Getting a great deal on a new car involves much more than simply finding a low purchase price, which is why U.S. News & World Report releases its annual Best Cars for the Money awards to help buyers factor in overall quality and value in the long term. In the recently released 2015 edition of the awards, the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata were winners in the 3-Row SUVs and Midsize Cars classes, respectively.
To examine the value of each vehicle, U.S. News combined the average purchase price according to TrueCar with the five-year total cost of ownership from Vincentric. Meanwhile, quality was measured by a car’s reliability and safety ratings as well as its reviews in the automotive press, which were quantified in U.S. News rankings based on performance, interior comfort and interior features.
Topping its segment for the third straight year, the Hyundai Santa Fe has become a mainstay in the Best Cars for the Money awards because of its excellent value and its spacious interior, which includes intuitive standard technology like the Blue Link Telematics System, steering-wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth controls, and a 4.3-inch color touchscreen with a rearview camera. On the other hand, the fully redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata earned an award this year thanks in part to the critical acclaim it has received for its smoother ride and quieter, more refined cabin.
Are you looking to form your own opinion of the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe or Sonata? We’ve got plenty of models in stock at our Chicagoland Hyundai dealership, so pay us a visit and we’ll help you find your ideal vehicle.