While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continues to improve its J.D. Power Initial Quality Study ranking at a faster rate than the industry average, Fiat itself placed last with 163 problems per 100 vehicles, compared to the industry average of 97 problems per 100 vehicles. But the latest IQS ratings reveal much more positive things at the same time.
FCA’s progress was led by Ram, tying with Ford for fourth place. For Ram, this is a significant jump from last year’s nineteenth placement. Both automakers scored 86 problems per 100 vehicles. Chrysler also saw an improvement of 3 ranks, while Jeep slid 5 positions.
We’ve taken the liberty of inserting the score of each FCA brand below (Rank/Problems per 100 vehicles):
- Ram – 4/86
- Chrysler – 17/102
- Dodge – 22/106
- Jeep – 23/107
- Fiat – 32/163
- Alfa Romeo – N/A
- Maserati – N/A
- Ferrari – N/A
The industry leaders are Kia and Hyundai, with Kia topping the J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study and Hyundai taking home the most awards. On the flip side, General Motors dropped in rankings as a whole. Maybe there’s more than meets the eye as to why Ram trucks have closed the gap with GM with sales.