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"Top Safety Pick" Rating Given to Redesigned 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

By Jeff Youngs, October 08, 2012
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a "Top Safety Pick." The IIHS performed several crash tests on the 5-passenger SUV, and the Santa Fe Sport rated "Good" in all four of them.

Achieving "Top Safety Pick" status requires the top rating in a moderate overlap frontal-impact test, side-impact test, rear-impact injury prevention test, and a roof crush strength test designed to determine how well a vehicle will protect occupants in a collision. The testing is conducted at thresholds that exceed federal requirements.

The new Santa Fe Sport is base-priced at $25,275. Buyers choose between a 190-horsepower 4-cylinder engine and a turbocharged 4-cylinder generating 264 horsepower. Add all-wheel drive and all of the extras to a Santa Fe Sport 2.0T and the price tag rises to $37,285.

Early next year, a 7-passenger version of the Santa Fe will arrive in Hyundai showrooms.

Learn more about the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

See all of the current IIHS "Top Safety Pick" awardees

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