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
Pickup Truck Segment
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.