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2013 award summaries

2013 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study Results
Sales satisfaction among new-vehicle buyers is 52 points higher (on a 1,000-point scale) when their salesperson uses a tablet device during the sales process, according to the recently published J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study.SM
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Top-Rated 2013 Convertibles: Performance & Design
The following 2013 convertible models received the highest ratings for overall APEAL.
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Top-Ranked Models in the J.D. Power 2013 APEAL Study
The results of the J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) StudySM are in, and the following models receive awards for ranking at the top of their respective vehicle segments.
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2013 APEAL Study Results
J.D. Power has completely redesigned its study that serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle appeal.
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Top-Rated 2013 SUVs: Initial Quality
Based on the results of the 2013 IQS, the five SUVs included in this guide receive the top ratings.
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Top-Rated 2013 Sedans: Initial Quality
This Top-Rated 2013 Sedans buyer's guide contains those 4-door sedans receiving the highest overall ratings in the 2013 IQS.
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Top-Rated 2013 Trucks: Initial Quality
The models included in this Top-Rated 2013 Trucks buyer's guide received the highest overall ratings in the 2013 IQS.
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Top-Rated 2013 Hatchbacks: Initial Quality
Based on the results of the 2013 IQS, the following models, listed in alphabetical order, are the top-rated hatchbacks for 2013.
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Top-Rated 2013 Vans: Initial Quality
Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the top-rated vans in the 2013 IQS.
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Top-Rated 2013 Crossover SUVs: Initial Quality
This buyer's guide covers the top-rated crossover SUVs from the 2013 IQS, listed in alphabetical order.
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2013 U.S. Initial Quality Study Results
J.D. Power has released the results of its latest Initial Quality Study (IQS), the company's industry benchmark study that measures new-vehicle quality after the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2013 Convertibles: Initial Quality
Listed below, in alphabetical order, are the convertible models that receive the top ratings in the 2013 IQS.
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Top-Rated 2013 Coupes: Initial Quality
Based on the results of the 2013 IQS, the five models listed in alphabetical order below receive the top rating among coupes.
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Top-Rated SUVs from the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study
The J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) measures long-term vehicle quality after 3 years of ownership. The study identifies five models that are the top-rated SUVs in vehicle dependability in their respective segments.
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Top-Rated Vans from the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study
The three top-rated vans in the midsize van segment in the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study are discussed.
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Top-Rated Trucks from the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study
The 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) surveyed owners of 2010 model-year pickup trucks, and has identified two models as the top-rated trucks.
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Top-Rated Cars from the 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study
According to the results of this year's Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), six of the 10 top-rated cars are made by Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors.
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2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study Results
Late-model cars, trucks, crossover SUVs, and vans are more dependable than those manufactured a few years earlier, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS).
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