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.
2013  Mazda  MAZDA2 J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP SMALL CAR

Mazda MAZDA2

2013  Kia  Sportage J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP SMALL SUV

Kia Sportage

2013  Buick  Encore J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP SMALL SUV

Buick Encore

Highest Initial Quality Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2013  smart  fortwo J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP CITY CAR

smart fortwo

2013  Honda  Civic J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP COMPACT CAR

Honda Civic

2013  Honda  CR-V J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP COMPACT SUV

Honda CR-V

2013  Kia  Soul J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Kia Soul

2013  Acura  TL J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM CAR

Acura TL

2013  Mercedes-Benz  GLK-Class J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

2013  Porsche  Boxster J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche Boxster

2013  Mazda  MX-5 Miata J.D. Power Award
2013 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.
2013  Toyota  Camry J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Toyota Camry

2013  Nissan  Murano J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MIDSIZE SUV

Nissan Murano

2013  Hyundai  Genesis J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Hyundai Genesis

2013  Infiniti  FX J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SUV

Infiniti FX

2013  Porsche  911 J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche 911

2013  Ford  Mustang J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Ford Mustang

2013  Chevrolet  Camaro J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Chevrolet Camaro

Highest Initial Quality Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2013  Chevrolet  Impala J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP LARGE CAR

Chevrolet Impala

2013  Chevrolet  Tahoe J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP LARGE SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe

2013  Chevrolet  Silverado HD J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP LARGE HEAVY DUTY PICKUP

Chevrolet Silverado HD

2013  GMC  Sierra LD J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

GMC Sierra LD

2013  Chevrolet  Avalanche J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

Chevrolet Avalanche

2013  Lexus  LS J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus LS

2013  Cadillac  Escalade J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP LARGE PREMIUM SUV

Cadillac Escalade

2013  Chrysler  Town & Country J.D. Power Award
2013 TOP MINIVAN

Chrysler Town & Country

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Top-Rated 2013 Convertibles: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 Convertibles: Initial Quality

Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the convertible models that receive the top ratings in the 2013 IQS.
Top-Rated 2013 Coupes: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 Coupes: Initial Quality

Based on the results of the 2013 IQS, the five models listed in alphabetical order below receive the top rating among coupes.
Top-Rated 2013 Crossover SUVs: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 Crossover SUVs: Initial Quality

This buyer's guide covers the top-rated crossover SUVs from the 2013 IQS, listed in alphabetical order.
Top-Rated 2013 Hatchbacks: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 Hatchbacks: Initial Quality

Based on the results of the 2013 IQS, the following models, listed in alphabetical order, are the top-rated hatchbacks for 2013.
Top-Rated 2013 Sedans: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 Sedans: Initial Quality

This Top-Rated 2013 Sedans buyer's guide contains those 4-door sedans receiving the highest overall ratings in the 2013 IQS.
Top-Rated 2013 SUVs: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 SUVs: Initial Quality

Based on the results of the 2013 IQS, the five SUVs included in this guide receive the top ratings.
Top-Rated 2013 Trucks: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 Trucks: Initial Quality

The models included in this Top-Rated 2013 Trucks buyer's guide received the highest overall ratings in the 2013 IQS.
Top-Rated 2013 Vans: Initial Quality

Top-Rated 2013 Vans: Initial Quality

Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the top-rated vans in the 2013 IQS.