Six Hyundai Models Earn 2019 Car and Driver Editors' Choice Awards

Accent, Ioniq, Kona, Kona Electric, Tucson and Veloster N Listed as Top Picks

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 11, 2019Car and Driver honors Hyundai’s ongoing commitment to quality, value and performance across a diverse product portfolio as six Hyundai models earn 2019 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice Awards.

The Editors’ Choice Awards stem from the Car and Driver 10Best Awards, and highlight vehicles that Car and Driver recommends for the top of every car buyer’s shopping list. Everything from design, performance and safety to the inherent value of a car is evaluated, narrowing buyer’s choices down to the segment leaders.

According to Car and Driver editors, the following key features gave each winning Hyundai the high marks needed to rank among the top of its class.


  1. Subcompact Sedan

Accent – A great bargain, well-made interior, and Car and Driver staff reported a strong 41 MPG during their evaluation period.


  1. Compact Hatchback

Veloster N – Great performance, value, excellent sports seats, stable and quiet at speed.


  1. Hybrid and Electric

Ioniq – Desirable standard features, hatchback practicality, engine has 10 year/100,000-mile warranty.


  1. Subcompact Crossover and SUV

Kona – Head-turning design, turbo engine brings the giddy-up, well-equipped cabin.

Kona Electric – Impressive all-electric driving range, zippy acceleration, athletic driver.


  1. Compact Crossover and SUV

Tucson – Great engine warranty, nice interior materials, polished on-road behavior.

“Coming off the heels of Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric being named a 10Best Truck and SUV, we’re thrilled that Car and Driver, one of the most trusted names in the automotive industry, has listed four more of our models among the top of its recommended list for those in the market for a new vehicle,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “This recognition further communicates Hyundai’s ongoing commitment to quality and excellence in design, performance, safety and the overall driving and ownership experience.” 

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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