J.D. Power Awards

2009 Highest Performance Ratings

2009 J.D. Power Performance ratings and awards are based on the feedback of verified car owners who have owned their vehicle for 90 days. This rating includes their opinions of the engine, transmission, driving dynamics, seat comfort, usability of technology, feel of safety and visibility.

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Highest Performance small vehicles
Typically more affordable and fuel-efficient than larger vehicles, these 2009 small cars and SUVs were top-ranked for performance and design according to J.D. Power research.
2009 Award Winners
Highest Performance compact vehicles
If you're a person who strongly values the performance and design attributes of a vehicle, take a look at the compact cars and SUVs that ranked highest in 2009.
2009 Award Winners
Highest Performance midsize vehicles
You might need a midsize car or SUV for practical reasons. But at the same time you want one with appealing performance and design attributes. The following models ranked highest for overall appeal in 2009.
2009 Award Winners
Highest Performance large vehicles
Annually, J.D. Power measures owner satisfaction with a vehicle's performance and design. The 2009 large cars and SUVs listed below ranked highest in terms of overall appeal.
2009 Award Winners
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2009 APEAL Study Results
A slew of hot new models from both domestic and import auto manufacturers has resulted in a significant up-tick in overall owner satisfaction with vehicle performance and design, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. Not only is this good news for consumers but it is a welcome development for struggling auto manufacturers, as throughout the years, vehicle models achieving high APEAL scores have been shown to benefit from faster sales, fewer cash incentives and higher profit margins.
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