Three Hyundai Models Named Best Car Buys for 2009

Genesis, Accent and Tucson Earn High Marks for Affordability, Safety and Fuel Efficiency in the Annual List of “Best Car Buys”

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 02/13/2009 Three Hyundai models were named “Best Car Buys” for 2009 by in four respective categories — Hyundai Genesis, Top Luxury Cars (under $35,000); Hyundai Accent, Top Sub-Compacts (under $15,000); and Hyundai Tucson, Top Crossovers (under $21,000). The “Best Buys” list is one of the most highly respected awards provided to automakers.

“With the struggling economy, car buyers are facing tougher decisions when considering their next vehicle purchase. The annual ‘Best Buys’ list provides consumers with unbiased and research-driven information,” said Michael Caudill, spokesperson, “Hyundai is making the car buying process easier than ever by offering the biggest bang for the buck in a variety of segments, whether it be the fuel efficient Accent, Genesis luxury sedan or functional Tucson crossover.” is the leading provider of pricing information and market research for cars, classics, RVs, motorcycles and boats. The “Best Car Buys” list is based on criteria identified by Market Data Analysts (MDAs) as most important to consumers — affordability, fuel efficiency, warranty coverage, safety and depreciation.

“We are honored to be recognized as the auto industry’s most affordably priced, fuel efficient and highest safety rated vehicles in the business,” said Dave Zuchowski, vice president, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “This award is a true testament of Hyundai’s commitment to provide consumers with high-quality vehicles that suit their needs and budget, especially in today’s turbulent economy.”


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 780 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by The Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. In addition, the Hyundai Assurance Program is now offered on all new vehicles leased or purchased from a certified Hyundai dealer. The program is available to any consumer, regardless of age, health, employment record or financed amount of the vehicle. The program is complimentary for the first 12 months.


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