In late June, J.D. Power released its 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Survey, naming the makes and models to watch out for.
The survey, which polls more than 75,000 respondents who have recently purchased new vehicles, scores vehicles with the highest number of issues reported during the first 90 days of ownership, with criteria based on eight categories including but not limited to overall mechanical and interior design quality.
Here is a list of the worst underachievers in each category. Are you surprised by any of them?
Midsize Pickup – Toyota Tacoma
Midsize SUV – Dodge Journey
Minivan – Honda Odyssey
Compact Car – Subaru Impreza
Large Cars – Toyota Avalon
Compact Premium SUVs – Land Rover Range Rover Velar and Jaguar F Pace (tie)
Small Premium Car – Audi A3
Small Premium SUV – INFINITI QX30
Large Light Duty Pickups (tie) GMC Sierra, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra
Midsize Sporty Car – Chevrolet Camaro
Compact SUV – GMC Terrain
Small Car – Mitsubishi Mirage
Midsize Car – Honda Clarity
Large SUV – Chevrolet Suburban
Large Premium Car – Porsche Panamera
Midsize Premium Car – Cadillac CTS
Midsize Premium SUV – Acura MDX
Small SUV – Honda HR-V
Compact Premium Cars (tie) – Lincoln MKZ and Audi A4
Large Heavy Duty Pickup – GMC Sierra HD
To see the winners, visit J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey