Insure.com's "20 Least Expensive 2009 Vehicles to Insure" list also ranks the Hyundai Entourage in third place
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 06/04/2009 The Hyundai Santa Fe topped the "20 least expensive 2009 vehicles to insure" list by Insure.com, an online consumer insurance information service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers. According to Insure.com research, the Santa Fe is the least expensive vehicle to insure at an estimated average annual premium of $832. Following closely behind on the list, the Hyundai Entourage minivan ranked third with an estimated average annual premium of $848.
"Low rates tend to reflect a vehicle's safety, which is why larger cars and minivans dominate the least-expensive list," said Amy Danise, editor of Insure.com. "If you are a car buyer not looking to spend an inflated premium on car insurance, both the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Entourage are great options."
Insure.com compiled average car insurance rates for almost 300 model year 2009 vehicles. To compare rates, Insure.com used a driver profile of a 40-year-old single male who drives 12 miles to work. Rates across multiple ZIP codes and insurance companies were averaged. Individual rates will depend on driving history, age, location and other factors.
"Hyundai has always been a strong proponent of providing consumers with the best all-around value, without sacrificing quality and safety," said Dave Zuchowski, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. "With this recognition from Insure.com for both the Santa Fe and Entourage, Hyundai continues to hit the mark with today's value-minded shoppers even after leaving the car lot."
The 2009 Santa Fe continues to raise the bar with a the convenience of Hyundai's USB/iPod® auxiliary inputs, a roomy interior, and leading safety technologies earning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) top five-star crash test rating for front and side impacts and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) highest honor -- Top Safety Pick.
Hyundai's minivan, the Entourage, combines top safety ratings and new technologies to redefine value in 2009. Entourage now sports standard XM Satellite Radio and iPod® integration with its top five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) -- the best rating ever for a minivan.
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 790 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty. In addition, the Hyundai Assurance Program is now offered on all new vehicles leased or purchased from a certified Hyundai dealer. The program is available to any consumer, regardless of age, health, employment record or financed amount of the vehicle. The program is complimentary for the first 12 months.
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