LEXUS TOPS J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY
Lexus has received the ranking as the top brand in the latest JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study. This honor speaks to how well each Lexus is serving its owner. The study measures if the vehicle’s technology, powertrain, and amenities perform as advertised.
Making this win especially meaningful, this is the seventh year in a row that Lexus has taken the top spot. When you consider that the Lexus brand is one of the more affordable luxury automakers, the brand’s ability to please its customers is especially noteworthy. In the rankings, its closest competitors were Porsche, Buick, and INFINITI.
The winning score includes rankings for all of the brand’s vehicle. The Lexus RX earned the top score of five in the midsize crossover segment. The Lexus RX is one of the few vehicles in the entire study to receive a five in all categories. The Lexus GX earned a respectable four rating. The lowest ranked vehicles, with a score of two, were the Infiniti QX60, Volvo XC70, and Audi Q7.
The Lexus ES earned the award in the small premium car class. It rated a five for overall dependability, powertrain dependability, and body/interior dependability. The Lexus IS was close behind with an overall dependability score of four. The Acura TLX trailed all rivals with a score of two.
In a third win, the Lexus GS took home the best score for midsize premium cars. It received a five whereas its rivals the Audi A6 and Mercedes Benz E class only had a three. The Hyundai Genesis was rated at just two. In the brand’s fourth win, the Lexus CT hybrid took top honors in the small premium car ratings.
To earn the best scores, the Lexus models had to demonstrate the fewest problems over a three-year period. Car owners were asked to rate their newer vehicles on eight major categories, broken down into 177 specific problems. Questions covered the exterior, interior, seats, entertainment system, HVAC system, and all features, controls and displays. Other major items included the engine, the transmission, and the driving experience.
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