KBB Awards Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata

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It seems that even older Hyundai models get to shine today, as the Santa Fe, which will soon be replaced by the new ix45, and the Sonata received the 2012 Total Cost of Ownership Awards from Kelley Blue Book in the crossover and mid-size car segments respectively.
“We’re honored that Kelley Blue Book recognized two models with an award that directly influences Hyundai owners,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The 2012 Santa Fe and Sonata are excellent examples of Hyundai’s commitment to delivering quality products that offer exceptional value, fuel efficiency, performance, and standard safety and convenience features.”

“The 2012 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe outperformed their respective segments this year for total ownership costs,” said Juan Flores, director of vehicle valuation for Kelley Blue Book. “The Sonata beat out the Kia Optima and Toyota Camry with its low insurance costs and savings in fuel and maintenance during the first five years, while the Santa Fe edged out competition in nearly every Total Cost of Ownership factor. Overall, both models are great buys among Hyundai’s impressive lineup.”
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