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J.D. Power's Vehicle Dependability Increases (Again)

Overall dependability for three-year-old vehicles improved 4% from last year, according to J.D. Power's 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study. However, the study also identified several "trouble spots" traced to new in-vehicle technology.

Genesis, Kia, Hyundai Top J.D. Power Quality Study

The quality of new vehicles has improved again with the 2018 model year, and Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai rank at the top of the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study, which measures problems in the first 90 days of ownership.

Wholesale Prices Down in May, Auction Volume Growing

Wholesale prices for used vehicles up to 8 years old fell 1.7% month-over-month in May, a level that’s typical for this time of year, according to J.D. Power’s June Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines. Auction volume up 12% month-over-month, 2.6% year-over-year.

Used Truck Prices Holding Steady

Used truck prices are holding steady, with supply still dictating pricing. That’s the word from J.D. Power’s Commercial Truck Guidelines for March, which notes that February is the first month in any new year with a high enough volume of used truck auctions to allow analysts to identify market trends.

Late-Model Auction Volume Favoring Cars: J.D. Power

In a reversal from the new-vehicle trend of trucks overtaking cars in market share, auction volume from the 2015 to 2018 model years favored the car segment in January. Late-model car auction volume accounted for 54% of the auction volume in January while trucks accounted for 46%.

Vehicle Dependability Improves 9%: J.D. Power

Buick and Lexus ranked highest in overall vehicle dependability, which improved 9% overall in the past year, according to J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study. Fleets using a three-year replacement model may benefit from higher resale prices.

Pickups Dominate J.D. Power's APEAL Study

Three 2017-model-year pickup trucks, including Ford's F-150, were among the highest rated vehicles in J.D. Power's 2017 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, the company has announced.