Lincoln claims top rank in vehicle dependability

March 29, 2011 12:00 AM

A new Vehicle Dependability Study from J.D. Power and Associates has declared Lincoln the most reliable brand on the road, reports MSN Autos.

Out of 34 brands studied, the luxury models designed by Ford came out on top. The rankings were decided by asking car owners how many problems they had within the first three years of owning their vehicle.

According to the news source, more than 43,000 vehicle owners of 2008 model-year automobiles were surveyed.

Lincoln had an average of 101 problems per 100 cars, while Lexus (second place) had 109 issues per 100 units.

"Lincoln already has a great product out there and looking at what is coming out of the pipeline in the next year, the Lincoln image is only going to get better," said Chad Todd, a sales manager at a Maryland Lincoln dealership.

This was the first year that Lincoln has ever come out on top of the J.D. Power study. Last year, Porsche came in first; this year, it came in fourth.

Specifically, Lincoln won two categories: Entry Premium Car (Lincoln MKZ) and Large Premium Crossover/SUV (Lincoln Navigator).  

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