|2012 Hyundai Elantra|
Hyundai has recently received four new accolades for the Accent, Elantra, Genesis Coupe, and Tucson models. Each one of the four was awarded "Best Value in America" for 2012 from Vincentric, a Michigan-based automotive data compilation and analysis firm. Vincentric measures cost-of-ownership based on eight categories: depreciation, fuel, insurance, opportunity cost, financing, maintenance, taxes and state fees, and repairs. The cars are assessed in each state as well as the District of Columbia.
Vincentric "measures which vehicles have a lower than expected ownership costs in relationship to their market segment and price." They give insight to the automotive industry by first recognizing and then applying numerous features of automotive value. The Accent, Elantra, Genesis Coupe, and Tucson won "Best Value" for the Subcompact, Compact Sedan, Mid-Size Coupe, and Crossover Compact Entry-Level categories, respectively.
“The Accent, Elantra, Genesis Coupe and Tucson are all prime examples of models that not only meet but exceed customer expectations when it comes to value,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. Margason adds that the combination of Hyundai's great quality cars and their Assurance program decreases the overall cost of ownership.