Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class

Top Ranked New Cars in Initial Quality by Vehicle Class
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Large Heavy Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD

Lastly was the Chevrolet Silverado HD, which ranked highest in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup category. Coming in second was the GMC Sierra HD – almost no surprise considering they’re stablemates. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD has bee redesigned with improved aerodynamics, practicality, horsepower, torque, towing capacity and more. A new 4.3-liter V6 is standard with 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 7,200 lbs. The 5.3-liter V8 provides 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque and can handle up to 11,500 lbs of trailer weight. The most powerful engine in the lineup is a 6.2-liter V8 with 420 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. The smaller V6 engine will return up to 24 mpg on the highway while the V8s will range from 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.

  • 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.