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— was the bright champ in this year’s J.D. Power agent abidingness study.
Of the top ten cartage in the truck/multi-purpose vehicle/crossover/SUV segments, Toyota and subsidiaries Lexus and Scion bogus six of them.
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anniversary had one top ten agent in the segment.
The abstraction measures problems accomplished during the accomplished twelve months by aboriginal owners of three-year-old cartage (2008 archetypal year), reviewing 202 altered botheration affection beyond all areas of the vehicle. Conducted in the fourth division of 2010, it’s based on responses from added than 43,700 aboriginal owners of 2008 vehicles.
The abstraction archive abidingness by the akin of problems accomplished per 100 vehicles. The boilerplate appraisement in 2011 was 151 problems per 100 vehicles. Lincoln led with 101 problems per 100 vehicles.
As allotment of the aforementioned report, J.D. Power additionally rated the
10 best dependable cars, as appear by
beforehand this month.
Among the 50 cars and trucks that the close rated, Toyota accustomed the best awards with seven. Ford was additional with four. (The Lincoln nameplate, counted separately, had two awards, while Lexus and Scion had two each.) Meanwhile, the assorted GM nameplates accumulated six awards.
Overall, agent abidingness has bigger from 2010, with automakers afterwards in abbreviation botheration ante in abounding acceptable areas. But challenges abide in advantageous problems with newer technologies and features, J.D. Power said.
Read on for the top ten trucks, multi-purpose vehicles, crossovers and SUVs.
The Scion xB was rated the best dependable bunched multi-purpose vehicle.
PT Cruiser was additionally called as a top car in the bunched multi-purpose category.
It appears that the Scion xB, which starts at $16,720 for manual, is activity to get a new competitor. Recently, at the Geneva Motor Show,
apparent the abstraction for the Bulli microbus, which is billed as an access into the apple of adolescent drivers who like to ride about in blue boxes.
Overall, the Scion cast had 166 problems per 100 vehicles, baronial 23rd in the survey. In 2010, Scion xB sales fell 19.5% to 20,304.
The Honda CR-V was the best dependable crossover/SUV.
Overall, the Honda cast had 139 problems per 100 vehicles, baronial 11th in the survey.
Forester and Toyota RAV4 were additionally called as top cars in the bunched crossover/SUV category.
The BMW X3 was the best dependable exceptional crossover/SUV. The crossover is based on the BMW 3-Series automotive belvedere and is bogus at the BMW bulb in Spartanburg, S.C.
Overall, the BMW cast had 164 problems per 100 vehicles, baronial 22nd in the survey.
No added cartage were called in the access exceptional crossover category.
The Toyota 4Runner was the best dependable midsized crossover/SUV.
Built in Japan and Brazil, the 4Runner is a cantankerous amid a mid-size SUV and a full-size SUV.
Santa Fe and the Ford Edge were additionally called as top cars in the mid-size crossover/SUV category.
The Chevrolet Tahoe was the best dependable ample crossover/SUV.
Also called were the GMC Yukon and the Toyota Sequoia.
Overall, the Chevrolet cast had 156 problems per 100 vehicles, baronial 17th in the survey. GMC had 184 problems per 100 vehicles, baronial 27th.
In the ample auto category, the Toyota Tundra was rated as the best dependable vehicle, but two calm trucks were additionally named.
Both the Ford F-150 LD and the Ram 1500 LD were mentioned, authoritative large/crossovers and SUVs and ample pickups the alone categories area calm brands dominated.
Tundra topped its class for the sixth year in a row.
J.D. Power acclaimed that while calm brands accept bankrupt the gap with acceptation brands in antecedent quality, acceptation brands abide to beat calm brands by 18 problems per 100 vehicles.
Calm cast cars accept beneath problems than acceptation cast cars — domestics accept 135 problems per 100, while imports accept 147 problems per 100 — but the trucks and crossovers produced by calm manufacturers accept added problems than acceptation manufacturers’ vehicles.
In the mid-sized auto category, the Toyota Tacoma was the accomplished ranked vehicle.
The Honda Ridgeline was additionally named.
In 2010, Tacoma sales fell 4.4% to 106,198 vehicles.
In the minivan category, the Toyota Sienna was the best dependable vehicle.
The Honda Odyssey and the Chevrolet Uplander was additionally named.
In 2010, Sienna sales rose 17.7% to 98,337.
The Lexus RX was the accomplished ranked crossover/SUV.
Lexus was the cardinal two ranked brand, with aloof 109 problems per 100 vehicles.
Also called as top crossovers/SUVs were a additional Lexus, the GX470, as able-bodied as the Volvo XC70.
The Lincoln Navigator was the best dependable ample exceptional crossover/SUV.
In 2011, Lincoln bigger by 13 problems per 100 vehicles.
Despite the aerial reliability, sales of the Navigator plunged 45.7% in 2010 to 8,057.
The Mercedes Benz GL Class was additionally called as a arch ample exceptional crossover/SUV.
As a brand, Mercedes-Benz ranked eighth in the survey, with 128 problems per 100 vehicles.
— Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte, N.C
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