JD Power dependability rankings by category

March 19, 2009 6:06:40 AM PDT
J.D. Power and Associates on Thursday released its annual survey of vehicle dependability based on questionnaires sent to owners of 2006 model-year vehicles. The list includes the top performers and runners-up in each category. An MAV, or multi-activity vehicle, refers to sport utility vehicles and crossovers.


Subcompact Car

  • Highest ranked: Scion xA

  • Runners-up: Suzuki Aerio, Chevrolet Aveo

    Compact Car

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Prius

  • Runners-up: Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe

    Compact Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • Runners-up: Subaru Impreza, Pontiac Solstice Convertible

    Midsize Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Solara

  • Runners-up: Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Ford Mustang

    Midsize Car

  • Highest ranked: Buick LaCrosse

  • Runners-up: Toyota Camry, Mercury Milan

    Large Car

  • Highest ranked: Mercury Grand Marquis

  • Runners-up: Buick Lucerne, Mercury Montego

    Compact Premium Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: Nissan 350Z

  • Runners-up: Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Acura RSX

    Entry Premium Vehicle

  • Highest ranked: Lincoln Zephyr

  • Runners-up: Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G-Series

    Midsize Premium Car

  • Highest ranked: Acura RL, Lexus ES330 (tie)

  • Runner-up: Infiniti M-Series

    Large Premium Car

  • Highest ranked: Lexus LS430

  • Runners-up: Lincoln Town Car, Cadillac DTS

    Premium Sporty Car

  • Highest ranked: Lexus SC 430

  • Runners-up: Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette

    Compact MAV

  • Highest ranked: Honda Element

  • Runners-up: Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander

    Midsize MAV

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Highlander

  • Runners-up: Toyota 4Runner, Buick Rainier

    Large MAV

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Sequoia

  • Runners-up: Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition

    Large Pickup

  • Highest ranked: Toyota Tundra

  • Runners-up: Ford F-150 LD, GMC Sierra LD

    Midsize Pickup

  • Highest ranked: Ford Ranger

  • Runners-up: Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tacoma


  • Highest ranked: Dodge Caravan

  • Runners-up: Ford Freestar, Toyota Sienna

    Midsize Premium MAV

  • Highest ranked: Lexus GX 470

  • Runners-up: Acura MDX, Lexus RX 330/RX400h

    Large Premium MAV

  • Highest ranked: Lincoln Mark LT

  • Runners-up: Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Lincoln Navigator

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