J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Dependability Study is out, and FoMoCo has posted solid results thus far, with both Ford and Lincoln recording above-average results, while the 2019 Ford Mustang landed as the highest-ranked mid-size sports car. The 2019 Lincoln MZK fared extremely well in this new study as well, as the luxury sedan came in as the highest-ranked premium mid-size car, beating out the Lexus ES to take home that honor.
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 made 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.
Unfortunately, the Lincoln MKZ was discontinued back in August of 2020 as the brand has since switched to an all crossover and SUV lineup, with no plans to bring back sedans anytime soon, as Ford Authority previously reported. Regardless, the MKZ now represents a fantastic bargain in today’s market, as the 2013 MKZ Hybrid was recently named one of the best used cars under $15k, while the 2015 MKZ was one of the fastest depreciating cars in 2021.
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