02/11/2016, Fountain Valley, CA


Model Topped Its Segment for Lowest Five-Year Total Cost of Ownership

CHICAGO, Feb. 11, 2016 – The 2016 Hyundai 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, the 2016 Tucson shows Hyundai is delivering bold style, convenience and safety, all at an outstanding value,” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai 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 as a value brand,” said Jamie Page Deaton, managing editor of the U.S. News Best Car rankings. “The Tucson 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.”

The all-new 2016 Hyundai 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). The 2016 Tucson also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.

Since 2007, Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. Best Cars had over 45 million unique visitors over the past year, with over 65 percent of visitors actively shopping for a car. Close to 80 percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.


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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