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Hyundai Accent Wins Vincentric Best Value in America Award

The 2021 Hyundai Accent has been awarded the Vincentric Best Value in America Award for a 2nd year in a row, and third time in total. The award is based upon the average cost of ownership for vehicles across each trim level and a varying amount of driving. This includes but is not limited to the initial cost of the vehicle, fuel efficiency, maintenance and more. The Accent stands out from the competition with a low starting price of $16,760, a combined fuel economy of 36 MPG and an industry best 10 year/100,000 mile warranty to ensure your covered for the life of the vehicle. With this incredible value offering, it’s no wonder the 2021 Hyundai Accent is the #2 consumer rated Subcompact Sedan by JD Power.

“Vincentrics evaluation focuses on vehicles that meet customer needs with low cost-of-ownership and assessed the 2021 Hyundai Accent to be a leader in the segment two years in a row,” 

said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. 

“We are pleased to win this award again and take great pride in bringing expressive design, high-tech interior, efficient powertrain, quiet cabin, and interior space, all with low operating costs.”

2018 Accent

The 2021 Hyundai Accents provides one of the most affordable and secure ways to purchase a new vehicle. With the reliability of a 10 year warranty combined with great fuel economy, a low purchase price and Hyundai’s available 0% financing, it’s easy to see why the Accent is the back to back winner of the Best Value in America Award. Contact Spokane Hyundai if you have any questions about the 2021 Hyundai Accent, or to arrange a test drive and viewing today.

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Hyundai Elantra is the 2021 North American Car of the Year

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra capped off a very successful award season by winning the most prestigious award of them all, the 2021 North American Car of the year (NACTOY). This marks the first time since 2012 that a Hyundai has won the car of the year award, an accomplishment that Hyundai hopes to repeat moving forward. Now in their 28th year, NACTOY is made up of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who voted on the 40 cars that were nominated based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

“Thank you to all of the jurors. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire company, our Alabama and Ulsan plant employees who build Elantra and our dealers,” said José Muñoz, Global Chief Operating Officer of Hyundai Motor Company, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra is a symbol of our blend of dynamic design, advanced technology and great fuel economy. Elantra customers are going to experience all of the hard work and dedication that went into making this class-leading car.”

What elevated the Hyundai Elantra to win the North American Car of the Year?

  • Bold new redesigned look from the ground up, including revamped interior
  • Each trim level is packed with increasingly more SmartSense safety and convenience features
  • Dramatic four-door-coupe look comes to life with “Parametric Dynamics” design theme
  • Segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Segment-first Hyundai Digital Key – Hyundai’s Digital Key allows Elantra to be unlocked, started and driven without a physical key via a smartphone or NFC card
  • Two available 10.25-inch multimedia screens on front dashboard
  • More than 50 MPG combined fuel EPA estimated economy rating on first-ever Elantra Hybrid
  • Elantra N and Elantra N Line performance models added to the family

Contact Spokane Hyundai today if you want to learn more about the 2021 North American Car of the Year, or stop by our showroom and experience the difference for yourself. 

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Hyundai Wins Four 2020 Good Design Awards

Hyundai Motor Company started off the new year in style, winning 4 Good Design Awards. The award winning concept designs were all EV concepts, and included the 45, Prophecy, all new 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Hi-Charger which is an ultra-fast EV charging infrastructure. 

“Hyundai’s design vision to provide lifestyle mobility that coexists with people’s lives has been recognized by winning these awards,” said SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “Especially through our EV design, we would like to forge a strong emotional connection between humans and automobiles, giving more value to our customer’s everyday life.”

The 45 EV concept was first introduced at the International Motor Show 2019 in Frankfurt. The 45 is a futuristic homage to Hyundai’s iconic Pony Coupe Concept. The styling of 45 is defined by its monocoque-style form, aerodynamics, light-weight design inspired by aircrafts, and diamond-shaped silhouette. This isn’t the first time the 45 was awarded for its innovative design, the 45 received praise and accolades from other world-renowned design competitions, including the 2020 International Design Excellence Awards, 2020 Red Dot Awards, and the iF Design Award 2020. Such accolades raise expectations of the upcoming release of IONIQ 5, Hyundai’s first dedicated EV in the new IONIQ lineup brand launching next year.

Hyundai Prophecy EV Concept

The 45 isn’t the only highly awaited EV concept as the newly revealed Prophecy is Hyundai’s visionary concept that signifies a direction of future EV styling based on the Sensuous Sportiness design identity. It expands on the era-defining example set by the 45 EV concept that stripped away complexity in favor of clean lines and minimalistic structures. Prophecy won ‘Best of the Best’ in 2020 Red Dot Awards’ Design Concept group, and the concept was also named a finalist for 2020 International Design Excellence Awards.

2021 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s success isn’t just tied to far future concept designs, as the currently on the road 2021 Elantra received top marks as well. The seventh generation Elantra which had its debut earlier this year offers a futuristic and innovative look and feel, thanks to its Parametric Dynamics design elements. The vehicle’s exterior design is adorned with unique style features including a parametric-jewel-pattern grille and a H-tail Lamp that creates a Hyundai “flying H” logo-like shape. The interior further complements the Elantra’s overall appeal with a 10-inch information-display cluster and infotainment system.

Hyundai Hi-Charger

Hyundai knows that one of the biggest barriers to entry for new EV drivers is how long your vehicle range is and how long it takes to charge. The Hyundai Hi-Charger demonstrates the brand’s commitment to offer a completely new charging experience to EV owners. The 350kW ultra-fast charger enables users to easily power their EVs without feeling the weight of connectors and cables. The user simply chooses the position of a vehicle’s charging port on a digital screen, and a connector automatically rotates and descends to the selected point for an effortless connection. Earlier this year, the Hyundai Hi-Charger won a prize in the User Experience Design category of the 2020 Red Dot Design Awards.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the GOOD DESIGN Awards program is one of the oldest design competitions in the world. Every year, the program selects a list of products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions for innovation and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.

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2021 Hyundai Elantra Named a Finalist for the 2021 North American Car of the Year

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been on fire as of late, being a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy awardee and a Top Safety Pick in the last week alone. The latest accolade for the 2021 Elantra is being named a finalist for the 2021 North American Car of the Year. The Elantra is 1 of 3 vehicles who has been nominated for the award alongside the Nissan Sentra and Genesis G80.

The Elantra was completely redesigned for 2021, here are some of the biggest changes from the previous year:

  • Dramatic four-door-coupe look comes to life with “Parametric Dynamics” design theme
  • Segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Segment-first Hyundai Digital Key
  • More than 50 MPG combined fuel EPA estimated economy rating on first-ever Elantra Hybrid
  • Elantra N and Elantra N Line performance models added to the family

“To make it to the top three is a real honor for us given a field of strong competitors,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America. “The Elantra family has lots of choices for customers. If you are looking for technology, performance or fuel economy we have you covered.”  

This year’s finalists were picked by a jury of 50 respected jurors from print, online, radio and broadcast media across the U.S. and Canada. Jurors evaluate the finalists based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. Final voting for the North American Car of the Year will commence January 2nd-4th and the winner will be announced on January 11th.

Stay posted to the Spokane Hyundai blog for results for the North American Car of the Year in January, or stop by our showroom to experience the award winning 2021 Hyundai Elantra for yourself.

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Kelley Blue Book Awards 3 Hyundai’s as Best Buy Award Winners

Hyundai was just awarded 3 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Awards fresh off the heels of winning multiple Best Buy Awards from Consumer Guide. “We are thrilled to win three unique Kelley Blue Book Best Buy awards in the eco, car and SUV segments for 2021. Our Kona Electric, new Elantra and significantly enhanced 2021 Santa Fe are breakthrough products and we heartily agree with the editors of in their decision to give these standout vehicles one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. We believe these awards clearly reflect our ‘Progress for Humanity’ vision to design and build vehicles that make our customers’ lives better in every way,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America.

Let’s look at how the Santa Fe, Kona Electric and Elantra outclassed the competition.

Santa Fe

Hyundai’s relentless pursuit of perfection is evident in the redesigned 2021 Santa Fe. The 2021 Santa Fe received a dramatic overhaul despite being awarded the KBB Best Buy award from last year. Instead of resting on its laurels, Hyundai made an effort to improve on the 2020 design and push it further past the competition. The results? The Santa Fe received another KBB Best Buy Award for the 2021 two-row SUV segment. Beyond its bold redesign, the Santa Fe received top marks for its stylish interior and exterior design, the incredible amounts of technology packed into every trim and its extremely competitive pricing.

Kona Electric

Another back to back Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner, the Kona Electric continues its winning ways. KBB praised the reliability of the 2021 Kona Electric, its 258 mile range on a single battery combined with a fast charging 240 volt home charger means you’ll never run out of battery, even on busy weekends. Besides the incredible battery life, the Kona will make you forget you’re driving an electric vehicle. Instant acceleration is provided by a jaw dropping 291 lb-ft of torque, while an attractive and sleek design breaks from the usual quirky EV design. Finally, the Kona Electric offers a comparatively inexpensive entry into the electric vehicle segment. Spokane Hyundai currently has a Kona Electric priced at $36,000. When you consider that buying a Kona Electric qualifies you for a full $7,500 federal tax credit, and results in significantly less maintenance and fuel costs the cost savings start to really add up.


When it comes to the compact car segment, there is a new sheriff in town. The Honda Civic was the KBB Best Buy Winner for the past 6 years but was toppled by the 2021 Hyundai Elantra. How did the Elantra accomplish this feat? Similar to the previous award winners, the Elantra received a partial redesign going into 2021 to fill every niche in the subcompact market. The 2021 Elantra is available in three unique versions, The standard FWD sedan offers a compromise between performance and fuel efficiency. For those more concerned with fuel economy, the Elantra Hybrid offers a ludacris 56 MPG for highway driving. Finally, the sporty N-Line is the Elantra for driving enthusiasts, by offering a turbocharged 1.6L engine capable of 201 hp. The tuning, suspension and 6 speed manual or 7 speed automatic dual-clutch transmission give you complete control of the vehicle and is perfect for merging into tight traffic.

Contact Spokane Hyundai if you are interested in any of the award winning 2021 Hyundai vehicle lineup. 

Or check out our article on the featured 2021 Santa Fe’s highly anticipated launch.

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Hyundai’s 2021 Lineup Receives 4 Best Buy Awards from Consumer Guides

Hyundai’s 2021 lineup of vehicles continues to receive awards and praise for the value it brings to consumers through competitive pricing, innovative technology and an unrivaled warranty. The latest of these accolades was the Consumer Guides Best Buy award, which 4 Hyundai vehicles received for being the best combination of value, safety and convenience features, and design reliability.

The subcompact Hyundai Accent received the Best Buy award for an incredible fourth year in a row. The Accent is lauded for its incredibly low price point and fuel efficiency to make it the best value vehicle for drivers on a budget.

The subcompact crossover award winner was the 2021 Hyundai Kona. The spunky styling the Kona is known for in combination with the all new “Night Edition” trim option helped it stand out from the competition.

Impressively, Hyundai was able to have two award winning vehicles in the subcompact crossover segment as the 2021 Hyundai Venue shared in the Best Buy award for its vehicle class.

Last but certainly not least, the award winning Hyundai Palisade keeps its winning momentum by being the Consumer Guides Best Buy for midsize crossover SUV’s. The 2021 Palisade impressed with its all-new Calligraphy top end trim offering a truly luxurious experience for much less than its German counterparts. (X5, G-Class).

Are you interested in learning more about Hyundai’s award winning lineup? Check out our comparison reviews on the featured Kona and Palisade. Or, contact our sales department to arrange a viewing and test drive today.