J.D. Power Awards

2015 Highest Quality Ratings

The 2015 J.D. Power Quality ratings and awards are based on feedback of verified car owners who have owned or leased their new car for 90 days. This rating focuses on problems experienced by verified owners and has been shown over the years to be an excellent predictor of long-term durability. Simply put, the fewer the problems, the higher the score.

Highest rated Quality brand

Among all brands in 2015, Porsche ranked highest in initial quality.

Porsche
For the third straight year, Porsche topped the list of the highest quality brands in 2015.
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Highest Quality small vehicles
Typically more affordable and fuel-efficient than larger vehicles, these small cars and SUVs were top-ranked for initial quality in 2015.
2015 Award Winners
The taut 2015 BMW 2 Series was the top-ranked model in the Small Premium Car segment in initial quality.
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The useful 2015 Hyundai Tucson ranked highest in the Small SUV segment in initial quality.
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Among Small Premium SUVs, the balanced 2015 Audi Q3 was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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Highest-ranked in the Small Car segment, the sensible 2015 Hyundai Accent excelled in initial quality.
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Highest Quality compact vehicles
If you're looking for a high-quality compact car or SUV, consider one of the following models. They ranked highest in their respective segments in initial quality in 2015.
2015 Award Winners
Among City Cars, the practical 2015 Chevrolet Spark was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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Among Compact Premium SUVs, the robust 2015 Porsche Macan was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the practical 2015 Chevrolet Equinox ranked highest (in a tie) in the Compact SUV segment.
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The performance-oriented 2015 BMW 4 Series was the top-ranked model in the Compact Premium Car segment.
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Highest-ranked in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment, the quirky 2015 Kia Soul excelled in initial quality.
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Ranked highest among Compact Cars, the roomy 2015 Nissan Sentra earned an award in initial quality.
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Highest Quality midsize vehicles
According to their original owners, the following midsize cars and SUVs ranked highest for initial quality in 2015.
2015 Award Winners
In initial quality, the appealing 2015 Kia Sorento ranked highest in the Midsize SUV segment.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Cars, the rational 2015 Chevrolet Malibu earned an award in initial quality.
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Among Midsize Premium SUVs, the sporty 2015 Infiniti QX70 was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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Highest-ranked in the Midsize Pickup segment, the long-lasting 2015 Toyota Tacoma excelled in initial quality.
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The engaging 2015 BMW 5 Series was the top-ranked model in the Midsize Premium Car segment in initial quality.
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Highest Quality large vehicles
Finding a quality car or SUV is easier thanks to J.D. Power research. The following 2015 large cars and SUVs are most likely to provide you with high levels of quality.
2015 Award Winners
In initial quality, the voluminous 2015 Infiniti QX80 ranked highest in the Large Premium SUV segment.
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The dextrous 2015 Nissan Quest was the top-ranked model in the Minivan segment in initial quality.
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In the Large SUV segment, the spacious 2015 Toyota Sequoia ranked highest in initial quality.
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Highest-ranked in the Large Car segment, the capacious 2015 Chrysler 300 excelled in initial quality.
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