Everyone here at Hyundai of St. Augustine knows that it is one thing for an automaker to claim that they offer the best driving experience on the road today, but it is an entirely other thing to actually live up to the hype. Maybe that's why the people at AutoPacific put together the Ideal Vehicle Awards? These unique awards put the hype on the sidelines, using it as a measurement to compare how a vehicle performs to.
How does Hyundai stack up? You'll be glad to know that our favorite South Korean automaker didn't just do well, they featured two models in the top of their respective categories! The 2012 Hyundai Elantra or 2012 Hyundai Azera proved to live up to the hype, and then some, as consumers around the world seem to be indicating.
"Having our models recognized for AutoPacific's 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication that goes into all the vehicles in the Hyundai lineup,"1 said Scott Margason, director Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
Of course, if you're still not buying the hype, you could always take one of them for a test drive... Or, any other new Hyundai model for that matter. To arrange a test drive here at 2898 US Highway 1 St. Augustine, FL 32086, be sure to either submit a contact form online or to dial (888) 292-9681 today.
To gauge consumer reaction on how these vehicles work, however, AutoPacific did a lot more than just take them for a test drive. Rather, they surveyed new car owners to see how their vehicle has held up over the initial period of ownership, asking how features lined up with what they expected. If a consumer said they were less likely to change something, then it was counted as being more "ideal."
"It's getting harder and harder to measure quality differences in today's vehicles," said George Peterson, president, AutoPacific. "Consumers need better insights into which vehicles will meet their ideal for comfort, ride and handling, cargo space, and other attributes that are experienced on a daily basis. IVA winners deliver the most of what consumers are really looking for in their vehicles."2
Although, if you'd really like to just read up a little more on your next potential Hyundai model, then make sure to pay a visit to our inventory and showroom pages online. Once there, you'll find a myriad of information on specific models, like the Hyundai Equus, Hyundai Veracruz, and Hyundai Elantra Touring. Along with that, you'll also be able to calculate financing, along with check out how to keep your vehicle running like new for years to come with the help of our dedicated parts and service departments.