Hyundai Entourage

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The Hyundai Entourage is a minivan sold by Hyundai Motor Company in the North American market beginning with the 2007 model year. It is based on the Kia Sedona, now in its second generation. The Entourage was canceled in August 2005, but resurrected in October without affecting its introduction date. The production Entourage was shown at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2006. The Entourage went on sale in April 2006. Sales of the Entourage have been slow, selling about 2,000 units in its first year, and the Entourge outsold the Sedona in its first model year.

The Entourage is powered by the same 3.8 L Lambda V6 that powers the Azera luxury sedan but with output reduced from 265 hp (198 kW) to 252 hp (188 kW). It seats seven people with optional equipment ranging from automatic climate control, leather seating, power sliding doors and tailgate, reverse sensors, and a six-disc in-dash CD changer. Unlike the Sedona, which will add a short-wheelbase version for 2007, the Entourage will be available in extended-length only. However, Hyundai will not add a short-wheelbase Entourage because of the mid-size Hyundai Veracruz crossover SUV, which measures about the same length as the short-wheelbase Sedona.

The American configuration of the Hyundai Entourage earned a five-star safety rating — the highest honor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration bestows — for all seating positions in frontal and side-impact crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Entourage “Good” — its highest rating — in front, side and rear impacts. The IIHS, in fact, has christened the 2007 Entourage a “Gold Top Safety Pick,” making the Entourage (and the similar Kia Sedona) the safest minivan ever tested.

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