Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a good bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide variety of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the New Hyundai Ix35. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the New Hyundai Ix35 is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for a while, you will get the New Hyundai Ix35 with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a better V6, or you may get the miserly New Hyundai Ix35 Hybrid. On the highway, the New Hyundai Ix35 is comfortable and compliant. New Hyundai Ix35 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the New Hyundai Ix35 with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the New Hyundai Ix35 supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with one of the upper trim levels. There are many of options to pick from across the way.
The New Hyundai Ix35 is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content makes it supremely easy to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a little more class and space than a small sedan, the New Hyundai Ix35 might just be the sedan for you.
The New Hyundai Ix35 is the base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every New Hyundai Ix35 Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features on the upper trim levels can be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL audio system along with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the New Hyundai Ix35 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is easy to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is really a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The New Hyundai Ix35 includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.