Hyundai Named Top Non-Luxury CPO Program for 2019

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For the second year running, Autotrader has named Hyundai the best non-luxury CPO program, in part because it has the longest manufacturer warranty coverage in the industry.

It’s also the third time in the last four years that Hyundai took the top spot among non-luxury brands for its certified pre-owned vehicle program. According to Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody, there’s very good reason for that honor.

“Hyundai’s certified pre-owned program is a significant value and perfect for budget-minded shoppers looking for a no-hassle, affordable car,” he said, adding that the length of the powertrain warranty, limited bumper-to-bumper new car warranty, and 10-year roadside assistance were hard to beat. “In fact, if you want a better overall certified program, you’ll need to move up to a luxury brand.”

To determine the best CPO programs, Autotrader looks at warranty as well as available inventory, deductible amount, and transferability to future vehicle owners.

Hyundai’s CPO program includes the following features:

  • A comprehensive 173-point quality assurance inspection
  • A 10-year/100,000-mile CPO powertrain limited warranty
  • The remainder of the 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty from the original in-service date and zero miles
  • 10-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance from the original in-service date and zero miles
  • Rental car and travel interruption reimbursement
  • SiriusXM® satellite radio with no-charge, three-month All Access trial
  • A complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™

Find the best CPO warranty in the industry when you check out the pre-owned inventory here at Tipton Hyundai.

WardsAuto Names 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe to 10 Best Interiors List

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is turning heads on the road – and not just with its exterior design. Named one of the 10 Best Interiors list by WardsAuto, the 2019 Santa Fe is ready to impress with its interior comfort and versatility. 

To be considered for this honor, vehicles are judged on aesthetics, comfort, fit-and-finish, material quality, and ergonomics. The Santa Fe made it proudly to the list thanks to its incredible interior comfort and innovation. As Christie Truett, senior editor of Wards, says, “It has better materials and fit-and-finish, plus a more progressive interior design, than some competing midsize CUVs costing thousands more.”

The Santa Fe boasts luxurious style in details like contrast seat stitching while the three-dimensional instrument panel looks luxurious and improves convenience.

The Santa Fe’s interior has room for up to five passengers, allowing for ample seating and cargo versatility thanks to a standard 60/40 split-folding and reclining bench seat in the second row. The Santa Fe XL also offers more seating (up to seven passengers) and two rows of split-folding seats. The Santa Fe offers up to 71.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats down while the Santa FE XL offers 80 cubic feet of space with all seats down.

Tech features include a standard seven-inch infotainment display, remote keyless entry, and a crisp-clear rearview camera.  If you want to see the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe for yourself, take a look at the inventory on the Tipton Hyundai lot.

2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Wins Car and Driver Editor’s Choice Award

Once again, a Hyundai vehicle has garnered a prestigious Editor’s Choice award from Car and Driver. This time, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo is the recipient of this well-regarded distinction. Given the 2019 Veloster Turbo’s incredible feature set, striking style, and exhilarating powertrain, the distinction comes as no surprise, though it does reaffirm what we already knew — this bold compact is an absolute blast to drive.

Car and Driver praised the Veloster’s “stiff structure, great steering, and a well-tuned suspension” which “make it feel lovely on twisty roads.” Scott Margason, Director of Product Planning for Hyundai Motor America, noted that the award is “another proof point of Hyundai’s commitment to excellence.”

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo comes equipped with a 201-horsepower engine that generates 195 lb-ft of torque for an ultra-responsive, undeniably thrilling experience on the road. And thanks to a new multi-link rear suspension, each ride is as smooth as it is fun.

The 2019 Veloster Turbo also offers an available Infinity premium audio system, and striking infotainment display, and standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, all of which go a long way in making the 2019 Veloster Turbo exceptional fun, even at a complete standstill.

Learn more about the new 2019 Hyundai Veloster at Tipton Hyundai.

Hyundai Wins Four Times at AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Hyundai did well at the recent AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, beating out several key competitors to earn four top spots. The brand won an overall title, while the Sonata, Elantra, and Accent specifically earned awards for their respective classes.

AutoPacific is a marketing research and product-consulting company that gives out the Vehicle Satisfaction Awards by looking at qualities that are important to car shoppers when they’re buying new cars. After tallying survey results from approximately 58,000 people, the AutoPacific group found that Hyundai earned the 2018 Most Satisfying Popular Brand award. The Sonata took the gold for mid-size cars; the Elantra won in the compact class; and the Accent won in the economy category, according to Hyundai.

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a winner of of a AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award“Hyundai has consistently improved their lineup across the board,” said George Peterson, president, AutoPacific. “This year’s VSAs were competitive, but Hyundai’s products resonate top to bottom with their customers. From reliability and quality to exceptional exterior and interior design, Hyundai cars leave consumers satisfied.”

So far, the Sonata is the best Hyundai in terms of awards, as this mid-size car has award-winning safety, top-notch technologies, and a sleek new design for this latest model year. The Elantra comes with smart features such as disc brakes, heated mirrors, and driver assist technologies, while the upscale Accent will wrap you in comfort as you drive.

Test-drive all the Hyundai award winners — Sonata, Elantra, and Accent — at Tipton Hyundai and discover which model is the right fit for you.

Automotive Science Group Grants Hyundai Kona Awards

A brand new nameplate in Hyundai’s lineup, the 2018 Hyundai Kona provides drivers with a sleek and affordable option for a modern crossover. It’s stylish, efficient, sporty, and was designed with young drivers in mind. Big names in the auto industry are starting to notice, too, now that the Hyundai Kona is beginning to win a few awards. Automotive Science Group’s titles for Best Economic Performance and Best 5 All-Around Performance have been added to the Hyundai Kona awards shelf.

The Hyundai Kona awards are racking upASG analyzes competitors for its awards using comprehensive data, which gives the organization insight to the social, economic, and environmental performance of each vehicle in the running. A total of 374 different crossovers were assessed using ASG’s signature Automotive Performance Index™ for 2018.

Colby Self, the managing director of ASG, went more into depth on their decision to give the awards to the 2018 Hyundai Kona, stating, “Hyundai’s new crossover platform breaks onto the scene with class-leading economic, environmental, and social performance.” He went on to highlight the Hyundai Kona’s incredible fuel economy, which is the best in its segment by 3 mpg.

The Hyundai Kona awards bestowed by the Automotive Science Group are well-deserved and hard-earned. The all-new crossover delivers a family-friendly, efficient, and spirited driving option for drivers trying to sort through the saturated crossover segment. Stop by Tipton Hyundai to test drive the 2018 Kona.