The mid-level SE trim is discontinued, with much of its content added to the GLS' optional Popular Equipment Package. The GLS now offers a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, while the Limited receives a new Infinity Logic 7 Surround Sound audio system. Both trims now offer Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.
Hyundai's first minivan and its Kia cousin might not quite stand above the pack, but they deliver just about everything needed by families, including a "hideaway" third-row seat that folds into the rear cargo well. Like Kia's Sedona, the Entourage comes with a long warranty: specifically, 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage.
Hyundai is a late arrival to the minivan market, but its brand-new offeringwhile breaking little fresh groundbuilds upon the reputation of a well-regarded current offering. The Entourage is related to the latest Kia Sedona, which went on sale as a mid-2006 model. Hyundai is Kia's parent company; both automakers promote the high-value attributes of their vehicles, compared to the league-leading Honda Odyssey and other familiar nameplates. But Hyundai model line manager Michael Deitz considers the Entourage a "more refined" model than Sedona, thus warranting moderately higher prices. "People lean toward minivans with all the extras," Dietz said.