Fuel efficiency and safety are high on the list of things buyers typically look for in a new car, but reliability is also important. After all, you don’t want to spend a lot of money or time taking your car to the repair shop when you can use it instead. Brands like Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai are all popular options. Here are the 7 most reliable Hyundai models.
1. modern accent
According to RepairPal, the Hyundai Accent’s reliability rating is near perfect. Of his 21 cars in the subcompact car segment, the Accent ranks his fifth for several reasons. One is the number of times a vehicle has to be brought in for unscheduled repairs, averaging 0.2 times a year.
On the other hand, the average of other mini vehicles is 0.3 times a year, and the average of all car models is 0.4 times a year. The probability of a major repair is 8% compared to 11% for vehicles in the same market segment and 12% for all vehicles.
The Accent has been discontinued after model year 2022 to accommodate an expanding SUV lineup from the manufacturer. However, for the final model year, Edmunds said he got a 1.6-liter in-line four-cylinder engine capable of 120 hp and 113 lb-ft of torque.
2. Hyundai Elantra GT
The Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback is also a discontinued vehicle, with the last model year being the 2020 variant. FWD system and his two engines to choose from, his 4-cylinder rated at 161 hp and his 201 hp turbocharged 4-cylinder. The former was mated to his 6-speed automatic transmission, while the latter allowed the purchaser to choose between manual and automatic transmissions.
With 36 units in the compact car segment, it ranks 7th for reliability, mainly due to the lower than average likelihood of needing major repairs. The average small car has an 11% chance of having a serious repair problem, while the Elantra GT has only a 9% chance of having a serious problem. This also translates into lower annual maintenance and repair costs of $397 compared to the segment average of $526.
3. Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai says that, unlike the first two, the Hyundai Elantra is still in production, with a starting price of $20,500. The engine available as standard is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of producing 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. However, you can also get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque, or a hybrid option that uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. The hybrid engine doesn’t make as much horsepower at 139 hp, but you’ll definitely save on the pump.
In terms of reliability, it sits just behind the Elantra GT in RepairPal’s ranking. Buyer is required to visit the repairman 0.3 times each year. And like the Elantra GT, there’s a 9% chance that it will need major repairs. However, it ranks lower compared to the Elantra GT because it costs an average of $55 more to repair and maintain annually.
4. Hyundai Tucson
Despite being less reliable than the first three models, the Hyundai Tucson still ranks fifth out of 26 options in the compact SUV segment. This model has a 10% chance of a major problem, while the average for compact SUVs is 11%.
Even if you buy this car, you’ll still have to go to the repair shop 0.3 times a year, like any compact SUV owner. However, less major repairs cost $95 less.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson comes with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 187 hp, or a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that might make 226 or 261 hp, depending on whether you get a hybrid or plug-in hybrid. .
According to Car and Driver, AWD will be standard on the electrified version and will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
5. Hyundai Sonata
The Hyundai Sonata competes with 23 others in the midsize car segment and ranks fifth in overall reliability. The owner usually pays $458 a year for repairs with 0.3 unscheduled visits to the repair shop during the same period.
For context, other cars in the midsize car segment also have an average of 0.3 workshop visits per year, but an average annual maintenance cost of $526. That’s because there’s a 12% chance of a major repair, while a 1% lower chance of dealing with a critical Hyundai Sonata issue.
The 2023 Hyundai Sonata is available with petrol and hybrid engine options. Gas engines include a 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing 191 horsepower, a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 180 horsepower and a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 290 horsepower. The hybrid engine is a 2.0L 4-cylinder, maxing out at 52 mpg he puts out 192 horsepower.
6. Hyundai Santa Fe
The sixth most reliable Hyundai model is the Hyundai Santa Fe. He’s also the second most reliable midsize SUV out of 26 options, according to RepairPal.
The segment averages 0.4 visits to repair shops per year, while Santa Fe owners average about 0.2 visits per year. The result is approximately $58 less annual repair costs compared to other midsize SUVs and $137 less than the average across all vehicle segments.
Also, Santa Fe has a 10% chance of a major repair, compared to 13% for other midsize SUVs.
There are four powertrains to choose from at Santa Fe in 2023. Two are gas driven, including a 191 hp 2.5 liter four cylinder and a 277 hp turbocharged 2.5 liter four cylinder.
The Hybrid Santa Fe has a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine with 226-horsepower dual-electric motors. The plug-in hybrid combines a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with a 260-horsepower electric motor.
7. Hyundai Elantra Coupe
The last Elantra Coupe had a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of developing 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque. It also featured a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Despite being out of production for several years, the Hyundai Elantra Couple is also one of the most reliable Hyundai models. Reliability in the compact car segment is 12th out of 36.
In particular, owners need to make one more unscheduled visit to the repair shop per year than other compact car owners. However, they spend $29 less because they have a 9% chance of major repairs compared to the segment average of 11%.