J.D. Power has released the results of its 2017 Initial Quality Study, which measures the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership, with a lower score reflecting higher quality. J.D. Power says that this year quality improves across seven of the eight categories measured, with 27 of the 33 automakers in the study improving their quality compared with to last year.
“Automotive manufacturers are responding to consumer feedback and producing vehicles of the highest quality,” said Dave Sargent, vice president, global automotive at J.D. Power. “The industry has improved significantly in each of the past three years. Today’s vehicles have more things that could go wrong but fewer things that actually do go wrong.”