J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

2017 Kia Cadenza

Kia tops 2017 JD Power quality study while Jaguar, Volvo rank near bottom

For many shopping for a new car, something that’s well-built and reliable can be more desirable than how fast it goes or how many bells and whistles it comes with. One of the best means of determining these attributes is checking the annual studies conducted by J.D. Power, and the two most... read more

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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Porsche Tops J.D. Power’s 2013 Initial Quality Study

The results for this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study are out and it’s Porsche that’s been recognized for having the least amount of problems with... read more June 20, 2013 by

2012 Lexus LS 460 L

Lexus Leads All Automakers In Latest J.D. Power Survey

The latest round of the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study has been released, and Japanese luxury automaker Lexus repeats as the highest ranking brand for the... read more June 20, 2012 by

MyFord Touch

Can Better Voice Recognition Boost Ford's Quality Ranking?

Yesterday, Ford Motor Company received quite a wallop from research firm J.D. Power: after several years of steady improvement, Ford plummeted from 5th place to 23rd on the... read more June 24, 2011 by

2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition

Ford Plummets In J.D. Power Initial Quality; Honda, Lexus, Mazda Soar

J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS) is out, and the results are interesting: 2011 is worse than 2010 in general, Ford takes a beating, dropping from... read more June 23, 2011 by

2011 Porsche Panamera 4

Domestics Beat Imports In 2010 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Porsche Still On Top

For the first time in the 24 years that the J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study has been conducted, the domestic brands have managed to surpass the imports. Led... read more June 17, 2010 by

2009 Lexus LX 570

Lexus tops J.D. Power Initial Quality study, Porsche and Cadillac close behind

When it comes to luxury-car quality, taste often plays as big a role as fact, but J.D. Power tries to boil the issue down to a simple metric: problems per 100 cars. The... read more June 22, 2009 by

Ford, Mercury climb initial quality rankings, Lincoln, Chrysler fall behind

Ford, Mercury Climb Initial Quality Rankings, Lincoln, Chrysler Fall Behind

Unsurprisingly, luxury makers topped the charts of J.D. Power's latest initial quality survey, but Ford's Mercury marque has risen to settle just behind Toyota for second... read more June 4, 2008 by


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