J.D. Powers and Associates 2000 Initial Quality Study (SM) Awards Announced

The Mazda B-Series and Toyota Tundra respectively lead the compact and full-size pickup truck segments in this year's J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (SM) awards.

Toyota's NUMMI automotive plant, located in Fremont, California and where the Tacoma compact pickup is built, won J.D. Power's Gold Plant Quality Award.

Top three models by category:

Compact Pickup Truck Segment
1. Mazda B-Series
2. GMC Sonoma
3. Chevrolet S10 Pickup

Full-Size Pickup Truck Segment
1. Toyota Tundra
2. Ford F-150 Light Duty
3. Ford F-250 Super Duty


About J.D. Powers Initial Quality Study

The Initial Quality Study (SM) is based on responses from more than 47,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2000 model-year vehicles and monitors the number of reported problems consumers experience in the first 90 days of ownership.

The study has been the industry standard benchmark of initial vehicle quality since 1987 and is based on problems-per-100 vehicles covering 135 specific problem areas.