FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 – The Hyundai Accent and Hyundai Kona earned the 2019 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Award for subcompact car and subcompact crossover. Over 150 entries were competing for the awards. The recognition signifies the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For over 50 years, Consumer Guide Automotive has been one of the most respected, unbiased new- and used-car review companies in the U.S.
Best in Class Subcompact car, Hyundai Accent and Best in Class Subcompact crossover, Hyundai Kona
“The Best Buy recognition for Accent and Kona emphasizes our efforts in delivering outstanding value through eye-catching design, advanced technology and high quality vehicles,” said Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America.
The Best Buy Award trophy will be presented by Tom Appel, publisher of Consumer Guide Automotive at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show early next year.
Consumer Guide evaluates numerous vehicles during the year to determine which ones prove their value and available features. Vehicles selected for the Automotive Awards offer a combination of features and options plus the dynamic qualities that make for safe, enjoyable and reliable transportation choices.
Accent delivers outstanding value by making key features standard. Standard convenience features include steering wheel audio and speed cruise controls, Bluetooth and color touchscreen with rearview camera. To provide versatility, all Accents are equipped with 60/40 split folding rear seatback. A 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability is available for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions, including app-based navigation, streaming audio and voice-controlled search capabilities.
The Hyundai Kona CUV offers exceptional value by offering safety and convenience features as standard. Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning are standard safety features. All Konas come standard with tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth and cruise controls, and a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability. KONA is powered by a 2.0L Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder with an optional 1.6L Turbo GDI engine that delivers 175 horsepower and 195 lb. ft of torque. An electric version of the 2019 Kona has also been introduced and will arrive in California dealers later this year. Kona Electric boasts a standard 258-mile range.
Consumer Guide Automotive
Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Consumer Guide’s singular focus is to make car shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1,500 new and used vehicles, as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Lincolnwood, IL. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.
Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to deliver peace of mind to our customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and the majority sold in the U.S. are built at U.S. manufacturing facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.
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