FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are recipients for the 2017 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in their respective categories. Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport received the award for the midsize crossover/SUV class, competing with 16 other models. For 50 years, Consumer Guide Automotive has been one of the most respected, unbiased new- and used-car review companies in the U.S. The Best Buy Award trophy was presented by Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
"Hyundai is honored to earn the Best Buy Award from Consumer Guide Automotive for the third consecutive year," said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "This accolade emphasizes that our vehicles continue to distinguish themselves with high customer appeal and value."
The editors of Consumer Guide Automotive thoroughly evaluated more than 150 vehicles based on the latest automotive trends and vehicle attributes to select the very best model in every consumer segment. These attributes include price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability and resale value. The editors also test drove the vehicles through various driving conditions.
"Both Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport deliver a quiet, comfortable, refined cabin, and the all-around versatility that crossover buyers need," said Tom Appel, publisher, Consumer Guide Automotive. "This happens at prices that are just a little lower than you might expect."
The 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport provide all-around versatility that crossover buyer's demand. The vehicles continue to offer:
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Seating for five to seven passengers.
- 2017 Santa Fe Sport is powered by a(n):
- 2.4-liter, four-cylinder direct-injected engine with 185 horsepower
- Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 240 horsepower.
- 2017 Santa Fe is powered by a 3.3-liter Lambda V6 engine with 290 horsepower.
The improvements range from enhanced exterior design to additional infotainment, convenience and safety technologies.
For more information on the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards, visit http://consumerguide.com/best-buys/.
CONSUMER GUIDE AUTOMOTIVE
Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Consumer Guide's singular focus is to make car shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1,500 new and used vehicles, as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.
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SOURCE Hyundai Motor America