Cadillac Climbs in 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Kicking off 2014 in a position consistent with their claims to being the fastest-growing luxury automaker in the entire world, Cadillac announced this week that they have improved to third place among automakers in the 2014 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. What’s more, two Cadillac nameplates—the Cadillac DTS and Escalade—topped their respective segments for dependability.

“Excellent quality and lasting value are central expectations for luxury consumers,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac, in a press release. “This is a focus as we continue the ongoing elevation of the Cadillac brand.”


The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study is based upon vehicle problems reported during the last 12 months by those who own 2011 model year vehicles. Cadillac leapt 11 whole spots to take third place behind Lexus and Mercedes-Benz.

As detailed in the study, Cadillac vehicles experience an average of 107 problems per every 100 vehicles on the road in a 12-month period, which is considerably better than the industry average of 133 problems per 100 vehicles.

The XTS precursor, the 2011 DeVille Touring Sedan (or DTS), tied for tops in the Large Premium Car segment. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade topped the Large Premium CUV segment, defeating the MB GL-Class.

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