Writing on this blog has given me a platform to share with you about ways to save- time, money and sanity. A new twist on this is the opportunity to test drive some great vehicles. I hope my “mom’s take” on these cars will be helpful information if you are looking to purchase a new ride.
Every time I get the privilege to drive a Hyundai, I am impressed. They have come a long way from my newlywed Scoupe! Once again, I had the opportunity to drive the Hyundai Santa Fe for a week. This time around I had the small, but mighty, Santa Fe Sport model.
We ended up having the Santa Fe in an Ohio winter. I always love the heated seats in these cars (sometimes I sit in the car just a little longer before getting out to enjoy this luxury). But in this Santa Fe Sport, the kid’s weren’t left out in the cold. Their favorite thing in this model was definitely the heated back seats. And as you can see, with the snow falling all around- they were loving getting in on the warm bum action too.
I had to pick up something across town and I loved being able to use the built in nav system. Especially with the weather being so bad, it was nice to have all the data right on the bright screen on the dash. Another on screen feature is showing the current speed limit. The kiddos also got a kick out of watching the limit and making sure I didn’t turn it “red”.
I also really appreciate the blind spot features on the side mirrors. It’s these little features that really make for a better (and potentially safer) driving experiences. Here are some of the optional features available on the Santa Fe Sport:
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Assis
- Proximity key entry with push button start
- Multi-view Camera System
- Dual automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer
- Manual rear side window sunshades
- Integrated Memory System (IMS) for driver seat and side mirrors
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated rear seats
Looking forward to my next DriveShop test drive and review. All opinions are mine, of course!