J.D. Power Awards

2017 Highest Quality Ratings

The 2017 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

In 2017, Kia was the highest-ranked brand for initial quality.

Kia
For the second year in a row, Kia leads all automotive brands in terms of quality in 2017.
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Highest Quality small vehicles
Small cars provide affordable, efficient transportation solutions. These were the highest-ranked small cars and SUVs in initial quality in 2017.
2017 Award Winners
The versatile 2017 Chevrolet Sonic was the top-ranked model in the Small Car segment in initial quality.
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The tidy 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA ranked highest in the Small Premium SUV segment in initial quality.
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Among Small Premium Cars, the talented 2017 BMW 2 Series was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the thrifty 2017 Kia Niro ranked highest in the Small SUV segment.
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Highest Quality compact vehicles
When it comes to initial quality, these compact cars and SUVs were the highest-ranked models in 2017.
2017 Award Winners
Highest-ranked in the Compact SUV segment, the angular 2017 GMC Terrain excelled in initial quality.
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Ranked highest among Compact Premium SUVs, the powerful 2017 Porsche Macan earned an award in initial quality.
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The economical 2017 Kia Forte ranked highest in the Compact Car segment in initial quality.
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In the Compact Premium Car segment, the athletic 2017 BMW 4 Series ranked highest in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the unique 2017 Kia Soul ranked highest in the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment.
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Highest Quality midsize vehicles
According to J.D. Power research, the following 2017 midsize cars and SUVs were ranked highest for quality after 90 days of ownership.
2017 Award Winners
In the Midsize SUV segment, the stylish 2017 Kia Sorento ranked highest in initial quality.
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Highest-ranked in the Midsize Car segment, the ever-popular 2017 Toyota Camry excelled in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the alluring 2017 Porsche 911 ranked highest in the Midsize Premium Sporty Car segment.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Sporty Cars, the spirited 2017 Ford Mustang earned an award in initial quality.
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The practical 2017 Nissan Frontier was the top-ranked model in the Midsize Pickup segment in initial quality.
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The distinctive 2017 BMW X6 ranked highest in the Midsize Premium SUV segment in initial quality.
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Among Midsize Premium Cars, the cultured 2017 Lexus GS was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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Highest Quality large vehicles
When it comes to quality, the following 2017 large cars and SUVs rank highest.
2017 Award Winners
The appealing 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was ranked highest in the Minivan segment in initial quality.
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Ranked highest among Large SUVs, the muscular 2017 Ford Expedition earned an award in initial quality.
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In the Large Premium SUV segment, the refined 2017 Infiniti QX80 ranked highest in initial quality.
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Among Large Cars, the ample 2017 Kia Cadenza was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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