Unchanged from last year’s ranking, Acura holds the sixth spot in J.D. Power’s 2013 Initial Quality Study. This year’s redesigned study ranked a total of 33 automotive brands based on new-vehicle quality after the first 90 days of ownership.
“J.D. Power has released the results of its latest Initial Quality Study (IQS), the company’s industry benchmark study that measures new-vehicle quality after the first 90 days of ownership. A key finding of this year’s study is that nearly two-thirds of the problems experienced in the first 90 days of ownership are related to the vehicle’s design, as opposed to components that malfunction. For example, the component may be working as designed, but owners deem it a problem because it may be difficult to understand or operate.”
Ranked as a top three model in last year’s Entry Premium Car segment, the Acura TL captures a 2013 segment award as the top-ranked model in the Compact Premium Car segment. The Acura RDX was named a top three model in the Compact Premium CUV segment.
[Source: J.D. Power and Associates]