Ford Awards Now Include a Best-Ever J. D. Power Initial Quality Study Score

July 1st, 2018 by

2019 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible

The Ford Motor Company has just earned its best-ever score in the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, with the Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang, and Ford Super Duty nameplates earning special mention. Wondering what upgrades and specs lent new weight to these new Ford awards? Read on to discover for yourself.

What is the J. D. Power Initial Quality Study?

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Score study is responsible for measuring vehicle quality by analyzing the first 90 days of ownership by a score of key measures. Now in its 32nd year, the latest study ranked Ford Motor Company No. 2 among all automakers.

They also singled out a wide array of models in the top three of their respective segments, including:

  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford F-Series Super Duty

How Did Ford Leap So Far Ahead?

2018 marks the Ford brand’s fifth year of improving in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, and at a rate that’s faster than any industry competitor.

There’s no one single factor that pushed Ford ahead of the competition, but substantial improvements in technology certainly took center stage now that almost all Ford vehicles come equipped with SYNC 3 connectivity technology, which leads its quality segment with quality scores significantly above average.

Ford has also shown considerable improvements in:

  • Exterior
  • Seating
  • Drive Experience
  • Feature Control Displays
  • Interior
  • Air Conditioning

The result was more vehicle segment awards than any other automaker.

In the words of Jim VanSlambrouck, Ford’s Director of Quality for The Americas, “Our improving quality scores show we are delivering smart vehicles for a smart world that are also easy to use.”

Find the Latest Award-Winning Vehicles at Gullo Ford of Conroe

You’ll see a wide range of Ford models whenever you travel around Conroe or between The Woodlands and Spring, and it isn’t hard to understand why. Contact us today if you’d like to find out more or arrange a test drive.

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