3 Ford Models Earn Top Honors in 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
The 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study has been released and, to the surprise of no one here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, three Ford models earned top honors. Those three top honors helped Ford rank second among all automakers in the study for the second straight year, while also earning its best overall score in the Initial Quality Study’s 32 years of existence. So, which Ford models earned top honors? How is Ford planning to get even better next year? Let’s find out as we take a closer look at the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study’s findings.
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Which Ford Models Earned Top Honors in the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study?
As we mentioned in our introduction, Ford was awarded its highest-ever overall score in the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. In all, Ford had nine models in the top three of their respective classes – a group which included three overall winners. The Ford model lineups that were awarded top honors in their segment are the 2018 Ford Expedition, the 2018 Ford Mustang and the 2018 Ford F-Series Super Duty. But Ford isn’t going to stop there, which brings us to our next point…
Is Ford Positioned to Get Even Better Next Year?
If recent trends are any indication, Ford will improve its overall score even more next year. That’s because Ford has improved its overall score each of the last five years – and is improving at a rate that’s faster than any other company in the automotive industry. This year, the report found 81 problems per 100 vehicles, which is much lower than the 86 problems per 100 vehicles found in the 2017 report.
“Customers want a vehicle that keeps them connected whether they’re going places or just out enjoying a drive. Our improving quality scores show we are delivering smart vehicles for a smart world that are also easy to use. While we’re pleased with our results, we know quality is a race that never ends – and we’ll keep pushing to deliver even higher-quality vehicles for our customers.” – Jim VanSlambrouck, Ford’s Director of Quality for The Americas.
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