High-end brands top annual J.D. Power survey
Several top luxury car brands lead the annual J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Survey, which was released this week. Porsche, Jaguar and Lexus lead the survey with the fewest amount of problems experienced by new vehicle owners.
The study, now in its 28th year, looks at problems seen by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.
Within vehicle segments, General Motors received six awards -- more than any other company -- while Hyundai Motor Co. received a total of five awards for models sold under the Hyundai and Kia brands.
1. Porsche(Credit: AP / Porsche)
Porsche is the top-ranked brand in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study with a score of 74 PP100.
2. Jaguar(Credit: Jaguar)
Jaguar was ranked second in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study with a score of 87 PP100.
3. Lexus(Credit: Lexus)
With a score of 92 PP100, Lexus finished third in the 2014 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study.
4. Hyundai(Credit: Hyundai)
Hyundai finished fourth in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey with a score of 94 PP100.
5. Toyota(Credit: Toyota)
Toyota continued the dominance of import cars on the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. The car company finished fifth with a score of 105 PP100.
6. Chevrolet(Credit: GM)
Despite its recall woes, Chevrolet ranked in the top 10 in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. The U.S. carmaker finished sixth with a score of 106 PP100.
7. Kia(Credit: Kia)
Hyundai's sister-car brand, Kia, also lands in the top 10 of the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, finishing seventh with a score of 106 PP100.
8. BMW(Credit: BMW)
Luxury carmaker BMW finished eighth in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey with a score of 108 PP100.
9. Honda(Credit: Honda)
Honda placed ninth in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study with a score of 109 PP100.
10. Lincoln(Credit: Lincoln)
Rounding out the top 10 is Lincoln, one of only two American car brands to land among the 10 best automakers in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey. The company received a score of 109 PP100.