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A J.D. Power study has found that the Porsche 911 is the highest-ranked model for trouble-free ownership.

By The Editors

Sat, Feb 20, 2021 12:00 PM PST

When you think of dependability, a Porsche 911 isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, J.D. Power has found otherwise.

The 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) was released today, and showed the Porsche 911 as the most dependable vehicle for trouble-free ownership. The Porsche Macan ranked atop the Premium Compact SUV category, and Porsche as a brand improved to second overall.

This is surprisingly the second time in three years the 911 took top honors.

“Porsche strives to make our customers’ sports car dreams come true,” said Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. “It is gratifying to see our iconic 911 and Macan exemplify our commitment to developing, building and maintaining exciting and dependable Porsche vehicles.”

The study, now in its 32nd year, measures the number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of three-year-old vehicles. A lower score reflects higher dependability. This year’s study was based on 2018 model-year vehicles.

For the Porsche brand, U.S. customers reported 18 fewer PP100 in the latest study to bring the overall score down to 86 PP100 compared to this year’s luxury average of 118. Porsche ranked 4th in the previous study. The Porsche 911 came in with 57 PP100, the fewest of any model across the automotive sector.

This article was compiled by the editors of LACar.

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