Top-Rated 2016 Family Cars in Quality
The J.D. Power Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) serves as a benchmark assessment of owner satisfaction with new-vehicle quality. Conducted annually for 30 years, the study measures owner-reported design- and defect-related problems with new vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership. This year, the results are based on more than 80,000 survey responses.
Based on the data collected by J.D. Power, the company creates Power Circle Ratings (PCRs) to summarize the study’s findings in a simple, visual, easily referenced way. Consumers can use these PCRs when researching new vehicles.
In this 2016 Family Cars buyer’s guide, we highlight the top-rated models in the 2016 U.S. IQS, those vehicles earning a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.