Domestic automakers make gains in quality survey

• Runners-up: Hyundai Accent, Honda Fit

Compact car:

• Top: Hyundai Elantra sedan

• Runners-up: Toyota Prius, Honda Civic

Compact sporty car:

• Top: Scion tC

• Runners-up: Volkswagen GTI

Compact premium sporty car:

• Top: Nissan Z

• Runners-up: Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

Entry premium car:

• Top: Lexus IS

• Runners-up: Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G-Series

Midsize car:

• Top: Nissan Altima

• Runners-up: Pontiac G6, Chevrolet Malibu

Midsize sporty car:

• Top: Ford Mustang

• Runners-up: none

Midsize premium car:

• Top: Lexus GS

• Runners-up: Acura RL, Lexus ES

Large car:

• Top: Mercury Sable

• Runners-up: Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Impala

Large premium car:

• Top: Lexus LS

• Runner-up: Mercedes Benz S-Class

Compact activity vehicle:

• Top: Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon, Honda CR-V (tie)

• Runner-up: Mitsubishi Outlander

Midsize activity vehicle:

• Top: Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Ford Edge, Toyota 4Runner (tie)

• Runners-up: none

Midsize premium activity vehicle:

• Top: Lexus GX

• Runners-up: Lexus RX, Cadillac SRX

Large activity vehicle:

• Top: GMC Yukon

• Runners-up: Chevrolet Tahoe

Large premium activity vehicle:

• Top: Lexus LX

• Runners-up: Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

Midsize pickup:

• Top: Honda Ridgeline

•Runners-up: Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger

Large pickup:

• Top: Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra (tie)

• Runners-up: Chevrolet Avalanche


• Top: Toyota Sienna

• Runners-up: Honda Odyssey

Source: J.D. Power and Associates annual survey of initial quality for 2009 model year vehicles, based on questionnaires from more than 80,900 new-vehicle owners.

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