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Nissan, Honda, Mazda pulls lead over Toyota in quality budget cars

Sanjay ยท Mar 17, 2023 12:02 PM

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The Nissan Almera, Mazda 2, and Honda HR-V have emerged as quality winners, according to J.D. Power's Thailand Initial Quality Study (IQS).

5,419 new vehicle owners were surveyed from May to September 2022, with their cars evaluated against 8 metrics: 

  • Exterior
  • Driving experience
  • Features/controls/displays
  • Seats
  • Audio/communication/entertainment/navigation
  • Heating/ventilation/air conditioning
  • Interior
  • Engine/transmission.

Initial quality is measured by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) during the first six months of ownership, with a lower score reflecting higher quality.

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Following this metric, the Nissan Almera (134 PP100) outranked the Mitsubishi Attrage (135 PP100), and the Suzuki Swift (149 PP100) in the 'Compact Car' category.

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Meanwhile, the Mazda 2 (125 PP100) edged out the Honda City Sedan (128 PP100) and City Hatchback (131 PP100) in the 'Entry Midsize Car' range.

Also read: Refreshed 2022 Mazda 2 launched in Thailand, final update for the 8-year-old model?

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For the 'Compact SUV' category, the Honda HR-V e:HEV (117 PP100) won against the Mazda CX-3 (126 PP100), and the MG ZS (129 PP100). Notably, the HR-V is the only compact SUV to beat the industry average standard, which is 122 PP100.

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Semantics of the survey aside, this year's survey sees industry quality performance improved to 130 PP100 from 147 PP100 in 2021. Design-related problems (71 PP100) are more prevalent this year than physical defects and malfunctions (55 PP100).

Also read: Mitsubishi Triton ranked as Thailand's best-quality truck in survey, edges past Isuzu D-Max, Ford Ranger

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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