Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although the SE remains relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a great bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the New Hyundai Stellar. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the New Hyundai Stellar is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to choose from.
As has been the case for a time, you may get the New Hyundai Stellar with a four-cylinder engine or even a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly New Hyundai Stellar Hybrid. On the highway, the New Hyundai Stellar is comfortable and compliant. New Hyundai Stellar also offers two sporty versions that infuse the New Hyundai Stellar with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the New Hyundai Stellar provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for among the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to choose from along the way.
The New Hyundai Stellar can be as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re searching for something with a bit more class and space than the usual small sedan, the New Hyundai Stellar might just be the sedan for you.
The New Hyundai Stellar is the base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that 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 Stellar Safety Sense, which really 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 another 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 a car 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 are able to think of 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.
Most of the features found on the upper trim levels can be put into the low trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the New Hyundai Stellar stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make many people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they really slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The New Hyundai Stellar features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be an easy task 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 an automobile seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so that the front seat do not need to be scooted entirely forward.