These are the 25 most reliable new cars of 2016

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Porsche

J.D. Power released the latest edition of its “Initial Quality Study.” In its 30th year, the study examines the number of problems a new car experiences over the first 90 days of ownership. For the first time in 27 years, a non-premium brand finished atop the ranking with Kia leading the way. Porsche finished second in the study followed by Hyundai, Toyota, and BMW.

Chrysler and Jeep made the biggest improvement over 2015, but both brands still finished below industry average. According to the study, overall quality across the industry is up 6%, with 21 of the 33 brands featured in the study showing improved quality in 2016.

Renee Stephens, J.D. Power’s vice president of US automotive quality, said in a statement:

“Manufacturers are currently making some of the highest quality products we’ve ever seen. Tracking our data over the past several years, it has become clear that automakers are listening to the customer, identifying pain points and are focused on continuous improvement. Even as they add more content, including advanced technologies that have had a reputation for causing problems, overall quality continues to improve.”

J.D. Power also broke down the study in terms of each segment of the market.

Here are the 25 cars that finished on top of their category for the 2016 model year:


Midsize pickup: Nissan Frontier

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Nissan

Midsize SUV: Toyota Highlander

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Toyota

Midsize premium SUV: BMW X5

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BMW

Large SUV: Chevrolet Tahoe

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Chevrolet

Large premium SUV: Lincoln Navigator

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Lincoln

Large heavy-duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado HD

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Chevrolet

Small car: Hyundai Accent

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Hyundai

Compact premium SUV: Porsche Macan

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Porsche

Midsize sporty car: Dodge Challenger

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Dodge

Midsize car: Toyota Camry

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Toyota

Large car: Hyundai Azera

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Hyundai

Compact premium sporty car: Audi TT

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Audi

Small premium car: Lexus CT

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Lexus

Compact premium car: Lincoln MKZ

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Lincoln

Compact multipurpose vehicle: Kia Soul

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Kia

Compact sporty car: Scion tC

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Scion

Large light-duty pickup: Chevrolet Silverado SD

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Chevrolet

Small SUV: Kia Sportage

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Kia

Medium premium car: Lexus GS

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Lexus

Compact SUV: Chevrolet Equinox

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Chevrolet

Midsize premium sporty car: Porsche 911

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Porsche

City car: Chevrolet Spark

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Chevrolet

Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country

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FCA

Compact car: Toyota Corolla

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Toyota

Small premium SUV: Audi Q3

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Audi