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.
2015  Hyundai  Accent J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP SMALL CAR

Hyundai Accent

2015  BMW  2 Series J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP SMALL PREMIUM CAR

BMW 2 Series

2015  Audi  Q3 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP SMALL PREMIUM SUV

Audi Q3

2015  Hyundai  Tucson J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP SMALL SUV

Hyundai Tucson

Highest Initial Quality Compact Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked compact cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2015  Chevrolet  Spark J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP CITY CAR

Chevrolet Spark

2015  Nissan  Sentra J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT CAR

Nissan Sentra

2015  Kia  Soul J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT MULTI-PURPOSE VEHICLE

Kia Soul

2015  BMW  4 Series J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM CAR

BMW 4 Series

2015  Porsche  Boxster J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche Boxster

2015  Porsche  Macan J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT PREMIUM SUV

Porsche Macan

2015  Mazda  MX-5 Miata J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT SPORTY

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2015  Ford  Escape J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT SUV

Ford Escape

2015  Chevrolet  Equinox J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP COMPACT SUV

Chevrolet Equinox

Highest Initial Quality Midsize Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked midsize cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2015  Chevrolet  Malibu J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE CAR

Chevrolet Malibu

2015  Toyota  Tacoma J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PICKUP

Toyota Tacoma

2015  BMW  5 Series J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM CAR

BMW 5 Series

2015  Porsche  911 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SPORTY

Porsche 911

2015  Infiniti  QX70 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE PREMIUM SUV

Infiniti QX70

2015  Dodge  Challenger J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE SPORTY

Dodge Challenger

2015  Kia  Sorento J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MIDSIZE SUV

Kia Sorento

Highest Initial Quality Large Vehicles

These are the highest-ranked large cars and SUVs in this year's Initial Quality Study.
2015  Chrysler  300 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE CAR

Chrysler 300

2015  Ford  Super Duty J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE HEAVY DUTY PICKUP

Ford Super Duty

2015  Chevrolet  Silverado LD J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE LIGHT DUTY PICKUP

Chevrolet Silverado LD

2015  Lexus  LS J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE PREMIUM CAR

Lexus LS

2015  Infiniti  QX80 J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE PREMIUM SUV

Infiniti QX80

2015  Toyota  Sequoia J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP LARGE SUV

Toyota Sequoia

2015  Nissan  Quest J.D. Power Award
2015 TOP MINIVAN

Nissan Quest

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