Hyundai Vehicles: Choosing a Car for Long Distance Travel


Spring and summer are fast approaching, and with it comes warmer weather and opportunities to go out and explore. But what if your explorations take you frequently out of state? Or if a new career opportunity means you'll be on the road more? In either of these cases, one big preparation step you might take for your new life journeys is to purchase a vehicle well-suited for long-distance or long-range travel. Not sure how to do so? The following is a look at key aspects to consider when buying a vehicle primarily for long-distance travel and some of the key Hyundai vehicles that are well-suited to such driving needs:


What's Important to Look for in Hyundai Vehicles or Other Models Bought to Travel Long-Distance

  • Comfortable seating. Vehicles that are going to be driven long distance are ones that are going to be sat in.. a lot. Therefore, one of the most important things to consider is just how comfortable a vehicle's seats are. Make sure to give Hyundai vehicles you're considering a long test drive along the winding and hilly routes so that you can see how much hip and side support they offer. Additionally, you might consider choosing a model that includes available (and choosing those available) seating upgrades like multiple manual or power adjustments and heating with ventilation. 
  • Spacious cargo area. Long-distance travel inevitably means that you'll need to bring more things with you. A good vehicle for long-distance, overnight traveling has ample space for those extra items without you feeling overly cramped. If you plan on spending many, many nights on the row, then look for a vehicle with a back-row that'll fold flat, available roof rails, and maybe even a rear hatch door.
  • Reliable brand backed with a stellar warranty package. If you're going to be driving hard and long, then you want a vehicle that you know was built to get the job done. A vehicle that's backed with a stellar warranty package. The type of package Hyundai vehicles come equipped with. Every Hyundai model comes with a 5-year/100,000 mile basic warranty and anti-corrosion warranty with extended powertrain coverage. Any issues you have can be readily fixed by simply bringing the model to the Hyundai dealership and service station closest to wherever you are in the country.
  • Good fuel economy ratings. Even if you're swimming in cash, do you really want to throw it away at the gas tank? Long-distance travel translates to a lot of gas station stops and some pretty hefty bills if you didn't think about fuel economy before you set off the dealership lot. In general, if you aren't planning on a hybrid, aim for a model with numbers at least 27 miles per gallon in the city.

5 Stellar Hyundai Vehicles for Long-Distance Travels

A few of our favorite Hyundai vehicles that meet all the above considerations and more include:

  • 2018 Hyundai Ioniq
  • 2019 Kia Forte
  • 2019 Kia Sorento
  • 2019 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra

Check Out All of These Hyundai Vehicles Today at McGrath City Hyundai

Each of these listed Hyundai vehicles are different and each offers its own specific big advantages for those Chicago car buyers looking for a vehicle for big travels or long daily commutes. Learn more about each of them and about their different financing and leasing deals by visiting our team today at McGrath City Hyundai. You'll find our friendly Chicago area Hyundai dealership right on Grand Ave. and in the heart of many of Chicago's best suburban communities. We have a wide selection of this year's, last year's, and other pre-owned models for you to browse!



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