Some vehicles have lasting appeal.
Dodge and Porsche topped the Mass Market and Premium brand categories of the JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) 2021 study , marking their second consecutive victory since the last year category separation. The two are tied with a score of 882, while Dodge's sister brand owned by Stellantis Ram also repeated in second place on the mass market list with a score of 881.
Unlike JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) , which tracks the number of problems owners have with their vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership, the APEAL study classifies vehicles according to "design, performance, safetyity, usability, comfort, perceived quality and other factors. "
The Porsche Taycan is the brand's first electric car. (Porsche)
Porsche also won the overall ranking in 2019, while Ram was the highest ranked mass market brand on this list combined before Dodge.
Tesla is the study joker, however, as it once again received the highest score at 893, but did not officially participate in the study, which means that the data used was collected in only 35 states.
Stellantis also took last place on the list of the marMass che with Chrysler, while Infiniti scored the lowest of the premium brands.
Among individual vehicle segments, General Motors led the way with six winners, including the Chevrolet Corvette and the GMC Sierra HD pickup, ahead of BMW's four.
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