New-vehicle quality is at its highest level ever, having improved by 4% in the past year, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).
J.D. Power Awards
2018 Highest Quality Ratings
The 2018 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.