Hyundai Vehicles Named "Best Cars For Families"April 20, 2007 -- FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- AAA (American Automobile Association) and Parents magazine named the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and Entourage as two of 2007's "Best Cars for Families."
The 15-vehicle list, now in its fifth year, appears with detailed reviews of each model in the April issue of Parents magazine. AAA's auto-safety experts and Parents' editors - who understand the wants and needs of families - created a list of sedans, economy cars, vans, SUVs, and crossovers they felt perfectly met everyday family demands.
According to AAA/Parents' judges, "The Santa Fe is packed with safety technology to protect your little ones, but the modest price tag leaves something for their college funds. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and side-impact and side-curtain air bags are standard. Nice surprises include second-row A/C vents to keep your kids cool and a heated windshield wiper for melting through the ice." After a road test with the Hyundai Santa Fe, Sally Lee, editor-in-chief of Parents magazine said, "I loved the easy-to-read instrument panel and the great storage space. Car seats were a breeze to install. It's a lot of car for the money -- and stylish too."
AAA/Parents' judges said, "No van has more standard safety features: Three-row side-curtain air bags, [electronic] stability control, and antilock brakes are all standard. So are the Entourage's three-zone climate-control system, power windows in the sliding doors, a flat-folding third row, and all the obligatory storage nooks. And how's this for value: Even if you opt for power rear doors and tailgate, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and wood-grain accents, you'll pay less than $30,000."
"We are proud to accept recognition from two organizations that offer helpful information and advice to better the lives of consumers," said John Krafcik, vice president of Strategic Planning and Product Development, Hyundai Motor America. "Santa Fe and Entourage are great examples of Hyundai's continued commitment to providing affordable vehicles with standard life-saving technologies and convenience features that every family is looking for."
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 755 dealerships nationwide.
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