J.D. Power Awards

Research 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.

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See Highest Quality small vehicles
Generally efficient and affordable, a small car or SUV can be a smart choice in a vehicle. In 2018, these were the top-ranked models in initial quality.
2018 Award Winners
See Highest Quality compact vehicles
Looking for a compact car or SUV that boasts high quality? These models ranked highest in their respective segments in initial quality in 2018.
2018 Award Winners
See Highest Quality large vehicles
The large cars and SUVs listed below were the highest-ranked 2018 models in their respective segments in terms of quality, based on feedback from original owners.
2018 Award Winners

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