Considering the 2007 Entourage is Hyundai's first minivan it is a remarkable vehicle with good safety equipment and good crash protection at a competitive price. Neither Honda nor Toyota did as well with their first minivan efforts. Short-term studies have shown Hyundai's quality has improved considerably but the unknown is its long-term quality often defined as a minimum of three years. Meanwhile, Honda and Toyota are known quantities. For consumers the issue is whether all the Entourage's attractions offset that unknown reliability. A long warranty is a comforting thing but if a vehicle has problem after problem knowing each problem t will be repaired for free may lose its appeal.
Chris Jensen test drove the Entourage in New York.
Model Line Overview
Hyundai Entourage GLS ($23,795); SE ($26,295); Limited ($28,795)
242-hp 3.8-liter V6
Safety equipment (standard):
frontal airbags; side-impact airbags mounted in front seats; curtain airbags; active head restraints for front seats; anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control
Safety equipment (optional):
5 years/60,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Mitsubishi Endeavor Limited ($28,795)
leather upholstery; tri-zone air conditioning; power driver's seat; heated front seats; AM/FM/CD; automatic headlights; power windows and door locks; power sliding doors; tilt steering wheel; heated outside mirrors; rear window wiper/defroster; cruise control; remote/keyless entry; power tailgate
Options as tested (MSRP):
Ultimate package ($4,000) includes sunroof, DVD player, Infinity Logic7 surround-sound system, back-up sensors, power-adjustable pedals and power passenger seat
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
3.8-liter dohc V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
242 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
251 @ 3500
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
80 cu. ft.
disc/disc with ABS, EBD
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of June 06, 2006.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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