Top-Rated 2018 Family Cars in Quality
Conducted annually for more than 30 years, the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) is an automotive industry benchmark measurement of new-vehicle quality. Based on survey responses from people who have owned their new vehicles for at least 90 days, the IQS measures owner-reported problems with design and defects.
Derived from this information, Power Circle Ratings summarize the findings of the IQS in a simple manner. When consumers shop for a new vehicle, these ratings, which are visual representations of the overall findings of the study, can help to guide them as they conduct their research.
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 Family Cars for Initial Quality. Each model earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.