Ford Motor Company has enjoyed some impressive results in J.D. Power’s recently-released 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), earning above-average rankings for both the Ford and Lincoln brands, while the 2019 Ford Ranger ranked second in the mid-size pickup segment, the 2019 Ford Mustang was the highest-ranked mid-size sports car, the 2019 Lincoln MKZ was the highest-ranked premium mid-size car, the 2019 Lincoln MKC ranked as the second-best compact premium SUV, and the 2019 Ford Flex was the third-best mid-size SUV. Now, we can also add the 2019 Ford F-150 to that list, as it ranked third in the large light-duty truck segment in terms of dependability.
The 2019 Ford F-150 ranked behind the segment-leading Toyota Tundra and runner-up Chevy Silverado, but it’s still a notable finish for America’s best-selling pickup. It also adds to a string of recent success for FoMoCo in that regard, as both of its brands, along with six individual models, received recognition for dependability.
The U.S. Dependability Study specifically looks at three-year-old vehicles in regards to dependability. The vehicles in this study were first examined in J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), though the Vehicle Dependability Study measures owner satisfaction with a vehicle’s condition after three years, whether those owners find their vehicle as appealing now as when they first bought it, and what software updates have been added to the vehicle in that time span.
J.D. Power has tweaked its Vehicle Dependability Study in recent years to account for the technology features present in modern vehicles. Now, the study covers 184 different problem areas across nine major categories – climate, driving assistance, driving experience, exterior, features/controls/displays, infotainment, interior, powertrain, and seats. The biggest nuisance for owners remains infotainment-related issues, however.
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3rd out of five does not sound that great to me!
Gm trucks have major engine issues they should be ranked last gm quality is worst than it has ever been