Thanks to my friends at DriveShop, I recently had the opportunity to test out this cute 2016 Hyundai Sonata Eco and since y’all are my friends, I’m here to share the deets.
I’ve tested a Hyundai Sonata before and the biggest difference I found between them was that the Eco is stripped down to the basics. My first thought was “where are all the bells and whistles?” but they don’t call it Eco for nothing. The whole point is to reduce the carbon footprint and for it to be a “greener” vehicle so things like heated seats, GPS and other features that consume energy and/or gas are left out.
Here are the things I loved and didn’t love so much about the Hyundai Sonata Eco:
It’s Cute: But don’t try to fit tall girl in the back. Even though the Eco is a midsized sedan, when I hopped in the back seat to check out the space, I felt a little folded up. Luckily, I’m always either driving or passengering *rings bell for new word* in the front seat, so I’m not too sad about backseat space. There was plenty room in the front seats for my 3.5 feet of legs.
It can take a lickin’: The Sonata Eco had the big task of getting MimiCuteLips and I to and from the Dirty Girl Mud Run which meant that the poor thing got a little dirty. Okay, maybe a LOT dirty. Even though the seats were cloth, I was able to wipe or vacuum up the evidence of all our muddy fun. This is good news for the mamas out there…easy clean up.
Fuel economy: I pretty much took this ride around the world and back and didn’t have to gas her up. Not. Even. Once. #Winning
Overall, if you’re not looking for a bunch of fancy schmacy add-ons I think the Hyundai Sonata Eco was a fun little ride as long as you don’t have a bunch of long legged folk you need to squeeze in the back seat.
What say you? What fancy features could you live without?