(WANE/AP) The J.D. Power and Associates annual survey of vehicle quality gives top Light-Duty Pickup honors to the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. Both trucks are built at the Fort Wayne GM assembly plant.
GM made impressive gains in the prestigious annual survey which asked drivers about problems they experienced with 2013 model vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership.
Porsche topped the quality rankings with 80 problems reported per 100 vehicles, while GMC jumped up 10 spots from the 2012 rankings to second with just 90 problems reported per 100 vehicles. Then came Lexus and Infiniti followed by Chevrolet which also jumped 10 spots to land in the fifth position.
The top-ranked models in four of the biggest segments of the U.S. auto market were as follows:
- Compact Cars: Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Honda Insight
- Midsize Cars: Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Buick Regal
- Compact Crossover SUVs: Honda CR-V, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Chevrolet Equinox
- Light-Duty Pickup: Chevrolet Avalanche, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado
The following are the overall rankings with problems per 100 vehicles and how they moved up or down in the rankings from last year:
- Porsche (80, +2)
- GMC (90, +10)
- Lexus (94, -2)
- Infiniti (95, +3)
- Chevrolet (97, +10)
- Acura (102, same)
- Toyota (102, +1)
- Honda (103, -3)
- Jaguar (104, -7)
- Hyundai (106, +8)
- Kia (106, +8)
- Mercedes-Benz (106, -3)
- Audi (108, +3)
- Cadillac (108, -10)
- Buick (109, +2)
- Chrysler (109, +9)
- Lincoln (113, +3)
- BMW (114, -8)
- Volvo (114, +2)
- Smart (115, +19)
- Land Rover (116, +7)
- Jeep (118, +1)
- Volkswagen (120, +8)
- Mazda (125, -13)
- Subaru (128, -3)
- Dodge (130, +3)
- Ford (131, same)
- Ram (132, -14)
- Mini (135, +3)
- Nissan (142, -17)
- Mitsubishi (148, -1)
- Fiat (154, +1)
- Scion (161, +1)
Source: J.D. Power and Associates
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