June 18, 2024

Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata Ranked “Most Dependable”

 Hyundai Santa Fe and Sonata Ranked “Most Dependable”

by the J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study.

  • Hyundai Santa Fe awarded the ‘Most Dependable Midsize SUV’
  • Hyundai Sonata awarded the ‘Most Dependable Midsize Car’
  • Hyundai finishes in third place among all brands.

Dubai Feb. 20, 2022 – Hyundai’s 2019 Santa Fe and Sonata were named the most dependable Midsize SUV and Midsize Car in the 2022 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), which analyzes the long-term dependability of three year old models. Released today, the annual VDS shows Santa Fe and Sonata ranked highest in their segments, beating out leading competitors in the 2019 model year. Hyundai improved from fourth to third place in the study’s mass market nameplate rankings.


“Long-term dependability and quality are critical components to customer satisfaction and brand loyalty,” said Hyung Jung Im, Vice President of Hyundai Motor Company. He added, “Vehicles must be well designed, engineered, manufactured and have easy to use safety and convenience technologies to outperform the competition in this study.”

It is worth noting that the study noted the quality and reliability of many other Hyundai models, such as the Elantra as a compact sedan, the Veloster as compact sporty car, and Tucson as a compact SUV, all of which achieved advanced positions among the top three cars in their class.


The J.D. Power 2022 VDS, now in its 33rd year, examines problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of 2019 model-year vehicles. VDS, redesigned for 2022, covers five different aspects to capture how well the vehicle is holding up at three years of ownership. The Santa Fe is Hyundai’s best-selling SUV in the brand’s 36-year history in America and offers a family-oriented interior, practical cutting-edge technologies, and bold exterior looks. Sonata is Hyundai’s longest-standing and most successful sedan model and features great active safety systems, effortless technology, and a sporty four-door-coupe look.