Good, ol’ Buick is among the country’s most dependable car brands, according to a recent study by J.D. Power. In fact, in the company’s 2015 Vehicle Dependability Study, Buick was ranked second in the country, only behind luxury automaker Lexus. This is an incredible feat—not only is Buick the most dependable mass market automaker in the United States, but it is more dependable than all but one luxury brand that delivers products in the United States. Mercedes and BMW might offer more refinement, but you can bet that your Buick is much safer and more reliable on the road.
How did J.D. Power arrive at these conclusions? The dependability study is based on information that has been gathered over three years. For example, J.D. Power tracked 2012 model year vehicles over the last three years to arrive at its 2015 study results. Over those three years, Buick vehicles were more dependable than models of other brands. In fact, Buick as a whole was 34% more reliable than the industry average.
Specifically, the Buick LaCrosse earned the distinction of the most reliable model in the Large Car segment. Also earning praise was the Buick Enclave, which finished second in the Midsize SUV category.
Buick does quite well, as far as J.D. Power is concerned. The 2014 Encore earned the top spot in the Sub-Compact SUV segment for the 2013 and 2014 Initial Quality Studies put out by the organization. J.D. Power’s 2014 U.S. Customer Service Index Study also ranked Buick as the number one mass market brand for customer satisfaction with dealer service, at locations just like Knight Buick GMC. Not a bad reputation to carry, eh?