- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

J.D. Power and Associates on Thursday released its annual survey of vehicle dependability based on questionnaires sent to owners of 2006 model-year vehicles.

The list includes the top performers and runners-up in each category. An MAV, or multi-activity vehicle, refers to sport utility vehicles and crossovers.

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Subcompact Car

_ Highest ranked: Scion xA

_ Runners-up: Suzuki Aerio, Chevrolet Aveo

Compact Car

_ Highest ranked: Toyota Prius

_ Runners-up: Toyota Matrix, Pontiac Vibe

Compact Sporty Car

_ Highest ranked: Mazda MX-5 Miata

_ Runners-up: Subaru Impreza, Pontiac Solstice Convertible

Midsize Sporty Car

_ Highest ranked: Toyota Solara

_ Runners-up: Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Ford Mustang

Midsize Car

_ Highest ranked: Buick LaCrosse

_ Runners-up: Toyota Camry, Mercury Milan

Large Car

_ Highest ranked: Mercury Grand Marquis

_ Runners-up: Buick Lucerne, Mercury Montego

Compact Premium Sporty Car

_ Highest ranked: Nissan 350Z

_ Runners-up: Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Acura RSX

Entry Premium Vehicle

_ Highest ranked: Lincoln Zephyr

_ Runners-up: Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G-Series

Midsize Premium Car

_ Highest ranked: Acura RL, Lexus ES330 (tie)

_ Runner-up: Infiniti M-Series

Large Premium Car

_ Highest ranked: Lexus LS430

_ Runners-up: Lincoln Town Car, Cadillac DTS

Premium Sporty Car

_ Highest ranked: Lexus SC 430

_ Runners-up: Porsche 911, Chevrolet Corvette

Compact MAV

_ Highest ranked: Honda Element

_ Runners-up: Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander

Midsize MAV

_ Highest ranked: Toyota Highlander

_ Runners-up: Toyota 4Runner, Buick Rainier

Large MAV

_ Highest ranked: Toyota Sequoia

_ Runners-up: Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition

Large Pickup

_ Highest ranked: Toyota Tundra

_ Runners-up: Ford F-150 LD, GMC Sierra LD

Midsize Pickup

_ Highest ranked: Ford Ranger

_ Runners-up: Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tacoma

Van

_ Highest ranked: Dodge Caravan

_ Runners-up: Ford Freestar, Toyota Sienna

Midsize Premium MAV

_ Highest ranked: Lexus GX 470

_ Runners-up: Acura MDX, Lexus RX 330/RX400h

Large Premium MAV

_ Highest ranked: Lincoln Mark LT

_ Runners-up: Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Lincoln Navigator

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