Hyundai has one of the best warranties in the business and a long lineup of popular and reliable models, from cars to crossovers. If you’re looking for a used Hyundai, there are some models that give you more value over others based on their reliability.
We’ve picked out four of Hyundai’s top models that offer great value on the used market while still being reliable.
The Hyundai Elantra is one of Hyundai’s most affordable models. The price for a new Elantra starts below $20,000, so you can really save money by buying one that’s a few years old. The Elantra is designed for budget-minded drivers who still want creature comforts, modern tech features, and good gas mileage. J.D. Power has given the Elantra high ratings year after year for reliability, and RepairPal also ranks it as one of the least expensive cars to maintain.
As one of Hyundai’s most popular models and one of the most popular sedans available, the Sonata is a great buy both used and new. Like the Elantra, the Sonata gets strong credibility from its high rankings by J.D. Power and other car rating stalwarts. The new Hyundai Sonata starts at around $24,000, and you can save up to $4,000 by buying a used one that’s a few years old. A focus on interior comfort and space makes the Hyundai Sonata a great everyday midsize sedan for both commuters and families.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The Santa Fe’s claim to fame is as Hyundai’s best-selling vehicle. It’s also one of the most reliable crossovers available. The starting price of a used Santa Fe is right around $25,000. The best deal in buying a used Santa Fe is moving up to the higher trims for less money than brand new. In terms of reliability, the Santa Fe ranks second among 26 other crossovers on RepairPal, which makes it pretty hard to beat in this category. Of course, like every other Hyundai model on this list, the Santa Fe is backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
The Hyundai Kona is one of Hyundai’s newer offerings in the compact crossover segment, but it’s packed with features for its affordable price. You won’t have to go too far back in the used market either as the first model year was 2018. The good news is that the Hyundai Kona benefits from Hyundai’s recent reliability facelift, so you can save a few $1,000 on a used Kona and still be getting a quality vehicle.
Hyundai has come a long way in terms of reliability. The long warranty has also helped its reputation. Many of Hyundai’s models are also quite affordable when you buy them brand new, but buying the used cars in this list will help you stick to your budget while moving up to higher trims or getting more desired options.