Lexus Is 2014 Most Dependable Vehicle, Says StudyBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Feb 17, 2014 in Automobile, Business •
Lexus is voted on top of the 2014 Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D. Power and Associates, an American-based global marketing information services firm. The survey results indicate that Lexus is the most dependable based on the number of problems experienced by drivers over a three year period.
Power‘s official website explained that “Overall dependability is determined by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality. The Vehicle Dependability Study is used extensively by vehicle manufacturers worldwide to help design and build better vehicles, which typically translates to higher resale values and higher customer loyalty.”
The Award for 2014 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Credit: J. D. Power
According to the list, Toyota is in eight place while MINI placed last on the J.D. Power survey. The dependability of these cars are being linked by Power to the manufacturer’s bottom line, increase in vehicle sales.
In 2014, two new models of Lexus IS has been introduced by the car manufacturer. The latest premium models are Lexus IS 350 and Lexus IS 350 F Sport. (Check the latest Lexus IS models by clicking here.)
In a statement, J.D. Power explained the result of their survey. Below is an excerpt of Power’s dependability survey.
“Lexus ranks highest in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a third consecutive year. The gap between Lexus and all other brands is substantial, with Lexus averaging 68 PP100 compared with second-ranked Mercedes-Benz at 104 PP100. Following Mercedes-Benz in the rankings are Cadillac (107), Acura (109) and Buick (112), respectively.
General Motors Company receives eight segment awards?more than any other automaker in 2014?for the Buick Lucerne; Cadillac DTS (tie); Cadillac Escalade; Chevrolet Camaro; Chevrolet Volt; GMC Sierra HD; GMC Sierra LD; and GMC Yukon. Toyota Motor Corporation garners seven awards for the Lexus ES; Lexus GS; Lexus LS (tie); Lexus RX; Scion xB; Toyota Camry; and Toyota Sienna. Honda Motor Company receives six model-level awards for the Acura RDX; Honda CR-V; Honda Crosstour; Honda Element; Honda Fit; and Honda Ridgeline. MINI receives one model-level award for the MINI Cooper.
On average, 23 percent of consumers avoided brands that ranked in the lowest quartile of the 2013 VDS because of concerns about reliability. In contrast, only 9 percent of consumers cited that same reason for avoiding brands that ranked in the top quartile.“
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