Over the past few years, Buick has made updates to popular SUVs, like the Buick Envision. With its recent changes, Buick improved in overall quality, as demonstrated by J.D. Power’s latest quality study, and outshined other automakers.
There’s no doubt that virtually all automakers have made steady improvements in areas, such as connectivity and driver-assistive safety features. Buick, in particular, has added some impressive technology features to the newest models in its lineups. However, while new connectivity technology is a great thing, traditional vehicle functions are still important to the overall vehicle quality. With its higher J.D. Power ranking, Buick is proving that its vehicles have a great balance between innovative tech and dependable functionality.
The J.D. Power study is based on surveys given to new vehicle lessees or owners, who have had their vehicles for 90 days. The study asked drivers 233 questions in eight different categories and covered everything from minor problems, like Bluetooth® connectivity, to major problems, like powertrain issues.
J.D. Power found that, on average, real drivers reported 93 problems in every 100 vehicles. Buick drivers reported fewer overall problems than the average, with drivers finding only 92 problems in every 100 vehicles.
Notably, Buick saw a large improvement in overall quality while many competitors didn’t see much of a change in quality. Buick earned the 11th place overall, which is much higher than its 16th placement previously.
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