J.D. Power Awards

Research 2013 Highest Quality Ratings

The 2013 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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In 2013, Porsche was the highest-ranked brand for initial quality.

Porsche unseats Lexus to reclaim its position atop the initial quality brand rankings in 2013.
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See Highest Quality small vehicles
Among all small cars and SUVs, the following models were the highest ranked for initial quality in 2013.
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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 2013.
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The diminutive 2013 Smart Fortwo was the top-ranked model in the City Car segment in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the spirited 2013 Acura TL ranked highest in the Compact Premium Car segment.
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See Highest Quality midsize vehicles
In 2013, the following midsize cars and SUVs ranked highest in initial quality in their respective segments.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Cars, the trusty 2013 Toyota Camry earned an award in initial quality.
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See Highest Quality large vehicles
J .D. Power measures vehicle quality after 90 days of ownership. When the 2013 large cars and SUVs listed below were new, the people who owned them rated them highest.
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Among Large Light Duty Pickups, the versatile 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche was the top-ranked model (in a tie) in initial quality.
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The sizable 2013 Chevrolet Impala was the top-ranked model in the Large Car segment in initial quality.
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