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comfortable ride The 2013 Hyundai

Stephen Groessel Like a lot of communities, Sheboygan has a lotof concrete-paved streets which don’t have potholes but do have visible cracksand raised-up sections that make good routes for test driving

new cars. A driver can become satisfied or dissatisfied quickly if the vehicle does not handle those bumps in

the road. A test drive of the all newly redesigned 2013 Santa Fe Sport Utility, compliments of Van Horn Hyundai, Sheboygan, was a satisfying experience when it comes to enjoying a reasonably smooth ride under rough

road conditions. If a buyer’s choice is the Santa Fe SportUtilityAll-Wheel-Drive ( AWD), one will enjoy its active cornering control which not only provides better traction but greater cornering ability under most rugged

road conditions. Sales consultant J. R. Stahnke joined me on the test drive and gave a running commentary on the merits and features of the Santa Fe Sport. Stahnke is a relatively new employee at Van Horn Hyundai and was learning the details of the automobile and its different trim levels. This was an opportunity for him to sharehis new-found knowledge. Having worked at a few other dealerships, Stahnke was able to make helpful comparisons with other vehicles in

its class. Because exterior styling is a matter of personal taste, my first practical consideration is how comfortable I am in the driver compartment. It did not take much positioning in the driver’s seat to note the comfort level of the lumbar back support. As a chiropractic patient, I could see myself driving this machine for many miles without having to get out and stretch. Buyers of the sport utility will discover early that the power driver seat adjustmentsand four-way lumbar support is a much cherished

pampering feature. The Santa Fe safety system is equipped with seven airbags including side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag. This standard safety feature means more airbags than five of

its competitors. Drivers will be comforted to know how the Santa Fe’s Vehicle SabilityManagement ( VSM) System works fortheir well-being. “ If road surface conditions on one side are slippery wet and dry on the other, maintaining acceleration or braking stability can be a problem. VSM helps

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