Despite some consumers questioning General Motors’ vehicle quality following its recall fiasco, the automaker still managed to take home more awards in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study than any other automaker for the second consecutive year.
GM’s new Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs tied for the highest initial quality ranking from consumers in the SUV segment. The Chevrolet Silverado HD, meanwhile, took home first place in the Large Heavy-Duty Pickup category for the second year in a row, as did the Buick Encore in the small SUV segment. The Chevrolet Malibu also came out on top among the Midsize Car competitors.
“We are committed to providing customers with the highest levels of safety, quality and an exceptional ownership experience,” Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president GM Global Quality and Customer Experience, said in a statement. “Having the most award recipients of any automaker shows that we are on the right track by putting the customer front and center in everything we do.”
Other highlights for the automaker in the study included the Chevrolet Camaro and Equinox being ranked as second in the Midsize Sporty Car category and Compact CUV category, respectively. The previous-generation Cadillac Escalade was also ranked second in the Premium Large SUV category.
J.D. Power’s IQS is based on the feedback from more than 86,000 new car buyers and lessees of 2014 or newer model year vehicles ,with participants being surveyed after 90 days of ownership. For the full rundown of this year’s top initial quality cars, click here.