Ford, Lincoln Rank Among Top Five Brands in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study
Every year, global market research company, J.D. Power, releases their ranking for automotive brands in the United States based on initial quality. For the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study, both Ford and Lincoln have been rated as top five brands in America.
Here’s what the study is all about and which Ford vehicles have been singled out for their initial quality, brought to you by your Southern California Ford Dealers.
The J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study
More than 76,000 vehicle owners were surveyed between February and May 2019. Questions were asked related to their first 90 days of ownership, specifically about any repairs or concerns that had arisen early on. Then, each car brand was ranked based on the fewest number of problems within the 90-day initial ownership period.
Ford and Lincoln owners responded among the best in the industry. Both nameplates achieved well above the industry average, placing them both in the top five carmakers in the United States in initial quality.
Standout 2019 Ford Models
A handful of Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs were recognized among the best in their classes for initial quality.
Ford cars were represented well by the midsize Fusion. It has three different powertrain options for efficient motoring along with an excellent range of technologies in its trim levels. The latest in Ford Co-Pilot360 Driver-Assist technologies, SYNC 3 infotainment, timeless looks, and available Hybrid engines make it a great choice.
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger has arrived and it’s the highest-ranked midsize pickup truck in initial quality. Available 4WD, best-in-class payload and towing, a powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, and Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies set the Ranger apart from the competition.
The ever-popular Escape is in the top three models in an elbow-room-only segment. Easily configurable cargo space, available Intelligent 4WD, three engine choices, four trim levels with tons of great equipment, and advanced driver-assist technologies keep the Escape high on the list.
The seven-passenger Ford Flex offers comfort and cargo space without giving up an ounce of style. Available options like a power liftgate, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine are reasons for the Flex’s success.
Ford’s full-size SUV, the Expedition, stands out as a KBB.com Best Buy Award winner also. Best-in-class second- and third-row legroom, standard SYNC 3 infotainment, a versatile Cargo Management System, massive Panoramic Vista Roof, and best-in-class towing make the Expedition a solid buy.
America’s best-selling pickup truck of all time is also in the top three in initial quality. An engine lineup with six options, high-strength military-grade aluminum body, Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technologies, and a range of trims to suit any style and budget make the F-150 a no-brainer. The supremely powerful Ford Super Duty trucks are also high in initial quality.
If you want a vehicle that’s built to last, take a new Ford for a test drive. You’ll find the complete vehicle lineup and new Ford specials at your local Southern California Ford Dealers.