The Honda Fit Wins 2016 J.D. Power Dependability Study Rankings

2016 Honda Fit

The 2016 Honda Fit is an exciting small hatchback that gives you plenty of interior space, cargo room, efficiency, and the latest technology. We also know that the Honda Fit offers class-leading dependability, thanks to the latest 2016 J.D. Power and Associates Dependability Study*. The 2013 Honda Fit – the study takes into account three total years of ownership, so this is the latest year – has been named the most dependable subcompact car by J.D. Power. Find out more about the latest Fit at Community Honda of Orland Park here in the Frankfort, IL and Chicagoland area!

J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability

The 2016 J.D. Power Dependability Study uses a thorough method to compile a dependability score via a comprehensive survey of vehicle owners who have purchased a new car in the past three years. The organization surveys thousands of vehicle owners to find out about any issues that have arisen through the course of normal driving and use. Any problems are compiled, and in the end J.D. Power assigns a “problems per 100” score, which relates how many issues drivers faced during the first three years.

The Honda Fit from the 2013 model year saw owners having the least problems, so it received the top billing in the Small Car segment. “The 2013 Honda Fit ranks highest in the Small Car segment to earn a dependability award,” writes Christian Wardlaw, for J.D. Power. “The 2013 Nissan Versa and 2013 Hyundai Accent rank second and third, respectively.”

The J.D. Power study found that many of the current problems faced by drivers in the first three years of ownership aren’t including issues with components like the engine or transmission, but rather with in-car technology. New infotainment systems, smartphone pairing, voice recognition technology, and other technology, result in many issues, even while the rest of the car is getting more reliable.

That the Honda Fit won its segment, and the Honda brand overall was well above the industry average and ranked seventh overall in the brand reliability study, indicates that Honda vehicles give drivers fewer problems. The Honda brand had only 126 problems per 100 vehicles – well above the 152 problems per 100 vehicle average industry-wide.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Find the latest Honda Fit, as well as the rest of the current Honda lineup, here at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. At Community Honda of Orland Park we serve the Frankfort and Orland Park area, so contact us online with any questions about current Honda models, and stop in today!

*According to J.D. Power and Associates press release – http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/2016-us-vehicle-dependability-study-vds