Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How 7 Newly Styled/Brand New (2016) Vehicles Rated In J. D. Power Latest 90-Day Quality Study

Honda Civic
Base MSRP:19,475
Overall 90-Day Quality Score: 2 out of 5 stars
(The results were based on the 4-door sedan. The coupe just hit dealerships this year.)

Volvo XC90
Base MSRP:$50,795
Overall 90-Day Quality Score: 2 out of 5 stars

Audi TT
Base MSRP:$43,825
Overall 90-Day Quality Score: 5 out of 5 stars


Buick Cascada
Base MSRP: $33,990
Overall 90-Day Quality Score: 2 out of 5 stars


Nissan Maxima
Base MSRP:$33,345
Overall 90-Day Quality Score: 3 out of 5 stars

Honda Pilot
Base MSRP: $31,045
Overall 90-Day Quality Score: 2 out of 5 stars
Kia Optima
Base MSRP: $22,990
Overall 90-Day Quality Score: 3 out of 5 stars





The old adage of wait until the second year when all of the quality kinks are worked out proved to be true in this year's J.D. Power Initial Quality survey, which measures the quality of all new vehicles for the 2016 model year. 

The results are based on J. D. Power Initial Quality Survey, which surveys owners within the first 90 days of ownership. While the restyled Audi TT received top marks, the super popular Honda Civic, the larger Honda Pilot and the hot-selling Volvo XC90 brought down the quality scores of their respective brands. Quality these days not only measure squeaks and rattles these days, but it measures the highly technical infotainment systems, too.  If you must have one of these new rides and plan on keeping them beyond the new-vehicle basic bumper-to-bumper warranty, its highly recommended that you add-on a service contract, which will extend the warranty.

As a side note, the 2016 Chevy Malibu, the 2016 Cadillac CT6, the 2016 Lexus RX and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC are all new models. However, if the vehicle didn't land into new car dealership showrooms before the end of 2015 or because of a small sample size there was no way to adequately measure the results.

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