How Did Hyundai Rank in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study?
Even for being a relatively newer auto manufacturer, Hyundai has quickly become one of the most popular among drivers over the past 50 years. While drivers have loved the style, performance and features of Hyundai vehicles, they also appreciate the reliability and quality of each model. So, when it comes to awards pertaining to quality, how did Hyundai rank in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study?
Each year, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study takes a look at the number of problems that vehicle owners experience during the initial 90 days of ownership. Looking at the problems owners have per 100 vehicles, lower scores reflect better quality, and Hyundai scored an impressive 74. The industry average is 93.
This score gave Hyundai one of the best ratings in the industry, as the manufacturer ranked as the second-highest non-premium automotive brand in J.D Power’s study. This was also a big improvement for Hyundai, as they moved from sixth to third overall in the complete rankings.
Helping the brand succeed are models such as the new Tucson and Santa Fe. Both SUV models from Hyundai, the Tucson was rated the highest-ranked small SUV and fourth-best overall model, and the Santa Fe was rated second in the midsize SUV segment.
“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.”
-Omar Rivera, director, Quality and Service Engineering, Hyundai Motor America
Now that you know how Hyundai ranked in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study, you can learn more about Hyundai vehicles by contacting us at Apple Valley Hyundai. You can also test drive your favorite Hyundai models when visiting us at our dealership in Winchester, VA.