Bespeaking Industry Leadership, Hyundai Ascends in 2017 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) Rankings

It all began in 2014, with the Hyundai Sonata of the same year clinching second-place vehicle in the midsize car segment. Now, it's the turn of 2017 Hyundai Sonata, along with the rest of Hyundai's five-star lineup, to get the accolades.

Rising thirteen nameplate rankings from 2016 to 2017, to number six on the list, Hyundai struck its best pose to date in the 2017 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), improving on indicators measured by the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) to reduce vehicle problems per 100 Hyundai models by an industry-leading 25 points, or 16 percent.

So, what are the J.D. Power metrics that made Hyundai the paragon of quality that it is, and that it continues to improve? The VDS looks at three-year-old vehicles for potential engine/transmission, driving experience and Audio/Communication/Entertainment/Navigation problems, and the lower the score, the higher the quality. The IQS evaluates quality-level after 90 days of ownership; the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study looks at customer perceptions of new-vehicle design, content, layout and performance, and the new Tech-Experience Index Study, the overall customer vehicle technology experience.

As pertains overall vehicle quality and long-term dependability, and during a time when vehicle problems increased on average by four throughout the industry, this new rating breaks serious ground.

So why not see for yourself what all the talk is about? Here at Jenkins Hyundai of Leesburg, we proudly stock an array of brand-new Hyundai vehicles, including 2017 Sonata, that are testaments to the automaker's commitment to quality. Our US Hwy 441 showroom is easily accessible from Clermont, The Villages, Lady Lake, Orlando and environs: feel free to come visit us for a test drive today!

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