Hyundai Palisade, Kona and Accent Named 2020 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buys

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 13, 2020 – Hyundai earned the Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy awards in three distinct and highly competitive categories for 2020. The Hyundai Palisade was recognized for midsize crossover, Kona for subcompact crossover for the second year in a row and Accent for subcompact car for the third year in a row.

The Best Buy Award trophies were presented by Tom Appel, publisher, Consumer Guide Automotive at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show last week.

“The Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy awards signify the commitment we place on quality and value across our lineup,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “The Palisade, Kona and Accent are excellent examples of leading design, innovation and performance that consumers are looking for in their next car purchase.”

The Palisade is recognized for its roomy passenger and cargo space, quiet and smooth ride and all around comfort. “It also offers several thoughtful features that help it stand out from the pack,” according to Consumer Guide reviewers.

The Kona, with its 1.6L Turbo GDI engine, combines exceptional driving performance with class leading safety and advanced technology – “besting most competitors with its all-around practicality and rare-for-the class comfort and convenience features.”

The Accent continues to top the list year after year, delivering outstanding value, “by offering pleasant driving manners and a decent selection of up-to-date features at very affordable prices.” 

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.

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 Morton Grove, IL. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.


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 Palisade, Kona and Accent Named 2020 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buys
Feb 13, 2020

Hyundai Palisade, Kona and Accent Named 2020 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buys

Tom Appel (left), publisher, Consumer Guide Automotive, presents the 2020 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy award trophies to Brandon Ramirez (right), senior group manager, product public relations, Hyundai Motor America.

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2020 Palisade

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2020 Kona

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2020 Accent

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