The Best Hyundai Cars For New Drivers
A great, new-driver friendly car can make all the difference for individuals who are new to the road. Whether you’re a parent of a teenager who just got their driver’s license or you’re looking for a car for yourself as a new driver, this list explores some of the best options available from Hyundai to keep you safe and in control while driving.
2019 Hyundai Accent
The 2019 Hyundai Accent is a great new or used car to consider for a new driver. This car received the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Top Safety Pick for 2019 award and is chock-full of useful safety features that keep you safe on the road. A few of the Accent’s most notable safety features include anti-lock brakes, an advanced airbag system, and a rearview camera to make backing up and parking a breeze. With the Limited trim level, you can also enjoy the forward-collision warning system with automatic braking to shield against impending collisions with vehicles or pedestrians in front of your vehicle.
This subcompact sedan can seat up to five people comfortably and offers a smooth ride and easy handling. While this car certainly won’t be your best option for off-roading or rough terrain, it’s a great choice for commuting to and from work or for students who need a ride to get around town.
The Accent’s technology features also make it a new-driver friendly vehicle. The central touch screen is easy to read and use and the climate control dials are within reach so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to adjust the air conditioning. Other features you’ll enjoy with the 2019 Accent include a four-speaker AM/FM radio with Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, power windows and door locks, and excellent trunk capacity.
2019 Hyundai Kona
The 2019 Hyundai Kona is another excellent car option for new drivers as it puts safety at the forefront. The Kona comes equipped with several driver-assist safety features that include a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with individual tire indicator, an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with four-wheel disc brakes, advanced dual front airbags with Occupant Classification System, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control (TCS) and Brake Assist. If you opt for the Kona Ultimate trim, you can also enjoy safety features like Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection, and Driver Attention Warning.
The Kona exterior received an upgrade from previous models and features an elevated driver’s seat and increased ground clearance to provide better visibility and maneuverability. The driver’s blind spot mirror keeps you from changing lanes when a vehicle is in your blind spot and the standard LED Daytime Running Lights further improves overall visibility when driving the Kona.
The Kona also boasts a sporty look to keep you looking cool on the road. Other exterior features you can enjoy with the Kona include projector headlights, solar glass, and rear privacy glass. Inside the Kona you’ll find a 7-inch color touchscreen display system that’s compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
This midsize SUV is another great pick for new drivers and adds a boost of confidence with its size and attractive appearance. The 2019 Hyundai Sante Fe is also loaded with excellent standard safety features that include rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning to keep you from veering out of your lane, lane keeping assist to automatically bring you back into your lane, forward collision warning to prevent impending collisions with vehicles in front of you, and automatic braking in the event that you don’t brake when a pedestrian or car is detected in your path.
An optional feature that makes this car great for teen drivers is the Blue Link technology. This technology provides curfew alerts for when your teen is driving past curfew and geo-fence monitoring to keep you up to date with your teen’s location.
The 2019 Santa Fe can easily seat up to five passengers and the rear seats slide and recline for added comfort. If you opt for the Santa Fe XL, you can enjoy three rows and a passenger capacity of seven.
The standard Sante Fe model comes equipped with a base infotainment system that easily connects with your smartphone for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. While not a touchscreen, the infotainment system still offers many features that keep you connected while you drive.
2016 Hyundai Tuscon
The 2016 Hyundai Tuscon is a great compact SUV option for teens and other new drivers who want to be higher off the ground when driving. The Tuscon offers several available safety features that include automatic braking, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety listed the 2016 Hyundai Tuscon as a Top Safety Pick+ and it rated the highest score available for all crash-test categories.
The 2016 Tuscon offers a smooth ride and easy handling so new drivers can feel in control on the road. It has a spacious cabin that can comfortably seat up to five passengers with plenty of room for cargo. Some technology features to enjoy in the Tuscon include a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth compatibility, a USB port, and a rearview camera that makes parking and backing up easier than ever.
If you opt for the Tuscon Limited trim level you can enjoy a host of additional features. These include dual-zone automatic climate control, a chrome grille and door handles, LED taillights and headlights, leather seating, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Choose the Ultimate package and enjoy even more upgrades such as heated rear seats, a panoramic sunroof, and an automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection.
When looking for a car as a new driver, it’s important to take note of both safety features as well as all of the shiny exterior and interior features. These Hyundais offer the perfect combination of both to keep you both safe and stylish on the road. If you’re ready to take one of these Hyundai models for a test drive, stop by Hiley Hyundai of Fort Worth today.
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