Hyundai Reaps New Recognition From Consumer Reports

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    Hyundai’s continuing commitment to improving vehicle quality is continuing to pay off, as four members of its 2011 lineup were recognized for their performance in this year’s Consumer Reports “car issue.” One of the country’s leading resources for auto shoppers, the annual publication relies on more than 50 individual tests, and some 6,000 miles of driving per vehicle, to rate autos in a variety of different measures.

    Helping set the pace for Hyundai was the all-new Elantra, which was CR’s Top Pick in the “Small Car” category. The 2011 Elantra picks up where the previous model left off, as the past-generation Elantra had won this segment for the past three years. Today, “with its makeover, this well-rounded sedan is now more stylish and engaging to drive,” according to CR, with a decent ride, smooth and responsive powertrain, well-finished interior, relatively roomy rear seat and strong fuel-economy marks; in fact, all current models of the Elantra—regardless of transmission—are capable of EPA ratings of 29 mpg city/40 mpg highway.

    This kind of overall performance also resulted in the Elantra, as well as the Elantra Touring, earning places on CR’s list of “Best vehicles under $20,000.”

    At the other end of the spectrum was the luxurious Hyundai Genesis. The premium sedan joined rivals from the likes of Porsche, Lexus, Infiniti and BMW among vehicles with the highest overall CR road-test scores, finishing in a dead heat with the Corvette Z06. A significant factor in this outcome: The Genesis also had the shortest 60-0 braking distance of any “Upscale/luxury cars” tested by the publication for this model year. More braking news: The Hyundai Tucson was the shortest stopper among the “Small SUVs.”

    And the completely redesigned 2011 Hyundai Azera took home CR honors, too. It was chosen by the publication as one of its Top Picks for “Best visibility.”

    Speaking of which, the entire 2011 Hyundai lineup is now visible at your local dealership.

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