J.D. Power Awards

2014 Highest Quality Ratings

The 2014 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

Porsche ranked highest for initial quality among all brands in 2014.

Porsche
In 2014, J.D. Power once again finds that Porsche is the highest-quality automotive brand.
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Highest Quality small vehicles
In 2014, these were the top-ranked small cars and SUVs in their respective segments in terms of initial quality.
2014 Award Winners
The value-laden 2014 Kia Sportage ranked highest (in a tie) in the Small SUV segment in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the sensible 2014 Hyundai Accent ranked highest in the Small Car segment.
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Highest Quality compact vehicles
According to their original owners, the following compact cars and SUVs ranked highest for quality after the first 90 days of ownership in 2014.
2014 Award Winners
The stylish 2014 Infiniti QX50 was the top-ranked model in the Compact Premium SUV segment in initial quality.
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The boxy 2014 GMC Terrain ranked highest in the Compact SUV segment in initial quality.
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Ranked highest among Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicles, the useful 2014 Mazda 5 earned an award in initial quality.
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In the Compact Car segment, the well-designed 2014 Hyundai Elantra ranked highest in initial quality.
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Highest Quality midsize vehicles
If you're looking for a quality midsize car or SUV, consider one of the following models, which ranked highly in initial quality in 2014.
2014 Award Winners
The sensible 2014 Chevrolet Malibu ranked highest in the Midsize Car segment in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the practical 2014 Honda Ridgeline ranked highest in the Midsize Pickup segment.
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The useful 2014 Ford Edge was the top-ranked model in the Midsize SUV segment in initial quality.
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Ranked highest among Midsize Premium SUVs, the upscale 2014 Lincoln MKX earned an award in initial quality.
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In the Midsize Premium Car segment, the well-appointed 2014 Hyundai Genesis ranked highest in initial quality.
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Highest Quality large vehicles
Each year, J.D. Power surveys original owners of new vehicles after 90 days of ownership. In 2014, these large cars and SUVs were highest ranked for quality by the people who owned them.
2014 Award Winners
In the Large Car segment, the roomy 2014 Kia Cadenza ranked highest in initial quality.
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The capable 2014 GMC Yukon ranked highest (in a tie) in the Large SUV segment in initial quality.
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Among Large Premium SUVs, the well-appointed 2014 Infiniti QX80 was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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The racy 2014 Porsche Panamera was the top-ranked model in the Large Premium Car segment in initial quality.
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