Hyundai Sonata Ranked Most Dependable Midsize Car By J.D. Power and Associates

Hyundai Sonata Ranked Most Dependable Midsize Car By J.D. Power and Associates

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai's Sonata received
the distinct honor of most dependable midsize car by J.D. Power and Associates
in their 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Released today, the annual
Vehicle Dependability Study shows Sonata ranked highest in its class, beating
out leading competitors.


The Sonata offers striking fluidic design, high fuel efficiency and comes
equipped with Hyundai's own Blue Link infotainment system. The Sonata recently
broke its all-time yearly sales record in 2012 surpassing the 225,000 mark. 

"In one of the most competitive segments within the industry, Sonata places
highest in its class," said Erwin Raphael, director of engineering and
quality, Hyundai Motor America. "Hyundai is committed to providing customers
with high-value vehicles that withstand the test of time. The quality and
dependability of our models is important to reassuring owners that we care
about their Hyundai experience beyond their initial purchase at the

For the 2013 model year, Sonata builds on its trailblazing recipe of
high-design and high fuel efficiency with more features, higher value and
advanced technology. The 2013 Sonata is powered by the original Theta II GDI
2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a Gasoline Direct-Injection (GDI) fuel
delivery system, contributing to an overall improved fuel efficiency and lower
emissions. The Sonata sets the benchmark for midsize sedans offering sleek
design, class-leading interior comfort, functionality and practicality all at
an incredible high value.

The J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study measures problems
experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old
(2010 model year) vehicles includes 202 specific problem symptoms grouped into
eight major vehicle systems. The study results include industry insights,
model rankings in each of the car and light-truck segments, and full nameplate
rankings. Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems
experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
Roadside Assistance.

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