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J.D. Power & Associates 2009 Initial Quality Study

New vehicles sold by GM, Ford and Chrysler have improved in initial quality by an average of 10 percent, according to the J.D. Power & Associates 2009 Initial Quality Study. Here are the top models per segment:

  • Sub-Compact car: Toyota Yaris
  • Compact car: Hyundai Elantra Sedan
  • Compact Sporty car: Scion tC
  • Compact Premium Sporty car: Nissan Z
  • Entry Premium Vehicle: Lexus IS
  • Midsize Premium car: Lexus GS
  • Midsize Sporty car: Ford Mustang
  • Large Premium car: Lexus LS
  • Midsize car: Nissan Altima
  • Large car: Mercury Sable
  • Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle: Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon/Honda CR-V (tie)
  • Midsize Multi-Activity Vehicle: Chevrolet Trailblazer/Ford Edge/Toyota 4Runner (three-way tie)
  • Large Multi-Activity Vehicle: GMC Yukon
  • Midsize Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle: Lexus GX
  • Large Premium Multi-Activity Vehicle: Lexus LX
  • Large Pickup: Ford F-150/Toyota Tundra (tie)
  • Midsize Pickup: Honda Ridgeline
  • Minivan: Toyota Sienna

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John Paul Strong combines his two decades of automotive marketing experience with a team of more than 150 professionals as owner and CEO of Strong Automotive.

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