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Which automaker is the 2021 Best SUV Brand according to U.S. News & World Report?

Every year, numerous publications throughout the automotive industry and beyond create awards and rankings for vehicles that year, ranging from all sorts of categories to the broad “best of the year” to more narrowed topics, such as best interiors. This year, for the first time, Hyundai has earned the prestigious 2021 Best SUV Brand award from U.S. News & World Report.

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“With a fresh and new lineup of SUVs in all sizes, Hyundai wins the Best SUV Brand award for the first time. The Hyundai SUV lineup ranges from the large and luxurious Hyundai Palisade, to the midsize Santa Fe, compact Tucson and subcompact Venue. With so many updated models, Hyundai SUVs win points for offering buyers the latest in driver assistance and infotainment technology at an affordable price.”

– Jamie Page Deaton, Executive Editor, U.S. News & World Report

How did Hyundai earn the award?

U.S. News & World Report has an automotive sector called U.S. News Best Cars, and they’ve been publishing these rankings and many others year after year since 2007. Some of their different awards and rankings include Best Vehicle Brands, Best Cars for the Money, Best Cars for Families and more. As for the Best SUV Brand, U.S. News Best Cars takes a look at other reviews from the automotive press as well as official data on things like safety and reliability to determine which brand is the best.

Hyundai SUV Lineup

With a host of different crossovers and sport utility vehicles on the 2021 lineup, including the Palisade, Tucson, Santa Fe, Kona, Venue plus electrified options like the Kona EV and even the fuel-cell hydrogen electric vehicle NEXO, Hyundai certainly has plenty to offer with its expansive SUV selection. If you’d like to learn more about the SUVs and crossovers available here at Coastal Hyundai or would like to get behind the wheel of one for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at the sales desk!