As the driver, you get plenty of seat and wheel adjustment, and pedals are set nicely in line with the seat for a natural stance. Front visibility is good, although the view over your shoulder is obscured by the sweeping roofline. Fear not, though, because you get standard rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera across the range.
Entry-level SE trim comes with a 5.0in colour touchscreen, but step up to Premium trim and this gets upgraded to an 8.0in version with TomTom sat-nav. It’s the only system we’ve tried thus far and is very good, with responsive menus that are easy to work through. You get other benefits with the upgrade, including life-long map updates and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
The interior is quite conservative-looking, but Hyundai has done a good job with quality and ergonomics. The upper surfaces use plenty of soft-touch plastics and all the switches feel robust. Everything is well laid out, so compared with a Toyota Prius it feels both smarter and easier to use. That said, a Volkswagen Golf GTE’s interior feels plusher still.