Toyota Dominates J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study
Not only was its Lexus luxury division ranked at the top of the dependability survey for the sixth consecutive year (this time in a tie with Porsche), the Toyota car division itself was ranked first among non-premium brands and third overall.
In addition, a whopping seven Toyota vehicles (and three Lexus cars) were at the top of their segments for dependability (out of 18 total segments), in effect dominating the competition. The closest other brand was GM with their vehicles leading four of the remaining eight segments.
In the J.D. Power VDS, cars and brands are ranked based on the average number of problems they experience per 100 vehicles. For example, the industry average is 156 PPV, meaning that of 100 vehicles, owners experience on average about 156 problems. According to J.D. Power, the average has actually gone up compared to last year by 4 PPV because of continued problems with in-car technology.
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All seven Toyota vehicles that led their segment experienced fewer problems than the industry average.
- Midsize Car – Toyota Camry (76)
- Compact SUV – Toyota FJ Cruiser (92)
- Compact Car – Toyota Prius (108)
- Midsize SUV – Toyota Venza (112)
- Large Car – Toyota Avalon (113)
- Compact MPV – Toyota Prius v (124)
- Minivan – Toyota Sienna (147)
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