Top-Rated 2018 Small Cars in Quality
For more than 30 years, the annual J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) has served as the automotive industry’s benchmark measurement of owner satisfaction with new-vehicle quality. The study measures owner-reported problem with vehicle defects and design during the first 90 days of ownership.
From the data collected by the study, J.D. Power creates Power Circle Ratings. These ratings summarize the overall results of the study in a visual format. Consumers can use these ratings to better inform their new-vehicle research and purchase journey.
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 Small 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.