Best of 2018

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 2011

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2011 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

2011 TOP COMPACT CAR

Honda Civic

2011 TOP LARGE CAR

Ford Taurus

2011 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2011 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

2008 TOP COMPACT CAR

Toyota Prius

2008 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Ford Fusion

2008 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Acura RL

2011 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

2011 TOP COMPACT CAR

Chevrolet Volt

2011 TOP LARGE CAR

Dodge Charger

2011 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

BMW 5 Series

2011 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

MINI

LUXURY

Lexus

MASS MARKET

MINI