J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study: Top-Rated Vans, SUVs and Trucks
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: Van, SUV and Truck 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 Compact Crossover/SUV||Honda CR-V|
|Best Compact MPV*||Kia Soul|
|Best Midsize Crossover/SUV||Buick Enclave|
|Best Full-Size Crossover/SUV||Ford Expedition|
|Best Entry Luxury Crossover/SUV||Infiniti EX Series|
|Best Midsize Luxury Crossover/SUV||Lexus RX|
|Best Full-Size Luxury Crossover/SUV||Cadillac Escalade|
|Best Midsize Pickup||Nissan Frontier|
|Best Full-Size Pickup||GMC Sierra LD|
|Best Minivan||Nissan Quest|
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.