J.D. Power Awards

2009 Highest Quality Ratings

The 2009 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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Highest Quality small vehicles
Typically more affordable and fuel-efficient than larger vehicles, these small cars and SUVs were top-ranked for initial quality in 2009 according to J.D. Power research.
2009 Award Winners
Highest Quality compact vehicles
If you're looking for a quality compact car or SUV, consider one of the following models. According to their original owners, they ranked highest in their respective segments in 2009 in initial quality.
2009 Award Winners
Highest Quality large vehicles
Thanks to J.D. Power research, finding a quality car or SUV is easier. The following 2009 large cars and SUVs were the most likely to provide original owners with high levels of quality.
2009 Award Winners
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2009 Initial Quality Study Results
The J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, or IQS, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. The study is used extensively by manufacturers worldwide to help them design and build better vehicles and by consumers to help them in their vehicle purchase decisions. Initial quality has been shown over the years to be an excellent predictor of long-term durability, which can significantly impact consumer purchase decisions. The study captures problems experienced by owners in two distinct categories: design-related problems, and defects and malfunctions.
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