This year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study saw Acura jump to the 2nd spot all the way up from 14th in 2009.
The Initial Quality Study(IQS) is a measure of problems per 100 vehicles(PP100) reported after 90 days of ownership. Ranked 1st, Porsche received a 83 PP100 with Acura at 86 PP100. Honda took the 6th spot with 95 PP100, well above the industry average of 109 PP100.
This year’s report also saw the Acura RDX take the top spot in the Entry Premium Crossover/SUV segment and the Acura TL 2nd in the Entry Premium Segment.
J.D. Power also conducts a Vehicle Dependability Study(VDS) which measures problems over a 12 month period of 3 year old models. The 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study released in March had Acura ranked 10th(143 PP100) which was still above the industry average of 155 PP100.
[Source: J.D. Power and Associates]