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Chevrolet has been one busy automaker, even with the COVID-19 pandemic started. Before the outbreak, there was news about some new product from Chevy every few weeks. The Chevrolet Corvette C8, also known as the eighth generation of the Chevy Corvette, is being powered by a 490hp 5.5-liter V8 engine, a new design recently released on the new Chevrolet Stingray C8. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the total number of units produced before facilities shut down was a little over 3000. Chevrolet discussed making the Corvette C8 a collector’s item and then released the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. There’s no slowing down this automaker, and the latest results from the 2020 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study help to prove that.
What IS the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study?
J.D. Power, or more so J.D. Power & Associates, is a well-known name in many industries, including the auto industry. Every year, J.D. Power conducts various studies that evaluate the quality of new automobiles on the market, their features and functions, and other things to give consumers a better idea of how well their dream vehicle might really turn out to be. To keep the study from being subjective amongst a board of jurors, the results for each study are based on an average of survey responses that score vehicles on a Problems per 100 (PP100) vehicles rating system.
Each survey is sent out to owners and lessees of new 2020 model-year vehicles during their first 90 days of ownership. Marking 2020 as its 34th year conducting this study, J.D. Power redesigned the survey, now in its fifth generation, and making up a total of 233 questions. These questions have been organized into nine vehicle categories survey responders rate their vehicle on. The categories include infotainment; features, controls and displays; exterior; driving assistance (new for 2020); interior; powertrain; seats; driving experience; and climate. The 2020 Study was on responses from 87,282 purchasers and lessees of new 2020 model-year vehicles.
J.D. Power doesn’t like to name winners, but more so discusses vehicles in terms of ranking and their scores. For Chevrolet, the brand ranked second out of all competitors for the domestic brand auto market with a score of 141 PP100. Not only this, but the Chevrolet Sonic achieved the best score of any model this year with 103 PP100. Chevrolet also had many highly ranked vehicles in various car segments.
The Chevy Sonic, of course, ranked highest in the Small Car segment, the Chevrolet Malibu was the highest ranked Midsize Car. For the larger cars, the Chevrolet Trax tied with several vehicles for second highest ranking in the Small SUV segment, the Chevrolet Equinox ranked third in the Compact SUV segment, the Chevrolet Tahoe ranked second in the Large SUV segment, and the Chevrolet Blazer ranked second in the Midsize SUV segment. The Chevrolet Colorado also ranked second for the Midsize Pickup Truck segment, and the Chevrolet Silverado HD ranked second for the Large Heavy Duty Pickup Truck segment.
All-in-all, that’s a lot of winnings – or rather “high score rankings” – for Chevrolet. Check out these high ranking vehicles and more when you shop for a Chevrolet vehicle online with NowCar.