Hyundai Earns Top Ranking with Lowest Average Repair Costs

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 22, 2015 – Hyundai announced today that it was named No. 1 in CarMD’s Vehicle Index Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Rankings for its leadership in vehicle dependability. Hyundai earned this prestigious honor for its lower than average repair costs and very low repair frequency among all carmakers, including Toyota, Honda, Ford Chrysler, Kia, General Motors, Mazda, Nissan and Volkswagen.

“Hyundai earning the top spot in this year’s CarMD Vehicle Health Index shows our commitment to designing vehicles with strong durability, quality and reliability,” said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America. “When compared with other automakers, Hyundai owners had fewer trips to the repair shop. Furthermore, our pledge to exceptional customer service and owner satisfaction is backed by Hyundai Assurance, offering peace of mind to our owners for vehicle health.”

The CarMD Index ranks the top 10 manufacturers, top 100 vehicles, top three vehicles by vehicle category and common repairs by vehicle make. The 2015 rankings identify the most reliable cars from more than 3,800 different models built over the last 20 years, with analysis of more than 251,000 reported occurrences between October 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.

Based in Irvine, Calif., CarMD is a leading provider of on-board diagnostic (OBD2)-related data, third-party software and services, and products designed to lower the cost of vehicle ownership. CarMD’s nationwide network of technicians has built the most comprehensive database of verified OBD2-related repairs and associated cost from which it draws the Vehicle Health Index™, and supports its products and services. To see the full Index as well as archived Index reports, visit For information on CarMD's products and services, visit

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link® Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for three years with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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