|If you want a car that won't break the bank to repair, Hyundai is the way to go.|
Low-quality. Unreliable. Cheap.
These were words that used to describe Hyundai vehicles in their early years. Thought of as inferior to U.S. brands, Hyundai had to work hard to gain consumers' trust. Slowly but surely, it has. With new vehicles like the Elantra and Equus winning rave reviews, car drivers have come to look at Hyundai as one of the best car makers in the world. If there was any doubt left that Hyundai still made poor quality vehicles, news from CarMD should leave that to rest.
CarMD has released its annual Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer & Vehicle Ranking list for 2013 to reveal "what to expect in terms of frequency, type and cost of repairs" for every vehicle on the market. And for the first time ever, Hyundai is #1 - beating out old favorite Toyota. This means that the annual cost of maintaining and repairing a Hyundai is now the lowest of any brand.
Here are some highlights from the report. In terms of "check engine" failures, only 2.44% of Hyundai's experienced this issue, which was 2nd best among all car makers. On top of that, when a Hyundai did need repairs, the average repair cost (including parts and labor) came out to $312.67 - again the 2nd best among all car makers. The 2010 Hyundai Elantra was rated as the best Hyundai in terms of repairs and cost and the #8 best car overall. Another seven cars from Hyundai made it into the top 100 - the 2013 Sonata (#14), the 2010 Santa Fe (#32), the 2011 Sonata (#37), the 2012 Accent (#69), the 2011 Tucson (#93) and the 2009 Elantra (#96).
So much for unreliable. The next time you are in the market for a car that's going to last you a long time and not cost you a fortune to fix, go with Hyundai.