Based on the results of the J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), the following models receive an award for ranking at the top of their respective vehicle segments.
J.D. Power has released the results of its latest Initial Quality Study (IQS), the company's industry benchmark study that measures new-vehicle quality after the first 90 days of ownership.
According to the J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), nearly two-thirds of the problems experienced during the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership are related to vehicle design rather than vehicle components that malfunction. That makes the majority of problems reported by new-vehicle owners far more difficult for dealerships to resolve.
Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the convertible models that receive the top ratings in the 2013 IQS.
Based on the results of the 2013 IQS, the five models listed in alphabetical order below receive the top rating among coupes.
In a formal statement, Chrysler has announced that it will "conduct a voluntary campaign" for the 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty to inspect and, if necessary, "provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts."
The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, which serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality, has been redesigned for 2013. The study has been enhanced to better measure the quality of today's vehicles, particularly problems related to new technologies and features now being offered. In addition, the study, now in its 27th year, allows for more detailed feedback from new-vehicle owners.
After a long absence, Fiat re-entered the U.S. market for the 2012 model year with its 500 2-door hardtop, followed by the 500C 2-door convertible, and now the extended-length 2014 500L.
Minivans are frequently used to transport families, and safety is an important consideration when choosing one.
This list of the safest 2013 pickup trucks, presented in alphabetical order, includes any model that received a 4-star or 5-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), or a "Top Safety Pick" designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Listed below, in alphabetical order, consumers will find the safest small SUVs of the 2013 model year, based on the results of crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
According to crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the models listed below, in alphabetical order, are the safest small sedans of 2013.
Investor satisfaction with self-directed investment firms is down overall from 2012, according to the recently released J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Self-Directed Investor Satisfaction Study.SM
BMW's all-new 2014 4 Series Coupe, a larger but lighter replacement for the 3 Series Coupe, is being offered in 428i and 435i models and four trim levels: base, Sport, Luxury, and M Sport.
Five different automakers are recalling 244,513 vehicles this week in order to resolve a number of problems.