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Hyundai recently sold its one millionth Santa Fe, proving this SUV is popular. What makes this vehicle so desirable? A huge reason for its popularity can be attributed to its family-friendly size.

The Santa Fe can seat seven people, more than enough for an average-sized family. Its large size isn’t the only factor people consider when buying the vehicle. U.S. News & World Reports ranked the 2013 Santa Fe No. 12 on its list of most affordable SUVs, with consumers paying about $25,000 for a nicely-equipped model.

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe  gets surprisingly good gas mileage for a larger vehicle, averaging 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. And with the price of gas expecting to rise, these numbers make the vehicle a desirable buy.

U.S. News & World Reports revealed that consumers were very pleased with the 2013 Santa Fe, deeming the new SUV spacious and the interior nicer than its counterparts under different brands. The Santa Fe also has high safety ratings in its class, proving to be not only nice to look at but safe to drive.

According to, the 2013 Santa Fe comes equipped with a V-6 engine, sliding seats and 18 inch wheels. Reviews from Edmunds say the SUV offers a smooth and quiet ride. To test drive a new Hyundai Santa Fe check out Phoenix Hyundai.

Consumers have many options when customizing their Santa Fe’s, which comes in nine different exterior colors and four interior colors. A limited version of the car is offered with captain seats in the second row, which provides seating for six. You also can opt for a larger navigation screen and sun roof.

The Santa Fe has a long history of popularity. It was Hyundai’s first SUV, which it started to sell in 2000. It quickly became Hyundai’s bestseller and helped the Korean company gain success in the U.S. Judging by its most recent milestone, the Santa Fe will continue to see strong sales.

Visit your local Chapman Hyundai to get the popular Sante Fe and other great models.

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Virtually everyone knows the most basic axiom of car safety for children: Proper use of a car seat is the first step to keeping your child safe while driving.  Unfortunately, the car seat does not account for all of the hazards that an automobile may present to your children.  Here are some additional safety tips, courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Chapman Hyundai.

1. Choose the right safety features when purchasing your car.

Today’s automobile has many features that contribute to safety. Among the simplest and most common safety features are power locks and windows, which give the driver control over the vehicle’s ports of entry at all times.  More recently, automakers have also included anti-pinch mechanisms that prevent windows from closing on objects in their paths.  Advanced air bags, rearview cameras, emergency trunk releases, automatic braking sensors, dynamic headlights, and other features can all contribute to a safer and more comfortable vehicle.

Understanding these features can present a challenge when purchasing a new or used car, so do some research before going to the dealer.  Alternatively, the sales professionals can answer any questions that you may have when you stop in to learn more about a new or used Hyundai in Phoenix.  Hyundai produces some of the safest and most up-to-date automobiles on the road – move the brand to the top of your list for a test drive if you are not familiar with what Hyundai offers.

2. Teach your children about car safety.

Although they may seem to go in one ear and come right out the other, your words of wisdom can have a significant impact on your children’s safety.  Often, the best way to keep your kids safe is to teach them about the dangers of automobiles and to ask for their help to identify potential problems.  Your kids will probably enjoy the chance to contribute their ideas and will proudly correct their friends when they practice unsafe behaviors.  Furthermore, seeing your vehicle from your child’s perspective might help you to identify potential problems before they are realized.

3. Be aware of hazards unrelated to driving.

A collision is dangerous to vehicle passengers, but many of the most common tragedies relating to automobiles occur when the vehicle is parked.  Although it may seem harmless to leave a child in the car for just a moment while you visit the ATM, the interior of your car heats up extremely quickly.  According to the NHTSA, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-collision, vehicle-related deaths among children under 14.  Seatbelt entanglement, rollaway, and backover are also all too common, but can usually be prevented with proper supervision.  Never allow your children to play inside, on, or around your vehicle without watching them.

Ultimately, whether you are looking for a new Hyundai for sale or just reading ways to keep your kids safe, there is no substitute for information.  You can read more about vehicle safety at, or feel free to call your local auto dealer to learn about upcoming informational events, test drives and walkthroughs, and other available resources.