J.D. Power has revealed the most reliable brand in the U.S
J.D. Power has revealed the most reliable brand in the U.S.
Among the “tripleton” the least of the problems for Lexus, mostly from Fiat and Land Rover
Research firm J.D. Power has released a new, this time the 26-th, rating-reliability automotive brands. He compiled on the basis of a survey of 34 thousand owners of new vehicles purchased in 2012. Respondents were asked to answer questions about what problems arise from their cars in the last 12 months. When this was taken into account 177 different “symptoms”. For the main indicator of reliability researchers traditionally have taken a number of problems per hundred vehicles (PP100). The lower it is, the less the machine delivers hassle for its American owner.
For the fourth consecutive year in the ranking of the brands leading position holds Lexus: 100 cars owned Toyota luxury brand identified 89 problems. Itself Toyota was in third place, with a score of 111 problems per hundred cars, behind Buick (110) – during the year, the American brand has managed to climb up to three positions. The top five also included Cadillac (114 fault) and Honda (116). The first five undergone significant changes since last year, when “leaders» were listed in order, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Acura and Buick . This time it ’s three-fold star» rolled on the 8-th position, and Acura and below – 12.
During the year, the greatest success in the struggle for reliability reached: owned Toyota Scion brand, which has managed to jump on 13 positions above, stepped up to 11 lines of Ram and Mitsubishi, have risen by 10 points. All these marks scored better than average on the American market, which is 147 units.
The Porsche brand in the number of breakdowns per 100 cars shared fifth place with Honda
The outsiders in this year was Fiat (273 breakdown per 100 cars), Land Rover (258) and Jeep (197). Last year the list of reliability was completed by British brand Mini, just above it there was Dodge and Land Rover.
The reliability rating of 3-year-old cars from J. D. Power