What is PainRank™?

PainRank™ is a scoring system by CarComplaints.com that uses relative complaint analysis to determine which vehicles suffer the most defects. It's more than just complaint volume as the score also considers the average cost of repairs, the mileage at failure, the age of the vehicle, among other factors.

Bottom line: the higher the score, the more painful it is to own.

Least Reliable Hyundai Models

Hyundai models have an average PainRank™ of 10.12.

RankModelComplaintsScore
25thSonata2,10074.27
24thElantra1,32761.02
23rdTucson59826.92
22ndSanta Fe98822.36
21stSonata Hybrid17718.94
20thGenesis23514.27
19thKona1912.51
18thVeloster12111.86
17thEntourage5310.11
16thTiburon686.48
15thVeracruz676.09
14thPalisade95.84
13thAccent2335.5
12thEquus294.67
11thAzera794.66
10thElantra Touring393.62
9thSanta Fe Sport633.48
8thElantra GT222.53
7thGenesis Coupe182.29
6thIoniq Hybrid52.08
5thSonata Plug-in Hybrid132.01
4thG8011.05
3rdIoniq Electric30.53
2ndScoupe40.29
1stTerracan30.22
N/AVenue0N/A
N/AKona Electric0N/A
N/ANEXO0N/A
N/AIoniq Plug-in Hybrid0N/A
N/AG900N/A

Least Reliable Hyundai Generations

Hyundai generations have an average PainRank™ of 6.88.

RankModelComplaintsScore
50th6th Generation Sonata (2011-2014)1,31268.11
49th5th Generation Elantra (2011-2016)93745.43
48th2nd Generation Santa Fe (2007-2012)55921.52
47th5th Generation Sonata (2006-2010)38419.96
46th3rd Generation Santa Fe (2013-2018)27019.69
45th7th Generation Sonata (2015-2019)27718.44
44th6th Generation Sonata Hybrid (2011-2014)14317.3
43rd4th Generation Elantra (2007-2010)18115.63
42nd3rd Generation Tucson (2016-2020)34515.27
41st2nd Generation Tucson (2010-2015)19814.64
40th2nd Generation Genesis (2015-2016)7314.52
39th1st Generation Genesis (2009-2014)1628.34
38th1st Generation Veloster (2012-2018)1187.5
37th6th Generation Elantra (2017-2020)706.94
36th3rd Generation Elantra (2001-2006)1086.9
35th1st Generation Palisade (2020-2020)95.84
34th4th Generation Accent (2011-2017)1195.78
33rd1st Generation Santa Fe (2001-2006)1515.71
32nd1st Generation Entourage (2007-2009)535.65
31st2nd Generation Tiburon (2001-2008)634.99
30th4th Generation Sonata (2000-2005)1114.97
29th1st Generation Veracruz (2007-2012)674.78
28th1st Generation Kona (2018-2020)194.77
27th1st Generation Tucson (2005-2009)554.41
26th1st Generation Elantra Touring (2009-2012)393.81
25th2nd Generation Accent (1999-2005)493.65
24th3rd Generation Accent (2006-2010)562.9
23rd1st Generation Santa Fe Sport (2013-2019)632.84
22nd4th Generation Azera (2006-2011)522.78
21st2nd Generation Equus (2010-2016)292.68
20th7th Generation Sonata Hybrid (2015-2020)342.59
19th5th Generation Azera (2012-2016)272.01
18th4th Generation Santa Fe (2019-2020)81.81
17th1st Generation Ioniq Hybrid (2017-2020)51.65
16th1st Generation Genesis Coupe (2010-2012)61.63
15th3rd Generation Sonata (1995-1999)111.31
14th2nd Generation Elantra (1997-2000)231.29
13th1st Generation Elantra GT (2013-2020)221.28
12th1st Generation G80 (2017-2017)11.05
11th2nd Generation Genesis Coupe (2013-2016)120.86
10th2nd Generation Veloster (2019-2020)30.86
9th1st Generation Sonata Plug-in Hybrid (2015-2019)130.79
8th2nd Generation Sonata (1989-1994)40.53
7th1st Generation Ioniq Electric (2017-2020)30.38
6th1st Generation Accent (1995-1998)70.34
5th1st Generation Elantra (1991-1996)80.34
4th5th Generation Accent (2018-2020)20.31
3rd1st Generation Scoupe (1991-1994)40.23
2nd1st Generation Tiburon (1997-2000)50.21
1st1st Generation Terracan (2002-2006)30.15
N/A1st Generation G90 (2017-2017)0N/A
N/A1st Generation Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid (2017-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation NEXO (2019-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation Kona Electric (2019-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation Venue (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A8th Generation Sonata (2020-2020)0N/A

Have a complaint about your vehicle?

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.