Lexus Named Top Brand in 2013 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study


For the second year in a row, Lexus has been named the top brand overall in the 2013 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.

The study, which tracks the number and types of problems owners have with their 2010 model-year vehicles, is based on responses from more than 37,000 respondents — here’s how Lexus performed relative to its competitors:

The Lexus ES was ranked as the top vehicle in the Entry Luxury segment, the GS was third in the Midsize Premium Car segment, and the RX was tops in the Midsize Premium Crossover/SUV — in fact, the RX had the fewest reported problems in the entire industry.

[Source: J.D. Power]

Comments


  • http://twitter.com/VCLT The Victor

    I think the most surprising thing on this list for me is how hard Scion fell compared to last year! I wonder if it’s from all the problematic FRS’, but then again how many FRS’ are out there in the US.

  • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

    They should rename the award to “Lexus Top Brand Award.”

  • F1orce

    No surprises here..

  • JB

    Nah, it wouldn’t be from the FRS since it’s a dependability study for 3 year-old vehicles (i.e. 2010s). 

    But Hooray for Toyota Motor Corp winning the most at 7 awards, Lexus at 71 pp/100 and the RX 57 pp/100 for the best vehicle in the industry!  Audi 147 pp/100, and BMW 133 pp/100 keep struggling at or way below industry average. To put things into perspective, Chevy and Ford have significantly fewer issues on three year old vehicles than Audi’s and BMWs do.  

  • http://twitter.com/VCLT The Victor

    Haha yea I just read the full report after I commented and was like D’OH!

  • Tlogic

    Where is the IS in that list?

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    This award should be called the “Who got 2nd place in Automotive Dependability Award?”
    BD