Hyundai Elantra named 2018 Best Value Compact Car in the U.S.
Recently, the Hyundai Elantra was named the United States’ best value compact car for 2018 by Vincentric. It is the Elantra’s second “Best Value” win, and the car was also recognized as a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).
“The Elantra is a great example of how we are pushing the standard for what is considered great value in this class. Its design, driver experience, infotainment and available safety features are a testament to making value not just about the savings you get out of your vehicle, but the experience as well,” said Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
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The Vincentric award is given to vehicles which have lower than expected ownership costs, given their market segment and price. It measures cost-of-ownership using eight different cost factors: depreciation, fees and taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost and repairs.
“Our Best Value award highlights vehicles that deliver strong value throughout their lifecycle. The Elantra’s win showcases Hyundai’s ability to provide better total cost of ownership, delivering higher value to their customers in the segment,” said David Wurster, President of Vincentric. The company provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive ownership costs.
Companies such as AOL, Yahoo Autos!, Cars.com, General Motors, Toyota, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Business Fleet Magazine, Mercedes-Benz USA, BMW of North America, and Fleet-Central.com use data from Vincentric to provide automotive insight to their clientele.
With such accolades to bolster its image on top of safety features like Blind Spot Detection and Lane Change Assist, standard Blue Link features, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the Elantra is set to hold on to its lead in the Hyundai lineup.