By   June 19, 2015

Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS

Porsche is riding very high recently. They just won a record extending 17th overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and now they have been ranked highest among all automotive nameplates in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

The German performance car maker is known for making premium vehicles that not only perform well, but have impressive build quality. It should come as no surprise that this is the third year in a row that they rated number one in the study.

For more about Porsche and the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).

The study of U.S. consumers had the 911 showing very well. For the fourth year in a row it took the top honors in the Midsize Premium Sporty Car category. The Boxster and Cayman also did very well taking taking first and second place in the Compact Premium Sporty Car segment.

But it wasn’t just the pure sports cars that did well. The Macan managed to take home first place in the Compact Premium SUV segment in its first year of production. While the Panamera and Cayenne didn’t do quite as well as the others, they still managed third place in their categories.

“The success of Porsche is primarily dependent on the satisfaction of our customers,” said Matthias Muller, Chairman of the Executive Board of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. “We see these awards as confirmation of our strategy for high quality standards in design, development and production and in continuously offering Porsche customers a unique purchase and ownership experience.”

In the study Porsche scored only 80 points per 100 scale for problems. In this case a low score is preferred and the overall automotive market average is 112 with that going down to 110 for the premium market.