Research firm J.D. Power and Associates recently highlighted more than 25 vehicles that stand above the rest in their respective segments in the company’s annual Initial Quality Study.
The study, now in its 30th year, examines problems experienced by vehicle owners within the first 90 days of ownership. The report found new car quality has improved by 6 percent over last year, the highest increase reported since 2009.
At the individual model level, the study had good news for General Motors with seven GM vehicles recognized as the top choices in their segments. Toyota came in second with six vehicles followed by Hyundai and Volkswagen, both of which saw four vehicles recognized.
The vehicles were judged based on their overall quality and the overall quality and design of their mechanics, powertrains, features and accessories and exteriors and interiors.
The following vehicles rose to the top of their respective segments in J.D. Power’s study.