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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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.