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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles
With spring less than a month away, it's time to start shopping for that new sporty coupe or droptop. We've done the research for you. These are the most dependable coupes and convertibles you can buy...
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Family Cars
Carrying precious cargo? You'll need a reliable car. Find out which three-year-old models are the most dependable, according to verified owners...
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury Cars Over $45,000
Crave luxury and reliability? This guide contains the most dependable 2016 model-year luxury cars that cost more than $45,000 as new vehicles today.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Small Cars
Looking for a dependable car for your school or work commute? This guide contains the most dependable small cars originally sold for the 2016 model year.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury SUVs
If you buy a premium SUV, chances are you want to be seen in it, rather than having it in the shop for repairs. This guide includes the most dependable 2016 model-year luxury SUVs.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Family SUVs
Looking for a reliable SUV to haul your family and your gear? This guide includes the most dependable family SUVs sold for the 2016 model year.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Luxury Coupes and Convertibles
Listed below in alphabetical order, and according to the findings of the 2019 VDS, this guide includes those 2016 model-year luxury coupes and convertibles that receive a Vehicle Dependability rating of 9 or 10 out of a possible 10.
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2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Trucks
This guide includes the most dependable 2016 model-year pickups, according to J.D. Power vehicle dependability data.
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Top-Ranked Cars, Trucks, and SUVs in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Ask a car buyer what’s most important to them in a new or a used vehicle and dependability is usually near the top of the list. According to the results of the 2019 VDS, the following 2016 model-year vehicles receive a dependability award for ranking highest in their respective segments.
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Vehicle Dependability Improves for Second Year in a Row
Following half a decade of steady declines in vehicle dependability, the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) shows overall industry improvement for the second year in a row.
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Digital Communication Leads to Higher Satisfaction with New-Vehicle Sales Process
It’s no surprise that consumers prefer digital communication—especially text messages—built into their new-vehicle shopping and purchase experience, according to the latest J.D. Power U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study.
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2018 New Car Appeal Shows Biggest Improvement in History
According to the latest edition of the J.D. Power APEAL Study, car owners’ satisfaction with the performance and design of their new vehicles is at its highest level ever.
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Top-Rated 2018 Small SUVs in Performance and Design
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Small SUVs from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study.
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Top-Rated 2018 Small Cars in Performance and Design
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Small Cars from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study.
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Top-Rated 2018 Luxury SUVs in Performance and Design
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Luxury SUVs from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study.
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Top-Rated 2018 Luxury Cars in Performance and Design
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Luxury Cars from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study.
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Infographic: 2018 Performance and Design Key Stats
In the infographic that follows, we present some key statistics and findings from the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
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Top-Rated 2018 Trucks in Performance and Design
When the economy roars, sales of trucks soar. Based on the results of the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, truck buyers are happy with many models on the market.
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Top-Rated 2018 Family SUVs in Performance and Design
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Family SUVs from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study.
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Top-Rated 2018 Family Cars in Performance and Design
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Family Cars from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study.
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