Jack Gilles, author, The Car Book, America’s first consumer car buying guide, said:
“We appreciate the fact that Hyundai has made a significant contribution to improving the market choice for the American Buyer. During these most challenging times for the auto industry, the fact that Hyundai vehicles have the quality and features most important to today’s car buyer is a testament to Hyundai’s desire to meet customer needs.”
The “Best Bets” distinction is awarded to vehicles each year which cater to the needs of American consumers. Vehicles are rated in nine key Car Book categories: crash tests, safety features, rollover, preventative maintenance, repair costs, warranty, fuel economy, customer complaints, and insurance costs.
Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America, says:
“Receiving “BEST BETS” distinctions for both these vehicles demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to quality across our entire lineup. Customer feedback is an invaluable part of Hyundai product development. We strive every day to cater to the changing needs of our customers, and the “BEST BETS” distinctions showcase our ability to process feedback into the quality products that Hyundai owners demand.”
The all-new 2013 Santa Fe delivers Hyundai’s recipe of bold design and high-output powertrains. With a host of features to please drivers and passengers, functionality, versatility and comfort are key areas in which the Santa Fe exceeds customer expectations. The Santa Fe earned a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.