Porsche tops the table for the most appealing brand in the US, while the Range Rover is ranked best model
24 July 2013

Porsche has been rated the most satisfying brand in the US, according to a new study by JD Power. The Range Rover was ranked as the most satisfying model.

The Volkswagen Group received the highest number of model segment awards of any corporation. Chevrolet took more awards than any other single brand.

JD Power’s Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study saw 83,000 American motorists surveyed on the car they bought or leased in the first 90 days of ownership. Owners were asked to evaluate their vehicles across 77 attributes, which roll up into a 1000-point APEAL scale.

The survey found that car makers producing models with a higher APEAL rating are able to charge higher prices. Owners of vehicles with a score of more than 100 points above the segment average typically spend $1800 (£1175) more than those buying cars with a score less than 100 points below the segment average.

It also found that cars with scores of 100 points above the segment average spent less time on dealers’ forecourts, and that 64 per cent of owners would buy from the same brand again.

Top models by segment:

City car - Fiat 500

Sub-compact car - Chevrolet Sonic (Aveo)

Compact car - Chevrolet Volt

Compact sporty car - Volkswagen Golf GTI

Compact premium car – Lincoln MKZ

Compact premium sporty car – Porsche Boxster

Midsize car – Volkswagen Passat

Midsize sporty car – Ford Mustang

Midsize premium car – BMW 5-series

Midsize premium sporty car – Mercedes SL

Large car – Dodge Charger

Large premium car – Lexus LS

Sub compact SUV – Buick Encore

Compact SUV – Mazda CX-5

Compact MPV – Kia Soul

Midsize SUV – Nissan Murano

Midsize premium SUV - Porsche Cayenne

Minivan – Honda Odyssey

Large SUV – Nissan Armada

Large premium SUV – Range Rover

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24 July 2013

Have heard great things about the Volt. Still seems a bit expensive though. Prefer the Mazda3 personally. BPK

24 July 2013

I can't imagine anything less satisfying than being left stranded when my £80k Range Rover inevitably breaks down.

25 July 2013

GermanPower wrote:

I can't imagine anything less satisfying than being left stranded when my £80k Range Rover inevitably breaks down.

Yes, I see your dilemma. Only being able to afford the £80k model will look a bit embarrassing. Maybe the Freelander is the one for you?


25 July 2013

GermanPower wrote:

I can't imagine anything less satisfying than being left stranded when my £80k Range Rover inevitably breaks down.

I'm sure you've repeated yourself at least ten times with this sentence.  You lack the intelligence or wit to come up with another argument.  Even if you put the words in a different order it would be something.  Wouldn't make sense (but that is not anything new) but at least it would be different

25 July 2013

GermanPower. You must be a sad individual. All you do, is comment that German cars are great and British cars are awful.

Are you a teenager or just a troll?

25 July 2013

German Power.

Sad and predictable!

 

Your comments, not the Range Rover

25 July 2013

GermanPower wrote:

I can't imagine anything less satisfying than being left stranded when my £80k Range Rover inevitably breaks down.

You'd never believe me then when I say my 3-Series and my dad's 1-Series have suffered far and away more problems than any other car we've owned. As have my friends' Golf, A3 and C-Class. What nationionality are BMW, VW, Audi and Merc again? Meanwhile the chap I know who is on his 2nd Jag has had not one issue with either car.

haz

25 July 2013

Midsize sporty car: Ford Mustang

Large Car: Dodge Charger

I said it before, and I'll say it again: LOL

25 July 2013

It would be interesting to know why these results are so different to the ones published in this country.

Is it because

1) US customers are different and have different expectations

2) JD Power's methodology is different

3) Porsche and VW's US dealers are better than those here

4) All cars now have a very high standard, so the there is very little significance in who the winners are

Interesting also that the Japanese and Aasian brands are not predominant as they are here.

 

25 July 2013

LP in Brighton wrote:

It would be interesting to know why these results are so different to the ones published in this country.

This is a different survey to the 'normal' JD Power test we know best. This basically measures the appeal of a new vehicle in its first 3 months of ownership and not longer term reliability. It'll be interesting to see how the new RR performs in that test.


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