TORRANCE, Calif. (February 22, 2017) — The Lexus brand has captured the highest ranking in vehicle dependability among all nameplates for a sixth consecutive year in the 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). The most dependable car in the survey was Toyota Camry, and Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) received 10 out of 18 segment awards total.
In addition to Lexus’ top score in overall nameplate ranking, the luxury brand also received three segment awards. The Lexus ES ranked highest in the Compact Premium Car segment, and the Lexus GS led the Midsize Premium Car segment. Lexus RX was the top Midsize Premium SUV.
The Toyota brand ranks highest among non-premium brands and was ranked third overall, receiving seven segment awards. The Toyota Camry reported the lowest average number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) and was the highest ranking Midsize Car. Toyota FJ Cruiser led the Compact SUV segment, and Toyota Prius topped the Compact Car segment. Toyota Venza and Avalon received the award in the Midsize SUV and Large Car segments, respectively, while Toyota Prius v was highest ranking Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle. The popular Toyota Sienna topped the Minivan category.
|Midsize Car||Toyota Camry||76|
|Compact Premium Car||Lexus ES||91|
|Compact SUV||Toyota FJ Cruiser||92|
|Midsize Premium Car||Lexus GS||94|
|Midsize Premium SUV||Lexus RX||105|
|Compact Car||Toyota Prius||108|
|Midsize SUV||Toyota Venza||112|
|Large Car||Toyota Avalon||113|
|Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle||Toyota Prius v||124|
The study measures the number of owner-reported problems of 2014 model year vehicles in their third-year of ownership. 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.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to advancing mobility through our Toyota and Lexus brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve produced more than 30 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 44,000 people (more than 34,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.8 million cars and trucks (nearly 2.5 million in the U.S.) in 2015 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.
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