Cleveland Celebrates, Detroit Has New Car Quality Ratings


ABC’s Ryan Burrow reports from Cleveland, a day after watching the celebratory festivities as that city honored the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. You can ask about that, or go directly to the just released JD Power Initial Quality Study for automobiles, where those who bought Detroit-based brands reported fewer new-car problems than those who bought import models, for only the second time in the study’s history.

The Detroit brands collectively averaged 103 problems per 100 vehicles, compared with 106 for all foreign-based brands. Overall however, Kia topped all brands, the first time in 27 years that a non-luxury brand came in first. Last year’s winner, Porsche, was second. Hyundai was third and Toyota fourth.