J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study: Top-Rated Cars

In June 2012, J.D. Power and Associates released its 2012 Initial Quality Study, which lists the top performers in defined car and truck segments within the first 90 days of vehicle ownership. In addition, the study also ranks the best brands for initial quality.

Initial Quality Study: Car Ratings
The top models in each segment are listed. Click on the image or model name to read its 2012 Cars.com report.
Category Best in Category Other Top Picks
Best Subcompact Toyota Yaris
Best Compact Toyota Corolla
Best Compact Sport Mazda MX-5 Miata
Best Luxury Compact Sport Volvo C70
Best Midsize Sport Ford Mustang
Best Entry Luxury Lexus ES 350
Best Midsize Luxury Infiniti M Series
Best Full-Size Luxury Lexus LS
Best Midsize Chevrolet Malibu
Best Full-Size Ford Taurus

All vehicle segments were assigned by J.D. Power and Associates.

Source: J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Initial Quality Study

The table above represents the models with the fewest problems reported in the first 90 days of ownership, according to an initial quality study by J.D. Power and Associates. Vehicle owners and lessees of new 2012-model-year cars and trucks were surveyed.

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