JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) announcement

Share

General Motors models that ranked highest in their segments were the Chevrolet Silverado; Silverado HD; Sonic; and GMC Terrain.

New vehicle quality hit an all-time high this year, improving eight percent compared to last year. "So, strong success story for the two Korean brands".

"The Initial Quality Study continues to demonstrate the critical importance of automakers responding to consumer feedback regarding vehicle quality", said Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power.

The survey, which is based on the answers of more than 80,000 consumers, measured complaints about 2017 model vehicles 90 days after they were purchased.

Falling below the industry average, for the first time ever, is long-time IQS leader Lexus.

Those categories include overall mechanical quality, powertrain mechanical quality, body and interior mechanical quality, features and accessories mechanical quality, overall design quality, powertrain design quality, body and interior design quality, and features and accessories design quality.

As for individual cars, JD Power ranks the Chevrolet Sonic as the best small vehicle. There is absolutely no compromise when it comes to the quality and safety of our vehicles. Sargent calls the new Pacifica, "Possibly the best launch from FCA we've seen in a decade".

Fiat, ranked 32 last year and this year, scored 163 problems per 100 vehicles. Fiat finished second-to-last a year ago behind Smart, which is not on the 2017 IQS.

South Korean brands, meanwhile, have been steadily improving. Most declines are mild, although Jaguar's score worsens by 21 problems per 100 vehicles.

Some Kia models were evaluated to have the highest quality among other models of the same segment.

Detroit Three brands make some big gains this year, with Ram and Ford among the most-improved in the survey, with 28 and 16 fewer problems per 100 vehicles, respectively.

While critics and skeptics might question the merit of examining a car's quality after just three months of ownership, J.D. Power believes the first 90 days give a sufficient glimpse into the long-term reliability of a auto, truck or SUV. The largest increases in problems were for cruise control (primarily adaptive cruise); lane departure warning; collision avoidance/alert systems; and blind spot warning. "The rapid improvements rated by third-party quality experts such as J.D. Power motivate us to improve our fitness even more as quality is a race that's never finished". Chevy, sixth last year, Hyundai, third last year, and BMW, fifth last year, all tied for sixth this year, at 88 problems, and Nissan, 10 last year, and Volkswagen, 14 last year, tied for 10, at 93.

The Camry was the only Toyota vehicle to top its segment category in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. In the 15 years prior, the top spot was held by either Lexus or Porsche.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Bat-Signal lights up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West
Justin Harrison, 43, wore a Batman costume and said West was not only an actor but someone who "inspired millions". The ceremony honored Adam West , who played the Caped Crusader in the campy 1960s TV series.

12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to fight crime
Shootings increased by 23 percent past year , compared to the average from 2011 through 2015, according to city police data. Other jurisdictions could be targeted later for the program, called the National Public Safety Partnership .

Moving a motion didn't stop this Australian Senator from breastfeeding in parliament
Waters' motion wasn't without critics, though-aka Twitter trolls who feel Alia should be kept out of the Parliament altogether. Though breastfeeding is a normal and natural process, many women have been shamed for doing it in public spaces.

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns
A total of 79 people are either dead or missing presumed dead as a result of the Kensington blaze, according to police. The renovations on the Chalcots estate is anticipated to take between three and four weeks, Gould said.

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
Maggie Hassan says Senate Republicans took a bill that President Donald Trump has called "mean" and made "it even more heartless". Meanwhile, protesters railed against the Senate healthcare bill during a sit-in outside of Mr McConnell's office on Capitol Hill.

Justice Karnan will go to jail as Supreme Court denies interim bail
Appearing for the retired judge, advocate Mathews J Nedumpara said equity demands that he be granted bail till the court reopened. The top court has barred the media from publishing and broadcasting Justice Karnan's statements.

Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training
She was released from jail on June 14 on the condition that she check-in twice a week with a case manager and possess no weapons. That doesn't mean the officers shouldn't have entered Lyles' apartment to investigate the burglary, he said.

Proposed DUP deal would not undermine Good Friday Agreement, insists May
I think we will have a sensible arrangement. " Theresa May has no mandate for the direction she is taking the country". We would have to work out what that looked like.

Pokemon Go Coming Down Hard on Cheaters
Moreover, with developer Niantic branding cheaters , Gyms are also being seen as a lot fairer as they were before too. Meanwhile, there are also a few things that players should know about the Raid update for gyms of " Pokemon GO ".

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
The House version of the AHCA prohibited Americans from using federal tax credits to buy health care plans that covered abortion. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday morning and posted online, senators said.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.