Hyundai Kona Awards & Reviews

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North American SUV of the Year

The 2019 Hyundai Kona was named the winner of the 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year automotive media jury.


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.

Car and Driver 10 Best Award

Car and Driver today named the 2019 Hyundai Kona and Kona Electric CUV models the Best Subcompact SUV as part of its 2019 10Best Trucks and SUVs award.

NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

The 2020 Hyundai Kona, Santa Fe, and Tucson were all awarded 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings, the highest available overall safety rating issued by the government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Consumer Guide Best Buy Winners

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.

Best in Class

The Hyundai Kona was awarded Best-in-Class Subcompact SUV by the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). This marks the second year in a row that Kona has been recognized by NEMPA in its Winter Vehicle Awards.