2016 Hyundai Car Quality Report – The Brand Ranks 3rd In J.D. Power’s Latest Study
You can get a better proof of Hyundai car quality than this!
For the past decade or so, Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have been slowly but surely building their brand by delivering vehicles that get better and better with each passing generation.
It has been a long, hard climb in changing the perceptions of the average consumer, but the latest Initial Quality Survey from J.D. Power and Associates suggests that the hard work is finally paying off.
Hyundai ranks 3rd in 2016 car quality survey
For 30 years now, J.D. Power has been putting together this survey, which is based on the ownership experience through the first 90 days.
In each of those years, a luxury vehicle has been at the top of the list, but there is a new king in town this year, with Kia quality edging out Porsche for the top spot.
While Kia is going to get a lot of the acclaim here, and deservedly so, it’s also worth noting that sister company Hyundai were able to take third place in the survey, well ahead of some big luxury names.
It really isn’t a major surprise that both automakers would do well, since they share engines, technology, and platform across their line-up.
What makes the result all the more impressive is that there were no less than 33 brands included in the survey, including some of the biggest names in the auto industry.
People who have been following the rise of the Koreans in recent years may not be surprised by this news, but those who still view these two as bargain brands are sure to be more than a little stunned.
The industry average for the survey came in at 105 problems per 100 cars, which is actually a solid improvement over last year.
Hyundai took the third place spot with a score of 92 problems per 100 vehicles, which shows you just how far ahead of the crowd they really are.
Only 14 of the 33 brands represented in the survey scored better than the industry average, with a number of those hovering right around that number.
As mentioned earlier, it was actually a good year for the auto industry as a whole, with the number of problems reported improving over the 2015 report.
Besides the Koreans, it was also a good year for the big three out of Detroit, as they also showed a massive improvement over their previous performances.
Given how hard Hyundai and Kia have worked to get here, it’s hard to imagine that they will now rest on their laurels.
It would not be a surprise to us to see them go 1 and 2 in the 2017 survey, and we may even see an appearance by the Genesis luxury sub-brand recently started by Hyundai.