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2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Owners Still in Love with Their Three-Year-Old Vehicles
Consumers who buy new vehicles tend to still be happy with them after three years of ownership, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Small SUVs
Listed here are the Most Dependable Small SUVs sold during the 2015 model year. Each one receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Trucks
This Most Dependable Pickups guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Luxury SUVs
These are the Most Dependable Luxury SUVs sold during the 2015 model year. Each one receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Family SUVs
This guide includes the Most Dependable Family SUVs sold during the 2015 model year. Each one receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Luxury Cars
According to the findings of the 2018 VDS, this Most Dependable Luxury Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Small Cars
According to the data collected for the 2018 VDS, this Most Dependable Small Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles
This Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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Infographic: Key Stats and Findings from the 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) assesses models from the top car brands. Discover the top models in each vehicle category with this exclusive infographic.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Family Cars
This Most Dependable Family Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year cars and minivans that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership. They are listed in alphabetical order.
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2017 U.S. APEAL Study: Consumers Find New Vehicles More Appealing Than Ever
Car owners’ satisfaction with their new vehicles shows one of the strongest gains ever, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
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Infographic: 2017 U.S. APEAL Study Key Stats
In the infographic that follows, we present some key statistics and findings from the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
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Infographic: 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study Key Stats
J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) assesses new-vehicle quality after 90 days of ownership. Discover the top models in each category of the 2017 IQS with this exclusive infographic.
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2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study: New Car Quality at an All-Time High
Customer satisfaction with the quality of new vehicles is at its highest level ever, according to the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). Check out the 2017 Initial Quality Study results here!
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Infographic: Key Stats and Findings from the 2017 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) assesses models from the top car brands. Discover the top models in each vehicle category with this exclusive infographic.
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2017 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study: Excellent Long-Term Quality Isn’t Exclusive to Luxury Brands
While Lexus and Porsche nameplates lead the industry in vehicle dependability, owners of many high-volume vehicles are also rewarded with excellent long-term quality.
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2017 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Trucks
This buyer’s guide highlights those pickup truck models that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability.
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2017 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Luxury Cars
This Most Dependable Luxury Cars guide includes those 2014 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability.
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2017 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles
This Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles guide includes those models that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability.
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2017 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Midsize SUVs
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2014 midsize SUVs that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability.
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