Toyota Motor Corporation Vehicles Continue to Dominate the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study

February 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 13, 2013 – Seven Lexus, Toyota, and Scion models captured segment awards in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, more than any other automaker.

J.D. Power: Vehicle dependability at all-time high, Lexus and Porsche lead

J.D. Power: Vehicle dependability at all-time high, Lexus and Porsche lead

February 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Lexus , Porsche , Toyota Each year, J.D. Power and Associates surveys original owners of three-year-old vehicles to find out what kinds of problems they have had experienced over the last 12 months, and then it uses this data to create its annual Vehicle Dependability Study . This means that the models in the 2013 study are 2010 model year vehicles, and J.D. Power rates each make as well as the top individual models based on how many problems were experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100). Debunking the idea that carryover models are more dependable than new or updated models, the 2013 study found that the average carryover model experienced 133 PP100, while all-new or redesigned vehicles for the 2010 model year had 116 PP100; vehicles that received minor changes fared the best with just 111 PP100. The overall average for all makes was 126 PP100, which is the lowest figure since the findings were first issued in 1989. For 2013, Lexus and Porsche remained in the top two spots, respectively (and each experienced fewer problems year over year), but there were plenty of shakeups elsewhere in the list. The biggest mover overall was Ram , which moved up 20 spots from one of the worst performers in 2012 to sitting pretty in the top 10. Other big positive movers include Mazda , Infiniti and Ford . On the opposite side of things, Scion dropped 13 spots, falling from the fifth-best score down to No.

J.D. Power reports vehicle dependability has substantially improved

J.D. Power reports vehicle dependability has substantially improved

February 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Buick , Cadillac , Ford , GM , Hyundai , Lexus , Lincoln , Porsche , Scion , Toyota Remember the days of planned obsolescence? They’re over. The latest J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study shows a 13-percent improvement in new car dependability over the first three years of ownership. The latest sample of 2009 model year vehicles shows the lowest rate of problems since the study’s inception in 1990. The big winner was the Lexus LS , which had the fewest reported problems in the study. Lexus was the highest rated brand as well, followed by Porsche , Cadillac , Toyota and Scion . J.D. Power says 25 of 32 automotive brands showed improved dependability, with six declining and one remaining the same. While J.D.

Toyota Motor Corporation Vehicles Dominate J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Vehicle Dependability Study

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

TORRANCE, Calif., February 15, 2012 – Eight Lexus, Toyota, and Scion models captured segment awards in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study, a performance equal to all other vehicle brands combined and more than twice as many as the runner-up nameplate.

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