Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class

Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class

Large Premium Car: Porsche Panamera

The vehicle with the single-lowest number of problems in this year’s Initial Quality Study was the Porsche Panamera, which also took best-in-category for the Large Premium Car segment. Coming in second place was the Lexus LS while the Hyundai Equus was ranked third. Like other Porsche models, the Panamera has a full lineup ranging from a 310-hp 3.6-liter V6 to a 570-hp 4.8-liter turbocharged V8. Though it’s a sedan, the Panamera fully embraces Porsche’s motto of performance first and offers a sporty driving experience. Fuel economy ranges from 15 mpg in the city on the low end to 18 mpg while highway consumption ranges from 24 mpg to 28 mpg, depending on the engine.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Consumer Reports is a much more reliable source for information.
    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.