Small but mighty the Kona deserves all these awards

Meet the Award-Winning Kona & Kona EV

The Kona joined the Hyundai lineup in 2018, joined shortly afterwards by its electric counterpart, the Kona EV.  With its innovative and unique design, Kona took home multiple awards and received dozens of positive reviews from the both the media and the public.  Here are just a few of the accolades it has received since its launch:

  • The Kona and Kona EV came out of the gate strong in 2019 winning the prestigious 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award at the Detroit Autoshow.
  • The Kona (along with the Accent) earned the 2019 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award in its category, besting over 150 other entries.  The recognition signifies the finest balance of attributes and value in its class.  Consumer Guide Automotive has been one of the most respected, unbiased new and used car reviews companies in the U.S.
  • The Texas Motor Press Association named Kona their 2019 Crossover of the Year.
  • Kona was named Best Subcompact SUV for the Money by U.S. News & World Report.  This award goes to the car or SUV with the best combination of quality and value in its class.
  • The New England Motor Press Association awarded Kona Best-In-Class Subcompact SUV, the second year in a row that Kona was recognized in their Winter Vehicle Awards. NEMPA members evaluated numerous vehicles during the winter months to determine which prove their ability and agility in some of the toughest driving conditions.  The Kona was specifically called out for its confident handling and winter-friendly amenities by NEMPA members.
  • Hyundai Kona (along with Santa Fe) earned a 2018 Good Design Award.  Founded in Chicago in 1950, the GOOD DESIGN® Awards honor the yearly achievements of the best industrial and graphic designers and world manufacturers for their pursuit of extraordinary design excellence.
  • AutoPacific named the Kona as a winner of the 2019 Ideal Vehicle Awards. 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.

Size-wise Kona fits right in between our all-new subcompact Venue and the Tucson.  Designed with the agile manoeuvrability of a passenger car and the higher perspective of an SUV, the Kona is really the best of both words: an SUV that excels at driving and parking in the urban jungle.  Come by the Schlueter Hyundai showroom and have a look at this exceptional vehicle.  We are very proud of its success and are sure you are going to love it just as much as we do.  Browse our Kona inventory