2021 Highest Initial Quality Awards

When it comes to quality and performance, you don’t have to compromise. Let the experts take the driver’s seat and see how cars, trucks and SUVs stack up in our reviews. From brand to vehicle size, here are the highest quality vehicles on the market.

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2021 Highest Initial Quality Brand

Each year, J.D. Power recognizes the highest-ranked overall nameplate in the Initial Quality Study.

Highest Initial Quality Small Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked small cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2010  Hyundai  Accent J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP SMALL CAR

Hyundai Accent

Highest Initial Quality Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2010  Ford  Focus J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP COMPACT CAR

Ford Focus

2010  Toyota  FJ Cruiser J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP COMPACT CROSSOVER SUV

Toyota FJ Cruiser

2010  Scion  xB J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Scion xB

2010  Volvo  C70 J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Volvo C70

2010  Mazda  MX-5 Miata J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP COMPACT SPORTY

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Highest Initial Quality Midsize Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked midsize cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2010  Mercedes-Benz  C-Class J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP ENTRY PREMIUM CAR

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2010  Acura  RDX J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP ENTRY PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Acura RDX

2010  Honda  Accord J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Honda Accord

2010  Honda  Accord Crosstour J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP MIDSIZE CROSSOVER SUV

Honda Accord Crosstour

2010  Nissan  Frontier J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Nissan Frontier

2010  Lexus  GS J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2010  Lexus  GX 460 J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Lexus GX 460

2010  Ford  Mustang J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Ford Mustang

2010  Toyota  Sienna J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP MIDSIZE VAN

Toyota Sienna

Highest Initial Quality Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2010  Ford  Taurus J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP LARGE CAR

Ford Taurus

2010  Chevrolet  Tahoe J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP LARGE CROSSOVER SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe

2010  Chevrolet  Avalanche J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP LARGE PICKUP

Chevrolet Avalanche

2010  GMC  Sierra LD J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP LARGE PICKUP

GMC Sierra LD

2010  Lexus  LS 460 J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus LS 460

2010  Cadillac  Escalade J.D. Power Award
2010 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Cadillac Escalade