J.D. Power Awards
2008 Quality Small Car Awards
According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2008 Small Car models in initial quality, examining new-vehicle quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
See 2008 J.D. Power Quality award winner
Research 2008 J.D. Power Quality contenders
Results for all Small Cars rated for initial quality in 2008 are contained in the chart below.
Indicates highest score
Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2008 J.D. Power dependability award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the last 12 months with their 3-year old vehicle.See all dependability awards
2008 J.D. Power performance award
Awarded to the brand with the highest new car owner design and performance ratings after the first 90 days of ownership.See all performance awards
2008 J.D. Power dealers award
Awarded to the dealer performance, both in terms of vehicle servicing (i.e., service initiation; service facility; vehicle pickup; and service quality) as well as the sales experience (i.e., dealer personnel; delivery process; and dealership facility).See all dealer awards
2008 J.D. Power resale ratings
The resale rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.See all resale ratings