This post is in collaboration with Hyundai. All opinions are my own.
Brad and I have been together for quite a few birthdays. Some of these birthdays have had some fun adventures, such as Brad’s 21st when Meg and I showed up at his house early in the morning and then drove him to Sun Valley for the long weekend. This year was celebrated at home and we had a BBQ the day after with some of our great friends.
Since his birthday is in the beginning of September, it generally falls on or around Labor Day weekend. I was excited to get a chance to drive the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited around for the weekend. I first introduced all of you to the 2017 Hyundai Elantra back in January when I saw it in San Diego so it was great to have some extended time with it to try out more of the features.
I am a big fan of split home screens, especially if I’m using the GPS but also want to see what is playing on the radio as I’m driving. One thing I would change about the infotainment system is the synchronization of the presets and the steering wheel controls. When on the home screen and on preset #3, pressing the button “up” will go to preset #4; however, when on the radio screen, it will go to preset #2.
One of my favorite features of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Infotainment system is that the radio actually records what is currently on each station on your presets. If I tune into a station mid song as I’m flipping through the presets, simply press the rewind button and it will jump to the beginning of the song (yeah, its even smart enough to jump to the beginning of each song). It even has enough buffer to keep a few songs saved on each channel.
Brad and I are pretty close in height; however, we aren’t close enough to want to exact same driver seat settings. I wish that my cars had the ability to assign presets so that we could easily get back to our preferred position. I also like how when the car turns off, the driver seat moves back to make it easier to get in and out of the drivers seat.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited is a great car and has a lot of amazing features; and the Android Auto/Apple CarPlay inclusion allows for even more functionality from the already impressive infotainment system.