Some vehicles have long lasting appeal.
Dodge and Porsche have topped the Mass Market and Premium categories in the JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) survey in 2021, marking their second victory in a row since the categories were separated last year. The two were equal to 882, while Dodge’s Stellantis – owned sister brand Ram also repeated itself in second place on the mass market list with a score of 881.
In contrast to JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), which tracks the number of problems owners experience with their vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership, the APEAL survey ranks vehicles based on “design, performance, safety, ease of use, comfort, perceived quality and other factors.”
Porsche was also the overall winner in 2019, while Ram was the highest ranked mass market brand on the overall list ahead of Dodge.
However, Tesla is the wild card on the survey, as it again received the highest score of 893, but did not officially participate in the survey, which meant that the data used was collected from only 35 states.
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However, Stellantis also took the bottom spot on the mass market list with Chrysler, while Infiniti had the lowest score of the premium brands.
Among the individual car segments, General Motors took the lead with six winners, which included the Chevrolet Corvette and GMC Sierra HD pickup, ahead of BMW’s four.
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