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.
If you’re ready to drive home with a real winner, contact the team at Tipton Hyundai for more information on the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Kona.
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.