As a Hyundai dealer serving drivers from San Marcos to Vista, we're always happy to let our guests know about the latest accolades that the Hyundai Brand has accrued. Of course, Hyundai is no stranger to winning awards, but with all the updates to its lineup in recent years, the hardware is practically piling up in the proverbial Hyundai trophy case. In fact, two of the Hyundai Brand's newest models recently took home significant awards in the 2022 J.D. Power APEAL Study.

Now, for those of you who are unaware, the J.D. Power APEAL Study is perhaps one of the best indicators of real-world success in the automotive space. The APEAL Study, which stands for U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout, is based on the responses of over 80,000 drivers who were surveyed early in the ownership period with their new vehicles. The study measures everything from driving experience to the peace of mind they feel behind the wheel, giving a holistic picture of what buying or leasing a new Hyundai vehicle can be like.

Luckily, when it comes to excelling driving and ownership experiences, models like the new 2022 Hyundai Palisade and 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz excel. In fact, they earned top rankings in their respective segments in this year's J.D. Power APEAL study.

But what is it that made these two models truly stand out from the crowd in this year's survey? Well, the answer is different for each model.

For the new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, its road presence and usability made it a surefire winner in the competitive midsize pickup truck market. This bold new addition to the Hyundai lineup offers exceptional performance on and off-road with HTRAC AWD and a high ground clearance. Plus, with its pleasantly roomy cargo bed, space for up to five in its cabin, and even an integrated tonneau cover to keep your gear protected from the elements, this midsize truck is remarkably well-rounded.

On the other hand, when you consider the new Hyundai Palisade, it's all about the space and safety it brings to the table. As the flagship of the midsize SUV lineup at our Hyundai dealership near Poway and Oceanside, the new Hyundai Palisade has space for up to eight passengers making it ideal for growing families on the move. Couple that with the outstanding Hyundai SmartSense safety technologies that the new 2022 Hyundai Palisade brings to the table, and it's no struggle to see why it rated so highly in this year's J.D. Power APEAL study.

So, if you're interested in seeing firsthand why these two models were so highly rated, we'd love to show them to you in person. Make the short drive from Ramona to browse our extensive Hyundai inventory take the Hyundai Santa Cruz or Hyundai Palisade for a test drive here at Hyundai of Escondido.

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