The car of the future is here now. We’ve seen pictures and read articles about how close we’re getting to self-driving cars. Sure, they won’t be exactly like the flying bubble cars of The Jetsons but we’re getting close.
The only complaint I’ve heard with the prospect of self-driving cars is that they, well, take all the fun out of driving. But let’s be honest. Cars are so much more than transportation these days. They’re really and extension of our lifestyle.
I jokingly refer to my car as my mobile office (although let’s be serious, I’m not really joking). I can seamlessly move from a conference call at home to the car to the store and back into the car and never miss a beat. I can also read a book on my Kindle, then get in the car and have Audible pick up in audiobook form exactly where I left off from my electronic book.
I like not having to think about this. Just like I like not having to think about whether my headlights are on or what my tire pressure is or even if I’ve released my parking brake. I want to focus on the joy of driving which is exactly what the Hyundai Sonata Limited lets me do.
Admittedly, I’ve never spent much time behind the wheel of a Hyundai. I think I rented one sometime back in the 90s and then had the chance to do a quick 20 minute drive in Hyundai Genesis last fall (which, by the way, you would totally fall in love with). So really, I treated my experience with the Hyundai Sonata as my first real experience. And as a sedan-loving kind of girl, I couldn’t have been more impressed. Here’s why.
No matter how great a car is, it’s got to be pretty on the outside. My husband is all about the mechanics but I’m all about the aesthetics.
It hits all the major points for me. Clean, aerodynamic design, multi-spoked rims (that always makes a car look more upscale).
Sleek dual exhaust and a panoramic sunroof.
But let’s be honest. We spend most of our time inside the car as opposed to outside. That’s where it’s got to wow. So prepared to be wowed.
Instead of just telling you, I thought I’d show you some of my favorite things on the interior.
And if you just can’t sit through the video, here are a few highlights.
Here’s the cockpit where you can see the beautifully colored brown leather seats.
I loved the touchscreen system that included navigation and audio controls (can you see what audiobook I was listening to?) but I also loved that I could quick navigate to the commands I wanted with a push button as well. Brilliant.
The panoramic sunroof is more impressive from the inside.
Yes, women have come a long way but we still need a good vanity mirror.
And finally, the well-connected car (which this one is with its integrated Bluelink system) must have a push button parking brake (that automatically turns off when you shift into gear), cupholders than can accommodate a mug with a handle, and a nice little cubby for my phone.
I got in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited and never asked a single question. It was comfortable, intuitive, and soooo luxurious. If you’re in the market for affordable luxury in the form of a sedan, I suggest checking this one at. As outfitted, this car had an MSRP of $32,510. If this is what Hyundai can offer me in the form of a sedan, I can’t wait to see what else they have in their fleet.