4 Hyundai Models Named Best Cars & SUVs for Teens by U.S. News & World Report
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid, Kona, Ioniq Hybrid and Elantra Hybrid have earned spots on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best New Cars for Teens” list. In the crowded sedan & SUV marketplace, Hyundai stands out for its advanced safety, Bluelink connected car system and driver assistance features, which keep teens safe.
- Best Car for Teens $20K to $25K – 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
- Best SUV for Teens $20K to $25K – 2021 Hyundai Kona
- Best Car for Teens $25K to $30K – 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
- Best SUV for Teens $35K to $40K – 2021 Santa Fe Hybrid
All 2021 Best New Cars for Teens are available with forward collision warning and forward automatic emergency braking, as well as lane departure warning and lane keep assist. All winners also have teen driver controls or available smartphone apps that send parents alerts when the car goes over a set speed or is driven outside a set geographic area or time period. These features allow parents to set limits for teen drivers and have an ongoing conversation with their teens about responsible driving habits.
“At Hyundai we pride ourselves on providing our customers with great vehicles and these Hyundai models do just that with advanced safety technologies as well as Bluelink, which features technologies that allow parents to monitor their new drivers,” says Brian Latouf, chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor North America, Hyundai Motor America. “We are happy to have secured so many spots on this list by the reputable U.S. News & World Report by delivering the best combination of reliability, crash protection, and accident avoidance features.”
To be named one of the Best New Cars for Teens, a vehicle has to have the best combination of predicted reliability ratings, crash test scores, available advanced driver assistance features and top critics’ recommendations in the U.S. News Best Cars rankings in its price category. To be named a Best Used Car for Teens, a vehicle must be from the 2016 through 2018 model years and have the best combination of dependability and safety ratings, projected ownership costs, positive reviews from critics when it was new, and available tech that can help prevent crashes or lessen their severity.