J.D. Power Awards

2016 Quality Compact SUV

According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2016 Compact SUV models in initial quality, examining new-vehicle quality during the first 90 days of ownership.

2016 J.D. Power Quality award winner

Chevrolet Equinox
The practical 2016 Chevrolet Equinox ranked highest in the Compact SUV segment in initial quality, in a tie with the GMC Terrain.
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GMC Terrain
In initial quality, the stout 2016 GMC Terrain ranked highest in the Compact SUV segment, in a tie with the Chevrolet Equinox.
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2016 J.D. Power Quality contenders

Consult the chart below to see how all Compact SUV models performed in initial quality in 2016.

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Highest-ranked in the Compact Premium Car segment, the civilized 2016 Lincoln MKZ excelled in initial quality.
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In the Compact Car segment, the economical 2016 Toyota Corolla ranked highest in initial quality.
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The dynamic Porsche Macan was the top-ranked model in the Compact Premium SUV segment in initial quality.
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Among Compact Premium Sporty Cars, the bold 2016 Audi TT was the top-ranked model in initial quality.
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Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2016 J.D. Power dependability award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the last 12 months with their 3-year old vehicle.
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2016 J.D. Power performance award
Awarded to the brand with the highest new car owner design and performance ratings after the first 90 days of ownership.
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2016 J.D. Power dealers award
Awarded to the dealer performance, both in terms of vehicle servicing (i.e., service initiation; service facility; vehicle pickup; and service quality) as well as the sales experience (i.e., dealer personnel; delivery process; and dealership facility).
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2016 J.D. Power depreciation ratings
The depreciation rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.
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