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Top-Ranked Cars, Trucks, and SUVs in the J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality Study
Christian Wardlaw | Jun 17, 2015
A total of 27 new car models receive an award in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), which measures the quality of new vehicles after 90 days of ownership. Displayed in alphabetical order by make and model on the pages that follow, these are the 2015 cars, trucks, and SUVs that rank highest in their respective vehicle segments in the 2015 IQS.
redesigned Malibu will arrive for 2016.
complete redesign for 2016, the 2015 Spark has received standard OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi service, complimentary at first and available via subscription thereafter.
complete redesign for 2016, the Hyundai Tucson is the highest-ranked model in the Small SUV segment in the 2015 IQS, outperforming the Buick Encore and Kia Sportage, which tie for the second rank position. For 2015, Hyundai expanded equipment for the base GLS trim level and added LED taillights to the Limited version.
complete redesign for 2016, the Kia Sorento ranks highest in the Midsize SUV segment, performing higher than the Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Traverse, which rank second and third, respectively. Kia made no changes to the 2015 Sorento, aside from slight revisions to the grille design. The all-new 2016 Sorento is already on sale.
2015 Porsche 911Among Midsize Premium Sporty Car models, the Porsche 911 performs higher than the second-ranked Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and third-ranked Jaguar F-Type in the 2015 Initial Quality Study. This year, new GTS and Black Edition series debut in both coupe and convertible format.
2015 Porsche BoxsterThe Porsche Boxster ranks higher than its hardtop twin, the second-ranked Porsche Cayman, in the Compact Premium Sporty Car segment. (Note: no other models in this segment perform above the segment average.) For 2015, Porsche rolled out new GTS, Spyder, and Black Edition versions of this 2-seat roadster.
2015 Porsche MacanA new model for 2015, the Porsche Macan is the highest-ranked Compact Premium SUV in initial quality. The Macan performs higher than the second-ranked Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and both the Infiniti QX50 and Lexus NX, which rank third in a tie. The Macan is offered in S and Turbo model series for 2015.
2015 Toyota SequoiaAmong Large SUVs, the Toyota Sequoia ranks highest, performing higher than the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe, which rank second and third, respectively. A power sunroof is standard for 2015, along with a reversing camera. No other changes were made to this 8-passenger SUV.
2015 Toyota TacomaWhen it comes to initial quality, the Toyota Tacoma ranks highest in the Midsize Pickup segment, followed by the Nissan Frontier. (Note: no other models in this segment perform above the segment average.) For 2015, Toyota dropped the regular cab body style and added an off-road-ready Toyota Racing Development (TRD) Pro series version of the Tacoma. A redesigned Tacoma arrives for 2016.
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