Hyundai Genesis And Santa Fe Earn 2015 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy AwardsTom Appel (Right), publisher, Consumer Guides, presents the 2015 Consumer Guide ‘Automotive Best Buy’ awards for Hyundai Genesis and Santa Fe to Bob Pradzinski (Left), vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America.


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015 – Hyundai’s award-winning Genesis and Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport earned “Best Buy” awards from Consumer Guide® Automotive in their respective segments. The Genesis earned the distinction in the large car category and the Santa Fe/Santa Fe Sport took home the accolade in the midsize crossover/SUV segment. The awards were presented to Hyundai at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

According to Consumer Guide editors, “Genesis delivers premium-brand luxury-car accommodations, interior room, and power at prices that significantly undercut high-end American, German, and Japanese competitors.” In addition, editors commented on the value seen in Santa Fe. “Whether in 5-passenger Santa Fe Sport or 7-passenger Santa Fe form, Hyundai’s midsize SUV delivers a quiet, comfortable, nicely appointed cabin and the all-around versatility that SUV buyers need.”

Consumer Guide awards a “Best Buy” rating to vehicles ranked at the top of their class, and those that are strongly approved by the editors. “Best Buy” vehicles represent the finest balance of attributes and price within their classes, and they are the best choices for most consumers. In the past 11 years, Hyundai has earned more than 35 Consumer Guide “Recommended” or “Best Buy” ratings.

“Consumer Guide Automotive is a trusted car buying resource and the ‘Best Buy’ recognition bolsters the strength of our 2015 lineup,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “These awards are a testament to our continued commitment to delivering quality cars with leading design and performance at an unprecedented value.”

Representing a bold step forward for Hyundai, the 2015 Genesis is new throughout, with a host of premium features and improved vehicle dynamics. Riding on a heavily revised platform, the sedan is even more structurally rigid than the previous generation. A suite of advanced assistance features such as Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Blind-Spot Detection and Smart Cruise Control are also offered.

The 2015 Santa Fe features an upgraded interior and sportier exterior, designed to provide optimal performance and comfort for families. It continues to offer front- or all-wheel drive and is equipped with the acclaimed 3.3-liter Lambda II V-6, using gasoline direct injection and Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT). The 2015 Santa Fe also comes with Hands-Free Smart Liftgate with Auto Openmakes, making it easier for the driver to access the cargo area by simply waiting for the liftgate to open after standing within a few feet of the rear bumper.

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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 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 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. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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Quality and outstanding customer service converts long-time Honda owners

Here’s a fantastic letter from Donna and Richard Bradford, proud new owners of a Hyundai Genesis. From the greeting, to sales, to finance, to the post-sale service, the team at San Tan Hyundai really shined. Thanks to the Bradfords for your business and for taking the time to share your experience with others. Enjoy your new car, and we look forward to seeing you again even if it is just to say “hi”.

2011 Hyundai Genesis CoupeHi Tom Scheurn:

Let me start off by saying my husband Richard and I were Honda Automobile customers for the last 25 plus years. With that said, allow me tell you about the experience we had at your dealership when purchasing our car back in August. Upon arriving at your dealership and exiting our car we were greeted by a man by the name of Jesse Rivera. What a nice, cordial and friendly man he is. Now keep in mind we have been Honda customers and it was hard for me to think outside the box. It’s hard to change anything in life when you are comfortable with a car and most of all reliable. I took the Genesis for a test drive, WOW!! What a car. I even told Jesse while in the car you are going to have to persuade me an awful lot to buy a Hyundai. But Jesse did his job and did an outstanding job in making me think outside the box.

I knew we wouldn’t have any problem financing the car, but we all hate the part of financing. This is where we met Dan Douthitt. Another nice, cordial and friendly man. He worked his fingers and the numbers where we could obtain this superior vehicle. But we had another problem now; we needed to locate the 2011 Genesis Coupe. Dan goes back to now find the vehicle. He locates one in Modesto, California. Yea!! We are happy people now. Not only did the financing work out we now located the vehicle.

We are now off to Financing to met your Finance Manager, Leroy Fontenot. Another nice, cordial and friendly man. Can this really be happening? Three nice men in a row? Yup, it sure can at San Tan Hyundai. That ain’t no Bull!!

Just the other day, my husband decided to buy rims for this beautiful car and had the pleasure of meeting your Parts Manager, John McCracken, and your Front Counter employee, Jess Suter. More nice, cordial and friendly men. While my husband was talking to John at the parts counter Jesse Rivera noticed us and came over and gave me a peck on the cheek and a hug. No, I am not offended by that at all. Being Italian hugs and kisses I think are great, and besides what better way to show you care. My gosh, this dealership is fantastic from beginning to end. We cannot say enough about this exceptional dealership, customer service and its employee’s.

Since the car was purchased in August, we also had the pleasure of meeting your Assistant Service Manager, Myron Lyons several times for accessories added to the Hyundai and our chrome wheels that were put on the car on September 12, 2011. Another friendly and cordial man.

Your dealership just makes me so happy. It makes me want to come back just to say “Hi” to these men. You don’t find that type of customer service these days. We are so impressed with the customer service, that we will highly recommended San Tan Hyundai to our friends.

Tom, these five individuals must be commended for a job well done. They have outstanding customer service and should be highly praised and recognized. In closing Tom, Richard and I would like to “express our thanks ” to your staff for making a long time Honda customer, a new Hyundai customer.

Richard & Donna Bradford

Service Shines Again at San Tan Hyundai

Dave McHone,

I just had my Genesis serviced at San Tan Hyundai and I am very pleased with my service advisor, David Killingworth. I made my appointment last week and was right on time this morning. All work was preformed in a professional manner. Exceptional service! Not such good luck at Tempe Hyundai Autoplex last month.

Tell Tex or Hal that the Genesis is the best car I have ever had. My next car is another Genesis. I have been doing business with Tex since 1960 and plan to continue.

Yours truly,

Ron & Donna Jones

San Tan Hyundai Response: Ron & Donna, thank you for the kind letter. We will definitely pass on the compliments to Tex and the family.