The 2 Most Reliable Hyundai Models Based on Consumer Reports Owner Surveys

Hyundai makes excellent cars and crossover SUVs. But some models are better than others in areas such as reliability. Here’s a look at the two most reliable Hyundai models based on Consumer Reports owner surveys.

Owners say these Hyundai models are the most reliable in the 2022 lineup

Most reliable Hyundai models: 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

Consumer Reports recently released a list of the most reliable cars of 2022. CR bases its results on survey responses from owners of those cars. Every year, the consumer site sends surveys to owners asking them about their vehicles. CR uses that data to determine a car’s reliability rating and predict the reliability rating of vehicles for which the site hasn’t collected enough information.

CR also ranked car companies. Consumer Reports states, “Brands are ranked on average predicted reliability, based on CR member surveys.” Overall, Toyota and Lexus lived up to their reputations for being reliable because they rank first and second on the list. Hyundai ranked in the middle of the pack — 13th out of the 24 brands for which CR has data.

Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury brand, scored much better than Hyundai. However, two Hyundai models boast good reliability scores. They are the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and the 2022 Hyundai Sonata. 

An overview of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

According to U.S. News, the Santa Fe Hybrid is one of the best options in the hybrid SUV segment. The Santa Fe Hybrid has one powertrain option: a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor producing 226 hp. They pair with a six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is standard.

This midsize Hyundai SUV gets 36 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. That’s a slightly worse fuel economy than other hybrid SUVs, but the Santa Fe Hybrid is solid in almost every other area. That’s primarily thanks to its interior. The five-seater has a comfortable, quiet cabin with standard heated front seats.

On top of that, CR reports the Santa Fe Hybrid boasts “excellent” cargo capacity. It provides 36.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a maximum of 72.1 cubic feet with the back seats folded.

As for tech, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid has an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, and advanced safety features such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.

The 2022 Hyundai Sonata at a glance


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The Sonata is another great and reliable Hyundai model that’s strong in almost every area. It starts with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 191 hp. That engine provides this midsize sedan with enough oomph for daily driving, but others in the segment will likely have more power. However, the Sonana is fuel-efficient, getting 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. 

Like the Santa Fe Hybrid, the Sonata provides an attractive interior. Its cabin is well-designed, and the seats are spacious and comfortable. The trunk has 16 cubic feet of space, generous for a sedan. Hyundai gave the Sonata an 8.0-inch touchscreen as standard, and it comes with smart safety features such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.