Nissan Cleans House in J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey

By Justin Cupler | June 25th, 2018

Each year, J.D. Power surveys new-car owners who have owned their vehicles for at least 90 days to find out how many problems they’ve encountered since making their purchase. J.D. Power uses this data to find out how many problems there are per 100 cars and uses this to rank automakers and each model for initial quality. The 2018 Initial Quality Survey just completed, and Nissan has tied for the most top-rankings and made massive strides as an automaker.

The biggest news is that three Nissan vehicle topped their respective classes, including the Nissan Frontier in the midsize pickup truck segment, the Nissan Altima in the midsize class with 65 problems per 100 vehicles, and the Maxima in the large-car segment at 57 problems per 100 vehicles. The latter was also the leader of the entire survey.

The biggest gainer for Nissan was the all-new LEAF, which saw a 17-problem decrease per 100 vehicles relative to the previous-generation model. This played a big part in the entire brand’s improvement of nine problems per 100 vehicles.

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study surveyed about 76,000 new owners and lessees of 2018 models. The surveys covered 233 potential problems among 33 brands and 240 models. The survey took place between February and May 2018.

Besides all these awards, Nissan also took home an award for its Smyrna, Tennessee plant. It took home the bronze medal in quality performance among North American Assembly Plants.

Get behind the wheel of one of these quality vehicles today at Garber Nissan serving Saginaw, Michigan or check out our online inventory to see if we have your favorite color in stock.

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