The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has been awarded the 2013 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the year award.
The honor was announced today at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, where the Honda Accord was also announced as the winner of the 2013 Car of the Year. The awards come from AJAC, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, and are decided at the group’s annual Test Fest, in which members gather from across the country to test and rate new vehicles.
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The Santa Fe won the best new SUV over $35,000 category for 2013, which is the first win ever for any Hyundai SUV. The Volkswagen Touareg TDI Clean took home the award for best utility vehicle in 2012.
The Santa Fe is offered in two wheelbases, the shorter of which won the award. The long wheelbase version will have the capacity to seat seven, and will hit the market this spring. The Santa Fe Sport offers two four-cylinder engine options including a 190-hp 2.4L and a 264-hp turbocharged 2.0L.
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