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Porsche, GMC top survey of vehicle quality; overall scores hit by glitches with tech features

FILE - This Photo taken Feb. 14, 2013 shows the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 4WD truck on display at the 2013 Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Porsche and GMC have the highest-quality vehicles in a new survey of U.S. car owners. But the survey suggests overall quality is falling because of glitches with new technology, like navigation and voice recognition systems. The survey, released Wednesday, June 19, 2013, questioned 83,442 owners and lessees of 2013 model year vehicles who were contacted at random through state registration data. Honda had the top-performing small car and small SUV, with the Honda Civic and Honda CR-V. The best midsize car was the Toyota Camry and the best large car was the Chevrolet Impala. Chevrolet also had the best large SUV, the Tahoe and the best pickups , the Avalanche and Silverado.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
June 19, 2013 - 10:01 AM

DETROIT - Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.

J.D. Power questioned more than 83,000 U.S. car owners about problems with their 2013 vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership.

In the results released Wednesday, Porsche, GMC, Lexus, Infiniti and Chevrolet owners reported the fewest problems. The worst performing brands were Scion, Fiat, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Mini.

The top complaints this year involved voice recognition systems that didn't understand commands and Bluetooth systems that didn't connect to drivers' phones. Wind noise was also a big complaint.

Honda had the top-performing small car and small SUV, with the Honda Civic and Honda CR-V. The highest-ranking midsize car was the Toyota Camry.

Chevrolet had the best pickups, with the Avalanche and Silverado.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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