J.D. Power Rates Top Compact Autos of 2012
by Angela Nazworth | June 21, 2012 12:16 pm
The J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Initial Quality Study, examined owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. Based on those results, here’s a look at five 2012-model compact vehicles that earned top rankings in their respective categories.
- Compact Car: Toyota (NYSE:TM) Corolla
- Compact Crossover SUV: Honda (NYSE:HMC) CR-V
- Compact Multipurpose Vehicle: Kia (PINK:KIMTF) Soul
- Compact Premium Sporty Car: Volvo C70
- Compact Sporty Car: Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible
J.D. Power and Associates based the scores on “problems that have caused a complete breakdown or malfunction, or where controls or features may work as designed, but are difficult to use or understand.” You can learn more about other top-ranked vehicles by reading the press release issued by J.D. Power and Associates.
- examined owner-reported problems in the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership: http://investorplace.com/2012/06/9-key-findings-from-j-d-power-auto-quality-study/
- TM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TM
- Corolla: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Toyota/Corolla/2012/Sedan/index.htm
- HMC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HMC
- CR-V: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Honda/CR-V/2012/SUV/index.htm
- KIMTF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KIMTF
- Soul: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Kia/Soul/2012/Hatchback/index.htm
- C70: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Volvo/C70/2012/Convertible/index.htm
- MX-5 Miata Convertible: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Mazda/MX-5+Miata/2012/Convertible/index.htm
- press release issued by J.D. Power and Associates: http://autos.jdpower.com/ratings/quality-press-release.htm
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