J.D. Power and Associates’ 2010 Vehicle Reliability Study has come out. It is one of the automotive industry’s most highly regarded measures of vehicle quality. There were several surprises on this year’s list. For the first time in a decade, an American company builds the industry’s single most reliable car. This year it is the Cadillac DTS luxury sedan.
J.D. Power and Associates divided the SUV class into five different categories: Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle, Midsize Multi-Activity Vehicle, Large Multi-Activity Vehicle, Midsize Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle, and Large Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle. The vehicles ranking highest in these classes were the Honda CR-V, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Sequoia, Lexus GX 470, and Lincoln Mark LT, respectively.
It is surprising to see Toyota, who builds three of the five cars on the list, rank so well this year after their recent recall troubles. It will be interesting to see how the recent recall troubles affect their dependability rankings in next years study.
The Lincoln Mark LT is the lone American Multi-Activity Vehicle on the list. It is actually a luxury pick up with four full-size doors. The vehicle uses the same platform as Ford’s well-received F-150 pickup. The Mark LT employs extensive use of chrome including a chrome grill and a chrome band that wraps around the entire vehicle. It is similar in appearance to the Lincoln Navigator. The Mark LT is another example of the increasing difficulty in classifying vehicles in the SUV and related class.
Land Rover did not fare as well in these dependability rankings. While they may be capable off-road vehicles, they again finished last in the rankings, finishing 36 of 36. Jeep also ranked near the bottom of the list.
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