Hyundai continues its time in the spotlight with U.S. News award for Best Car for the Money in 2011 with the Elantra Touring taking top honors for outstanding value in the wagon segment.

U.S. News recognizes Elantra Touring for its quality and value stating, value need not come at the expense of quality and style in the 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring. With a chic European-inspired design and cargo space rivaling some mid-size SUVs, the Elantra Touring is a respectable compact wagon choice no matter your budget.

Elantra Touring is a perfect, affordable choice for the savvy consumer in the market for a quality new vehicle, said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. With a long list of standard convenience features along with Hyundais class-leading safety features, the Elantra Touring offers top-notch value in the wagon segment.

The U.S. News car rankings provide an unbiased comparison of each vehicle to its competitors, helping shoppers identify the best cars in 18 categories. Rankings are based primarily on the balanced, diverse opinions of hundreds of professional auto critics, which are blended together to create a consensus about each car. To select the award winners, U.S. News combined its newly released 2011 car rankings with the total cost of ownership data provided by

The Hyundai Elantra Touring is one of the best bargains in the industry with a host of standard equipment and amenities including remote keyless entry with alarm, steering-wheel-mounted cruise control, XM Satellite Radio and iPod/USB and auxiliary input jacks, headlight welcome function, EZ Lane Change Assist and more. Its exterior boasts a 106.3 inch wheelbase, the longest in its classallowing for maximum interior volume with 10 percent more space than its nearest competitor.

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