2015 Hyundai Sonata: Smart Trunk Surprise — Here's How It Works (with Video)
by Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor on November 3, 2015
I thought it was weird how our 2015 Hyundai Sonata beeped whenever I walked up behind it. Was it a greeting? If so, then why didn't it unlock the doors?
Had I done my homework, I would have realized it was the Sonata's hands-free trunk opening feature, which Mike Monticello has already reported on. I realized this after five amusing minutes in the garage spent approaching the car from various angles trying to replicate the beeping.
Where the previous post told you how the trunk worked, I'll do one better and show you the process with a video:
As you can see from the video, the trunk merely unlatches. It doesn't fully open to receive an armload of groceries. But while I couldn't make it open further, like how Monticello experienced, I'd still rather have this feature than not.
Carlos Lago, Road Test Editor