2016 JD Power Initial Quality Study Results Released

jd-power-logo_320x245The JD Power 2016 US Initial Quality Study (IQS) results are out.  The big winners are Kia and Porsche.

MINI’s IQS score of 127 problems per 100 vehicles put it fifth from last place.  MINI’s score in 2015 was 5 points higher at 122.

Here’s how the JD Power IQS rankings are determined:

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.

2016 JD Power Initial Quality Study Rankings

2016 Winners by Class

City Car: Chevrolet Spark
Small Car: Hyundai Accent
Small Premium Car: Lexus CT
Compact Car: Toyota Corolla
Compact Sporty Car: Scion tC
Compact Premium Car: Lincoln MKZ
Compact Premium Sporty Car: Audi TT

Midsize Car: Toyota Camry
Midsize Sporty Car: Dodge Challenger
Midsize Premium Car: Lexus GS
Midsize Premium Sporty Car: Porsche 911

Large Car: Hyundai Azera

Small Premium SUV: Audi Q3

See the entire 2016 JD Power Initial Quality Study Results.