Top 10 Car Brands for Quality
JD Power rankings put Porsche on top
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2015 2:17 PM CDT
A hood ornament decorates a Porsche sportscar on display at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

(Newser) – If you hate spending time at the mechanic, you'll need a Porsche. Or at least a Kia. JD Power and Associates is out with its annual rankings on new-vehicle quality, and those brands are at the top of the list, reports AP. The results factor in problems reported by owners in the first 90 days. Forbes says the biggest surprise on the overall list is that Japanese cars now fall below the industry average for the first time in 30 years. Here is the top 10, with the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles, and the number of spots the brand rose or fell from last year:

  1. Porsche (80, same)
  2. Kia (86, +5)
  3. Jaguar (93, -1)
  4. Hyundai (95, same)
  5. Infiniti (97, +18)
  6. BMW (99, +2)
  7. Chevrolet (101, -1)
  8. Lincoln (103, +2)
  9. Lexus (104, -6)
  10. Toyota (104, -4)