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.
*Multipurpose Vehicle is a designation that is not currently included in Cars.com's vehicle segments.

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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