2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality winners

Here are the model-level winners of J.D. Power's 2013 Initial Quality Survey, based on 83,000 owners' responses.

2013 Cadillac Escalade
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top large premium SUV
2013 Cadillac Escalade
<b>Large Truck: <a href="http://autos.yahoo.com/gmc-truck/sierra-1500-crew-cab-2wd/" data-ylk="slk:GMC Sierra" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">GMC Sierra</a></b><br>MSRP: $23,590-$49,580. Average Discount: 14.6 percent. Again, this is for model-year 2013 versions that are in the process of being replaced by redesigned 2014 editions. The new models are improved, but many buyers might be just as well off settling for one of last year’s versions at a deep discount and with substantial manufacturer’s incentives. Coming in second in the big truck category is the Sierra’s near twin, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top large pickup
Large Truck: GMC Sierra
MSRP: $23,590-$49,580. Average Discount: 14.6 percent. Again, this is for model-year 2013 versions that are in the process of being replaced by redesigned 2014 editions. The new models are improved, but many buyers might be just as well off settling for one of last year’s versions at a deep discount and with substantial manufacturer’s incentives. Coming in second in the big truck category is the Sierra’s near twin, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
2013 Buick Encore
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top subcompact crossover (tie)
2013 Buick Encore
2013 Chevy Silverado HD
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top heavy-duty pickup
2013 Chevy Silverado HD
2013 Chevy Tahoe
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top large SUV
2013 Chevy Tahoe
2013 Chevy Avalanche
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top large pickup
2013 Chevy Avalanche
2013 Chevy Impala
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top large car
2013 Chevy Impala
2013 Chevy Camaro
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top midsize sports car (tie)
2013 Chevy Camaro
2013 Honda Civic
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top compact car
2013 Honda Civic
2013 Lexus LS
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top luxury car
2013 Lexus LS
2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top midsize premium car
2013 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
<b>10. <a href="autos.yahoo.com/ford/" data-ylk="slk:Ford" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ford</a></b><br> The Ford nameplate remained unchanged from 2012 and sits at the industry average for satisfaction ratings.<br><br>[<i>Related: <a href="http://www.forbes.com/pictures/ehmk45lelk/1-jaguar-xj/?utm_source=autos.yahoo.com&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=automakers+that+satisfy+consumers&partner=yahooautos" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:10 Best New-Car Summer Clearance Deals" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">10 Best New-Car Summer Clearance Deals</a></i>]
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top midsize sports car (tie)
10. Ford
The Ford nameplate remained unchanged from 2012 and sits at the industry average for satisfaction ratings.

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2013 Toyota Camry
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top midsize car
2013 Toyota Camry
2013 Porsche Boxster
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top compact luxury sports car
2013 Porsche Boxster
2013 Acura TL
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top compact luxury car
2013 Acura TL
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top compact sports car
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
<b><a href="http://autos.yahoo.com/mazda/mazda2/" data-ylk="slk:Mazda2" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mazda2</a></b><br>MSRP: $14,720<br>MPG: 29 City / 35 Hwy<br><br>This sporty subcompact is a fun one and similar to the Ford Fiesta--as part of Mazda's Dearborn heritage (before the Mulally sell-off). Because it's already lilliputian, the 1.5L inline four-cylinnder and 100 hp complete with 90 lb-ft of torque makes this little devil feel spunky even if the specs don't let on as much.
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top subcompact car
Mazda2
MSRP: $14,720
MPG: 29 City / 35 Hwy

This sporty subcompact is a fun one and similar to the Ford Fiesta--as part of Mazda's Dearborn heritage (before the Mulally sell-off). Because it's already lilliputian, the 1.5L inline four-cylinnder and 100 hp complete with 90 lb-ft of torque makes this little devil feel spunky even if the specs don't let on as much.
<b>1. <a href="http://autos.yahoo.com/smart/fortwo/" data-ylk="slk:Smart ForTwo" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Smart ForTwo</a></b><br>Cringe score: 7.6<br>Votes: 497<br>Most-cited reason: Too small<br>Top write-in: Unsafe
Smart ForTwo
1. Smart ForTwo
Cringe score: 7.6
Votes: 497
Most-cited reason: Too small
Top write-in: Unsafe
2013 Chrysler Town & Country
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top minivan
2013 Chrysler Town & Country
2013 Infiniti FX
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top midsize luxury crossover
2013 Infiniti FX
2013 Nissan Murano
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top midsize crossover
2013 Nissan Murano
<b><a href="autos.yahoo.com/kia/soul/" data-ylk="slk:2013 Kia Soul" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">2013 Kia Soul</a></b>, Poor
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top compact multi-purpose vehicle
2013 Kia Soul, Poor
2013 Mercedes GLK-Class
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top compact luxury crossover
2013 Mercedes GLK-Class
2013 Honda CR-V
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top compact crossover
2013 Honda CR-V
2013 Kia Sportage
J.D. Power 2013 initial quality top sub-compact crossover (tie)
2013 Kia Sportage

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