Lexus Tops J.D. Power Dependability Study for 7th Straight Year

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Lexus dominates both the overall and individual segment dependability rankings as the competition finally shows some improvement.

All-in-all, vehicles are getting more and more dependable. But despite this recent development, one thing hasn’t changed in a long time. And that fact is that Lexus reigns supreme when it comes to J.D. Power’s Dependability studies. J.D. Power just released this year’s results, and for the seventh straight time, Lexus ranked highest in overall vehicle dependability among all brands, regardless of category.

The 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study polled 36,896 original owners of 2015 model-year vehicles following three years of ownership. Scores are determined by measuring the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles over the last 12 months. The lower the score, the better the quality. The study focuses on 177 specific problems grouped into eight categories. This year, Lexus squeaked by second-place Porsche with a score of 99 versus a score of 100.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

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