Genesis and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport Win 2016 Consumer Guide Automotive ‘Best Buy’ Awards

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The FINANCIAL — Hyundai Motor’s Genesis and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport earned the ‘Best Buy’ awards from Consumer Guide Automotive in their respective segments.

Genesis was recognized in Large Cars segment, and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport won in Midsize Crossover/SUVs category. Consumer Guide Automotive has been the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new- and used-car reviews for 50 years. The “Best Buy” awards were presented at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, according to Hyundai.

Consumer Guide Automotive’s editorial team evaluated vehicles based on features that consumers highly value: price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability and resale value. Consumer Guide Automotive also test-drove these vehicles in different driving situations, including rural areas, highways and road trips. For 2016, 39 Best Buys have been awarded in 20 classes.

“The Best Buy accolade from Consumer Guide Automotive demonstrates the unprecedented value across our lineup—from Santa Fe crossover to Genesis midsize luxury sedan,” said Brandon Ramirez, Senior Group Manager of Product Planning at Hyundai Motor America. “We won this award two years in a row, which is a testament to our continued emphasis on producing vehicles with high value and driving experience.”

Genesis is equipped with many advanced safety technology options, including ESC, Lane Departure Warning System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Brake Assist and Electronic Brake Distribution, Lane Change Assist and a rearview camera. In addition, the Genesis includes Sensory Surround Safety Technologies that alerts the driver, focusing on total occupant safety and the safety of other drivers nearby.

Santa Fe continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and seating options for five, six or seven passengers. Santa Fe Sport is powered by an efficient 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine or the powerful, turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. The vehicles come equipped with standard features, including remote keyless entry with alarm, LED headlight accents, steering wheel–mounted audio and cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free phone system. Enhancements to the electric power steering system and suspension further sharpen the Santa Fe’s world-class ride and handling.


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