and application of unique design philosophies.