Move over minivans and crossovers—there’s a new family-friendly car in town, and it’s small, but practical footprint means impressive gas mileage, fun driving dynamics, and easy parking. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has been recognized by Parents magazine and Edmunds.com as one of the ten Best Family Cars.
2015 Hyundai Sonata
For the eight year, Parents magazine and Edmunds.com have teamed up to evaluate hundreds of vehicles for the features that are most important to parents. The safest, best-performing, and most reliable models earn a coveted spot on the top ten list. Citing intuitive technology, a spacious cabin, and family-friendly features, Parents magazine will feature the 2015 Sonata in its July issue both in print and online.
“Families look to their cars to keep them safe while delivering versatility for daily activities and we are proud that the Sonata continues to exceed the expectations of parents on what matters most to them,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America in a statement. “To keep families safe on the road, the Sonata comes standard with seven airbags, including a new driver’s knee airbag designed to provide additional protection in certain collisions.”
Stop by Gossett Hyundai to learn more about the 2015 Hyundai Sonata—known as the Best Family Car by Edmunds—and its long list of family-friendly features.
Current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell
Despite limited refueling infrastructure and low sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Hyundai says that hydrogen fuel cell technology is the future of eco-friendly cars. According to todayonline.com, despite Hyundai only selling 273 Tucson fuel cell SUVs since production kicked off in 2013 (and mostly to California and Europe), Mr. Kim Sae Hoon, general manager at Hyundai’s fuel cell engineering design team, points out that the benefits of fuel cell technology are just too numerous to call it quits.
Hoon says that not only is the market for FCVs less competitive than the electric car market (with fewer entries into the segment), but the technology is also more practical. FCVs offer more flexibility to designers, and can be applied to nearly every type of vehicle, from small roadsters to large buses. Additionally, fuel cell technology allows drivers to refuel quickly, offers extended driving ranges, and emits nothing but water vapor.
Hyundai predicts it will take another ten years before prices drop, an accessible refueling infrastructure is established, and wider consumer adoption will begin to take hold. In the meantime, the automaker is committed to continuing its research and development of the technology, in hopes that we will see wider acceptance of the future of eco-friendly driving in the coming years.
Here at Gossett Hyundai, we want to know–what needs to change in order for you to consider purchasing a fuel cell vehicle? Tell us in the comments!