Hyundai Beats Honda, Ford, Nissan and More in CarMD's Vehicle Health Index Report

Hyundai beats Ford, Nissan, Honda, GM and more in the overall vehicle health survery. What does this mean? Hyundai is ranked #2, just behind Toyota for the least amount of "check engine" related problems and also for the lowest cost per repair.
Feb. 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Gartner Hyundai, a premier Chicago Area New and Used Hyundai Dealership located in Aurora, IL is pleased to share the latest Hyundai accolade; CarMD's Vehicle Health Index Report. Corporation, a leading provider of automotive tools and information, today announced the release of its first annual CarMD Vehicle Health index ranking of the top manufacturers and vehicles.  It is the first index to rank manufacturers and vehicles using real worl, statistically-based data on "check engine"-related failures and repair costs.  The Index rankin is based on the combined fewest average repair incidents and lowest average repair costs for model year 2001 to 2011 vehicles in the U.S. from Oct. 1, 2010 through Oct. 1, 2011.  The CarMD Vehicle Health Index also ranks the top 100 vehicles, the top three vehicles by category and most common problems by make.  The complete CarMD Vehicle Health Index, featuring manufacturer and vehicle data, is now available at

"CarMD understands that when you're shopping for one of the most expensive purchases in life - your car - it's important to be armed with data to help you make the best possible decision based on the reliability of that vehicle," said Art Jacobsen, vice president of CarMD.  "We are releasing this data to give car and truck buyers a completely unbiased, data-driven view and never-before-seen level of transparency into the vehicles they may be considering, and recognize the manufacturers that continue to make progress by lowering cost of ownership and designing vehicles to last longer."

Top Ranked Manufacturers:

According to the 2011 CarMD Vehicle Health Index, Toyota is the no. 1 ranked manufacturer in the U.S, based on a ranking derived from the fewest percentage of "check engine" light-related problems and lowest average repair cost.  Toyota (along with its Lexus and Scion brands) has the lowest Index rating of 0.67.  The lower the rating, the better the overall ranking.  Hyundai was a close second with 0.85, followed by Honda, Ford and General Motors.

Top 10 Ranked Vehicle Manufacturers in the U.S.

1 Toyota
2 Hyundai
3 Honda
4 Ford
5 GM
6 Mitsubishi
7 Nissan
8 Kia
9 VW
10 Chrysler

(Top 10 vehicle manufacturers based on model year 2001-2010 vehicles needing repairs between Oct. 1, 2010 and Oct. 1, 2011, and determined by the manufacturers whose vehicles had the fewest number of CarMD repair incidents combined with the lowest cost per repair, per number of registered vehicles on the road. Sources: Corp., with vehicle population data provided by R.L. Polk)
Top Ranked Vehicles:

Honda and Toyota vehicles each account for four of the top 10 ranked vehicles.  The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ranked number 6 in the list of the 10 highest ranked vehicles on the road in the U.S. since 2001, according to CarMD.  

"As a result of compiling the industry's first and most comprehensive database of diagnostic trouble codes and repairs for 'check engine'-related problems, CarMD is uniquely positioned to provide actual data on a wide range of vehicles and manufacturers," said Jacobsen.  "Sourced directly from a nationwide network of automotive technicians and vehicle owners since 1996, our Index takes a never-before-seen approach to ranking vehicles based on total vehicle population, making it possible to compare a 10-year-old vehicle with a newer one.  This is particularly important since drivers are holding on to vehicles longer than ever before with an average age in excess of 10 years.  We believe this data will help consumers and the industry identify important trends and further the age-old debate on whether to buy new versus used."

Gartner Hyundai hopes this information is useful to you when searching for a new or pre-owned vehicle of any make or model.  Obviously, we at the dealership are a little biased when it comes to Hyundai, lol.  And now, we have some more ammunition in our aresenal to prove what we have been telling customers for years; Hyundai Makes a Great Car!  Thank you!

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