The J.D. Power and Associates annual dependability study shows that the quality of new vehicles keeps on improving. The biggest winner this year was Lexus taking home the award for Vehicle Dependability.
This vehicle dependability study rates the reliability of 3-year-old vehicles. This year’s scores are based on the performance of 2010 cars, trucks and SUVs. 2013 marks the first year that there have been fewer reported problems for new or redesigned models than carryover models.
Out of the 31 brands studied, 21 of them have higher scores than they did in 2012. Although the Lexus brand is at the top, domestic vehicles have improved at a greater rate than imports, says the agency. This is the first time a crossover has topped the list.
Lexus had the fewest reported problems in the dependability test and have earned the bragging rights among the manufacturers.