Hyundai scoops What Car? award

Car manufacturer Hyundai's 2007 Santa Fe 2.2 CRTD CDX seven-seater has scooped the Best Used SUV accolade in What Car? magazine's Used Car of the Year 2011 awards.

The judging panel was made up from all areas of the motor industry, including car dealerships, British Car Auctions, Warranty Direct, Lex Autolease and experts from What Car?.

The vehicle costs between £11,210 and £12,000, excluding the cost of car insurance, depending on where you buy it from.

What Car? magazine said: "The Hyundai Santa Fe has improved with age, offering space, practicality and reliability and an ever-more bargain price.

"The only drawback is its rarity, so you may need to hunt to find the perfect car. However, invest a little time and you'll find it's worth the effort."

Tony Whitehorn, Hyundai UK's managing director, said: "Santa Fe is a popular used car buyer's choice as it offers a great blend of practicality, reliability and fantastic value for money.

"I'm delighted that this model has been recognised by What Car? magazine as the Best Used SUV of the Year."

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