Best of 2010

Each year, we award exemplary vehicles based on insights from real, verified owners in four distinct fields.

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Most Awarded Brands of 2010

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5 Awards

2010 Highest Initial Quality Ratings

The annual J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) measures new car quality by analyzing problems reported by owners in the first 90 days of ownership.

Recent Winners

2010 TOP COMPACT CAR

Ford Focus

2010 TOP COMPACT SPORTY CAR

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2010 TOP LARGE CAR

Ford Taurus

2010 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2010 Most Dependable Cars

The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) has been the industry-leading source of car reliability ratings for over 25 years. VDS examines issues reported by original owners of 3-year-old vehicles to determine which are the most reliable cars.

Recent Winners

2007 TOP COMPACT CAR

Toyota Prius

2007 TOP COMPACT SPORTY CAR

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2007 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Buick LaCrosse

2007 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Audi A6

2010 Best Performance and Design

The annual J.D. Power U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM is based on responses from more than 80,000 new-vehicle buyers or lessees and examines how gratifying a vehicle is to own after the first 90 days.

Recent Winners

2010 TOP COMPACT CAR

MINI Cooper

2010 TOP COMPACT SPORTY CAR

Volkswagen GTI

2010 TOP LARGE CAR

Ford Taurus

2010 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

BMW 5 Series

2010 Dealer Satisfaction Awards

Conducted annually, the J.D. Power U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) StudySM measures customer satisfaction with automotive service at a franchised dealer or independent service facility for maintenance or repair work among owners and lessees of 1- to 5-year-old vehicles. The Sales Satisfaction Index Study—redesigned for 2017—measures satisfaction with the sales experience among new-vehicle buyers and rejecters, who are those who shop a dealership and purchase elsewhere.

Recent Winners

LUXURY

Lexus

MASS MARKET

HUMMER

LUXURY

Jaguar

MASS MARKET

MINI