Thursday, July 14, 2016

Family Adventures in the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited

We love adventures. In fact, most nights before my kids go to bed, they ask,
"What fun thing are we doing tomorrow?" It must be in the genes because my mom was
really great about taking myself and my four siblings on adventures during our
school breaks - whether it was a long road trip to my Grandparents' house in Idaho
or tours at the local marshmallow or chocolate factories in town. So I really enjoy when
I can tell them that we are doing something really fun that makes them exclaim,
"Cool! That sounds awesome!"


We were thrilled when we had the chance to test drive the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited
and use it take some pretty amazing adventures together during the week. The gorgeous
4-door compact SUV arrived just before our trip to Adventure City, so we were excited
to hop into this sweet ride for our first adventure of the week. The first thing I noticed
was how pretty it was. Really just gorgeous. I totally drive an old van and so it was
awesome to have something so beautiful to drive and have heads turn when you drive
by because the car is so very aesthetically pleasing. I mean look at those 19-inch
Sport alloy wheels and gorgeous ruby wine exterior color. Plus, it has the most
straightforward, easy to use navigation system that I have ever used. It even has a
Google powered search so you can find locations you've never been to before.

A couple of days later we loaded up and headed for a little road trip to LEGOLAND
to see the unveiling of the One World Trade Center in Miniland. The drive was smooth
and enjoyable all the way to Carlsbad. The kids enjoyed the cushy leather seat,
roomy interior and panoramic sunroof. And I enjoyed the Blind Spot Detection,
Lane Departure Warning, and Automatic Emergency Braking keeping us safe on
the road. And hey, the SiriusXM radio and panoramic sunroof didn't make it an
unpleasant drive either. The Limited's 1.6 Turbo GDI engine has 175 horsepower
and can deliver up to an EPA-estimated 33 MPG on the highway.

Perhaps the real test is taking the Tucson Limited to the beach! I mean, we take a lot
of stuff - stroller, boogie boards, cooler, chairs, umbrella, toys, towels, kids and the
kitchen sink. So, we can't be having a car with itsy bitsy trunk space. The Tucson does
not disappoint. We didn't even have to fold down the 60/40-split rear seatbacks. 
I was pleasantly surprised that it all fit and I could still see out the back window.

On the Fourth of July we took an all family adventure to Grandma's house for a big BBQ.
The kids were worried that daddy wouldn't be able to fit, but when it says it seats five, it
really does seat five. Grace's car seat and Isabella's booster seat made sitting in the
middle of the rear seat a little snug, but no one complained on the 30 minute drive,
so it musthave been fine. Isabella won't need her booster in about 5 months, so
then it would be plenty roomy for the five of us.

Now, everyday can't be a major adventure to LEGOLAND or the beach and sometimes
the most exciting thing you are doing is returning your books to the library. However,
when you're in the Tucson Limited with a the panoramic sunroof, even that is a blast.
Plus, the standard review camera and rear parking sensors made parallel parking at
the drop-off curb a breeze.

We were all very heartbroken when our 8-day test drive was over the the 2016
Hyundai Tucson Limited was over. I had a really hard time handing the keys back.
Between the roomy interior, great safety options, SiriusXM radio, FANTASTIC
and easy to use navigation, and can I say it again PANORAMIC SUNROOF,
I would seriously consider making one a member of our family the next time we are
in the market for a new car.

With an MSRP of $33,670 it is priced right around other compact crossovers and
SUVs with similar options. If you'd like an insider tour of this cute car, then check out the
video below or click over to my YouTube Channel and see what else we've been up to.


Unknown said...

I'm liking it, Hyundai sure has come a long wa and the leather option, always a must in my book.

Unknown said...

This is a perfect family car and sure fits a lot in the trunk!

Unknown said...

What a fun week you had with the car!!! Looks like you fit in a lot of stuff in there too... thanks for the review!

Mary K Tran @LetsPlayOC said...

What a fun week you had! The car is so pretty!

Ann said...

LOVE the color of that car! I've been considering trading in my old jeep & the Tucson is on my short list.

monicazyoung said...

Looks like a great car. I like all the trunk space specially for summer trips.


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