Jan 01, 2009
Reviewed By Paul Duchene
Price as Tested $37,250 approx
Likes

Subdued Lexus-style SUV, 260 hp V6 with 6-speed automatic is sufficient. Driver sits high for good visibility. Intuitive, simple dash controls, 3rd seat has actual foot room. Multiple safety factors include 6 airbags, active headrests, traction and stability control, electronic distribution brakes. Cool blue script on door sills at night, Good panel fit, surprisingly quiet at highway speeds.

Dislikes

Disappointing paint finish with much orange peel.
Relatively thirsty – best mileage was 18 mpg. No Backup camera and limited rear visibility.

Verdict

While Hyundai is to be applauded for its upmarket ambitions, the proof of this pudding is about 50,000 miles away. Until then, the jury’s out.

Fun to Drive
2.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
Stats
Horsepower 260hp
EPA Mileage 18mpg