Hyundai Elantra and Azera sedans named Used Car Best Bets
Edmunds names used Hyundai Elantra compact sedan and Azera sedan “Used Car Best Bets for 2010″…
Used Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Azera models were named to the list of Used Car Best Bets for 2010 by US renowned Edmunds.com website, which is known as a premier online resource for automobile consumer information.
The model years 2006 to 2008 Azera won out in the large sedan segment, while Elantra compact car (model year 2003 to 2008) topped the compact sedan category. Winners of this year’s Used Car Best Bets were selected based on several different factors, including vehicle’s reliability, safety and value.
“A complete redesign in 2001 earned the Hyundai Elantra our respect, which was bolstered further by a tough tour of duty in our long-term fleet. In addition to peppy performance and a smooth ride, the used Hyundai Elantra offers solid build quality, reliability and operating economy. Impressive crash test scores are another feather in the Elantra’s cap,” commented Edmunds.com editors.
Their praise continues: “On the other hand, we have an Azera sedan, which offers an upscale exterior look, refined interior with a wide number of unexpected luxury features, all available at a reasonable price. The Azera also boasts great build quality and steadfast reliability that Hyundai is becoming known for. In addition, the vehicle also received high scores at past crash tests, conducted by NHTSA and IIHS.”
Joining the used Hyundai Elantra and used Hyundai Azera on Edmunds.com Used Car Best Bets list are Toyota Camry mid-size sedan, Toyota Tacoma and Prius hybrid, BMW 3-series, Pontiac Vibe and Mazda Miata. Other used vehicles included on this year’s Edmunds.com used car list include Mitsubish Endeavor, Infiniti G35, Chevrolet Tahoe and Honda Odyssey.
In order to put together this year’s list of top vehicle choices in the used automobile market, the editors looked at consumer ratings, as well as sources that report on reliability and longevity, and applied their own experience and judgment to determine a vehicle’s reliability. In addition, Edmund’s editors also regarded how the vehicles rated in several crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety -IIHS and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA.