Hyundai Brand & Model Awards

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Are Hyundais good cars? Yes, the numerous Hyundai awards and accolades they’ve earned over the years suggest they are! In this article, we’ll discuss Hyundai’s brand awards and specific model recognitions. Discover the impressive Hyundai lineup and learn more about the safety of Hyundai cars by visiting Hyundai of Asheville.

Hyundai Brand Awards

Several prestigious organizations have acknowledged Hyundai’s commitment to producing exceptional vehicles. Some of the most notable Hyundai accolades include:

  • Most Innovative Technology Experience (J.D. Power, 2020-2022): Hyundai has been named the Most Innovative Technology Experience among Mass Market Brands for three years, reflecting their commitment to cutting-edge features and user experience.
  • More Total IIHS Top Safety Awards (as of May 2022): Over the last seven years, Hyundai vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights have won more total IIHS Top Safety Awards than Toyota, Honda, Nissan, or Subaru.

Model-Specific Hyundai Awards

Numerous Hyundai models have received accolades for their outstanding performance, design, and value. Some of the most celebrated models and their awards include:


  • Vincentric 2021 Best Value in America Award in the Subcompact Segment
  • U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Subcompact Car
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick – 2019, 2018
  • Motorweek’s 2013 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Subcompact Car
  • NADA Guides “Best Buy” Car


  • 2021 North American Car of the Year
  • 2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award for the Compact Car Segment
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick – 2020, 2019, 2014 and 2013
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+ – 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016
  • Elantra GT Hatchback IIHS Top Safety Pick – 2019, 2018
  • 2013 NHTSA 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating
  • 2013 ALG Residual Award
  • 2012 & 2011 Named one of Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Green Cars
  • 2012 Elantra Named Best Value in America by Vincentric
  • 2012 Elantra on the 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 List by Kelley Blue Book
  • Earned a 2012 Superior Class Ranking from ACEEE Awards
  • Named AOL Autos Best Car Under $20,000 in 2012
  • Highest Model Loyalty in Compact Car Segment by Polk


  • IIHS Top Safety Pick – 2019, 2018
  • UK Car of the Year Awards 2017 – Best Small Hatch
  • Good Design Award 2016 from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum


  • 2021 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award for the Electric Vehicle Segment (EV model)
  • 2019 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year
  • Named one of the 10 Best Cars for 2020 College Graduates by Autotrader
  • NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating in 2020
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick – 2021, 2020


  • NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating in 2020
  • Named an Autotrader 2020 Best New Car
  • Earned MotorWeek’s 2020 Driver’s Choice Award for Best Large Utility
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick – 2020, 2019
  • IIHS Top Safety Pick+ – 2021
  • Red Dot Design Award Winner for

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