J.D. Power Awards

2018 Performance Small Premium Car

According to verified new-vehicle owners, listed below are the top-ranked 2018 Small Premium Car models in performance and design, measuring how gratifying a vehicle is to own and drive.

2018 J.D. Power Performance award winner

Audi A3 Cabriolet
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Audi A3 Sedan
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
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2018 J.D. Power Performance contenders

To learn more about how all models performed in performance and design in 2018, see the chart below.

Other J.D. Power ratings and awards
2018 J.D. Power quality award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the first 90 days of ownership.
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2018 J.D. Power dependability award
Awarded to the brand who had the fewest problems reported by 100 car owners during the last 12 months with their 3-year old vehicle.
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2018 J.D. Power dealers award
Awarded to the dealer performance, both in terms of vehicle servicing (i.e., service initiation; service facility; vehicle pickup; and service quality) as well as the sales experience (i.e., dealer personnel; delivery process; and dealership facility).
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2018 J.D. Power depreciation ratings
The depreciation rating is based on the vehicle average annual depreciation over 5 years.
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