Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2013 J.D. Power APEAL Study Led By VW Vehicles

J.D. Power's 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, redesigned for this, its 18th year, to measure new-vehicle appeal is based on responses gathered between February and May 2013 from more than 83,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2013 model year cars and light trucks, who were surveyed after the first 90 days of ownership. Porsche is the highest-ranked nameplate for a ninth consecutive year. Ram is the highest-ranked non-premium nameplate.

The Land Rover Range Rover achieves the highest APEAL score of any single model in the study in 2013, the first time for a model outside the large premium car segment.

Volkswagen Group receives the highest number of segment awards of all manufacturers included in the APEAL Study, earning recognition for the Audi Allroad, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen GTI, and Volkswagen Passat. Chevrolet receives the highest number of segment awards of any brand in the study, for the Avalanche, Sonic and Volt models.

Ford and Nissan brands each receive two model awards: Ford, for the F-250/F-350 Super Duty and for the Mustang; Nissan, for the Armada and the Murano. Also receiving awards are the BMW 5 Series; Buick Encore; Dodge Charger; Fiat 500; Honda Odyssey; Kia Soul; Land Rover Range Rover; Lexus LS; Lincoln MKZ; Mazda CX-5; and Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.

Courtesy J.D. Power