J.D. Power has just release their 2017 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study and Porsche has taken the most awards for the 13th consecutive year with an index score of 884. In second place was Genesis (869), BMW (855), Audi (854) and Mercedes-Benz (851).
The APEAL Study studies and determines just how attractive certain vehicles are by surveying new car owners 90 days after the delivery of their car. For Porsche, owners were apparently in love with their 911, Cayenne and Macan, as these models each received model-level awards in their designated model ranges.
As for parent companies, Volkswagen took the most awards with six model-level awards, with BMW following by winning four awards. Here’s a quick breakdown of the Segment-Level Model APEAL Awards by Corporation:
- Volkswagen AG: Audi A3; Audi A4; Audi A7; Porsche 911; Porsche Cayenne; and Porsche Macan
- BMW AG: BMW 2 Series; BMW X1; MINI Clubman; and MINI Cooper
- Ford Motor Co.: Ford F-150; Ford Super Duty; and Lincoln Continental
- General Motors Co.: Cadillac Escalade; Chevrolet Bolt; and Chevrolet Tahoe
- Hyundai Motor Co.: Kia Cadenza; Kia Niro; and Kia Soul
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Challenger
- Honda Motor Co.: Honda CR-V and Honda Ridgeline
- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.: Nissan Altima and Nissan Murano