2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Wins Best Overall Crossover at Texas Truck Rodeo
Crossover Utility Vehicles are soon becoming popular compared to SUVs and Texas Auto Writer Association has named 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe as the 2013 CUV of Texas. Hyundai said that they are really glad that the award has been offered to 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe that also won many positive responses at the same competition last year. Mike O’Brien Vice President Corporate and Product Planning at Hyundai Motor America said that the company is proud to see that Santa Fe family has been winning positive responses and awards at various events and have done well at the Truck Rodeo. The award was issued at the 21st Annual Texas Truck Rodeo near San Antonio.
While sharing more information about Santa Fe, Hyundai officials said that it was Santa Fe Sport that was named Compact Crossover of the Year last year at Truck Rodeo so it feels great to win back many award repeatedly. The TAWA media members and jury have said that they have gone through many configurations and cars before they named 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe as the winner for this year. They also drive the vehicles at the famed Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch that tests the car on bumpy roads, loose gravel roads, slick mud, steep hills and various water crossings. TAWA members also said that Texans prefer crossovers because of the road conditions that they have and therefore it is important to vote for the right one.
TAWA members stated that Hyundai Santa Fe clearly exceeded their expectations in terms of comfort, functionality and reliability even though it had tough competition from other crossovers in the same range like 2014 Dodge Journey, 2014 Kia Sorento, 2014 Chevrolet Equinox and 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander. Santa Fe also won many votes for being fuel efficient crossover while offering pleasing driving dynamics that other crossovers failed to deliver.