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Best Affordable Compact Sedan for Young Families

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Families who are just starting a family, and looking for a compact sedan will discover fuel economy, comfort, and added features with the 2016 Hyundai Elantra Limited Value Edition. The Elantra value edition has many added features including push-button start, sunroof, 16″ alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, chrome molding and more for just $550 more than an Elantra SE. We put the car to the test with our family of five for a week and found that it accommodates not only small families but also large families.

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We took the 2016 Hyundai Elantra Limited Value Edition to the desert, the beach, and to the mountains so we could put the car to the test in all different driving conditions. From the freeway to curvy mountain roads, the Elantra far exceeded my expectations and quickly became my #1 choice for families looking to purchase a compact family sedan.

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Spacious Interior
We are a family of five with children ages 13, 11, and 8. Our children have long legs, and all sat comfortably in the back seat of the Elantra without the driver/passenger having to move their seat forward. Not only did the Elantra offer our children spacious legroom, but they didn’t feel cramped while sitting together in the backseat. When there were just two children in the backseat, there was a comfortable armrest to provide added comfort. An important feature that I look for when driving a sedan is the headroom. With my husband and I both being tall, we were able to get in and out of the car and still had plenty of headroom while driving our family. When it came to the trunk, it was spacious enough to hold all of our luggage needed while on our summer vacation.

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Great Fuel Economy
My favorite feature of the Elantra was the fuel economy. We were able to travel farther on a tank of gas than I’ve ever been able to go in a car before. Even while driving the Elantra on mountain roads and with maximum a/c running in the desert, the car still offered our family great fuel economy of 28/38.

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Quiet Ride
One of the biggest issues that I have found when driving compact sedans is the engine noise when driving on the freeway. In most compact sedans, we normally find ourselves having to talk loudly with our children in the backseat, but that was not the case with the Elantra. While on our way to the desert, the inside of the car was quiet even with the high speed of the car and high desert winds it hugged the road tight.

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Style
My husband who currently drives a Mercedes felt just as stylish when driving the Elantra around Orange County. The car has many of the features that he has on his current car including the push-button start, leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob, chrome molding, and power tilt-and-slide sunroof. The car also features sleek curves and lines similar to his luxury sedan.

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Technology
Hyundai is known for being the leader in developing cutting edge technology for cars. The Elantra doesn’t lack any technology features that families will want out of a new car. The car has voice recognition, iPod/USB auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth, and optional navigation. An important added feature available for families is the rear-view camera.

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When looking for a new compact sedan for your family, take advantage of the $1,000 savings that come with the 2016 Hyundai Elantra Limited Value Edition. Find your closest Hyundai dealer online. Learn more about Hyundai on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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