Hyundai Kona Wins AutoPacific® 2019 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARD

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 – AutoPacific® named the Hyundai Kona as a winner of the 2019 Ideal Vehicle Award, earning the highest overall vehicle score in the Compact Crossover SUV Segment. The 2019 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) recognize vehicles that best meet owners’ expectations in terms of size, performance, efficiency, technology and convenience features, design and overall value.

“At Hyundai, we take tremendous pride in always putting the customer first,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Whether it be equipping our vehicles with advanced safety technology or creating a satisfying in-vehicle experience, all our efforts are focused on meeting our customers’ needs and desires.” 

The 2019 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) are based on responses from more than 50,000 owners of new vehicles across all major manufacturers. Based solely on owner input, AutoPacific IVAs measure the level of fusion between owner expectations and reality. Scores are developed using results from AutoPacific's national New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey. Respondents to this survey are owners of new model year cars and trucks purchased from September through December 2018.

The award-winning Hyundai Kona comes with standard equipment that includes a seven-inch 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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Hyundai Kona Wins AutoPacific® 2019 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARD
Sep 16, 2019

Hyundai Kona Wins AutoPacific® 2019 IDEAL VEHICLE AWARD

Added: Sep 16, 2019 | ID : 38474

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