TORRANCE, Calif. (February 24, 2016) — The Lexus brand captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a fifth consecutive year in the 2016 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) received six segment awards total, and four of the top 10 models belong to TMS. The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2013 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership.
In addition to the brand’s highest score in the overall nameplate ranking, Lexus received three segment awards. The Lexus ES is the most dependable premium model overall, reporting the lowest average number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) and was ranked highest in the Compact Premium Car segment. The Lexus GS was awarded for the Midsize Premium Car segment and the Lexus GX luxury utility vehicle was awarded among Midsize Premium SUVs, with the Lexus RX coming in second in the category.
The Toyota brand was ranked 4th overall and also received three segment awards. The Toyota Prius v was awarded for the Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle segment, while the popular Toyota Sienna received the award in the Minivan segment. The Toyota Tundra led the Large Light Duty Pickup segment with a segment award.
|Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle||1||Toyota Prius v|
|Compact Premium Car||1||Lexus ES|
|Midsize Premium Car||1||Lexus GS|
|Midsize Premium SUV||1||Lexus GX|
|Large Light Duty Pickup||1||Toyota Tundra|
J.D. Power’s VDS finds long-term durability continues to be an important consumer purchase consideration. The number of problems an owner experiences affects their repurchase intent and their vehicle’s retained value.
The VDS results are just the latest in a series of recent industry honors taken home by Lexus and Toyota.
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Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers seven F SPORT models and two F performance models. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 236 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.
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