09/06/2013, COSTA MESA, Califonia

HYUNDAI SONATA NAMED A TOP VEHICLE FOR GROWING FAMILIES

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 – The 2013 Hyundai Sonata has been named one of AAA's Top Vehicles for Growing Families in the Sedan Category. The Auto Buying experts at AAA applauded the Sonata for its powerful 2.4-liter I-4 engine, fuel efficiency and generous 10 yr./100,000 mile warranty.

"A low price in no way diminishes this car's appeal and performance," said David Bennett, manager, AAA Auto Buying Programs. "The Sonata comes equipped with everything the growing family needs in a vehicle: a spacious interior, a comfortable ride and agile handling, and a powertrain that is both powerful and efficient."

AAA's 2013 List of Top Vehicles for Growing Families targeted the unique needs of expanding families, who require additional room for cargo and passengers, easy handling and dependability in their next vehicle. Given the major financial investment of purchasing a new vehicle, AAA evaluated the top contenders in Crossover and SUV, Minivan and Sedan Categories, compiling a final list of 11 vehicles.

"The Sonata continues to expand its appeal with an outstanding combination of design, technology and value," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Receiving this award acknowledges that Hyundai continues to accommodate an expanding customer base by providing class-leading reliability, fun and quality in every available model."

The Hyundai Sonata is one of Hyundai's most-awarded models. J.D. Power named the 2013 Sonata ‘Most Dependable Midsize Car,' KBB.com praised the vehicle for its low cost of ownership with the 5-Year Cost to Own accolade, and Sonata took top spot in the 2013 Strategic Vision Total Value Awards in the midsize car category.

For the 2013 model year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of high-design and fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and advanced technology. The 2013 Sonata is powered by the original Theta II GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel delivery system, contributing to an overall improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at an incredible high value.

The 2013 Sonata is also available with a more-powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, or a hyper-efficient hybrid powertrain.

ABOUT AAA

AAA Auto Buying experts test drive and evaluate hundreds of vehicles each year. AAA provides free vehicle reviews, localized pricing information and more online at AAA.com/AutoMaker. Additional information on AAA Auto Buying is available at www.AAA.com/carbuying or by downloading the AAA Auto Buying Tools app for iPhone available in Apple's app store.". As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 54 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, 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 800 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 warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform, complimentary for three years. 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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