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Car quality: best brands as ranked by U.S. new car owners 2019

The statistic shows the best car brands, based on the number of problems per 100 vehicles as reported by original owners of new 2018 model-year vehicles in the United States. The graph is based on J.D. Power's 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study. On average, the respondents reported 93 problems per 100 vehicles.

Best car brands for initial quality in the United States as of August 2019, based on problems per 100 vehicles*

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

as of August 2019

Number of respondents

over 84,000

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

Owners of new 2015 model-year vehicles

Supplementary notes

* Problems per 100 vehicles as reported by original owners of new 2017 model-year vehicles after 90 days of ownership.

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