At Huffines Hyundai McKinney, we understand that buying a new car is a major commitment, and it shouldn't be rushed. You need to know that the car you're going to be driving for the next few years is the right one for you. One of the most important steps in the process is taking the vehicle for a test drive. We make it simple for you to schedule a test drive in your choice of Hyundai. Let's show you how easy it is to arrange a test drive, the benefits you'll get from it, and what to look out for.

The Benefits of Taking a Test Drive

When you get close to deciding which new car you want, you'll probably research the vehicle on the manufacturer's website, check its specifications, make sure the trim you want is within your budget, and verify that its running costs are affordable. But, for the final test, there's no substitute for actually experiencing what the car is like to drive.

That's when you find out if the car's the right fit for you, performs as you expect, and has the features you want and need. You get a feel for the size of the car, if the layout works for you, whether it's roomy enough for your family, and if there's sufficient cargo space. 

Before the Test Drive

There are many things you can learn about the vehicle before even starting to drive.

Check the Exterior and Rear

Before you get in the car, take a walk around the vehicle and examine its exterior. Open all the doors and check if there's enough storage in the front and rear of the cabin. Open the trunk, or liftgate, and verify that access to the cargo area is easy for you and anyone else who might be using it. When it's applicable, fold down the rear seats to see how easy they are to operate.

Sit in the back to see how comfortable and roomy the rear seats are. If it's a three-row SUV, climb in and out of the third row to see how much space there is and how easy it is to get in and out. If you'll be using a child seat, bring one with you to check how easy it is to install and uninstall. 

Test the Comfort and Ergonomics

Once you're ready to get behind the wheel, it's important to make sure you can find the perfect driving position. Slip into the driver's seat and play around with the seat adjustment, and if applicable, the steering wheel and column adjustment. Check your view of the instruments, mirrors, and visibility all around the car. Hold the wheel and test the convenience and position of the primary controls. Bring along your smartphone to explore how intuitively it synchronizes with the car's infotainment system, and play some of your music through the audio system to hear the playback quality. 

What To Look For on a Test Drive

When you set out on your test drive in McKinney, plan a route that requires the type of driving you do regularly. Check out the wind and road noise at highway speeds and get a feel for how the car handles corners on winding back roads. Discover how it handles bumpy surfaces while listening for any disconcerting rattles and squeaks that might annoy you in the future. 

Evaluate the smoothness of the transmission, test how quickly you can accelerate, and experiment with heavy and light braking. Explore the car's maneuverability and ease of steering by driving around town and parallel parking. Try out the driver assistance features. Check the air conditioning and heat, along with the variability of the climate control settings to test the system's efficiency.

Evaluate Your Drive

After your test drive, take time to evaluate your experience. If you're torn between two vehicles, test drive them back-to-back to get an immediate comparison and be in a position to make an informed decision. Our helpful and knowledgeable sales team at Huffines Hyundai McKinney will be at hand to answer any questions you might have.

When you test drive one of the superb SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, or sports cars in the Hyundai lineup at Huffines Hyundai McKinney, we believe you'll be hooked. Once you decide to make your purchase, we can help find you the best finance deal. And, when you drive away in a new Hyundai, we've got your back for all your service needs for as long as you own the vehicle.