A good road trip car doesn’t necessarily need to come equipped with a wide variety of convenience features or enough seats to fit a whole barkada.
Frankly, most vehicles are perfectly viable provided you’re only carrying one or two passengers. Basically, you’re looking for a good mix of comfort, space, and something that can offer you a confident driving experience.
Hyundai has been busy re-establishing its presence in the local market and has launched a number of new offerings in doing so. The Creta, thanks to its compact form factor and relatively budget-friendly price tag, is one of the most intriguing of the bunch—but can its handle its own during a road trip? We got behind the wheel of the crossover in Cebu to find out.
Long story short? Yes, this thing can handle road trips without any problems. There’s a decent amount of space, and the relatively premium-feeling cabin gives you the sense you’re inside something slightly pricier. Its 1.5-liter gasoline engine (113hp and up to 144Nm of torque) is capable, and its braking power is impressive as well.
Want to learn more about the 2023 Hyundai Creta? You can listen to Dinzo Tabamo’s impressions of the South Korean crossover in the video embedded above: