The 2016 Nissan Frontier has been recognized as the top mid-size truck in the J.D. Power 2016 Initial Quality Study (IQS), the industry benchmark for new vehicle quality.
Additionally, the Nissan brand jumped 10 spots in the study, bringing it to 10th position, sixth among non-premium brands and above the overall industry average.
IQS, now in its 30th year, examines problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.
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Nissan’s overall brand performance improves by 20 PP100 and 10 spots, to 10th place overall among 32 brands.
This improvement also moves the Nissan brand up five positions to the sixth spot among all non-premium brands. The 2016 results are four PP100 better than the Industry average of 105. Two additional Nissan models join the Frontier in earning high placement within their segments. The 2016 Altima and 2016 Murano ranked among the top three in their respective classes.
Altima missed the top spot in the very competitive mid-size sedan category by only one point, while the Murano in its second year was only three PP100 out of top spot in mid-size CUV.