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.
2014  Hyundai  Accent J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP SMALL CAR

Hyundai Accent

2014  Kia  Sportage J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP SMALL SUV

Kia Sportage

2014  Nissan  JUKE J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP SMALL SUV

Nissan JUKE

2014  Buick  Encore J.D. Power Award
2014 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.
2014  Hyundai  Elantra J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT CAR

Hyundai Elantra

2014  Mazda  MAZDA5 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Mazda MAZDA5

2014  Lexus  ES J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM CAR

Lexus ES

2014  Porsche  Boxster J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche Boxster

2014  Infiniti  QX50 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SUV

Infiniti QX50

2014  Mazda  MX-5 Miata J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT SPORTY

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2014  GMC  Terrain J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP COMPACT SUV

GMC Terrain

Highest Initial Quality Midsize Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked midsize cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2014  Chevrolet  Malibu J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Chevrolet Malibu

2014  Honda  Ridgeline J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Honda Ridgeline

2014  Hyundai  Genesis J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

Hyundai Genesis

2014  Porsche  911 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche 911

2014  Lincoln  MKX J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SUV

Lincoln MKX

2014  Dodge  Challenger J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Dodge Challenger

2014  Ford  Edge J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MIDSIZE SUV

Ford Edge

Highest Initial Quality Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2014  Kia  Cadenza J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE CAR

Kia Cadenza

2014  Chevrolet  Silverado HD J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE HEAVY DUTY PICKUP

Chevrolet Silverado HD

2014  Ford  F-150 LD J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

Ford F-150 LD

2014  Porsche  Panamera J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Porsche Panamera

2014  Infiniti  QX80 J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE PREMIUM SUV

Infiniti QX80

2014  GMC  Yukon J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE SUV

GMC Yukon

2014  Chevrolet  Suburban J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP LARGE SUV

Chevrolet Suburban

2014  Chrysler  Town & Country J.D. Power Award
2014 TOP MINIVAN

Chrysler Town & Country

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Top-Rated 2014 Trucks: Initial Quality

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