Praise Rains Down for 2018 Hyundai KONA

The all-new crossover, fresh off the factory line, is already upending the compact SUV segment with not one, not two, but three different awards from a couple of heavy-hitting authorities.

For one, the Northwest Automotive Press Association. More than 25 of its journalists, including NWAPA President John Vincent of US News & World Report, came together at the 218 Mudfest competition at Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington to present the new AWD-equipped Kona Ultimate trim with a coveted Subcompact Utility Vehicle Award for "nimble handling, excellent quality, and interior design."

Secondly, the highly regarded Automotive Science Group. Their comprehensively data-driven Automotive Performance Index&#trade; evaluated 374 different crossovers across the segment regarding specifications and economic, environmental and social performance indicators. The result? Best Economic Performance and Best 5 All-Around Performance awards for both enduring value and capability.

The lovers of the brand-new KONA here at our Webster, NY Hyundai dealership can certainly think of a few reasons not only why the experts love it, but also why the crossover SUV's already generating similar buzz in the greater Rochester area.

  • 147-horsepower and turbocharged 175-horsepower, in-line four-cylinder engine options, capable of putting out anywhere from 132 pound-feet of torque to a high-performance 195 in upper trims
  • Six-speed auto with SHIFTRONIC® and seven-speed EcoShift® DCT transmission options, designed to adapt to your drive while maintaining the height of efficiency
  • An independent MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension for agility and responsiveness
  • The passenger space to sprawl out -- 94.1 cubic feet, to be sure -- with the comfortable cloth and leather seating options, available heated in front, to boot
  • A choice of 7- and 8-inch color touchscreen display audio systems to keep you connected, with navigation in select trims and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for smartphone integration
  • Up to an ample 45.8 cubic feet of capacity for cargo
  • Superb fuel economy, estimated by the EPA at up to 33 mpg highway in front-wheel drive

Of course, there's plenty more to energize your Rochester drive where these came from. Discover the new Hyundai KONA for yourself here at Vision Hyundai Webster, and see what the professionals are talking about!

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