We have no trouble telling you why the 2012 Hyundai Elantra is among the best values on the road today, and with good reason. The compact offering from the Korean automaker is known for its impressive fuel economy (40 mpg highway rating), attention-grabbing design, and "Mid-size interior room in a compact class footprint"1
Don't simply take our word for it... take the Elantra for a test drive on our lot, located at 1595 Montgomery Hwy, today. The Elantra was also recently bestowed with the 2012 "North American Car of the Year" award in Detroit.
The prestigious award is given out each year at the North American International Auto Show, and unlike many other awards that are given out by a single institution, this one is a bit more rigorous. The panel for the North American Car of the Year award consists of about 50 judges, all of whom pay dues to be on the jury. The team is comprised of automotive journalists, industry experts, and other enthusiasts with serious credentials to back up their opinions. In other words, an automaker can't simply buy a "North American Car of the Year" award.
Consider that fact, and it becomes even more impressive that this is the second time that Hyundai has taken home the award recently. In 2009, the Hyundai Genesis took home the honor as well, and it has been at the forefront of performance enthusiast and luxury connoisseurs' minds ever since.