J.D. Power & Associates published the results of their 2007 Initial Quality Study, and Lexus placed second in the overall rankings, behind Porsche:
As you can see, it was a very close race, with Lexus owners reporting 94 problems per 100 Vehicles as compared to Porsche’s 91.
The individual vehicle results were less flattering, with only the RX 350/400h placing first in its class.
Midsize Premium Car
1. Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2. Lexus GS 350/430/450h 3. Infiniti M-Series/Volvo S80
Large Premium Car
1. Audi A8/Mercedes-Benz S-Class 3. Lexus LS 460
Premium Sports Car
1. Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2. Porsche 911 3. Lexus SC 430
Midsize Premium MAV
1. Lexus RX 350/400h 2. Lincoln MKX 3. Lexus GX 470
As for the rest of the the Lexus lineup, the ES 350, IS 250/350 and GX 470 all failed to place in top three of their respective segments.
All in all, a strong showing for the brand, with just enough room for improvement to keep them on their toes.
[Source: J.D. Power]