J.D. Power Awards

2011 Highest Quality Ratings

The 2011 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.

Highest rated Quality brand

Among all brands in 2011, Lexus ranked highest for initial quality.

Lexus
Lexus ranks higher than Porsche in terms of overall initial quality in 2011.
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Highest Quality small vehicles
Generally efficient and affordable, a small car or SUV can be a smart choice in a vehicle. In 2011, these were the top-ranked models in initial quality.
2011 Award Winners
Highest Quality compact vehicles
In terms of initial quality, these compact cars and SUVs were the highest-ranked in 2011, according to their original owners.
2011 Award Winners
Highest Quality midsize vehicles
The following midsize cars and SUVs ranked highest for initial quality in their respective segments in 2011.
2011 Award Winners
Among Entry Premium Crossover/SUVs, the upscale 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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Highest-ranked in the Midsize Pickup segment, the versatile 2011 Honda Ridgeline excelled in initial quality.
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The muscular 2011 Dodge Challenger ranked highest in the Midsize Sporty Car segment in initial quality.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Crossover/SUVs, the practical 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour earned an award in initial quality.
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Highest Quality large vehicles
In terms of quality when they were new, the 2011 large cars and SUVs listed below ranked highest in their respective segments.
2011 Award Winners
In initial quality, the popular 2011 Cadillac Escalade ranked highest in the Large Premium Crossover/SUV segment.
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The talented 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe was the top-ranked model in the Large Crossover/SUV segment in initial quality.
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Highest-ranked in the Large Car segment, the spacious 2011 Ford Taurus excelled in initial quality.
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