I can hardly believe I am saying this, but this house will soon be home to three licensed drivers.
Dude 1 will be 16 in less than 2 months and he will have his driver’s license before this time next year.
Provided he passes the test and all.
Knowing this is coming has put us in the mood for car shopping!
We have made certain deals with him regarding his car ownership –standard things like good grades, good behavior, and his employment (Mr. Responsibility already has a part-time job).
He’s a good kid so I anticipate that he will meet his end of the bargain, so naturally we have to think about meeting ours.
As we think about bringing another car into our home, there are a number of things that matter to me: safety, cost, and gas mileage top the list.
Naturally his list is a little longer: fun to drive, good sound system, and great looking are on there somewhere.
In an effort to find a happy medium, I’ve started test driving cars that might fit both of our needs and wants.
Let me just say, I am pretty sure I need and want the Hyundai Ioniq, never mind what he has to say about it!
In the market for a sweet, five-seater hybrid?
Here’s why I think you should give the Hyundai Ioniq a peek.
10 Things to Love About the Hyundai Ioniq
You’ll be a trendsetter!
This vehicle is new to the market so it’s not like you’re about to see it parked in all of your friends’ driveways.
It is super fun to drive.
Push it into sport mode and you’ll feel like one of those rally car guys!
You can choose your enviro-friendly engine.
The vehicle comes in three options: hybrid, plug in hybrid, and EV.
Which means the gas mileage is amazing!
Some of their hybrid models will get around 58mpg and the electric version can roll for around 124!
Even the interior is on the green side.
Some interior elements are made with plastic alternatives and other raw materials.
It comes with all of the bells and whistles.
Provided you want to pay extra for them of course. You can enjoy things like backup camera, touch screen, heated seats, Car Play technology, and more.
And it also has a host of safety features.
Things like auto emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure, and more (Note: this car hasn’t been evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration so their official ratings are not yet available).
It’s a hatchback, which means it’s cute and roomy in the back.
No joke, I fit our Sam’s club shopping for the week inside along with all of our football gear easily.
And all of the seats go down flat.
That means you can fit your bike or your dresser inside, no problem.
The price is reasonable.
Starting at around $22,000, you can get a reasonably equipped one for just around $30k.
Want to learn more? Check out the Hyundai website.
Disclosure: I am a member of DriveShop and often receive vehicles for loan in order to try them out.