) — The No. 1 cast in this year’s J.D. Power agent abidingness abstraction was
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Lincoln, which led for the aboriginal time in the history of the closely-watched study.
Among the 50 vehicles, both cars and others, that the close rated,
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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
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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.
The acumen of affection and abidingness is advised the best affecting agency in a consumer’s accommodation to acquirement a specific new agent model.
The abstraction measures problems accomplished during the accomplished twelve months by aboriginal owners of three-year-old (2008 archetypal year) vehicles. The abstraction reviews 202 botheration affection beyond all areas of the vehicle. The study, conducted in the fourth division of 2010, is based on responses from added than 43,700 of these owners.
The analysis 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.
Here are the top ten cars in the 2011 survey. In the abreast future,
will present the account of the top ten cartage amid trucks, crossovers, SUVs and multipurpose vehicles.
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Fit was the best dependable rated sub-compact car.
Three Honda articles — Acura RL, Honda CR-V and Honda Fit — accustomed awards. Overall, the Honda cast had 139 problems per 100 vehicles.
Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Accent were additionally called as top cars in the sub-compact category.
The 2011 Honda Fit was additionally
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The Toyota Prius was the best dependable bunched car.
Overall, the Toyota cast had 122 problems per 100 vehicles, baronial fifth in the survey.
The Hyundai Elantra Sedan and the Toyota Matrix were additionally called as top cars in the bunched category. The 2011 Elantra was called as the top baby car by
The 2011 Prius was ranked the best blooming car by
The Mazda MX5 Miata was the best dependable bunched adventurous car.
Overall, the Mazda cast had 181 problems per 100 vehicles.
The Scion tC was additionally called as a top car in the bunched adventurous car category.
The Ford Mustang was the best dependable midsized adventurous car.
Overall, the Ford cast had 140 problems per 100 vehicles, baronial 12th.
The 2011 Mustang was called as the top adventurous car by
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.
Other than the Mustang, no added midsize adventurous cars won awards.
The Ford Fusion was the best dependable midsize car.
In February, the Fusion set a account sales almanac of 23,111, up 40%,
The Buick LaCrosse and the Mitsubishi Gallant were additionally called as top cars in the mid-size category.
The Buick Lucerne was the best dependable ample car.
As a brand, Buick had 125 problems per hundred vehicles, authoritative it the additional accomplished baronial U.S. nameplate afterwards Lincoln.
The Ford Taurus and the Chevrolet Impala were additionally called as top cars in the ample car category.
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Mercedes Benz CL K-Class was the best dependable bunched exceptional adventurous car.
As a brand, Mercedes had 128 problems per hundred vehicles.
No added bunched exceptional adventurous cars won awards.
The Lincoln MKZ was the best dependable access exceptional car.
In 2011, Lincoln bigger by 13 problems per 100 vehicles.
The alone added cars called in the chic were imports: the Lexus ES 350 was second, while the Acura TL angry with the Acura TSX for third.
As a brand, Acura ranked sixth in the survey, with 123 problems per 100 vehicles.
The Acura RL was the best dependable midsize exceptional car.
The Mercedes Benz E-Class and the Lexus GS were additionally called as top cars in the midsize exceptional car category.
The Cadillac DTS was the best dependable ample exceptional car.
The DTS had had 90 problems per 100 vehicles, the atomic of any agent in its chic for the additional year in a row, GM said, abacus that for six beeline years, the DTS and its predecessor, the DeVille, accept becoming a atom in the top three of the ample exceptional car articulation in the agent abidingness study.
As a brand, Cadillac ranked ninth in the survey, with 130 problems per 100 vehicles.
— Written by Ted Reed in Charlotte
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