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Hyundai Most Awarded Brand in 2023 Best Cars for Teens List by U.S. News & World Report


  • Hyundai Wins Four New Vehicle Best for Teens Awards
  • Hyundai Earns Most in Best Used Cars for Teens Awards

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 6, 2023 -- Hyundai received the most vehicles awarded across new- and used-car categories in the 2023 Best Cars for Teens by U.S. News & World Report. Four new Hyundai models were featured in addition to two older Hyundai models in the used car category. These awards highlight vehicles that score well in multiple factors including crash prevention, available and standard features, dependability, reliability, and are highly recommended for teen drivers. The Hyundai models were selected for their standard safety features and infotainment capabilities. The list features thirteen winners with selections across multiple categories and propulsions including sedans, crossover SUVs, trucks and more.

The 2023 Best New Cars for Teens
Best SUV for Teens $20K to
2023 Hyundai Kona

Best SUV for Teens $25K to
2023 Hyundai Tucson

Best SUV for Teens $30K to
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

Best SUV for Teens $35K to
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

The 2023 Best Used Cars for Teens
Midsize Car: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Midsize SUV: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

"Safety is one of the most important considerations when selecting a vehicle for a teen driver and Hyundai places safety at the core of everything we do," said Brian Latouf, global chief safety officer, Hyundai Motor Company. "Every 2023 Hyundai comes standard with three key safety systems: Forward Collision Warning/Forward Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist/Lane Following, and Driver Attention Warning. As well as a suite of optional SmartSense safety systems and Hyundai's BlueLink ® telematics technology including Automatic Crash Notification (ACN). We applaud U.S. News & World Report for recognizing Hyundai's commitment in keeping all passengers and road users safe."

"Hyundai swept our 2023 Best Cars for Teens awards, winning the most categories overall and every new SUV category that we evaluated," said Jim Sharifi, managing editor of U.S. News Best Cars. "Along with strong performance in our rankings, Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe and Santa Fe Hybrid all meet the criteria that parents will prioritize most for new drivers. This includes strong performance in crash tests, admirable reliability ratings and the assistance of teen driver controls that will help encourage safe driving habits."