The Chevy Silverado 1500 has secured the top spot in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment, per the results of the latest 2022 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS).
For those readers who may be unaware, the annual J.D. Power IQS is now in its 36th year, ranking major car brands and individual vehicle models based on responses from new-vehicle lessees and owners. The latest 2022 study is based on survey responses from 84,165 individual 2022 model-year vehicle customers, all of whom were surveyed early in the ownership period. The study was fielded between February and May of 2022.
Those surveyed were required to answer 223 questions examining vehicle quality based on nine specific criteria, including powertrain, features, climate, controls and displays, exterior, driving assistance, infotainment, interior, seats, and driving experience. From these answers, J.D. Power then calculated scores using a metric dubbed Problems Per 100 vehicles, or PP100. A lower PP100 score indicates higher vehicle quality.
Individual models were also grouped into specific segments, with the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500 taking top honors in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. Runner-up models in the segment include the light-duty GMC Sierra 1500, as well as the Ford F-150.
Several other Chevy models also did quite well, with the Bow Tie brand securing six segment wins total. These include the Chevy Corvette (Premium Sporty Car), Chevy Equinox (Compact SUV), Chevy Malibu (Midsize Car), Chevy Silverado HD (Large Heavy Duty Pickup), and Chevy Tahoe (Large SUV).
Unsurprisingly, Chevrolet as a brand ranked high in the 2022 IQS, taking third-place overall among the 33 brands studied and ranked. J.D. Power gave Chevrolet a score of 147 PP100, while Buick was the top-ranked brand with a score of 139 PP100. Dodge placed second with a score of 143 PP100, while the industry average score was 180 PP100.
Source: J.D. Power