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Toyota, Honda, and Lincoln Trucks Do Well in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study


Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Lincoln Mark LT 4WD Supercrew 139"

Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Lincoln Mark LT 4WD Supercrew 139"

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Trucks from Toyota, Honda, and Lincoln top the J.D. Power 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study!

 

The results are in for the 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), and J.D. Power has just released the juicy details.  The VDS measures the number and types of problems that original owners of three-year-old (2007 model year) vehicles experience. The study addresses a total of 198 different problems.

 

The VDS provides a metric of overall dependability in the form of the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) for each respective model or brand, with a lower score reflecting higher quality for that particular model or brand. J.D. Power stated that the 2010 VDS, performed between October and December 2009, is based on surveyed responses from over 52,000 original owners of 2007 model year vehicles.

 

The VDS study addresses four categories related to pickups. The first two, “Large Pickup” and “Midsize Pickup,” are kind of no-brainers.  By contrast, the VDS includes two somewhat nebulous categories, “Midsize Premium MAV” and “Large Premium MAV,” allowing overlap among trucks such as the Lincoln Mark LT and SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator and Lexus GX 470.

 

Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT

Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT

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The Honda Ridgeline took the top spot in the “Midsize Pickup” category, while embattled Toyota took the top “Large Pickup” ranking with its Tundra model. This has to be welcome news for Toyota amidst the onslaught of bad press the automaker has received in relation to a multitude of recent recalls, some of which ironically affect the Tundra pickup.
Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Toyota Tundra 2WD CrewMax 145.7

Angular Front Exterior View - 2007 Toyota Tundra 2WD CrewMax 145.7

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The top three vehicles in the “Midsize Premium MAV” category were all SUVs. Conversely, the Lincoln Mark LT – essentially a gussied up Ford F150 – captured the top spot in the “Large Premium MAV” category.

 

For more details on the J.D. Power 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study, check out the press release at the link below.

 

[Source: J.D. Power]

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