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Why is Hyundai known to be a reliable brand?

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When you're shopping for a new or used car, it's easy to be distracted by a vehicle's looks, comfort levels, and engine power. However, for any car owner, reliability is one of the most important factors in being happy with the vehicle you've bought.

Hyundai has steadily built a reputation as one of the most reliable brands on the modern market, and here are four important reasons why.

1) International Industry Awards

As an international brand, Hyundai cars have been put to the test by automotive experts across the globe. The company has consistently won awards for reliability from expert websites including CarMD, Which?, and JD Power.

These awards are only granted after comparing countless cars from dozens of manufacturers. For example, a CarMD report covered nearly 120 million vehicles in total, and rated Hyundai as the brand with both the lowest repair frequency and the lowest average repair cost.

2) Many Safety Recommendations

Hyundai has also consistently picked up recommendations for safety, with 12 different models in 2019 receiving the 'Top Safety Pick Plus' designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

While these awards don't directly measure reliability, they're a sign of the underlying quality of Hyundai's engineering and design.

3) Huge Global Sales

From its lowly beginnings back in the 1960s, Hyundai has grown to become one of the world's leading car producers. The brand now sells over a million units each year, and the figure is still growing.

This huge sales volume means that any faults in design or production are found and fixed extremely quickly, compared to smaller brands with fewer global customers checking for issues.

What's more, the company's fast growth means they've spent billions of dollars on building top-tier production lines, with quality assurance and reliability the company's first priorities.

4) Excellent Warranty

No matter how well a car is designed and engineered, faults are inevitable at some point. But when you buy a Hyundai, you're covered by an excellent standard warranty which extends for 160,000 kilometres over a full ten years.

Compare this to most other brands' warranties which are restricted to three years and 100,000km, and it's clear that Hyundai is confident enough in their vehicles' reliability to push the boat out on their guarantee terms.

Enjoy the Quality and Reliability of Hyundai at Myers Kanata

Call into our Kanata dealership to browse our full Hyundai range, and see for yourself how the brand combines reliability, comfort, and quality in every model they produce.