Hyundai continues to build some of the industry’s highest-quality vehicles. This fact has been confirmed by J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), which named Hyundai as the second-highest non-premium brand in terms of initial vehicle quality.
Specifically, the Hyundai Tucson earned points for being the highest-ranked small SUV and was also the fourth ranked vehicle overall. But the Tucson was not the only Hyundai model to earn praise. The ever-popular Hyundai Santa Fe also earned high marks, placing second in the midsize SUV segment.
How does J.D. Power determine which vehicles have the highest initial quality? The organization compiles the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership; vehicles with the fewest problems per 100 vehicles have the highest initial quality. The industry average was 93 problems; Hyundai had only 74.
“Customers of the Hyundai brand can feel confident that they are selecting a new vehicle that has one of the best initial and long-term quality rankings in the entire automotive industry,” remarked Omar Rivera, director, Quality and Service Engineering, Hyundai Motor America. “J.D. Power’s IQS is the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality, and our 2018 ranking is a result of an enterprise-wide commitment to producing vehicles of the highest quality and educating customers on how to use their car’s technologies and features.”
Hyundai also recently performed well in J.D. Power’s sister study, the 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), which assesses quality and reliability over time. Hyundai placed third among non-premium brands.
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