Infographic:2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study Key Stats

Jun 21, 2017

The J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), published since 1987, examines problems experienced by original vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

This year’s study shows an 8% improvement in quality. Once again, the Korean brands outperform their Japanese, domestic, and European competitors. And, Kia ranks highest overall for a second consecutive year.

In the infographic that follows, we present some key statistics and findings from the 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study.

“J.D.

 

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