HYUNDAI KONA ELECTRIC AND IONIQ NAMED BEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND BEST HYBRID CAR BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
April 28, 2020
BY Matthew Meek
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 28, 2020 – Hyundai’s 2020 Kona Electric and IONIQ received Best Electric Vehicle and Best Hybrid Car awards from U.S. News & World Report. In this year’s Best Green Cars rankings, the team at U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories and made selections by combining U.S. News overall score, starting price, gas mileage, and range data from the EPA for 64 hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric cars. The winners represent the best combination of quality, value, and efficiency in their segment.
“It’s tough to top the Kona’s combination of quality, efficiency, and value,” said Matt Rand, research manager, and Isaac R. Braun, research analyst, of U.S. News & World Report regarding the Kona’s 2020 Best Electric Vehicle award. They also stated, “Efficiency isn’t the IONIQ’s only strong suit; it has an attractive cabin built with eco-friendly materials, easy-to-use tech, and plenty of space for luggage,” regarding the IONIQ being named 2020 Best Hybrid Car.
"We are very pleased that the Kona Electric and IONIQ have been recognized as best-in-class vehicles by U.S. News & World Report,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor North America. “Producing eco-friendly vehicles that offer great value remains a top priority for Hyundai, and we take tremendous pride in continuously working to expand the brand’s line-up to include 13 eco-friendly vehicles by 2022.”
The 2020 Hyundai Kona Electric has a starting price of $37,190, an EPA estimated range of 258 miles, an EPA estimated MPGe rating of 120 and received a U.S. News overall score of 8.1/10.
The 2020 Hyundai IONIQ has a starting price of $23,200, an EPA estimated combined MPG rating of 58 on the Blue model and received a U.S. News overall score of 8.0/10.
The Kona has also received the 2020 Kelley Blue Book Best Buy award in the Best Electric Car category and has been recognized as one of the greatest electric vehicles on sales in TopGear Electric Awards.
Both vehicles are currently available at dealerships across the U.S.