For the sixth year in a row, the Lexus LS was named the best overall vehicle in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, with only 59 problems per 100 vehicles sold. The industry averages 113 problems per 100 vehicles sold.
The study, which looks at problems experienced in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership, was redesigned in 2013 to better reflect issues related to new technologies and features. As a result, Lexus fell to third overall behind Porsche & GMC after being first for the past two years — here’s a snapshot of the results:
In related news, the Yoshiwara (TABC) plant in Japan, which produces the Lexus LX and Toyota Land Cruiser, received a Gold Plant Assembly Line Quality Award.