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.
2011  Honda  Fit J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP SMALL CAR

Honda Fit

Highest Initial Quality Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2011  Honda  Civic J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP COMPACT CAR

Honda Civic

2011  Honda  Insight J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP COMPACT CAR

Honda Insight

2011  Honda  Element J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP COMPACT CROSSOVER SUV

Honda Element

2011  Chevrolet  HHR J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Chevrolet HHR

2011  Mercedes-Benz  E-Class Cabriolet/Coupe J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet/Coupe

2011  Mazda  MX-5 Miata J.D. Power Award
2011 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.
2011  Lexus  ES J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP ENTRY PREMIUM CAR

Lexus ES

2011  Mercedes-Benz  GLK-Class J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP ENTRY PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

2011  Honda  Accord J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Honda Accord

2011  Honda  Accord Crosstour J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE CROSSOVER SUV

Honda Accord Crosstour

2011  Honda  Ridgeline J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Honda Ridgeline

2011  Lexus  GS J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus GS

2011  Lexus  GX J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Lexus GX

2011  Dodge  Challenger J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Dodge Challenger

2011  Chrysler  Town & Country J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP MIDSIZE VAN

Chrysler Town & Country

Highest Initial Quality Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2011  Ford  Taurus J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP LARGE CAR

Ford Taurus

2011  Chevrolet  Tahoe J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP LARGE CROSSOVER SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe

2011  Ford  F-150 LD J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP LARGE PICKUP

Ford F-150 LD

2011  Lexus  LS J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus LS

2011  Cadillac  Escalade J.D. Power Award
2011 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Cadillac Escalade