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.
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.