Hyundai Recognized for Industry-Leading Improvement in 2017 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)

Ascending a whopping thirteen nameplate rankings from 2016 to 2017, reaching number six, Hyundai achieved its best showing to date in the 2017 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) by improving on indicators measured by the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), with vehicle problems per 100 Hyundai models declining by an industry-leading 25 points, or 16 percent.

The VDS evaluates problems of three-year-old vehicles, including that of engine/transmission, driving experience and Audio/Communication/Entertainment/Navigation, and a lower score, which Hyundai clinched, means higher quality. The IQS measures quality post-90 days of ownership, while J.D. Power's Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study measures customer perceptions of design, content, layout and performance of a new vehicle and a new Tech-Experience Index Study evaluates the overall customer vehicle technology experience.

In terms of overall vehicle quality and long-term dependability, and during a period when vehicle problems industry-wide increased on average by four, these results are a deal as huge as Hyundai's jump.

Hyundai of Seattle is proud to offer a host of brand-new Hyundai vehicles to give you peace of mind when it comes to ever-improving quality standards, including the 2017 Hyundai Sonata, recognized by J.D. Power, just as it was in 2014, as the second-place vehicle in the midsize car segment. Come by our Aurora Ave N. showroom here in Seattle, WA from Bellevue, Everett, Kirkland, Bothell or points nearby, and take a test drive to see for yourself what owning a brand-new Hyundai can mean for you. We look forward to your visit!

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