The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories. For ratings and information about the highest ranked cars in Initial Quality, click on a category below. Note, only one model is shown for each category below, however there may be multiple awardees. Click on a category for the complete list of vehicles.