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Hyundai FAQs

Q: What is Hyundai's biggest car?

A: The largest car currently (or ever) offered by the Hyundai brand is the Palisade, which is a three-row SUV that is all-new for the 2020 model year. The 2020 Palisade offers seating for up to eight people.

Q: What types of vehicles does Hyundai make?

A: Hyundai is mostly known for their sedans and SUVs. However, they have also made a number of luxury and hybrid/electric vehicles.

Q: Does Hyundai make an electric car?

A: Yes, there are two all-electric vehicles currently offered by Hyundai. The Hyundai Kona EV is an electric two-row SUV with seating for up to five people. The Hyundai Ioniq EV is an all-electric midsize sedan with seating for up to five passengers, though it is also available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid configurations.

About Hyundai

Founded in 1967 and with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Hyundai is one of the largest vehicle manufacturers in the world. Today, Hyundai is primarily known for its selection of sedans and SUVs, though the brand has delved into the luxury market with its branch-off Genesis label. In recent years, Hyundai has also released two all-electric vehicles and many hybrid versions of their most popular models.

The midsize Hyundai Sonata sedan is one of the company's top sellers, offering a spacious ride for up to five people and such standard equipment as a 2.4L four-cylinder engine at 185 hp (2017 model year), 16-inch alloy wheels, full power accessories, and Bluetooth® connectivity. Like many of Hyundai's more popular models, the Sonata is also offered with a hybrid engine.

The Hyundai Tucson is the automaker's compact crossover SUV offering, boasting a roomy interior and a 2.0L four-cylinder base engine at 164 hp in its 2018 model year. Other standard equipment on the 2018 Tucson includes stain-resistant upholstery, a five-inch touchscreen interface, and a six-speaker sound system. The Tucson is also available with optional all-wheel drive for additional traction and control on any terrain.

The Hyundai Genesis was the automaker's first attempt at a luxury sedan, which was released in 2009. Offering a standard 3.8L V6 at a whopping 311 hp and generous features like a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, and a hands-free trunk in its 2016 model year, the Genesis has a lot to offer. In fact, Hyundai saw so much success with the Genesis model that it branched off to become its own luxury brand in 2017. Meanwhile, Hyundai continues to expand its offering of cars and SUVs, introducing the all-new Hyundai Palisade for the 2020 model year.

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Hyundai reliability rating (by RepairPal)

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RepairPal gave Hyundai an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai 9th out of 32 among all car brands. This rating is based on an average across all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on all Hyundai models is $386, compared to an average of $543 across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset. This includes both scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Hyundai owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 10% across all Hyundai models, compared to an average of 11% for all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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