PORSCHE in the US followed its recent achievement of leading in the 2014 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. For the 10th year in a row, new car buyers in the US have ranked the sports car manufacturer highest in the latest J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
At this year’s APEAL vehicle valuation the Porsche 911 drives up to the top spot in the Midsize Premium Sporty Car segment. Porsche’s mid-engine models, the Boxster and Cayman, ranked highest and second-highest in the Compact Premium Sporty Car category.
The Porsche Cayenne, for the fourth time in a row, is best in the Midsize Premium SUV class while its Panamera sedan stable-mate gained three places and now ranks third among large premium cars.
Porsche said the overall J.D. Power ranking is the result of scores in 10 categories that include driving dynamics, design, suitability for daily use and vehicle comfort. The current basis for the annual survey is information from more than 86,000 new-car buyers of 239 different models, which were registered from November 2013 to February 2014.