J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

June 17 2015,

J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

J.D. Power recently put out its Initial Quality study showing the top recognized brands in the automotive industry this year. The survey that was conducted asked 84,000 people any problems they may have encountered during the first 90 days of owning or leasing their new vehicle. As one of the highest rated vehicles compared to industry standard, Hyundai ranked as 4th overall, behind only Porshe, Jaguar and Kia.
"This is a clear shift in the quality landscape," said Renee Stephens, vice president of U.S. automotive quality at J.D. Power. "For so long, Japanese brands have been viewed by many as the gold standard in vehicle quality. While the Japanese automakers continue to make improvements, we're seeing other brands -- most notably Korean makes -- accelerating the rate of improvement."
As far as individual models go, General Motors Chevrolet vehicles tie with three other manufacturers, Hyundai, Volkswagen and Nissan as high ranked in overall satisfaction according to the survey results. Top placing models rankings include:

Chevrolet Spark - Best City Car
Chevrolet Malibu - Best Midsize Car
Hyundai Accent - Best Small Car
Chevrolet Sonic - Top Three Small Car
Chevrolet Camaro - Top Midsize Sporty Car
Infiniti Q70 - Top Three Midsize Premium Car
Nissan Sentra - Best Compact Car
Hyundai Elantra - Top Three Compact Car
Volkswagen Eos - Top Compact Sporty Car
Chevrolet Impala - Top Three Large Car
Hyundai Tucson - Best Small SUV
Buick Encore - Top Three Small SUV
Chevrolet Equinox - Best Compact SUV
GMC Terrain - Top Three Compact SUV
Infiniti QX50 - Top Three Compact Premium SUV
Hyundai Santa Fe - Top Three Midsize SUV
Chevrolet Traverse - Top Three Midsize SUV
Infiniti QX70 - Best Midsize Premium SUV
Nissan Frontier - Top Midsize Pickup
Nissan Quest - Best Minivan
Chevrolet Tahoe - Top Three Large SUV
Infiniti QX80 - Best Large Premium SUV
Chevrolet Silverado LD - Best Large Light Duty Pickup
Chevrolet Silverado HD - Top Large Heavy Duty Pickup

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