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[1]. Based on those results, here’s a look at five 2012-model compact vehicles that earned top rankings in their respective categories.

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[10].

Endnotes:
  1. 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/
  2. TM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TM
  3. Corolla: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Toyota/Corolla/2012/Sedan/index.htm
  4. HMC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HMC
  5. CR-V: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Honda/CR-V/2012/SUV/index.htm
  6. KIMTF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KIMTF
  7. Soul: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Kia/Soul/2012/Hatchback/index.htm
  8. C70: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Volvo/C70/2012/Convertible/index.htm
  9. MX-5 Miata Convertible: http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Mazda/MX-5+Miata/2012/Convertible/index.htm
  10. press release issued by J.D. Power and Associates: http://autos.jdpower.com/ratings/quality-press-release.htm

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