- The Washington Times - Friday, April 2, 2010

Detroit, MI | The Cadillac DTS was named the industry’s most dependable large premium car, and the previous-generation Buick LaCrosse was the industry’s top midsize model, part of the results of the 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study from J.D. Power and Associates announced March 18.

Additionally, the Buick brand finished third overall in vehicle dependability, the ninth consecutive year the brand has posted a top-10 finish.

The Cadillac DTS has the fewest problems in the industry, with just 76 problems per 100 vehicles.

In addition to the full-size DTS luxury sedan being named as the industry’s most dependable large premium car, Cadillac’s STS (midsize premium car) and CTS (entry premium vehicle) sedans and Escalade EXT (large premium multiactivity vehicle) reached the top three of their respective segments.

This was the second consecutive year the LaCrosse has topped the midsize car segment. The Buick Lucerne is among the top three models in the large-car segment, and the Buick Terraza came in third in the midsize van segment.

J.D. Power and Associates’ annual Vehicle Dependability Study is a U.S.-market-based survey providing insight into quality and reliability as vehicles approach the end of a typical warranty cycle. The study surveyed more than 52,000 owners on any problems encountered during the past 12 months on three-year-old vehicles (model year 2007.)

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