Dodge and Jeep Earn J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards

June 21st, 2019 by

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has raised their position in regards to the Top 10 in the J.D. Power in their latest Initial Quality Study. The 2019 Power U.S. Initial Quality Study saw the Dodge Challenger receive the top spot for its respective segment and the Dodge brand as a whole hit it’s highest ranking ever in initial quality. Dodge moved from 11th place last year to its 8th place finish in 2019. The Dodge Grand Caravan earned second place and fellow FCA product, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is third in its segment. Dodge began all FCA brands and scored its highest rating ever.  For those that have been waiting to get a new vehicle, how does a Dodge or Jeep sound? Let us explain how well each brand did with their latest awards.

How J.D. Power Awards Work

J.D. Power rates vehicles after learning the number of problems per 100 vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership. The 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study covered 76,256 purchasers and lessees of new 2019 model-year vehicles. Involved in the study is a 233-question sheet that is grouped into eight separate vehicle categories. The study was conducted from February 2019 to May 2019 with the results made official in June 2019. For the Dodge brand, owners endured less than one problem per vehicle at a range of 90 problems per 100 vehicles. The brand with the highest amount of problems was Jaguar, netting the largest among all significant brands enduring 130 problems per 100 vehicles. No buyers remorse for Dodge or Jeep here!

Jeep Grand Cherokee Is Awarded By J.D. Power

Included in the 2019 J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards is another member of the FCA family, Jeep. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee, the ever-popular SUV  scored a third-place finish in the Midsize SUV segment. With the ability to go off-road (with the proper skid plates and tires equipped), the Jeep Grand Cherokee is not just fun to drive, it’s every bit of what Jeep owners expect. The current Uconnect infotainment system helps drivers answer texts, play music, and call anyone using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Customers will gain a potent engine with the Jeep Grand Cherokee with four powertrain choices. Owners of the Grand Cherokee can take solace knowing they drive the most awarded SUV ever. It just added yet another award, and they won’t stop coming anytime soon.

“We’re especially proud of the Grand Cherokee’s 20 percent year-over-year improvement in initial quality, which was strong enough to put it in the top three among Midsize SUVs. This type of quality improvement reinforces our commitment to Grand Cherokee – the most awarded SUV ever – and to our recently announced $900 million investment at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit, the home of Grand Cherokee.” Champine added.

Test-Drive These Awarded Vehicles With Us

Want to drive the J.D. Power approved 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2019 Dodge Challenger or 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee? We have them all at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. We treat our customers to a wonderful experience every day. Our sales team is ready to help with any buying, leasing or trade-in offers you have. Want to drive the J.D. Power approved 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, 2019 Dodge Challenger or 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee? We have them all.

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