Hyundai Elantra TOuring NAMED Best Car for the Money by U.S. news and world report
Elantra Touring Recognized in its Class for Outstanding Value and Critical Acclaim
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011– Hyundai continues its time in the spotlight with U.S. News’ award for “Best Car for the Money” in 2011 with the Elantra Touring taking top honors for outstanding value in the wagon segment. U.S. News recognizes Elantra Touring for its quality and value stating, “value need not come at the expense of quality and style in the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring. With a chic European-inspired design and cargo space rivaling some mid-size SUVs, the Elantra Touring is a respectable compact wagon choice no matter your budget.”
“Elantra Touring is a perfect, affordable choice for the savvy consumer in the market for a quality new vehicle,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With a long list of standard convenience features along with Hyundai’s class-leading safety features, the Elantra Touring offers top-notch value in the wagon segment.”
The U.S. News car rankings provide an unbiased comparison of each vehicle to its competitors, helping shoppers identify the best cars in 18 categories. Rankings are based primarily on the balanced, diverse opinions of hundreds of professional auto critics, which are blended together to create a consensus about each car. To select the award winners, U.S. News combined its newly released 2011 car rankings with the total cost of ownership data provided by TrueCar.com.
The Hyundai Elantra Touring is one of the best bargains in the industry with a host of standard equipment and amenities including remote keyless entry with alarm, steering-wheel-mounted cruise control, XM® Satellite Radio and iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks, headlight welcome function, EZ Lane Change Assist and more. Its exterior boasts a 106.3 inch wheelbase, the longest in its class—allowing for maximum interior volume with 10 percent more space than its nearest competitor.
U.S. NEWS MEDIA GROUP U.S. News is a multi-platform publisher of www.usnews.com, www.rankingsandreviews.com and the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine. Focusing on Health, Finance, Education, Politics/Opinion, Travel and Automotive, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchises include its “America’s Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, automobiles, mutual funds, travel destinations, hospitals and more.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.