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Best of 2012

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 2012

Lexus
8 Awards
Ford
7 Awards
Toyota
6 Awards
Nissan
6 Awards
Chevrolet
5 Awards

2012 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

Toyota  Corolla J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP COMPACT CAR

Toyota Corolla

Ford  Taurus J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP LARGE CAR

Ford Taurus

Infiniti  M-Series J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Infiniti M-Series

2012 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

Toyota  Prius J.D. Power Award
2009 TOP COMPACT CAR

Toyota Prius

Ford  Fusion J.D. Power Award
2009 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Ford Fusion

Hyundai  Genesis J.D. Power Award
2009 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Hyundai Genesis

2012 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

Chevrolet  Volt J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP COMPACT CAR

Chevrolet Volt

Dodge  Charger J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP LARGE CAR

Dodge Charger

Audi  A6 J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Audi A6

2012 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

Lexus  J.D. Power Award
LUXURY

Lexus

MINI  J.D. Power Award
MASS MARKET

MINI

Lexus  J.D. Power Award
LUXURY

Lexus

MINI  J.D. Power Award
MASS MARKET

MINI