2013 Toyota RAV4 Fails Safety Test: Now What?

The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has received a rating of “poor’ in the IIHS small overlap test.

According to Automotive News, this test simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car. Small overlap test examines how well a vehicle handles 40-mph frontal collisions.

According to IIHS and Automotive News, the RAV4’s driver’s space was “seriously compromised by intruding structure, and the dummy’s left foot was trapped by crushed and buckled sheet metal in the footwell.”

The institute also said the seat belt allowed “excessive forward movement of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel.”

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Best New Crossover Award

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The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe named best new crossover

During the press preview day at the 2013 Atlanta International Auto Show, the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) named the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe the best new crossover.

GAAMA President, Davis Adams said:

“For this year’s Best Crossover Award, GAAMA chose the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe for its handsome new design, luxurious interior, impressive technologies, accessible pricing and the flexibility for 5- and 7- passenger configurations.”

The award is determined by a panel of judges consisting of automotive journalists from around the southern United States. The judges look at all-new vehicles that stand out in terms of value, performance, innovation, and features.

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe can have a seven-passenger capability and a 290 horsepower 3.3 liter V6. Add to that the beautifully designed exterior, and you have a vehicle that is truly deserving of awards.

Hyundai Claims Top Honors for Customer Loyalty

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Yet another honor has gone to Hyundai. We can add this to the Hyundai Sonata being named the most dependable midsize car, and the Hyundai Santa Fe named a “Best Bet” by The Car Book. 

This time, however, it is less about the cars themselves and more about Hyundai’s commitment to you, the customer.

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Hyundai, Kia Debut Super Bowl Commericals

 

The Super Bowl is just as much about commercials as it is football, so it’s no wonder people are talking about the commercials as much a previewing the game.

Hyundai and Kia leaked their Super Bowl commercials earlier this week to much fanfare, and we’re giving you a sneak peak right here at the Waikem Blog.

Hyundai has leaked two commercials promoting the 7-passenger 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Named Top Safety Pick

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The redesigned 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe earned a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Thursday.

The Santa Fe, which features the new game-changing Sport model, received a top score of “Good” in all three tests – front, side impact and roof strength.

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Review: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Game Changing Crossover

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You’ve already seen the first pictures of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, but the brand new SUV has hit the dealership floor!

It’s even more stylish in person, and the smooth ride combined with simple to use special features make the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport a great new choice in the SUV market.

This five passenger Crossover is replacing the Hyundai Veracruz. The long, fluid designed is incredibly stylish, and this is a fun SUV to drive.

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Review: 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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Hyundai is introducing the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport very soon, and this completely new model is bound to turn a lot of heads when does arrive on the showroom floor.

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be a five-passenger Crossover that is replacing the Hyundai Veracruz. It will of course feature the Fluidic Sculptured Design that has put Hyundai at the top of the charts the past few years.

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Top Models Compete for North American Car of the Year

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Many of the top models are in the running for the North American Car of the Year.

Finalists were announced recently, with vehicles from Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru making this prestigious list. 45 vehicles in all will compete for the ultimate prize, 2013 North American Car of the Year.

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