Hyundai received more Best Cars for the Money Awards from U.S. News & World Report in 2022 than any other automaker. The awards, which span 11 categories, highlight vehicles, and SUVs that provide the finest mix of long-term value and a great ownership experience.

The five awards for Hyundai are the result of a collective judgment process

Safety and dependability statistics, as well as the collective judgment of the automotive press, are used to calculate the scores. Real-time transaction pricing and five-year total cost of ownership data are used in the process.

“We are greatly honored to win more 2022 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards than any other automotive brand,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president of Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. “The Hyundai Santa Fe, Tucson, Elantra Hybrid, Tucson Hybrid and Kona are just a few of the superior products that we offer, and we are pleased that U.S. News recognizes their collective excellence.”

5 awards for Hyundai in the US News Best Cars for the Money topThe Hyundai models that received awards are as follows, together with the respective categories:

  • 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Best 2-Row SUV for the Money
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Best Compact SUV for the Money
  • 2022 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Best Hybrid and Electric Car for the Money
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Best Hybrid and Electric SUV for the Money
  • 2022 Hyundai Kona Best Subcompact SUV for the Money

“Buying a new car is a big decision and finding a car that is a good value requires more than just a low price,” said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. “A Best Cars for the Money award represents strong value at the dealership and over the course of ownership. These vehicles also provide a rewarding ownership experience, with comfort, features and performance that buyers will appreciate.”

A comprehensive method to measure value

US News utilizes the total score from the U.S. News Best Car rankings to assess a vehicle’s quality. U.S. News editors’ views and testing aren’t used to determine a model’s total score in their car rankings.

Instead, they gather and evaluate every published, trustworthy review of a certain model to determine the consensus of the automotive press on issues such as how well a vehicle drives, how pleasant its interior is, and how effectively its connection and tech features perform.

U.S. News combines this analysis with statistics on fuel economy, cargo capacity, safety, and dependability to produce a numerical total score that is used to assess quality in the Best Cars for the Money awards.

5 awards for Hyundai in the US News Best Cars for the Money topValue measurement

A car’s true cost is substantially more than its sticker price or the final price you agree on with the dealer. Repairs, gasoline, and insurance are all continuous expenses for any automobile. US News begins with Vincentric’s five-year total ownership expenses to determine what type of value an automobile gives.

The data is then combined with real-time transaction pricing provided by TrueCar, their partner. Together, these two factors provide a car’s value score for the Best Cars for the Money.

Other winners

Apart from Hyundai, who got the most wins, other Asian brands were successful as well.

Honda received three honors. The Honda Accord is the Best Midsize Car for the Money, while the Honda Civic is the Best Compact Car for the Money. The Honda Odyssey is the most affordable minivan.

One prize each went to Kia, Nissan, and Toyota. The Nissan Versa is the best value subcompact car, while the Toyota Avalon is the best value large car. The Kia Telluride is the most affordable three-row SUV.

In 2021, the most successful brand in the US News top was Toyota, winning four awards, followed by Kia and Honda, each with three wins. Last year, Hyundai won a single award.

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