Best of 2016

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 2016

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2016 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

2016 TOP COMPACT CAR

Toyota Corolla

2016 TOP LARGE CAR

Hyundai Azera

2016 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2016 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

2013 TOP COMPACT CAR

Buick Verano

2013 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Chevrolet Malibu

2013 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2016 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

2016 TOP COMPACT CAR

MINI Clubman

2016 TOP LARGE CAR

Nissan Maxima

2016 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Audi A6

2016 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

Audi

MASS MARKET

MINI

LUXURY

Porsche

MASS MARKET

Buick