Posted Thursday, July 14, 2022
Hyundai Motor Group was named the most successful automaker in the US market in the 2022 J. D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The Group’s Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis brands ranked three of the top four in the overall ranking of brands in the automotive industry.
If you want to buy a used Hyundai in Indianapolis, you will always find several good options for any budget at the Indy Auto Man car lot. Check the availability right now!
Hyundai is a favorite of the Korean auto industry. The fact that Hyundai’s rating has quickly risen to a high level is due to the following factors:
Read more about the Hyundai brand history and bestsellers.
If we compare Hyundai vs. Toyota, we’ll see that both brands offer similar performance and safety features across the model lineup. If you take the comparison a little more nitpicking, Toyota will be a couple points ahead in terms of safety and performance, while Hyundai will lead in features and affordability.
Read also our detailed Hyundai vs. Honda and Hyundai vs. Nissan analysis.
You can hardly find Hyundai among the cars that perfectly hold their value. The model line is constantly changing. The manufacturer regularly adds new features and updates the design of Hyundai vehicles. So, the cars became out-of-dated with the introduction of the restyled models. Their resale value is not the worst, though, just about the average. It is one more reason to buy a used one, which depreciates much slower.
Hyundai cars are well-known for their quality and reliability. They will delight you with good dynamics and rich equipment. But, like any other car brand, Hyundai also has drawbacks and malfunctions, which may manifest after several thousand miles.
Hyundai’s engines managed to get to the first position in the CarMD reliability rating since they rarely broke down and did not require big expenses for repairs. However, they require regular maintenance:
Also, in 2015, Hyundai recalled more than 400,000 Sonatas that were found to have problems with the Theta II engine in the US. In March 2017, a recall campaign began for Sonata sedans and Santa Fe SUVs. Check whether your model has been recalled here.
Both manual and automatic transmissions in Hyundai cars are of high quality and can last quite a long time without maintenance. To extend the gearbox life, you should take care of the timely oil change.
According to the manufacturer, oil change must be done every 60 thousand miles, but, as practice shows, it is better to do this every 30 thousand in the automatic transmission and 40 thousand in mechanics.
Every 25 thousand miles, the car owner needs to take care of replacing the clutch fluid and brakes. The clutch serves only about 75 thousand miles, depending on the operating conditions and your driving style.
In most Hyundai models, the chassis, with proper handling, can last long. Even its minor parts can work properly after 60 thousand miles. The stabilizer struts are the most vulnerable elements. In many cases, after 20 thousand miles, wheel bearings begin to tap. If you face such a problem, don’t postpone diagnosing and repairing the chassis.
The interior arrangement of modern Hyundai cars does not cause any concern. The only point is that every 15-20 thousand miles, the air filter is tightly clogged. Some Hyundai owners complain about the speedometer tapping. A central lock may have some flaws and fail for unknown reasons.
The body is made of high-quality material. It is not succumbing to corrosion for 7-8 years. If rust on the body appears earlier, it is most likely due to an accident when the paint has not been restored properly.
An average Hyundai model will last about 250,000 miles when properly maintained. If you drive about 15,000 miles per year, then your car will be able to last approximately 15 years before breaking down and requiring serious repairs.
Hyundais are not expensive to maintain. Used car owners pay about $500 per year on maintenance and repair, which is cheaper than the average of $650.
Never skip your visit to the Indy Auto Man service center in Indianapolis if you want to avoid expensive repairs and enjoy the good quality and performance of Hyundai cars. And if you are not familiar with these Korean cars yet, schedule your test drive at Indy Auto Man already today!