Ford has jumped to Number Two of all non-premium brands in J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study – the brand’s best ever ranking in the annual study now in its thirty-first year.
The Ford brand improved to 86 problems per 100 vehicles from 102 in 2016.
This improvement helped Ford tie for fourth among all brands from eleventh in 2016.
Seven Ford and Lincoln vehicles are in the top three in their respective segments. Ford Expedition and Mustang took top quality honors in their segments.
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Ford is delivering new innovations with better quality than average as the industry has faced challenges rolling out new advancements such as connectivity and driver-assist features. Specifically, Ford is:
? Equipping approximately 70 percent of vehicles with advanced SYNC 3 technology with significant quality improvements
? Offering more models in the United States with popular driver-assist features such as adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning than any other full-line manufacturer.
? Continuing the rapid rollout of advanced EcoBoost engine technology and light weighting innovations such as aluminum-bodied F-Series trucks – combining to deliver improved performance, capability and efficiency.
Ford has earned the Number Two ranking of all non-premium brands in this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study which is the brand’s best ranking in the report’s 31-year history thanks to products like the Mustang.