Those of you who also follow us over on my Snapchat would remember that a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to review the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco. I had a good time sharing some of the cars best features and giving mini tours over the 7 days that I drove it but I wanted to share a post that goes a bit more in-depth especially for those of you thinking about purchasing this car for your family. If you ran into us and asked about this car, my son The Super Knight would tell you to buy it. He fell in love with this car and it’s the first time that he’s ever been so vocal about a car, I am reviewing (I guess that’s proof he’s growing up). He’s been asking about “The Black Car” very frequently since I handed the keys back. I think he fell in love with the sleek design of the car, it’s modern and has a very sleek exterior. I love that it still has a “no fuss” air about it which in my opinion makes it a great car for moms.
So I have some ideas why The Super Knight loves “The Black Car” so much and some of it may be based on things he’s overheard me say (be careful what you say around kids).
1. Compact Sedan
The Hyundai Elantra Eco is a really good size for a city mom like myself. As many of you know that is a deal breaker for me because parking is a huge deal here in New York City.
2. Apple CarPlay™
Apple CarPlay™ really should be at the top of the list of what I like about this car. This is my very first time driving a car with this feature and I really find it to be convenient. I was able to send text messages without having to pull over. Honestly, Apple CarPlay™ is one of those features you don’t realize you need until you try it. Now, only if Siri would get my Caribbean accent although I enjoy the entertainment of her reading messages from my Caribbean friends. This is really convenient for parents especially with all the distractions that we experience while in the car with our children. If you don’t have Apple iPhone no worries there is also Android Auto™.
3. Fuel Efficient
I was really impressed with how fuel efficient the Hyundai Elantra Eco is. This was an average week for me and in comparison to my SUV which would have probably run out of gas, I used less than a full tank of gas Hyundai Elantra Eco.This car is truly economical and great for families looking to save a little extra money on fuel. The estimated cost of fuel is $900 annually which breaks down to a little over $17 a week.
As I mentioned before space is a big deal for our family as we’re tall. My husband is really the person who could make or break a driving experience based on whether or not he would have to squeeze in since it makes it uncomfortable for the kids and myself. In the case of this car, he didn’t drive with us but I have to say that this car was really spacious and I know it wouldn’t have been a problem if he did. The kids were able to spread out comfortably in the back and i didn’t get upset with them for kicking the back of my seat. This I believe was a selling point for my son who would take off his shoes and relax in his car seat while I drove. Oh! and as I shared on Snapchat, all our family’s groceries and shopping fit quite comfortably in the trunk. The bonus for those grocery shopping days is Hyundai Elantra Eco’s smart trunk.
5. Safety features
My kids are very precious cargo, getting them around in style and comfort is great but what really matters to me as a mother is making sure that they are safe. The Hyundai Elantra Eco has Blind Spot Detection w/ Rear Cross-traffic Alert & Lane Change Assist. It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of this feature and I am glad to see it offered as a standard feature of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco.
Now, if you’re a lover of leather seats and really like having a sunroof this particular trim may not be the one for you since it doesn’t have either. However, the front seats are heated even though I didn’t need to use them since it’s summer.
If you’re thinking about getting “The Black Car” I think it would work for a family our size or smaller. You can find more information about the Hyundai Elantra Eco over on the Hyundai website.
Do you think the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Eco would be a good fit for your family?
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