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

June 12th, 2023 by

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 $25K
2023 Hyundai Kona
Best SUV for Teens $25K to $30K
2023 Hyundai Tucson
Best SUV for Teens $30K to $35K
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

“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.” 

Shop our inventory of new and used Hyundais at Jack Hanania’s Hyundai of Orange Park and our second location, Westside Hyundai. You will find a variety of new and pre-owned vehicles as well as the opportunity to have your vehicle fully serviced by our factory-trained fully-certified technicians. 

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