J.D. Power recently released the results of its 2022 Initial Quality Study (IQS), ranking car brands and models based on survey responses from new-vehicle customers. At the top of the list was the Chevy Tahoe, which was recognized as the highest-ranked Large SUV.
Now in its 36th year, the annual J.D. Power IQS calculates vehicle and brand scores based on collected survey responses from new-vehicle purchasers and lessees early in the ownership period. These responses are then used to calculate a metric dubbed Problems Per 100 vehicles, or PP100, with a lower PP100 score indicating higher overall initial quality. The latest 2022 J.D. Power IQS is based on responses from 84,165 new vehicle customers, with the study fielded between February and May of 2022. The Chevy Tahoe was ranked at the top of the list with regard to the Large SUV segment, slotting in above the second-placed GMC Yukon.
Several other Chevy models also did well in the latest 2022 study, with top-ranked segment finishers including the Chevy Equinox (Compact SUV), Chevy Silverado LD (Large Light Duty Pickup), Chevy Silverado HD (Large Heavy Duty Pickup), Chevy Malibu (Midsize Car), and Chevy Corvette (Premium Sporty Car).
Unsurprisingly given the above results, Chevrolet as a brand did well in the study, ranking third overall with a score of 147 PP100. A total of 33 brands were ranked. At the top of the brand list was Buick with a score of 139 PP100, followed by Dodge in second place with a score of 143 PP100. Genesis and Kia round out the top five with a score of 156 PP100 each. The industry average score was 180 PP100.
Notably, GM was one of just nine brands ranked in the 2022 study that showed an improvement in initial quality as compared to scores from the 2021 study.
Source: J.D. Power