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.
2012  Toyota  Yaris J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP SMALL CAR

Toyota Yaris

Highest Initial Quality Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2012  Toyota  Corolla J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP COMPACT CAR

Toyota Corolla

2012  Honda  CR-V J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP COMPACT CROSSOVER SUV

Honda CR-V

2012  Kia  Soul J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Kia Soul

2012  Volvo  C70 J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Volvo C70

2012  Mazda  MX-5 Miata J.D. Power Award
2012 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.
2012  Lexus  ES 350 J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP ENTRY PREMIUM CAR

Lexus ES 350

2012  Infiniti  EX-Series J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP ENTRY PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Infiniti EX-Series

2012  Chevrolet  Malibu J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Chevrolet Malibu

2012  Buick  Enclave J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE CROSSOVER SUV

Buick Enclave

2012  Nissan  Frontier J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Nissan Frontier

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

Infiniti M-Series

2012  Lexus  RX J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Lexus RX

2012  Ford  Mustang J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Ford Mustang

2012  Nissan  Quest J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP MIDSIZE VAN

Nissan Quest

2012  Porsche  911 J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche 911

Highest Initial Quality Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2012  Ford  Taurus J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP LARGE CAR

Ford Taurus

2012  Ford  Expedition J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP LARGE CROSSOVER SUV

Ford Expedition

2012  GMC  Sierra LD J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP LARGE PICKUP

GMC Sierra LD

2012  Lexus  LS J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus LS

2012  Cadillac  Escalade J.D. Power Award
2012 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CROSSOVER SUV

Cadillac Escalade