By a magazine that most teenagers don't read. Figures.
First off, the new Hyundai Elantra is not a bad car; it's just not something teenagers with freshly minted driver's licenses crave after. Nevertheless, US News and World Report, undoubtedly the most widely read global news source among teens, has announced that it's ranked the Elantra as the Best New Car for Teens. As you've probably suspected, the publication ranks vehicles based on reliability ratings, crash test scores, available advanced driver assistance features and various other recommendations.
Hyundai is obviously thrilled with the ranking, and many parents have likely already taken notice. But honestly, who buys their teenagers a brand new car? How many of us were even allowed to drive our parents' latest purchases at that age? Not many would be a solid guess. But still, the Hyundai Elantra did beat out other teenage-safe cars, such as the Toyota Corolla, which still wins the award for one of the most boring things on four wheels out there. At least this latest Elantra makes an effort at being stylish inside and out. And yes, Mom and Dad, it's very safe, reliable, and an excellent overall value. Other cars that made the publication's list in this category (but in different price brackets) include the following:
Chevrolet Cruze, Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Malibu, Subaru Outback, Toyota Avalon, and Kia Sorento. The Toyota Corolla was one of the chosen, but in price category just below the Hyundai Elantra.