Hyundai has earned the enviable distinction of being named the Most Reliable Manufacturer by the 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer and Vehicle Reliability Ranking. Each year the report is released, showing data on the reliability rates of manufacturers and specific models, which is measured by the number of “check engine” repair incidents and the resulting cost of the repairs. Included in the list are the top ten automakers, the top one hundred vehicle models, the best vehicles per market segment and the most common repairs by vehicle make. Hyundai took second place out the manufacturers for the past two years, but for 2013 it finally overtook Toyota, which formerly was ranked number one. The top spot was rewarded to Hyundai for its extremely low repair frequency on its models overall. Purchase your next vehicle at Hyundai Hutchinson.
“The 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer and Vehicle Reliability Ranking looked at data that applies to more than 119 million vehicles, so to earn this ranking is no small feat,” said Leon C. Chen, CEO, CarMD.com Corporation. “We commend Hyundai for its commitment to quality and to its efforts to minimize vehicle operating costs.” Learn more about Hyundai’s stellar reliability at your Hyundai Dealer www.pohankahyundai.com.
The 2013 index rating for Hyundai was a low .80 partially because of an average repair cost of just $312.67, which was the lowest average cost of all parent car companies included in the study and the second lowest repair overall. The index for 2013 was based on over 151,000 specific repairs that were done on vehicles manufactured between 2003 and 2013, with the repairs taking place between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. Calculations for index scores are figured by combining the average cost of repairs for a brand with the percentage of CarMD repair incidents, factoring in the number of registered vehicles on the road during that time period.
“Hyundai strives to provide our customers with a worry-free car ownership experience by offering a lineup of vehicles that deliver on both quality and reliability, backed by the most competitive protection program in the business,” said Erwin Raphael, director, Engineering and Quality, Hyundai Motor America. “Earning the first place title in CarMD’s Vehicle Health Index Report proves that our recipe for combining high value vehicles with long-term vehicle protection is a success.”
Written by <a href=”https://plus.google.com/u/0/104827786123639159216?rel=author”>StevenSymes</a>
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