Initial Quality Study

Kia tops JD Power's initial quality survey for 2016
Kia tops JD Power's initial quality survey for 2016

Kia jumped Porsche to take the top spot in JD Power's Initial Quality Survey, the research group announced Wednesday. It was the first time the Korean automaker took the top spot, and ends a 27-year drought for non-luxury brands at the top of the list. The report rates initial quality through a...Read More»

JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study
JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study: Good News For U.S., South Korea, Europe, Bad News For Japan

Research powerhouse J.D. Power has released its 2015 Initial Quality Study of U.S. vehicles, and it's full of interesting info for anyone in need of a new car. Along with its Vehicle Dependability Study, the IQS is one of Power's most eagerly anticipated publications of the year. Both examine the...Read More»

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New-Car Problems Up: Blame Technology And...The Polar Vortex?

Americans are seeing more problems with their new vehicles this year, compared to last year. But could the weather be to blame for some of it? That's one thing J.D. Power is potentially pointing to. The firm has today revealed the results of its annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) results, which...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
2012 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study: Industry Hits All-Time High

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, a touchstone for the industry's current successes and failures in new-car design and production, shows that the industry has reached an all-time high in overall quality with its 2012 model year, improving five percent overall, presenting fewer defects and...Read More»

The 2012 Nissan Maxima. Image: Nissan
Nissan Vows To Restore Consumer Confidence In Its Product Quality

Feeling the sting from low quality scores in recent J.D. Power and Associates surveys, Nissan Motor Co. is amping up plans to do something to restore consumer confidence in its products. Specifically, Nissan will concentrate its efforts on two key areas: perceived quality and so-called “soft...Read More»

2012 Nissan Juke
Nissan Works To Restore Consumer Confidence In Its Quality

Nissan is not at all happy with recent quality scores in the United States market, and the automaker has vowed to revamp its quality control to catch the competition. Nissan is focusing its efforts on two key areas: perceived quality and “soft quality,” which is the quality portrayed...Read More»

2009 Lexus LX 570
Lexus Bumps Porsche To Top J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

The auto industry is down, but it's not yet out: 2009 vehicles are showing higher overall initial quality ratings than 2008 throughout the industry according to the latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. Lexus took the top spot this year, displacing Porsche, which has held first place for the...Read More»

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