Edmunds.com Comments on Hyundai's Quality Success in Response to J. D. Power and Associates' Survey Results


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Edmunds.com Comments on Hyundai's Quality Success in Response to J. D. Power and Associates' Survey Results

Santa Monica, CA - April 28, 2004 - Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, reports today that recent test drives of Hyundai vehicles support J.D. Power and Associates' findings that the company has made tremendous strides in its quality.

"All in all, there were many features and a high degree of quality packed into the little sedan," reads the wrap-up of Edmunds.com's overwhelmingly positive long-term review of the Hyundai Elantra, which was conducted over twelve months. (The complete review can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/hyundai/elantra/2001/.)

"The car totally exceeded our expectations for the economy segment," remembers Karl Brauer, Editor In Chief of Edmunds.com. "It was mechanically flawless, needing only routine maintenance over the year we had it. And, the Elantra cost us just over $12,000, was fun to drive, very comfortable and got impressive fuel mileage, averaging 27.4 miles per gallon, even taking into account our rigorous testing that likely pulled down the average."

Hyundai's Santa Fe also impressed Edmunds.com. In an overview of the vehicle, positive observations include, "Reasonable price, strong warranty, roomy interior, long list of standard features, solid construction, good crash test scores." (The complete review can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/hyundai/santa-fe/2004/.)

Edmunds.com's visitors are encouraged to submit reviews of vehicles as well. Every Hyundai vehicle has received a consumer rating of 9.0 or greater on the quantitative scale where ten is the highest possible score. Of all Hyundai models, Tiburon received the highest score at 9.3. One consumer, identified as Giarcs57, rated the Tiburon at 9.8 and shared, "I also own two other Hyundais and the reliability is simply incredible." (Tiburon consumer ratings can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/hyundai/tiburon/2004/".)

About Edmunds.com, Inc.
Edmunds.com is the premier online resource for automotive information. Its comprehensive set of data, tools and services, including Edmunds.com True Market Value® pricing, is generated by Edmunds Data Services and is licensed to third parties. For example, the company supplies over 800,000 pages of content for AOL's auto channel and NYTimes.com's auto section and delivers monthly data reports to Wall Street analysts. Edmunds.com was named "best car research" site by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "most useful Web site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com StudySM and was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites as reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, California and maintains a satellite office in Troy, Michigan.

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