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Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sport Named Tops for Safety

By acing one of the most important and respected tests in the field of automotive safety, both the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport have earned the Top Safety Pick + designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Hyundai also did well by earning Top Safety Pick designations for the Ioniq Hybrid, Tucson, Elantra, Elantra GT and the Sonata. “Hyundai was one of the leading brands for Top Safety Pick + and Top Safety Pick awards in 2018,” according to Hyundai VP Mike O’Brien. “The safety of our customers and their loved ones is paramount in our thinking when we design new vehicles.” Take advantage of special year-end offers now by visiting Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale.

Vehicles Must Score High in Tests

“We raised the safety bar for 2018,” according to IIHS president Adrian Lund. “Now vehicles have to achieve an even higher level of safety. Our Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick + awards help consumers zero in on the vehicles with the best overall performance for crash prevention and protection.” Vehicles have to score a rating of at least good in five different crash categories to earn a Top Safety Pick rating: head restraints, roof strength, side, small overlap front and moderate overlap front. Vehicles must also get a mark of “advanced” or “superior for front crash prevention and earn a “good” or “acceptable” mark for headlight illumination. To achieve the Top Safety Pick + designation, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Santa Fe also had to earn an “acceptable” or “good” mark in passenger-side small overlap front testing and “improved” in the headlight rating.

Santa Fe Sport the Affordable SUV

With a starting price just north of $20,000 after manufacturer rebates, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is one of the most affordable SUVs on the planet. The Sport comes with a peppy 185 horsepower 2.4L engine in the base model, but a 2.0L turbocharged engine is available in two higher trim levels. With room for five and a host of technology, the Santa Fe Sport is an excellent choice for daily commutes and weekend adventures. Need more room? The Hyundai Santa Fe has room for up to seven with the power of a 290-horsepower 3.3L engine. The Santa Fe comes in three different trim levels, topped by the Limited Ultimate that offers the sophistication and luxury many SUV owners have come to expect. Swing by Chapman Hyundai Scottsdale soon to take advantage of Holiday savings now through January 2.

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