Hyundai Vehicle Awards

Awards & Accolades

QUALITY. IT'S THE SMARTEST THING WE DO.

But don't take our word for it. The entire Hyundai lineup of vehicles continues to be honoured with acclaim, accolades and awards from across the industry. We're proud of the recognition, of course. Proud that our dedication to our Zero Defects Initiative; to advanced research, development and manufacturing processes; and to rigorous testing have not gone unnoticed. Most of all, we're proud to offer our drivers vehicles, like the all-new 2013 Elantra GT, that exemplify this dedication and offer a combination of quality and value that is undeniably without equal.

How a revolution in quality takes shape and pays off

Since its inception in Canada in 1983, Hyundai has been known for building affordable cars that offer great value. Equally important is our unwavering commitment to quality, and this commitment has been paying off with Hyundai winning award after award from consumers and critics alike for the quality of its vehicles. In fact, Hyundai now consistently ranks among the industry's top performing automakers in product quality.

But don't just listen to what we have to say. See what the experts think...

Recent Awards

2014 Elantra

  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2014 Elantra GT

  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2014 Sonata

  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2014 Sonata Hybrid

  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2013 Accent

  • Subcompact Car of the Year – Auto123.com

2013 Elantra

  • Top Pick, Compacts – Autos.ca
  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Total Value Award, Small Car – Strategic Vision

2013 Elantra GT

  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Top Safety Pick+ – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Best New Small Car (over $21,000) – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2013 Genesis

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Best Retained Value Award, Full-Size Car – Canadian Black Book
  • Highest ranked midsize premium car in initial quality – J.D. Power

2013 Genesis Coupe

  • Total Value Award, Premium Coupe – Strategic Vision

2013 Sonata

  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Total Value Award, Mid-Size Car – Strategic Vision

2013 Sonata Hybrid

  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2013 Santa Fe Sport

  • Compact Utility Vehicle of the Year – Auto123.com
  • Top Pick, CUV/SUV Low – Autos.ca
  • 5-Star Overall Crash Safety Rating – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • One of the 10 Best Interiors – Ward’s

2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T

  • Best New SUV ($35,000-$60,000) – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
  • 2013 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2013 Tucson

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2013 Equus

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Total Value Award, Luxury Car – Strategic Vision
Best Selling Awards

2012 Accent

  • One of the 10 Best Interiors – Ward’s
  • 2012 Subcompact Car of the Year – Auto123.com
  • Best New Small Car under $21,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2012 Elantra

  • Canadian Car of the Year – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
  • 2012 North American Car of the Year – North American Car of the Year (NACOTY)
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • 2012 Compact Car of the Year – Auto123.com
  • Best New Small Car over $21,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2012 Genesis

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2012 Sonata

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2012 Santa Fe

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2012 Tucson

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • 2012 Best Resale Value Award – Kelley Blue Book

2012 Veloster

  • Best New Design – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
  • Best New Sports/Performance Car under $50,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)

2012 Equus

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
Best Selling Awards

Hyundai brand

  • Third among non-premium nameplates in vehicle dependability – J.D. Power

2011 Elantra

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Best Compact Car – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
  • Top 10 Urban Cars of 2011 – Cars.com
  • Best Economy Sedan of 2011 – Consumer Search
  • Top 10 Green Cars for 2011 – Kelley Blue Book
  • One of the 10 Best Interiors – Ward’s
  • Residual Value Award, Mid-Compact Segment – ALG

2011 Genesis

  • Best Aspirational Luxury Car – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Top Pick for 2011 – Canadiandriver.com

2011 Genesis Coupe

  • 2011 Consumers’ Top Rated, $25k-$35k Coupe category – Edmunds.com

2011 Genesis Coupe

  • Best Premium Mid-size Car – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
  • Best Cars for Families 2011 – Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • International Car of the Year – Road and Travel Magazine
  • Special Total Value Award – Strategic Vision
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • All-Star – Automobile Magazine
  • Top Pick for 2011 – Canadiandriver.com
  • 5-star overall crash safety rating – Australasian New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
  • One of Car and Driver’s 10 Best – Car and Driver
  • 2011 Mid-size Car of the Year – Auto123.com
  • Best Buy – Consumers Digest
  • Best Car to Buy – TheCarConnection.com
  • "The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ranks 1 out of 8 Family Sedan Cars" – USA Today
  • Winner of “Intermediate Car Match” – Sympatico.ca Autos
  • No. 1 Mid-Size Sedan in a comparison test – Car and Driver
  • No. 1 Mid-Size Sedan in a comparison test – Edmunds.com
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • NHTSA 5-star Crash Rating – The 2011 Sonata has been awarded an overall 5-star crash safety rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)*

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). The 5-star rating applies to all the trim levels of the 2011 Sonata produced after July 2, 2010.

2011 Santa Fe

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

2011 Tucson

  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
  • Top Pick for 2011 – Canadiandriver.com
  • Best New SUV / CUV under $35,000 – Automobile Journalist’s Association of Canada (AJAC)
  • Tucson (ix35) – 5-star safety rating – Australasian New Car Assessment Program

2011 Equus

  • Most Appealing Large Premium Car – J.D. Power and Associates
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)

Hyundai brand

  • Top five most-considered brands – Kelley Blue Book
  • Top Ranking in Quality Report – Auto Bild
  • The most improved Brand in 'Automotive Brand Indicator' – Kelley Blue Book
  • Number 1 in Brand Loyalty – Kelley Blue Book
  • Number 1 in Brand Loyalty Index – Brand Keys

2010 Accent

  • "Highest Ranked Sub-compact Car in Initial Quality in the U.S." in J.D. Power and Associates – 2010 Initial Quality Studysm

2010 Elantra

  • Elantra Touring – Top 10 Coolest New Cars under $18,000 – Kelley Blue Book
  • One of the Top Recommended Vehicles for 2010– Edmunds.com
  • Elantra Touring –Top 10 Family Cars – Kelley Blue Book

2010 Genesis

  • 2010 Total Quality Award Winner in near-luxury car segment – Strategic Vision
  • Canadian Driver 2010 Top Pick – CanadianDriver.com
  • Winner of "Aspirational Luxury Car Class" – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2010 Sonata

  • First-ever “President’s Award” – AutoPacific

2010 Tucson

  • Tucson (ix35) – 5-star safety rating – Euro New Car Assessment Program
  • Top Safety Pick – Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Winner of "Compact Crossover SUV Class" – AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

2009 Genesis

  • "Most Appealing Midsize Premium Car in the U.S" - J.D. Power and Associates
  • 2009 Canadian Car of the Year – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
  • 2009 North American Car of the Year – North American Car of the Year (NACOTY)
  • 2009 Best New Luxury Car under $50,000 – Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
  • 5-star crash test rating, highest government ranking, for frontal and side-impact crash tests – NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)