Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Comments on J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study

TORRANCE, Calif., March 17, 2011 – J.D. Power and Associates today announced the results from their 2011 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), covering 2008 model year vehicles. The following comments on the VDS can be attributed to Jim Lentz, president of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc.
“Vehicle owners have spoken in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study and once again Toyota is the full-line manufacturer with the most awards.  TMS continues to be a mark of consistency in this all-important study as Lexus has now scored among the top three nameplates in every year of eligibility and Toyota has been in the top five among non-luxury manufacturers since 1990.
"Of the numerous independent studies conducted each year, the J.D. Power VDS is one Toyota feels is among the most important as it reflects real-world, long-term vehicle quality and dependability.  More than ever, consumers are considering durability as a key component in their vehicle purchase decision and these awards are one more key indicator that Toyota continues to take the lead.”
Highlights from J.D. Power and Associates’ VDS include:
TMS Segment Award Recipients
Toyota Prius
Compact Car
Toyota 4Runner
Midsize MAV
Toyota Tacoma
Midsize Pickup
Toyota Sienna
Midsize Van
Toyota Tundra
Large Pickup
Lexus RX
Midsize Premium MAV
Scion xB
Compact Multi-Purpose Vehicle
Other examples of Toyota’s commitment to excellence, quality products and customer satisfaction include: 
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