In the 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study, several vehicle brands had notable year-over-year performances.
Automakers are improving their vehicles in terms of paint finishes and braking systems, but owners are simultaneously experiencing more problems with powertrains, hands-free connections, and wind noise, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS).
Based on the results of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), the largest improvements in long-term vehicle quality, compared with
the previous year, pertain to vehicle braking systems and noisy brakes.
Skiers and motorcyclists lean into corners when turning in order to counter the effects of centrifugal force, and the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe will offer a new technology designed to do the same thing.
This year, based on the results of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), the industry returns to normal, as carryover models improve in terms of dependability, compared with last year, while reported problems for all-new and redesigned models rise significantly.
According to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), problems reported by original owners of three-year-old vehicles increased 6% from last year--the first time since the 1998 study that the average number of problems has increased.
While Mercedes-Benz continues to reach further down in terms of price point in order to capture younger buyers sooner, at the same time that it builds the new CLA-Class and GLA-Class models it is preparing to launch a sophisticated new 2015 S-Class Coupe way up in six-digit pricing territory.
Based on the results of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), the 12 most dependable 2011 models are, with few exceptions, luxury models, and half of them originally rolled out of a Lexus dealership.
For the first time in 15 years, the dependability of 3-year-old vehicles has declined compared with the previous year, according to the results of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS).
Based on the results of the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), which measures the dependability of new vehicles after 3 years of ownership, the following models receive an award for ranking highest in their respective vehicle segments.
Owners of 2011 model-year vehicles experienced more problems than did owners of 2010 model-year vehicles a year ago, according to the just-published J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS).
Improved proactive communication using such direct and electronic channels as text messages, email notifications and blogs is helping electric utility providers improve satisfaction among their business customers, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction StudySM released today.
The 2015 Kia Soul EV is a new electric version of the automaker's popular multi-purpose car, one that offers gas-free driving in a package that is nearly as practical as a standard Soul.
Debuting at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, the 2015 BMW X3 represents a mid-life freshening for the popular crossover SUV, or Sports Activity Vehicle, as BMW prefers.