The Honda CR-V and Honda Fit (Jazz in Australia) are the ‘most-dependable’ in their segments according to the 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study by J.D Power and Associates.The study evaluates and ranks 2007 year model vehicles on almost 200 aspects of the vehicle, with the lower score reflecting higher quality.The Honda CR-V received an overall score of 113 PP100 (level of problems experienced per 100 vehicles) in the compact multi activity category and the Fit (Jazz) an overall score of 137 PP100 in the sub compact car category, significantly lower than the industry average of 155 PP100.
The Honda Accord was also a top three finisher in the mid-size car segment with a score of 103 PP100.
“The strong performance of Honda vehicles in the U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study is a great result and demonstrates Honda’s global commitment to providing the highest levels of quality,” said Honda Australia’s Senior Director, Mr. Lindsay Smalley.
“The results demonstrate the dependability and security of Honda vehicles and further prove the company’s global commitment to providing long-term satisfaction to our customers,” he said.
The Honda CR-V also ranked highest in its segment of the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, which measures the quality of new vehicles. This was the third consecutive year that the CR-V topped its segment, recording a score of 93 PP100.
The 2010 Honda CR-V is comprehensively equipped with safety features including Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body, Vehicle Stability Assist and front, side and curtain airbags as standard across the entire range. A versatile family car offering superior safety, style and affordability, the CR-V is one of Honda Australia’s most popular cars.
Since its debut in October 2002, the Honda Jazz has sold more than 67,000 units in Australia. The economical light hatch sits alongside the CR-V as one of Honda Australia’s most purchased models.