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2019 award summaries

TOP RANKED 2019 FAMILY SUVS BASED ON VEHICLE INITIAL QUALITY
This guide includes the most problem-free Family SUVs including both Midsize and Large SUVs from mainstream brands. Each receives an overall initial quality rating.
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TOP RANKED 2019 FAMILY CARS BASED ON VEHICLE INITIAL QUALITY
This Family Car buyer’s guide alphabetically lists highest ranking 2019 model-year Midsize and Large Cars plus Minivans from major brands that receive an overall rating.
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TOP RANKED 2019 LUXURY CARS BASED ON VEHICLE INITIAL QUALITY
This guide features the highest ranking 2019 model-year Luxury Cars that include Compact Premium and Midsize Premium models from mainstream brands.
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Top-Ranked Cars, Trucks, and SUVs in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study
According to the 2019 IQS, the following all-new, redesigned, or carryover 2019 model-year vehicles receive an initial quality award for having the fewest problems and ranking highest in their respective vehicle segments.
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2019 Initial Quality: New-Vehicle Quality Stalls After Four Years of Improvement
New-vehicle initial quality in 2019 remains unchanged from 2018, marking the first year without improvement since 2014, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study SM (IQS).
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Small SUVs
Small SUVs are all the rage these days. Which ones are the most reliable long-term? Find out here...
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury Cars Under $45,000
When it comes to autos, old stereotypes die hard, one of those being that luxury cars are unreliable. However, nowadays, luxury and reliability don't have to be mutually exclusive. Witness this list of the most dependable 2016 model-year luxury cars that cost less than $45,000 as new vehicles today.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles
With spring less than a month away, it's time to start shopping for that new sporty coupe or droptop. We've done the research for you. These are the most dependable coupes and convertibles you can buy...
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Family Cars
Carrying precious cargo? You'll need a reliable car. Find out which three-year-old models are the most dependable, according to verified owners...
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury Cars Over $45,000
Crave luxury and reliability? This guide contains the most dependable 2016 model-year luxury cars that cost more than $45,000 as new vehicles today.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Small Cars
Looking for a dependable car for your school or work commute? This guide contains the most dependable small cars originally sold for the 2016 model year.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury SUVs
If you buy a premium SUV, chances are you want to be seen in it, rather than having it in the shop for repairs. This guide includes the most dependable 2016 model-year luxury SUVs.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Family SUVs
Looking for a reliable SUV to haul your family and your gear? This guide includes the most dependable family SUVs sold for the 2016 model year.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury Coupes and Convertibles
Listed below in alphabetical order, and according to the findings of the 2019 VDS, this guide includes those 2016 model-year luxury coupes and convertibles that receive a Vehicle Dependability rating of 9 or 10 out of a possible 10.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Trucks
This guide includes the most dependable 2016 model-year pickups, according to J.D. Power vehicle dependability data.
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Top-Ranked Cars, Trucks, and SUVs in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Ask a car buyer what’s most important to them in a new or a used vehicle and dependability is usually near the top of the list. According to the results of the 2019 VDS, the following 2016 model-year vehicles receive a dependability award for ranking highest in their respective segments.
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Vehicle Dependability Improves for Second Year in a Row
Following half a decade of steady declines in vehicle dependability, the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) shows overall industry improvement for the second year in a row.
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