Top-Rated Vans from the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study
The annual J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) has measured long-term vehicle dependability each year since its inception in 1989. Today, the VDS represents an industry standard of vehicle research. Results for the 2013 VDS are now available to assist consumers in assessing long-term vehicle quality.
In the 2013 VDS, vehicle owners most frequently report problems with wind noise, brake noise, and vehicle fit-and-finish. The study also finds an increase in the number of owner-reported problems with voice-recognition hands-free communication systems.
The three top-rated vans in the midsize van segment in the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study are listed below in rank order and accompanied by the problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) score for each model. For comparative purposes, the industry average quality score is 126 PP100.