Lexus Tops 2012 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

After finishing second last year, Lexus has taken the top spot in the 2012 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.

The study measures problems experienced during the past year by 31,000 original owners of 2009 model year vehicles, and determines dependability by the level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

Lexus scored 86 PP100 this year, for a decrease of 23 PP100 compared to the year before. On top of the overall win, the LS had the lowest score in the industry with just 72 PP100, and the ES 350 & RX 350 both took first place in their respective segments.

[Source: J.D. Power]

Both Toyota & Scion have HUGE improvement , same happens onto Lexus , congratulation !
Lexus wins again. YAWN! All three Toyota brands rule the roost! What's happening at Honda/Acura? Ford and Hyundai are passing you? And Infiniti? When you lose a reliability study to VW, you got issues! BD
  • S
  • February 16, 2012
Good!! Now please LEXUS just outsell BMW & Benz in America!!
  • L
  • February 17, 2012
Reason I'm a LEXUS4LIFE'R
  • O
  • February 19, 2012
Somewhat disturbing to see that Toyota itself is placed below Lexus. Could it be that the north american built cars generally have inferior quality opposed to its homemade siblings? I believe so.
    • L
    • February 19, 2012
    A lot of Lexus vehicles are made in Canada along side Japan..... but I think USA pushes out more Toyota cars than Canada. I'm saying USA isn't so attentive as Canadians if it isn't clear. The Venza's made in USA are a clear example. Fit quality finishing wasn't quite up to par. 
    You've to remember Toyota also included some real cheap car like the Yaris , that car is cheap meant some inspection check might be skipped , so that might be where the problem started ... while Lexus is what Toyota used to improve their quality , I meant Lexus is originally made to be perfection .
  • L
  • February 21, 2012
There are so little differences between the brands at the top. It goes to show that all modern cars were well-made and reliable.