Dodge Powers to Top 10 in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study


    Dodge Powers to Top 10 in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study


    The 2019 J.D. Power U.S. Initial Quality Study results are out, and we have some interesting new trends. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) Dodge Challenger ranks #1 in the Midsize, Sporty Car segment. The Dodge Grand Caravan did really well in its own category, bagging the #2 spot. Dodge performed impressively overall and made it into the top 10 at the number 8 spot. They also found Dodge to improve initial quality by 8%, which is what pushed it up 11 places to its current ranking. 

    About J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

    The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study looks at performing a car model in the first 90 days after purchase. The study looks at several problems faced by 100 vehicles of a certain model in the first 90 days. According to the organization conducting the study, bad-quality cars reveal their problems rather quickly after ownership. The fewer the problems faced, the higher the ranking. 

    The top-ranking Genesis showed 63 problems per 100 vehicles, while the considerably more expensive Jaguar had 130 problems per 100 and didn’t rank anywhere near the top. In fact, it settled for #32. The Dodge that came in at #8 and tied with Lexus and Toyota had 90 problems per 100 vehicles–close to the industry average of 93 problems per 100 vehicles.

    About FCA Dodge

    FCA Dodge has a wide range of vehicles including the high-performing Dodge Challenger and Dodge Grand Caravan, and the Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger to name a few. The 2019 Dodge Challenger is a two-door five-seater coupe that runs on a 3.6-liter V6 engine. The output stands at 305 horsepower, and there's an eight-speed automatic transmission with a four-wheel-drive version available.

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