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J.D. Power has recently released the results of its 2015 Initial Quality Survey, and trust me, what they reveal is pretty surprising and very interesting.
The ranking in the survey is based on the number of problems owners report in their first 90 days of vehicle ownership. The problems vary from owner to owner and they are not broken down into different categories. With that said, let’s check out the rankings!
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Top 10 Best Car Brands in 2015
Since Toyota is normally at the top of quality lists, it might be quite surprising to see Toyota barely making it to the top 10 list. It’s not that its cars are getting worse, other car companies are just making drastic improvements, and long-term reliability takes many years to become a factor. Still, Toyota won individual model awards for the Tacoma and Sequoia.
Slightly higher than Toyota, is rated its luxury brand, Lexus. Like its parent company, Lexus is known for its exceptional long-term reliability, and while it’s close to the bottom of this list, it still beat out 24 other brands. The Lexus LS also won an individual model award for its outstanding initial quality.
Coming on number 8, Lincoln has been an also-ran in the luxury car industry for years, but Ford is committed to rebuilding its image and making it a legitimate luxury car company again. While a production version of the Continental was only just revealed, recent improvements have already made an impact on customers’ perceptions.
Ranking number 7, Chevrolet has seen a lot of success lately, and it’s clearly working hard to improve its image. Performance cars like the Corvette and Camaro certainly help with their aim, but unfortunately, neither of those cars won individual awards. Instead, Chevrolet took home model awards for the Equinox, Malibu, Silverado, and Spark.
Coming on number 6, When BMW first launched iDrive in 2001, it was full of problems and incredibly difficult to use. Despite the negative press, the company stuck with it, and today iDrive is widely considered one of the best infotainment systems in the industry. As important as infotainment systems are for customer satisfaction, iDrive is definitely an advantage for BMW. The 2 Series, 4 Series, and 5 Series also took home individual awards.
Landing in the the top five brands, Infiniti deserves appreciation not just for doing well, but for how far it’s come in the past year. As a company, Infiniti is one of the most improved brands, cutting its number of problems per 100 vehicles by 31 since 2014. It also won individual awards for its QX70 and QX80 SUVs.
Ranking number 4, Hyundai has drastically improved within a few short years as it committed to doing so. Hyundais have gotten incredibly competitive recently, and the company even took home individual awards for the Accent and Tucson.
Ranking 3rd, Jaguar might not have received any individual model awards this year, but a podium finish is still commendable for any car company. At one point, Jaguar was essentially as irrelevant as Lincoln but has been reborn as a company that makes desirable cars. In fact, early reviews are saying that the Jaguar XE is a better 3 Series than the BMW 3 Series.
Ranking 2nd, KIA has also drastically improved its cars and is being praised along side of Hyundai. This year, it actually did better than its corporate cousin and by a fairly wide margin. Hyundai had 95 problems per 100 cars, while KIA only had 86. Plus, KIA earned individual model awards for the Sorento and Soul.
Ranking 1st, its no surprise that Porsche took top honors in this year’s survey. It did the same thing in 2013 and in 2014. Porsche is a company that works incredibly hard to make sure everything it produces is as good as it can be, and that commitment shows in the final products. Unsurprisingly, it also won several individual model awards for the 911, Boxster, and Macan.