As we reported Wednesday, J.D. Power just released the results of its annual “Vehicle Dependability Study,” which boils down the dependability of various makes and models to the average number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) experienced over the last 12 months. The Vehicle Dependability Study looks only at single-owner cars on the road for three years at the time that owners are surveyed – in the case of the most recent study, 2014 model-year vehicles.
Fans of the Ford F-150 will be happy to note that the 2014 Ford F-150 has been awarded by J.D. Power for offering the best overall dependability in the large, light-duty truck class.
“All customers demand quality vehicles, and truck customers depend on toughness and reliability most of all,” says Ford Vice President of Quality Bennie Fowler. “That’s why Built Ford Tough is much more than a slogan. It’s how we develop the F-150 and how we deliver on our promise to customers to continuously improve America’s favorite pickup truck.”
Granted, the observed dependability of the 2014 Ford F-150 didn’t affect the automaker’s overall problems-per-100 vehicles score enough to help it beat the industry average of 156 PP100. But Ford this year tied with Dodge for the title of second-most-improved brand, improving its score across all models by an average of 21 PP100.