Hyundai Genesis Tops JD Power Study

2013 Hyundai Genesis

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis was named the best luxury car in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis outperformed all other luxury brands in the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates U.S. Initial Quality Study.

The Hyundai luxury model defeated even the Mercedes-Benz and the Jaguar in J.D. Power’s annual study.

The J.D. Power Study is based on customer surveys 90 days after they purchase their vehicle. Study takes place between February and May 2013. he study is used by manufacturers worldwide to improve quality and by consumers to help them make more informed purchasing decisions. Throughout the years, initial quality has been shown to be a leading indicator of long-term durability, which directly impacts customer loyalty and purchase decisions.

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Honda Scores High in J.D. Power Study

2013-Honda-Civic

Thanks to vehicles like the 2013 Honda Civic, Honda was one of the top brands in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

Honda was one of the top non-luxury brands in J.D. Power and Associate’s 2013 Initial Quality Study.

The study is based on customer responses after 90 days of ownership. When you remove the luxury brands, Honda was among the top 5 vehicles in Initial Quality, their score of 103 is much higher than the industry average.

Honda is traditionally a top non-luxury brand and they are always above the industry average. J.D. Power says their Initial Quality Study has always been in great indicator of long-term durability among models.

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Fusions Receive Best Cars for Families Award

2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of 6 Ford’s named ‘Best Car for the Money’.

Each year U.S. News & World Report awards new models, within 19 categories, for being the best for families.

This year Ford has their models earning top spots. The Ford Fusion won for best midsize car and the Fusion Hybrid won for best hybrid car.  This would be the second year in a row for the Fusion Hybrid and third in a row for the Fusion.

U.S. News & World Report determines the winning vehicles based on the best combination of quality, features, and space for families.

The Fusion and Fusion Hybrid are  no strangers to awards and recognition. MSN Autos included the Hybrid in their list of  cars that reach at least a combined 35 MPG (the Hybrid gets 47 mpg). And the Ford Fusion was named the  family vehicle of the year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association.

Ford Models Take Home Quality Awards

2012 Ford Flex

Ford Midsized and pickup models were award total quality awards.

The Ford Flex, Ford F-150 and Ford F-250 took home awards in their class for Total Quality from Global Marketing and Communications firm Strategic Vision.

Total Quality surveyed owners of 2012 model year vehicles from September through December 2011.

Overall as a manufacturer, Ford finished second in quality.

The F-150 has always been America’s most popular pickup. Earlier this year, Edmonds said the F-150 has the best retained value.

Earlier this year, J.D. Power said the Ford Flex was one of the most satisfying vehicles to drive.

The Flex and F250 are also great outdoor vehicles.

Congrats for Ford for another quality awards.

Honda Wins Top Quality

2012 Honda Accord Crosstour

Some of Honda’s top models received another award for total quality.

The Honda Accord Crosstour, Honda Odyssey and Honda Ridgeline each received awards in their class for Total Quality from Global Marketing and Communications firm Strategic Vision.

Total Quality surveyed owners of 2012 model year vehicles from September through December 2011.

Honda winning a quality award is monthly occasion. They just keep winning, winning and winning more awards.

And if you want the top quality dealer, there is only one to choose.

Congrats to Honda for another quality award!