Smart Trunk Surprise — Here's How It Works (with Video) - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

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edited November 2015 in Hyundai

imageSmart Trunk Surprise — Here's How It Works (with Video) - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.com walks through the operation of the hands-free trunk opening feature in its long-term 2015 Hyundai Sonata.

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Comments

  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    I don't like this feature. Ford's foot under the bumper thing is a better way to do it. If you simply stand behind the car, to talk to someone for instance, the trunk opens.
  • schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    Yeah, it seems like a lot of inadvertent trunk openings will happen. I also would prefer the foot method as it's an intentional gesture to open the trunk.
  • clownstrikeclownstrike Member Posts: 58
    It is very convenient and works well. The beeps are not something you miss. If you pass by before it gets to the fourth beep, it won't open. It also won't activate until you first leave the presence of the car for some period of time (30 seconds I think), so the car doesn't beep at you every time you get out and walk past. The proximity is calibrated well enough that you need to be pretty close to the trunk. It doesn't activate when you access the doors of the car.
  • dfrissdfriss Member Posts: 23
    A simple step away from the trunk stops the beeping if you are talking to someone. Lately tho, I really enjoy using the easy to reach pad above the license plate (which is unlocked immediately on approach) to open the trunk. It's much quicker and it's rare that I don't have a free hand to do so. That way the trunk is open and not just unlatched. Overall though, I think that if the smart trunk sprung the trunk open, it would be much more useful and obvious if you accidentally opened it.
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