Porsche Takes Top Overall Honors In J.D. Power APEAL Awards
Coming in first place just doesn’t get old for Porsche.
For the 11th straight year, Porsche was rated highest among nameplates in the J.D. Power APEAL Awards. The APEAL awards are based on the results of surveys that consumers fill out after owning a new vehicle for 90 days. Consumers are asked questions regarding their satisfaction with their vehicle’s exterior and interior styling, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC), engine/transmission, seats, fuel economy, driving dynamics, storage and space, audio/communication/entertainment/navigation (ACEN), and visibility and safety.
More than 84,000 US citizens that either bought or leased a new vehicle in 2014 filled out surveys for the study. Out a possible 1,000 points, Porsche received 874, which was more than 30 points better than its nearest competitor and more than 150 points higher than the industry average.
Beside taking top overall honors, several other Porsche models also won awards for their particular segment. The 2015 Porsche Macan won in the Midsize Premium SUV segment. The 2015 Macan comes equipped with a remote anti-theft alarm system, lane change assist, and the choice between two V6 engines.
The Cayenne took the award for Midsize Premium SUV segment. This Porsche model is available in seven trims: Cayenne, Cayenne Diesel, Cayenne S, Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Cayenne GTS, Cayenne Turbo, and Cayenne Turbo S.
The Cayman finished first in the Compact Premium Sporty Car segment. The Cayman comes in four trims: Base, S, GTS, and GT4. The 2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 comes with a 3.8-liter flat-6 engine that produces 385 horsepower and 309 lb-ft or torque.
Porsche also ranked highest among all nameplates earlier this year in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.