FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 11/27/2007 Consumers Digest named the Hyundai Entourage a 2008 Automotive ?Best Buy? in the van category.
According to the Consumers Digest editors, ?Though the Entourage is the budget-minded entry in the minivan market, it?s anything but a stripped-down model. It is fitted with a powerful 250-hp 3.8-liter V6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission. The 60/40-split third-row bench folds easily into the floor, and the middle-row seats flip and fold forward for up to 172 cu. ft. of cargo capacity. Safety features are plentiful and include six airbags, Electronic Stability Control, anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Brake Assist, and active front head restraints to help minimize whiplash injuries.?

Consumers Digest evaluated over 200 available models to identify those that they believe offer the most value for the money in their respective vehicle classes. The ?Best Buy? ratings are derived from test driving, safety ratings, ownership costs, warranty, price, comfort, ergonomics, style and amenities. Some of the performance values tested includes starting and acceleration, braking, gear shifting, steering, handling, ride quality and fuel economy.

?Entourage offers the comfort, safety and value that families are looking for in the minivan market,? said Wayne Killen, director of product planning, Hyundai Motor America. ?It?s rewarding that Consumers Digest recognized the Entourage for its segment leadership.?