Top 20 Highest Quality Cars by Segment: 2019

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The 2019 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study has been released, giving us a complete rundown of what the highest quality cars are by segment for this year.

The annual study examines problems experienced by original vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership, with initial quality measured by the number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100).

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Along with ranking automakers in initial quality based on their PP100 score, J.D. Power has also awarded the highest quality cars by segment based on the number of problems experienced in the first 90 days of ownership. Scroll below to view the list and find out what the best-rated car for initial quality in every single vehicle segment is.

Small Car: Kia Rio

Small Premium Car: BMW 2 Series

Compact Car: Kia Forte

Compact Premium Car: Genesis G70

Compact Sporty Car: Mini Cooper

Midsize Car: Ford Fusion/Chevrolet Malibu (Tie)

Midsize Premium Car: Mercedes-Benz CLS

Midsize Sporty Car: Dodge Challenger

Large Car: Nissan Maxima

Minivan: Kia Sedona

Small SUV: Kia Sportage

Compact Premium SUV: BMW X4

Compact SUV: Chevrolet Equinox

Midsize SUV: Hyundai Santa Fe

Midsize Premium SUV: Lexus RX

Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe

Midsize Pickup: Ford Ranger

Large Light Duty Pickup: Nissan Titan

Large Heavy Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD

Top Overall Car: Porsche 911

Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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