Hyundai Rises in Latest Vehicle Dependability Ranking in U.S.

  • By Kim Seung-bum

    February 24, 2017 11:39

    Hyundai's ranking jumped in the latest evaluation by U.S. market researcher J.D. Power.

    Hyundai ranked third among 19 automakers in terms of car dependability, while its affiliate Kia placed sixth. If premium brands are counted, Hyundai came sixth among 31 brands, up 13 notches from a similar survey in 2016, while Kia jumped to 11th from 17th.

    By model, Hyundai's Sonata midsize sedan and Tucson SUV ranked high, placing second and third in their segments.

    Kia's boxy compact Soul and K7 large sedan also received favorable evaluations.

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