Although many Angelenos place fuel efficiency at the top of their list because of LA’s high gas prices, many require the additional space provided by SUVs for kid and cargo capacity. For 2013, Hyundai offers an alternative to the standard SUV with its lineup of three crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) that provide acceptable mileage for that type of vehicle. The all-new 2013 Santa Fe Sport is attracting significant attention due to its styling and features. On January 9, Hyundai Motor America noted that the CUV had been named “Crossover of the Year” by Autobytel.com
“Hyundai comes full circle with the 2013 Santa Fe Sport, a crossover that, like its siblings, is a best for its value, design, technology and handling,” noted Michelle Naranjo, Editor-in-Chief, Autobytel.com. She added, “The Santa Fe Sport shows that affordable can also mean refined.” The Autobytel editors, who note that they have more than 75 years of combined experience in the automotive industry, choose winners based on contenders who exemplify innovation, design and features. The editors ranging in age, driving habits, and geography; thus, they feel that they can perform a comprehensive and accurate evaluation of the vehicles.
“We are more than honored to receive ‘Crossover of The Year’ award for the 2013 Santa Fe Sport,” noted Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. He added, “The Santa Fe Sport’s pleasing variety of comfort, functionality and reliability has made it a top contender in its segment.”
The Santa Fe has a base MSRP of $24,450 for the 190 HP 2.4 liter four cylinder and $27,700 for the 242 HP turbo version. The naturally aspirated engine achieves 21 city and 29 highway MPG; the turbo version takes a slight mileage hit: 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway. Hyundai notes that the vehicle is designed for today’s family. In addition to the MPG stats, it is visually appealing with its “Fluidic Sculpture” design and offers a wealth of amenities that provide functionality and comfort.
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