FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 – Hyundai’s highly-acclaimed 2014 Santa Fe adds another award to its trophy case today after being named the Best Car for the Money in the 3-Row Midsize SUV segment, by U.S. News & World Report. The 2014 Best Car for the Money awards highlight cars in 21 automotive categories – from subcompact to full size pickup trucks – that offer great value and have received critical acclaim.
“Finding a great deal on a vehicle doesn’t have to mean settling for the cheapest option,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor, U.S. News & World Report. “Automotive writers who have tested the Santa Fe appreciate its long list of up-to-date tech features, refined performance, upscale cabin and extremely comfortable seats. As a whole package, the Santa Fe provides excellent automotive value without sacrificing what makes a vehicle great in the first place.”
U.S. News considered 225 cars for the Best Cars for the Money awards. The award methodology factors quality and value data into a composite score. Within each of the 21 categories, the vehicle with the highest composite score was named the Best Car of the Year in that category. For a complete list of this year’s winners, visit usnews.com/info/
“When re-designing the Santa Fe, we wanted to break out of the unexciting mold that had long-plagued the midsize SUV segment,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “By offering our customers what they really want – the newest technologies as standard, bold design, class-leading safety features and the industry’s best warranty – the Santa Fe is poised to become the new archetype for 3-row midsize SUVs.”
The 2014 Santa Fe is a new breed of crossover with multiple trims, all-new powertrains and several segment exclusive features. A “Fluidic Sculpture” design gives the third generation Santa Fe the impact of constant motion while opulent interior features offer world-class comfort and amenities. New for 2014 are such safety features as Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and rear parking assistance as well as premium features including new 18-inch wheels, HID headlights, and ventilated front seats.
ABOUT U.S. NEWS BEST CARS
U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report at usnews.com/cars, has published rankings for new vehicles sold in America since 2007 and rankings for used vehicles since 2012. U.S. News also publishes the annual Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families awards. U.S. News Best Cars has grown in popularity and influence each year; in 2013, the site received over 40 million unique visitors. Over 65 percent of visitors were actively shopping for a car, while 80 percent of those active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.
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 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the
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 Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.