The Hyundai Elantra is a compact car designed for virtually any driving situation. Great on narrow city streets and the open road, this model comes with impressive performance, great gas mileage, a sleek exterior, and a comfortable interior. It’s no wonder this model has received multiple awards, each of which emphasizes some of the best qualities of the Elantra. Keep reading for an overview of the Elantra’s awards and accolades!
5-Star Safety Rating
Awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this prestigious honor recognizes the Elantra’s impressive safety features and engineering. To receive this government accolade, models must excel in crashworthiness, collision avoidance, and other areas of safety.
Highest Ranked Vehicle in Initial Quality
JD Power gives this award annually, dividing each model into various segments. The Elantra received this award for the Compact Car category, beating out competitors across the market. This honor is only awarded to models that have the highest level of owner satisfaction after the first 90 days of ownership.
Best Value in America
Vincentric gave the Elantra this award for its incredibly low cost of ownership. This includes the cost of everything from general repairs and maintenance to insurance and more. The Elantra won the Compact Car category.
Top Safety Pick
The Elantra has earned both a Top Safety Pick (2015) and a Top Safety Pick+ (2013) award for its impressive safety features. Measuring everything from pre-collision avoidance technologies to durable engineering, the Elantra always scores high on safety. This is given by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
North American Car of the Year
This is one of the greatest awards a vehicle can receive in the industry. The Elantra beat out every single competitor to earn this award in 2012, making it one of the best models on the market. This title is given for overall quality by a select group of auto journalists.
The Elantra has also received awards from Edmunds, About.com, Kelley Blue Book, US News, and more. This model is not only affordable, but it also has a durable design, the latest technologies, and an eco-friendly powertrain among other things. It’s easy to see why the Elantra has won so many awards in the recent past. Listen to the critics’ recommendations: check out a new Elantra today at Gossett Hyundai South! Our dealership is happy to help Memphis-area buyers find exactly what they’re looking for!