J.D. Power Awards

2017 Quality Small Premium Car Awards

According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2017 Small Premium Car models in initial quality, examining new-vehicle quality during the first 90 days of ownership.

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To learn more about how all Small Premium Car models performed in initial quality in 2017, see the chart below.

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The versatile 2017 Chevrolet Sonic was the top-ranked model in the Small Car segment in initial quality.
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The tidy 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA ranked highest in the Small Premium SUV segment in initial quality.
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In initial quality, the thrifty 2017 Kia Niro ranked highest in the Small SUV segment.
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Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2017 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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2017 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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2017 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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2017 J.D. Power resale ratings
The resale rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.
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