2014 JD Power Initial Quality Rank, How did BMW do?

by Bernie McGroarty on June 22, 2014, 11:28 pm
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The Initial Quality Study, now in its 28th year, examines problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

The study finds that overall initial quality averages 116 PP100, a 3 percent increase in problems from 113 PP100 in 2013. This year’s increase in problems follows a similar increase found in the J.D. Power U.S. 2014 Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) released in February, which measures problems experienced after three years of ownership.

This year, BMW Ranked 8th overall in the 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study, with 108 PP100. The top spot went to Porsche pulling off its second consecutive highest rank at 74 PP100, followed by Jaguar (87 PP100), Lexus (92 PP100), Hyundai (94 PP100), Toyota, Chevrolet and Kia.

BMW had a good presence in the car segments of the study. The new 4 Series tied for third in the Compact Premium Car Segment with the Acura ILX, while the Acura TL took second and the Lexus ES topped the list. In the Midsize Premium Car segment, BMW also picked up a third with their 6 Series. There was a tie in this segment as well between the BMW, Lexus GS and the MB CLS-Class. Top spot went to Hyundai’s Genesis, followed by the Lincoln MKS.

The SUV segment brought BMW another top 3. This time it was the X3 taking second in the Compact SUV segment, just under the highest ranked Infiniti QX50.

Source JD Power

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1 responses to 2014 JD Power Initial Quality Rank, How did BMW do?

Ronbo705 commented:
July 14, 2014, 12:54 am

15670 miles on my 2013 BMW 328i Xdrive. I keep that car in mint condition and the engine went on me on the highway. I was lucky I was not killed. Thank God my son wasn't in the car. BMW's quality control sucks. Car was at the dealership for a rattle in the drivers side door and new horns. I wind up with a vehicle with a major repair???? Orange County BMW needs to be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission.