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 2017

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2017 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

2017 TOP COMPACT CAR

Kia Forte

2017 TOP LARGE CAR

Kia Cadenza

2017 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2017 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

2014 TOP COMPACT CAR

Toyota Prius

2014 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Toyota Camry

2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2017 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

2017 TOP COMPACT CAR

MINI Clubman

2017 TOP LARGE CAR

Kia Cadenza

2017 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lincoln Continental

2017 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

Buick

LUXURY

Lincoln

MASS MARKET

Buick