J.D. Power Awards

2012 quality Compact Car Awards

According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2012 Compact Car models in initial quality, examining new-vehicle quality during the first 90 days of ownership.

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In the chart below, you can get all the details for all Compact Cars that were rated for initial quality in 2012.

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Highest-ranked in the Compact Crossover/SUV segment, the versatile 2012 Honda CR-V excelled in initial quality.
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Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2012 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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2012 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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2012 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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2012 J.D. Power resale ratings
The resale rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.
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