Safety and technology awards
Four Hyundai cars earn top marks for teen drivers
- Best Car for Teens $20k to $25k: 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
- Best SUV for Teens $20k to $25k: 2021 Hyundai Kona
- Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k: 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
- Best SUV for Teens $35k to $40k: 2021 Santa Fe Hybrid
Best Car for Teens $20k to $25k: 2021 Hyundai Elantra HybridHyundai
All vehicles that earned awards in the 2021 survey are available with safety features that include forward collision warnings, forward automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, and lane keep assist. The vehicles also carry safety features and controls that allow parents to monitor their teen's behavior. Through the available smartphone app, parents can receive alerts when the vehicle goes over a set speed or if the teen leaves a set geographic area. The idea is that the functionality allows parents to coach their young drivers on their driving habits.
Best Car for Teens $25k to $30k 2021 Hyundai Ioniq HybridHyundai
To earn a spot on the U.S. News Best Cars for Teens rankings, a vehicle has to score well in several categories that include crash test scores and available advanced driver assistance features. The vehicle must also have scored well in the publication's rankings for its segment and price level.
Best SUV for Teens $20k to $25k: 2021 Hyundai KonaHyundai