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2018 award summaries

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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Top-Rated 2018 Coupes and Convertibles in Performance and Design
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated 2018 Coupes and Convertibles from the J.D. Power 2018 APEAL Study.
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2018 New-Vehicle Quality Improves; Genesis, Kia, Hyundai Lead the Field in Brand Rankings
New-vehicle quality is at its highest level ever, having improved by 4% in the past year, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS).
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Infographic: 2018 Initial Quality Key Stats
J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) assesses new-vehicle quality after 90 days of ownership. Discover the top models in each category of the 2018 IQS with this exclusive infographic.
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Top-Rated 2018 Luxury SUVs Over $50,000 in Quality
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 luxury SUVs in initial quality, each with a base price over $50,000. Every model on this list earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2018 Luxury SUVs Under $50,000 in Quality
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 luxury SUVs in initial quality, each with a base price under $50,000. Every model on this list earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2018 Trucks in Quality
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated pickup trucks for 2018. Each model earns 5 out of a possible 5 Power Circles for initial quality.
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Top-Rated 2018 Luxury Cars in Quality
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 luxury cars in initial quality. Each model earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2018 Coupes and Convertibles in Quality
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated coupes and convertibles for 2018. Each of the models earns 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 Power Circles in initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2018 Family SUVs in Quality
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 family SUVs in initial quality. Each model earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2018 Minivans in Quality
This buyer’s guide highlights the top-rated minivans in initial quality for 2018. Each of the four models earns 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 Power Circles for initial quality.
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Top-Rated 2018 Family Cars in Quality
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 family cars in initial quality. Each model earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2018 Small SUVs in Quality
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 Small SUVs in initial quality. Each model earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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Top-Rated 2018 Small Cars in Quality
This buyer’s guide contains the top-rated 2018 small cars in Initial Quality. Each model earned a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for initial quality during the first 90 days of ownership.
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2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Owners Still in Love with Their Three-Year-Old Vehicles
Consumers who buy new vehicles tend to still be happy with them after three years of ownership, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS).
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Small SUVs
Listed here are the Most Dependable Small SUVs sold during the 2015 model year. Each one receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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Most Dependable Trucks: 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study
This Most Dependable Pickups guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Luxury SUVs
These are the Most Dependable Luxury SUVs sold during the 2015 model year. Each one receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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Most Dependable Family SUVs: 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study
This guide includes the Most Dependable Family SUVs sold during the 2015 model year. Each one receives a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Luxury Cars
According to the findings of the 2018 VDS, this Most Dependable Luxury Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Small Cars
According to the data collected for the 2018 VDS, this Most Dependable Small Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles
This Most Dependable Coupes and Convertibles guide includes those 2015 model-year vehicles that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership.
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Infographic: Key Stats and Findings from the 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) assesses models from the top car brands. Discover the top models in each vehicle category with this exclusive infographic.
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2018 Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable Family Cars
This Most Dependable Family Cars guide includes those 2015 model-year cars and minivans that receive a Power Circle Rating of 4 or 5 out of a possible 5 for vehicle dependability after three years of ownership. They are listed in alphabetical order.
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