J.D. Power Tech-Experience Study Ranks Hyundai Kona Top in Segment

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 5, 2019 – The J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study ranked the Hyundai Kona as earning the highest score for overall vehicle technology satisfaction in the study’s small vehicle segment.

The TXI Study measures owners’ experiences, usage, and interaction with driver centric vehicle technology at 90 days of ownership, and provides an understanding of opportunities for minimizing the gap between customer experience and execution.

The Hyundai Kona tied with the Toyota C-HR for the top spot in the small segment, and was recognized for scoring the highest in categories such as entertainment and connectivity; driving assistance; smartphone mirroring; and navigation.

The Hyundai Kona is also joined by the Hyundai Elantra and Hyundai Santa Fe in the TXI rankings, which respectively earned Top 3 scores in the compact and midsize vehicle segments.

“We take great pride in offering cutting edge safety technologies in all Hyundai models,” says Scott Margason, Director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The Hyundai Kona not only showcases advanced technology, safety and convenience features, but also creates a comfortable and satisfying experience for the whole family.”

The award-winning Hyundai Kona comes with standard equipment that includes a 7” LCD touchscreen with rearview camera, Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™ and LED Daytime Running Lights. A suite of advanced safety features is also available including:

  • Rearview camera with Dynamic Guidance (Standard)
  • Vehicle Stability Management system (Standard)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (Standard)
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning (Standard on SEL trim and above)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (Standard on SEL trim and above)
  • Lane Change Assist (Standard on SEL trim and above)

The premium infotainment system offers various advanced connectivity features, including optional SiriusXM® Radio, HD Radio and next-generation Blue Link® LTE-powered connectivity.


Hyundai Motor America
At Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. 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 create a better experience for customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and nearly half of those sold in the U.S. are built at 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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