How is the reliability of cars for Toyota as compared to Hyundai?

Oct 05, 2020
How is the reliability of cars for Toyota as compared to Hyundai?

In the market looking for a new car and unsure between Toyota and Hyundai? According to YouGovBrandIndex, Toyota ranked on top of the list for cars in Saudi Arabia with Hyundai on number 5.

According to Focus2move, the best-selling car in Saudi Arabia, however, was the Hyundai Accent, surging to 80% and reaching 7.7% of the share. On the other hand Toyota Camry and former leader Toyota Hilux get the 3rd and 4th place, respectively. Hyundai Elantra grabbed the second spot. 

Both Hyundai and Toyota have been arch & close rivals for years. Be it a crossover or SUV, they both are competing for heads-on with new models.

Hyundai vs Toyota brand features 
Original equipment battery warranty coverage is for 36 months or 100,000 kilometres
24 months/40,000 km (Original equipment, charge/replacement)
36 months or 100,000 kilometers
5 years or 100,000 km
Rust & paint
Surface rust and paint defect appearing on deck panels of pickup truck is covered for 12 months or 20,000 kilometers
36 months/60,000 km (Paint defects or corrosion other than perforation, such as cosmetic or surface corrosion due to defects in paint material or workmanship)

Hyundai Warranty
Hyundai scores over Toyota brand with its powertrain coverage of 36 months from the date of original retail delivery of date of first use, or 60,000 km, whichever comes first. 
  • It also offers 5 years or 100,000 km of basic coverage. Doesn’t include normal wear and maintenance items and specific exceptions)
  • Hyundai offers 36 months/60,000 km of paint defects or corrosion warranty apart from perforation due to cosmetic or surface corrosion.
  • In case the vehicle is towed because of warranted part failure, towing service is covered to the nearest authorized dealership.
  • They also give 36 months/60,000 km of audio warranty

Toyota Warranty 
The company will repair or replace any part of the new Toyota vehicle, which is defective (except not covered) 36 months or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. This warranty is fully transferable to the subsequent vehicle owner. 
  • Original equipment battery warranty coverage is valid for 36 months or 100,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. 
  • Defective original equipment batteries will be replaced free of charge for the first 2 years or up to 100,000 km.
  • If rust and paint defect appears on the deck panels, it is covered under 12 months or 20,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. 
  • If it happens in other parts of the car apart from the truck deck panels, it is under Basic Coverage. 
  • Towing service is covered to the nearest authorized dealership for warranted part failure.
  • Tires are warranted as per tire manufacturer.

Toyota offers designs for cars that are reliable & efficient cars that are also low maintenance. They engage in research & development for better eco-cars. Your vehicle will be covered under manufacturer warranty for 3-years or 100,000 kilometers, (whichever comes first). 

You get a complimentary "Hybrid Extra Care Program" offer provided by dealer "Abdul Latif Jameel." 
It starts after the expiration of the manufacturer warranty. On the contrary, Hyundai parts are more susceptible to wear and tear. In terms of price, you may get a lower value initially -- but  terms of longevity and quality, it is high maintenance compared to Toyota.

Final verdict
Yes, Toyota is an example of great engineering & manufacturing combination, which makes it more reliable across the world, including Riyadh. Though Hyundai offers a more extended warranty, Toyota’s ride quality wins hands-on with minimal hassles and maintenance issues.

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