2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Heated Steering Wheel
March 3, 2014
Ever take a pair of jeans out of the wash and discover a five-dollar bill in the pocket you forgot about? That's how I felt when I discovered the button in our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe you see above.
You see, that's the button for its heated steering wheel. And during a cold snap (hey, it happens, even in CA), there's nothing quite like the comfort of a heated steering wheel. It's one of those features I never thought I'd care about until I experienced it a while back in another long-termer.
I'd even argue that a heated steering wheel is a safety feature in cold weather. Gloves are almost universally slippery and reduce tactility, while bare hands on a cold wheel means you use as few fingertips as possible. See what I mean?
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor @ 15,211 miles