If you’re shopping for a new or used car, you know that the guides at Kelley Blue Book are essential research tools. This year, the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona – both the traditional and electric versions – got the revered publication’s stamp of approval at the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards.
“It is an honor to receive Kelley Blue Book Best Buy
Awards for the Kona, Kona Electric and Santa Fe, demonstrating Hyundai’s
commitment to developing a range of product offerings that deliver great customer
value,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, product, corporate and digital
planning for Hyundai Motor America.
Considering that the Hyundai Santa Fe is the brand’s
best-selling SUV in the U.S., it’s not surprising that it has fans in the
media. It drove home with the award for Best 2-Row Midsize SUV. The newer
Hyundai Kona won in the Best Subcompact SUV category, and the 2020 Kona
Electric conquered the general Best Electric Car segment.
It’s not easy to win a KBB.com award. The site’s team tests
vehicles over a year period, watches customer reviews, and examines its
signature 5-Year Cost to Own numbers to determine which new models are the best
choice for American drivers. At the beginning of the process, analysts were
looking at more than 300 cars, and then they narrowed the list down to a few
dozen options before choosing the final Best Buys for 16 segments.
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
A 10-year/100,000-mile CPO powertrain limited
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
ASG 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.
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.