The almighty Chevrolet Cruze recently powered away with the award for the â€œMost Dependable Carâ€ of 2013 presented by JD Power Asia Pacific. In other words, it is the premium midsize car with the least number of issues.
According to the India Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), conducted by JD Power Asia Pacific, the Cruze stood out in its segment with a score of 191 problems per 100 vehicles compared to the segment average of 250 problems per 100 vehicles. Thatâ€™s way ahead of its nearest rival Honda Civic that had 228 problems per 100 vehicles.
Itâ€™s quite remarkable to think that the Chevrolet Cruze was able to score so well considering the overall vehicle dependability averages in India increased to 280 problems per 100 vehicles from 225 problems per 100 vehicles in 2012.
So how exactly is this test conducted? Well, overall dependability is based on the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher long-term vehicle quality, according to JD Power. The study measures problems across nine vehicle categories:
- Vehicle exterior
- Driving experience
- Features, controls and displays
- Audio and entertainment
- Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
- Vehicle interior
What this means is the Chevrolet Cruze, with 166 PS of undulated power, is a sheer pleasure to drive â€“ both on the highway and in the city. So, what do you think? Will you choose to Cruze with the most dependable vehicle in its segment?