Hyundai Awards Spotlight

The 2018 Kona and 2018 Tucson were the recipients of the recent round of Hyundai awards

2018 Hyundai Kona

The new Hyundai Kona crossover has already won favor with critics and customers alike. Most importantly, it has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s most coveted safety distinction: The 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick+, when equipped with optional Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and High Beam Assist.

The 2018 Kona was also named one of the 10 Coolest Cars under $20,000 by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. But that’s not all for the Hyundai Kona: The Kona also nabbed a top honor from Red Dot. Red Dot awarded the Kona with the Red Dot Award for Product Design this year.

2018 Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson also earned several high honors. For starters, the Tucson earned praise from both safety governing bodies: It earned a 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when equipped with optional Automatic Emergency Braking and HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

J.D. Power has also been quite impressed with the 2018 Tucson. For starters, the Hyundai Tucson ranked as J.D. Power’s “Most Dependable Small SUV” in 2018; this study reviews vehicles throughout their first three years on the road and determines how many or how few problems they have. Because the Tucson had the fewest amount of problems in the small SUV segment, it won the top honor. Consumers also rated the Tucson as highest in infotainment.

The other J.D. Power honor that the Tucson earned was the “Highest Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality.” Rather than study vehicle performance over three years, this study looks at vehicle performance in the first 90 days of ownership. This means that, once again, the Hyundai Tucson had the fewest issues in its segment, according to J.D. Power.

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Hyundai Wins Big in AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Hyundai won four categories in the 2018 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Hyundai won four categories in the 2018 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, taking the title of Most Satisfying Popular Brand and seeing the Sonata, Elantra, and Accent coming out on top of their respective segments. AutoPacific’s president, George Peterson, lauded Hyundai for its continual improvement and resonance with customers through quality design and reliability.

“With so many different brands for customers to choose from, Hyundai is proud to stand out as a leader in the mid-size car, compact car and economy car categories and as the overall winner of the VSA’s Most Satisfying Popular Brand award,” said Omar Rivera, director, Quality and Service Engineering, Hyundai Motor America.

“Hyundai is committed to satisfying consumers’ needs—whether that be through cutting-edge technology or award-winning safety features—and we are extremely excited by the results of this year’s VSAs,” Rivera added

AutoPacific based the 2018 VSAs on survey results taken from 58,000 individuals who own a 2017 or 2018 model-year vehicle. Respondents rank 40 different considerations made when purchasing a new vehicle, and the results inform brand and individual vehicle awards. Because of their numerous upgrades and improvements, the 2018 Sonata, Elantra, and Accent outranked the competition in their respective classes by appealing to drivers more.

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