JD Power has released the results of its 2022 Initial Quality Study, showing that the Ford Ranger is the best option in the mid-size pickup segment.
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The 36-year-old JD Power US Primary Quality Study measures customer feedback based on a quarter of ownership. This year’s study surveyed 84,165 new car buyers and lessees to rate their cars in nine key categories. The survey includes 223 questions that address features such as the powertrain, infotainment system and seating.
In the mid-size pickup category, the Ford Ranger was ahead of the Jeep Gladiator and the Chevrolet Colorado. For 2022, the Ranger is largely unchanged except for a new Splash Package.
Ford will likely keep the Ranger around for another year before the next-generation model debuts next year. Last week, spy shots captured a fully camouflaged Ranger with an extended bed. Other rumored changes for the upcoming Ranger include a plug-in hybrid variant and the long-awaited North American debut of the Ranger Raptor.
Ford’s F-Series trucks ranked in the top three in their respective categories in IQS 2022. The new Ford Maverick was not included, likely because it’s supposedly the only compact truck on the market besides the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The Ford Bronco Sport also made the top three among small SUVs.
Overall, Ford ranks sixth among major brands in the 2022 Initial Quality Study with 167 problems per 100 vehicles. The industry average for the year is 180 PP100. JD Power notes that the average is 18 PP100 higher than in 2021, partly due to supply chain issues.
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