Derek Joyce
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2017 – The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport are recipients for the 2017 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award in their respective categories. Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport received the award for the midsize crossover/SUV class, competing with 16 other models. For 50 years, Consumer Guide Automotive has been one of the most respected, unbiased new- and used-car review companies in the U.S. The Best Buy Award trophy was presented by Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America accepts the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award trophy for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport from Tom Appel, publisher, Consumer Guide Automotive.

“Hyundai is honored to earn the Best Buy Award from Consumer Guide Automotive for the third consecutive year,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This accolade emphasizes that our vehicles continue to distinguish themselves with high customer appeal and value.”

The editors of Consumer Guide Automotive thoroughly evaluated more than 150 vehicles based on the latest automotive trends and vehicle attributes to select the very best model in every consumer segment. These attributes include price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability and resale value. The editors also test drove the vehicles through various driving conditions.

“Both Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport deliver a quiet, comfortable, refined cabin, and the all-around versatility that crossover buyers need,” said Tom Appel, publisher, Consumer Guide Automotive. “This happens at prices that are just a little lower than you might expect.”

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport


The 2017 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport provide all-around versatility that crossover buyer’s demand. The vehicles continue to offer:

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Seating for five to seven passengers.
  • 2017 Santa Fe Sport is powered by a(n):
    • 2.4-liter, four-cylinder direct-injected engine with 185 horsepower
    • Optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 240 horsepower.
  • 2017 Santa Fe is powered by a 3.3-liter Lambda V6 engine with 290 horsepower.

The improvements range from enhanced exterior design to additional infotainment, convenience and safety technologies.

For more information on the 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards, visit

Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Consumer Guide’s singular focus is to make car shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1,500 new and used vehicles, as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 835 dealerships nationwide. All new Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 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.

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