This article was published on November 24th, 2016
Gay families are unique and special. Two moms, or two dads, plus kids. They redefine the meaning of family. A gay family is both normal and ordinary. They are same sex parents who tenderly, and lovingly, work together to raise a family of their own. Not heteronormative, and not gay; just normal. It’s a hybrid. Like the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Electric; the ultimate starter car for young gay families just starting out.
While the Hyundai Sonata has been around for years, the 2016 Sonata has reimagined, bringing new technology and features, yet still being affordable, even for new families who are just starting out.
The most impressive change to the Sonata has been the inclusion of a hybrid series. The gas/electric hybrid can get up to 43km on one charge, and recharges in about three hours. This means you will be able to complete your daily commute while hardly touching the gas, and with almost no emissions. Once the battery is depleted, the Sonata simply switches to the two litre, four cylinder engine and drives like a normal car. The battery is designed with a cutting-edge lithium polymer battery, which is smaller, lighter, energy-dense, thermally stable, and more durable than the traditional metal-nickel hybrid and lithium ion batteries. Think of it like being a giant golf cart with a small gas engine to give it a boost; that’s about how it feels to drive, a bit slow and jerky to start, but smooth once you get going.
With all the safety features you’d expect to see in a car of this class, including rear assist parking, blind spot detection, lane change assist, high beam assist, and more, it is a perfect starter car for families. It’s the little extra features that really make this car stand out among others.
The navigation screen, for example, can handle your music while functioning as a built in sat nav as well as keeping you up to date with you on local news stories, traffic updates, stock prices and theatre times. The heated seats and steering wheel are an amazing touch on those cold winter mornings when you just don’t want to be up and out in the cold, because seriously, who doesn’t love a warm seat to snuggle into?
It’s powerful too. The new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Electric packs a powerful 154 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque with a total net system output of 202 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. This puts the six speed automatic transmission at an impressive 32% more powerful than its predecessor. As far as mid size hybrid family cars go, this one tops the list, easily!
Generally, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Electric is a nice looking car, has lots of room for kids in the back, and has an affordable price point for a young family just starting out. Now that you’re hooked, stop by your local Hyundai dealership and take the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Electric for a test drive this weekend. It could be the perfect family starter car that you’ve been looking for.