Tucson Named Best Compact SUV for the Money
by U.S. News & World Report
•Tucson is an SUV that offers not only great value but also one of the best ownership experiences in the class
•By receiving this top honor from the trusted U.S. News & World Report, Tucson shows Hyundai Motor is delivering bold style, convenience and safety, all at an outstanding value
February 12, 2016
– Hyundai Motor’s Tucson was recognized as the Best Compact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report. In the crowded SUV segment, the Tucson took top honors for its outstanding value and critical acclaim.
“By receiving this top honor from the trusted U.S. News & World Report, Tucson shows Hyundai Motor is delivering bold style, convenience and safety, all at an outstanding value,” said Brandon Ramirez, Senior Group Manager of Product Planning at Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai Motor will continue engineering vehicles with advanced technology and safety features while delivering high value with an exceptional driving experience.”
Best Cars evaluates vehicles on quality and value data within 23 categories. The vehicle with the highest score is named Best Car for the Money in that category. Quality is measured by the overall score a vehicle achieved in the U.S. News car rankings. The rankings evaluate cars on safety, reliability and the opinions of industry experts. Value is measured by a vehicle’s five-year total cost of ownership and the average price paid for the vehicle.
“Consumers know Hyundai Motor as a value brand,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of the U.S. News Best Car rankings. “The Tucson’s Best Compact SUV for the Money win, however, shows that it’s an SUV that offers not only great value but also one of the best ownership experiences in the class.”
Tucson offers bold, athletic exterior styling, a pair of fuel-efficient drivetrains and a roomy, well-appointed interior. It is engineered with advanced safety features, including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). Tucson also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.
U.S. News Best Cars
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About 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 more than 830 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 limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.
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About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2015 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell.
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