Seven Honda Models Win J.D. Power & Associates Awards, Giving the Company Its best-ever Ranking
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 14, 2011 – Honda has placed second overall, above many high-end and luxury car makers, in J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Study for 2011. The company had a whopping seven models in first place for their category and achieved its best ranking to date.
As a whole, Honda was named above industry standards in problems per vehicle rankings, better than Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, and Toyota. Honda's seven wins show commitment to quality "These results are an important demonstration of our focus on the customer and the tireless efforts put forth by Honda associates throughout our organization – in R&D, in manufacturing, and in sales – to exceed their high expectations," says Tetsuo Iwamura, President & CEO of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Seven Honda models won first place for quality in their segment. The J.D. Power & Associates winners of top models per segment include:
- Honda Fit – Highest Ranked Sub-Compact Car
- Honda Civic/Honda Insight (Tie) – Highest Ranked Compact Car
- Honda Accord – Highest Ranked Midsize Car
- Honda Element/Honda CR-V (#1, #2) – Highest Ranked Compact Crossover/SUV
- Honda Accord Crosstour – Highest Ranked Midsize Crossover/SUV
- Honda Ridgeline – Highest Ranked Midsize Pickup
Honda's American production is recognized Five of the seven model winners were made in North America. In fact, the Honda Plant in Greensburg, Indiana received a Platinum Award for lowest amount of defects or malfunctions. "The results don't surprise me since Honda is relentless in its pursuit of making the highest-quality vehicles," says Tarrytown Honda Manager Chris Mendicina. "We're on par with manufacturers who produce vehicles at price points tens of thousands of dollars higher." All of the winning models are currently available at Tarrytown Honda, including the full range of 2012 Honda Civics – already making headlines and winning awards – the popular and well-rated Honda Accord, and the family-friendly Honda CR-V.
The popular Honda Fit also won in 2011