J.D. Power Awards

2016 Quality Small Car Awards

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

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Consult the chart below to see how all Small Car models performed in initial quality in 2016.

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The smart 2016 Audi Q3 was the top-ranked model in the Small Premium SUV segment in initial quality.
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Among Small SUVs, the stylish 2016 Kia Sportage 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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